Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ouch!

This hurts, no not making another vlog (although considering how awesome my voice sounds on video you all might be saying Ouch! soon too), my back is killing me and it is ruining my weekly workouts.  Help!
Bam, that's my face, wowza!
Probably should have watched the video before I uploaded it, whoops!  However, I guess that makes it more authentic.  Do I look like I'm in pain or what?  Side note: If I could learn to talk without using my hands I'd probably move around less and be in less pain.

So anyways.... Any tips?  Tricks?  What should me next step be?  
Basically this is making my angry - I want to go run.  Now!  Urrrgggggg....  

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  1. Wow, this seems pretty bad! I think you might want to see a doctor, no? I've had some back pain recently from running, but it wasn't nearly as bad as this. Lots of stretching and taking it easy on the miles helped.

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    1. I am going to try a massage tomorrow and then if it is not better after resting for a week doctor first thing Monday morning.

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  2. Oh girl! I have been there! Couldn't move, put on underwear, put on shoes, or even sit on the toilet! Physical Therapy changed my life. Had back pain for 8 years and went to multiple chiropractors but the pain was still there. Took pain meds over and over. Best advice: Go to a physical therapist!! In the meantime I would ice it on 10, off 20, on 10, off 20...Also there are some great stretches and exercises to losen it up that my P.T. gave me. I can try to scan them into my email. What's your email address? Good luck.

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    1. I am going to rest like crazy and hope it is just a pulled muscle or something, but if it is not better after a week of rest I am going to the doctor to get a referral for therapy.
      I'd love any tips/exercised you have. My email is: backatsquarezero@gmail.com

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    2. Good plan Abby. I just emailed you some stretches/exercises. REALLY hope this helps you! Back pain is awful. :/

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    3. I am checking out the email right now. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.

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    4. Glad someone suggested PT! Though I just started learning about back problems this semester, and can't really help you yet, real life PTs are awesome! Definitely get a hook up (and in SC you can go w/out a referral for 30 days, though insurance won't pay for it w/out the referral. Silly.)

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    5. I am hoping it gets a bit better, but if not there may be a PT soon, but referral for sure, I need that insurance.

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  3. Boy I have been there too. I have a herniated disc so my back hurts just about every morning when I get up until I get stretched and moving.

    But when it goes out it's big time trouble. The dr has me take a strong anti-inflammatory and lots of ice/heat. Other than that it's about rest. It sucks and I always do too much making the time longer until it heals. But the dr. always says, if it hurts, don't do it.

    Once it gets better start stretching because right now if there is inflammation stretching ight not be so great. Def no running, my dr actually recommeded I stop all together because of the influence it has and the high impact but I can't. luckily it hasn't flared up in over a year.

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    1. I am listening to you and you doctor and taking today totally off. I thought about swimming or walking, but think it would just hurt it more as you said.

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  4. I agree with the above answers. You want to figure out what the problem is before you try to fix it. Ice in the meantime, and rest (sorry). I gave myself some back spasms a few weeks ago after my first bike ride in a while, so, until I get re-fitted on my bike I've been skipping the riding. That pain, which was bad, didn't bother my running though.

    When you get back to running, take a look at your form. Sometime things like leaning too far over as you run can add some stress to your back. If you do PT, I'm sure they'll give you some stretches to do, so keep up with them even after your back feels better.

    PS I think Bex is cute too :-p

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    1. I think your right about figuring out what caused this first. Hopefully nothing major or long term.

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  5. I'm only going to comment on your skillz because I'm BLOWN AWAY about how natural and awesome you are on camera. Shut up with being new at this. Rock on! xo

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    1. Thanks. Insert awesome acceptance speech here:
      I would like to thank my students for forcing me to be not only teacher, mom, cheerleader, guidance counselor, and parole officer (don't ask), but also actress & comedian to keep them interested. Guess it pays off.

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  6. I hope your back feels better Abby! Jackson sends kisses and hugs to his favorite Aunt Abby. Let us know what you find out!

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    1. After taking all day yesterday and today off (which I hate doing) it finally started to feel a bit better tonight. Tomorrow I have a massage to help it and then will be doing lost more stretching from now on.

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  7. Hi Abby, I'm not exactly sure how but I found your blog tonight and it's great!! I just wanted to leave a quick message saying hi and that I'm so sorry about your back. I agree, you need to figure out why it hurts so you can fix it the right way and not end up getting hurt further.

    I hope it feels better so you can get back to training.
    Bridgette
    www.itsnoneofyourfitness.com

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    1. Thanks Bridgette.
      I am glad you found it and that you like it. I am following your blog now so I can check it out too.
      I got a massage today and boy did it hurt, but in a good maybe helping way. We will see.

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  8. Shut the front door! How did I miss that you're vlogging now?! Man, I need to get on that train, except that ya know, my voice sounds kills ear drums.

    As for your back I would try rotating hot and cold on it, take some Tylenol or Ibuprofen, and maybe hold back on the workouts until you're okay. Of course, most people will probably recommend a doctor, but ya know, I don't go until the pain is so bad that I need to have an organ removed.

    Feel better lovely!

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    1. I know, vlogging train is crazy sauce, but it was time.

      I'm almost as bad as you about doctor, minus losing organs. Glad your recovering from that awesomely.

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  9. Oh Abby! I missed this one. And I'm really sad now :-(. Glad you eventually got it sorted. Good on you for not TOTALLY losing it, I feel like I would have.

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    1. It was hard, but I have learned that sometimes it is best not to push through. To stop running for a few days, relax, and let me body heal. That is one of the hardest things I have learned as a runner. Hate being still.

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