Yesterday, I decided to go see if I could get a walk-in appointment at our clinic as I have been dealing with a very sore back for the past week. I was at the hospital anyway getting blood drawn for my yearly physical. So, I thought why not try.
I was a little hesitant as I had my three year old with me but he held up surprisingly well. To keep him somewhat occupied I had a notebook that he could draw in and a couple snacks stashed in my purse.
We waited for about 45 minutes. The doctor had me lie on the table and he had me do a few leg stretches. They didn't hurt. The only part that hurt was lying down on the bed followed by getting up and off the bed.
The doctor asked me if I was having trouble doing everyday regular things. Of course I replied HECK YES and pointed to my three year old explaining that it was hard to take care of my kids as I was.
I told him it hurts to stand up but once I get myself stranding straight, I am relatively OK. The first few steps sometimes hurt as well. It also hurts to bend down or any which way. Try changing diapers and lifting a three year old into his bed! Getting dressed hurts. Putting the laundry into the washer hurts. Filling and emptying the dishwasher hurts. Everything hurts.
After the short exam and his questioning he said I probably sprained the muscles in my back. I believe this is what he said as he is somewhat hard to understand (and he is not my regular doctor).
He didn't really tell me what I could or could not do in the mean time but gave me a prescription for some muscle relaxant/anti-inflammatory medication as well as a gel to rub on the area.
I did clearly hear him say something about getting a massage. I may have to take that advice for sure.
For years I have been dealing with a bad back. I wake up every morning with a wee bit of pain but throughout the day, it gets better.
A couple weeks ago I decided to try my 10 Minute Trainer program I had won from a giveaway. After day three, my body completely retaliated on me. That is when the back pain started getting really bad. So, I stopped working out as I could barely move.
I am only 32 years old yet I feel 80.
It seems as though whenever I try to do something good for myself, or my body, or my health, my body decides to fight back. I have suffered severe headaches after exercising, dizziness, and now, back pain.
I feel so betrayed by my body.
I was reading online that it could take a few weeks to a few months for my back to heal from this "sprain" or "strain."
I am hoping it is sooner rather than later.
Do you suffer from any body pains?