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?