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    I love my chiropractor too, because he is my son. I consider him my primary care giver.

    At a health foods store, look for Traumeel in both ointment and tab. My hands are arthritic and once I apply the ointment, I get relief in about 10 minutes. The tabs work well also for joint/muscle pain, but not good for headaches. It is a little pricey, but worth it if it works.

    Recently, I had pain in my jaw which was diagnosed TMJ. Steve put on a fingercot and adjusted my jaw. No more pain. Dentists can also do this adjustment.

    Good luck. S

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    My DH has terrible back issues also. He was in the bathroom dressing for work and coughed..out his back went. He said he heard and felt a pop. He like a almost any other man, went to work. The next morning he could not get out of bed. We took him to our local chiropractor (he goes to the Olympics as a Doctor and has been featured on T.V with the ones he helps train)..he did all kinds of motion tests and x-rays..came back and said..no way can he do treatments for my hubby. He did tell him what meds to take and did call our family doctor for pain meds for him as it was a Saturday afternoon about 4pm. Told him what else to do. My hubby ended up needing surgery.

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    For me icing and ibuprofen works when I do that.

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    I can literally feel your pain, as I have done that before and its' not fun. I've used muscle relaxants and heat that helped some. I'll pray for a speedy recovery from your pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzee
    I grew up with the attitude that chiropractors were "quacks" until I had a similar experience. Just reached over to pick up a stapler and BAM! I spent a week in bed with muscle relaxers that did no good at all. Finally, a friend took me to her chiropractor. Within an hour, I was able to walk upright and pain free. Just sayin' . . . Hope you feel better soon!
    Run, don't walk to the nearest chiropractor! I adore mine!

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    oh poor baby. I know how you feel. i hope you got some help for it. I rub on Aspercreme and that helps. I cracked cartilage when bending over in a chair to pet my cat! luckily it wasn't a rib. takes just as long to heal though.

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    ER now, back specialist soon as possible. I did about the same thing and called my DR who called in a prescription of Felxaril which eased the pain immediately. He sent me to a back specialist later that week and of course the back is something hard to see what is wrong. He ruled out anything extremely serious and wanted me to learn back exercises from a physical therapist. I do the exercises three times a week and have never wrenched my back again so far. The exercises do work wonders and they are not like regular exercises, more like stretching.

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    Ice,ice,ice! 1 1/2 yrs ago I had a lumbar fusion & because of blood loss, they cold not get my blood pressure to stabalize. Because of this, I could not have any pain meds.
    They put ice packs on my back & I was fine until they melted. Then the pain was excruciating. I'd call for another ice pack & the pain was gone. I was surprised & amazed. God bless & good luck! Debbie Stair

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    Been there. I usually use heat to help relax the muscles, especially if I can't get to the chiropractor right away. I have a hard time with the ice. Sometimes I think my chiropractor is a miracle worker. I can usually tell the difference right away.

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    Hope you feel better soon!

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    Hope you're better soon. I agree with kitsmamma. That's what I had to do with my sciatica. Hot and cold, then physical therapy for my core and you need to keep it up to prevent or reduce relapses.

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    Ice for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off, says my son, the chiropractor. Do not use heat as it causes swelling in the sensitive tissues, etc in the back. Ice, Ice. S

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    I also have back pain, because of arithitis sp? I feel your pain!

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    Get to a good chiropractor!

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    Chiropractors are great, but don't take a pig in a poke. Get a recommendation from someone who loves theirs. I have lots of experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzee
    I grew up with the attitude that chiropractors were "quacks" until I had a similar experience. Just reached over to pick up a stapler and BAM! I spent a week in bed with muscle relaxers that did no good at all. Finally, a friend took me to her chiropractor. Within an hour, I was able to walk upright and pain free. Just sayin' . . . Hope you feel better soon!
    I agree 100%. They certainly have helped me over the years.

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    OUCH!!!!! :thumbdown:

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    Dawn,
    I'm still in town so if you need anything...give me a call. All the advice on page 1 (I haven't read 2-3 yet)is good. If your back stretcher thing is a "Back2Life" get on it...do 2 timed sessions instead of 1 and do it 3-4 times a day. See if you can get your granddaughter to play nearby so you can watch her or if you need me to "borrow her" for a day or so, I can. I have a doctors appointment Tues. early AM but otherwise could help.
    Donna

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    Been there and done that. Rest flat on your back as much as you can.

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    yes, without a doubt, use ice. It reduces the swelling in the tissue and will allow the blood to flow. Heat swells tissues and causes more pain. Also, use bio-freeze -- sold at a chiropractor office. Non-greasy, refreshing, will not stain clothes, and best of all you don't smell like ben-gay.
    Roll-on is handy and easy to use. But there is also a gel form. My chiropractor adjusts you himself -- not a machine. I went for a sciatic problem -- should have done it 30 years ago. Only use aleve for discomfort -- no pill could ever reach that pain in my butt. After my adjustment I feel 6' tall ...mind you, I shrunk to 5' 1/2". So you know I really feel good. Husband and youngest son have also gone to this doctor. No more pain for them. It works. Good luck.

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    Hope you are up and at it by now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I agree that chiropractors are great- hope you find something that helps. Sounds like you're in a lot of pain :(
    Are you taking anything like Advil???

    Many don't agree with me, but that's all right. I know they can't fix everything, but neither can an MD. Since when did a pill put a back in alignment? LOL Marge L.

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    I use the Thermacare pads and Advil. I put the pad on overnight when I have a problem. Works for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Thanks for the advise, I will give it a try.

    I have been using the thermacare heat pads which help a lot. And taking ibprofen too. I have a back stretcher/ relaxer thing, I'll try that too.

    30 years ago my son broke my 3rd vertabre when I gave birth to him. I have had arthritis ever since. :(

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    Ouch" I feel your pain, hope it goes soon.

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    oh that stinks I know where your coming from. I was sitting and picked up my grand daughter and bam it hit me. comes and goes..

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