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Back injury

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by valencia, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. valencia

    valencia Occasional commenter

    Hi, had a nasty fall a couple of weeks ago, not at work, which resulted in a lower back, muscular injury, luckily it was half term, so I was able to rest, however, I am now getting excruciating pain in my right hip, Dr says its still muscular, co-codamol didn't touch it and am now on Tramadol, which helps slightly. My problem is that the pain suddenly get me on certain movements and causes me to yelp like a dog in pain. Its as if its involuntary and makes me shout out immediately, The Tramadol makes me feel slight sick and very tired, I am still going into work (KS2) but people keep telling me I should be off sick, I never have time off, but am beginning to wonder if this is time. Dr says its up to me, really don't know what to do, sometimes i'm ok, other times I could cry with the pain.
  2. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    Hi @valencia Tramadol is a pretty hefty painkiller and if it's making you feel worse, you probably should have some time off. Did you go in today? Hope it settles soon - back pain is depressing at the best of times x
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  3. ATfan

    ATfan Star commenter

    I totally agree with Lalad. If the pain continues to get worse over the next few weeks despite the Tramadol and rest in the meantime, I'd ask the GP for a referral to an MSK specialist or local pain clinic.
  4. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    In my experience of back pain, you need to rest. I had three weeks off in September for a back injury. I could not have managed all the bending and twisting at work. Rest, along with pain killers, did the trick.
    ATfan likes this.
  5. ATfan

    ATfan Star commenter

    And gentle stretching/exercise too as soon as is physically possible, I’ve also found and been told by the various health professionals who have dealt with mine. How do you rest your back @sparklepig2002 I use the semi supine or weightless pose.
  6. valencia

    valencia Occasional commenter

    Thanks for all your replies, it took 4 full weeks to recover, my back seems fine now (touch wood). BTW stopped taking the Tramadol and felt worse for it, fatigue, muscle aches etc But all gone now.
    ATfan likes this.
  7. ATfan

    ATfan Star commenter

    Excellent news! If you have further problems, I would ask to see a specialist as I suggested in my previous post. I hope that it stays well :)
  8. BigHeaded

    BigHeaded New commenter

    I have had lower back pain in the past that I reluctantly went to an Acupuncturist to help remedy. It took about 2 sessions before I started to feel better and by the 5th appointment it felt great! I swear by it now, but make sure you get a seasoned professional that is board certified. You can read about it on numerous sites but here is a good link to just learn more about the process https://pilorumsalonandspa.com/spa-services-niles/acupuncture-natural-self-healing-therapy-niles/
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