Tuesday, September 28, 2010

PITB

I use PITA to describe things & people, but lately I've been experiencing PITB~ pain in the back. I've been having troubles with my back being sore before. I can't quite remember when the pain started, but there was a point about 4 years ago that it was so bad that I went to a Dr and had some PT. The PT was most helpful and I still use the stretches and exercise that I learned there to help cope when it is sore. I thought maybe I wouldn't have issues with my back since I've dropped a decent chunk of weight (15#+ ??) over the last 2 months, but it never seems to be weight dependent. I think I know what caused the issues this time~ laying in bed using the laptop. Sitting upright with my legs stretched out in front of me is killer. When we were remodeling I lost my work area. I haven't gone to set it back up but we do have a table set up in our bedroom. It's right by the window so this might be my new work spot. I just wish it had a prettier view! I am only really sore when I bend, twist, or lift. I can only sit in a regular chair (nothing stuffed) and I have to sit perfectly with my knees at a 90 degree angle. If I cross my ankles or sit crooked I am sore. I slept much better last night as I found a comfortable position that does not put pressure on my back. We also have a TempurPedic bed, which really helps with aches and pains. The soreness/pain seems to be centered around my lower back, but the Dr & PT think that it's weakness in my upper back that causes my lower back to compensate. I'll keep up the TLC and should be fine in a few days.

Do you have any reoccurring aches and pains that you deal with?

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2 comments :

  1. Judith Siess (Bremseth)September 28, 2010 at 10:51 PM

    I've lived with back pain since I was about 18. I've had 2 spinal fusions and it is under control. I also have arthritis in my back. (You usually get arthritis in any area of a break or an operation, so it was not unexpected.

    Suggestions:
    1) lay on a heating pad, 15 min. on and 15 min. off--it helped me
    2) NEVER lay with your legs straight in front of you--always have them bent at a 90 deg. angle. sleep on your side with your knees bent.
    3) relax and it will go away--and if it doesn't you've got a real problem and might have to have surgery. PS. surgery nowadays is not that bad.

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  2. Yuck! I hate back pain, I have a chiropractor that is a miracle worker. I know what a chronic pain is like and it is NO fun.
    Hope you feel better

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