Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My Aching Back!

This is exactly how I've been feeling for the past few days! I don't know if you have ever had any lower back pain, but IT IS NOT FUN! When I was younger, I never could understand when people would say "my back went out". Now I understand! For the past few years, I have little flareups about twice a year in which I will get a little "twinge" in my lower back that will run down into my bottom. OUCH! Not good!

Last year during one of these episodes I went to see a chiropractor. My mom swears by the "doctors" in the clinic she goes to. I went and actually enjoyed the heat/electrode treatment, but getting popped was not fun. I did not like that doctor dude being ALL UP IN MY SPACE! He was creepy. So I decided this week to go see my doctor. He did some stretching tests and 3 X-rays. Other than a little bit of scoliosis, my spine is great! Doesn't that sound like an oxymoron?!? Anyway, my discs are fine. I'm just having some muscle spasms. Sitting is the worst! And guess what I do all day long? Sit in the floor and in little bitty chairs at work while I work with kiddos!
He gave me some muscle relaxers to stop the muscle spasms! These are great if you have the luxury of staring into space all day long! :) But working while taking them is probably not the best idea.

I really, really feel sorry for people that suffer from back and neck pain all the time. I have several friends with chronic pain and I am going to start praying extra hard for them. It is really hard feeling bad physically. It affects you all over.

Have you ever had any back pain?


Faith said...

Bless your heart, Amy! I can feel your pain because I have dealt with back problems since I was in a wreck as a teenager. I don't think it helps that I sleep on my stomach either!

I will be praying for relief from the pain soon so that you are able to do all the things you need to do. Love ya girl!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Hello! Sorry you are having this pain - that is miserable. I've had back problems off and on since I was a child. Mine are muscle spasms, too. One thing I've learned that has really helped me - I stopped sleeping on my stomach. Not sure if you do that or not but that seemed to really cut back on my flare ups. Anyway - hope you get to feeling better.

p.s. I finally put up a blog - please stop by for a visit when you get a chance!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so sorry that you have been dealing with back pain =(!!!! I never experienced it until I had little V. My contractions were in my back and ever since I had him that is where my pain goes.

I am a huge supporter of the heating pad!