Bad back / muscle spasm

Drillman

Member
Mixed Farmer
I just fill up with ibuprofen and try to keep going but been careful. I usually find things ease after a day or 3 and ibuprofen is cheaper than a chiropractor visit.

Strangely I have less back issues now than I had 15 years ago when it all started. But over the years have upgraded all tractors etc to ones with suspension and decent seats, and got a pickup with an auto gearbox. Which I think has helped a lot.
 

som farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
hug your knees, and use your bum as a pivot, and rock side to side, and front to back, but be careful what you do, don't be stupid. I was, ended up unable to stand, or sit, in hosp for 3 weeks before they would operate, 3 yrs to get over it, then I stupidly started milking again, emergency spinal surgery again, ####### did it again, not so bad, but they can't operate again, now disabled, walk with 2 sticks. Let my stupidity, and stubbornness be a warning to others, you only have 1 spine !!!!!
 

Bones

Member
Location
n Ireland
hug your knees, and use your bum as a pivot, and rock side to side, and front to back, but be careful what you do, don't be stupid. I was, ended up unable to stand, or sit, in hosp for 3 weeks before they would operate, 3 yrs to get over it, then I stupidly started milking again, emergency spinal surgery again, ####### did it again, not so bad, but they can't operate again, now disabled, walk with 2 sticks. Let my stupidity, and stubbornness be a warning to others, you only have 1 spine !!!!!
Something have ago Shearer's should consider,
 

Gordy1

Member
Hot bath. Pain killers and don't do anything daft. Very gentle walking to mantain flexibility.
Have the same problem here for past week, had a nice long soak in the bath last night instead of the usual shower, took a couple of nurofens afterwards & woke this morning a hell of a lot better....you can’t beat a long hot bath in these situations?
 

Treacle Sponge

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Yorkshire
Spasms are agony. Lie on your back on the floor with a tennis ball either side of the base of your spine. The pressure helps to relieve the spasm. Or, if you can't get down there, press a fist as hard as you can either side instead and swear roundly. Keep moving all day. Hope it soon eases.
 
try to lay in "semi supine position", it helps to release the tension and should be for at least 20 minutes, then roll onto all fours to get up, otherwise it is possible to undo all the good getting up.
 
......double dose of Ibubrofen...+half a tab of Valium....stay away from hot baths......
I know Valium is good for releasing muscle tension, but when I have had a bad back I tried some and hated how I felt unconnected from the world around me, it was like everything was in cotton wool, but I guess that is how anti depressants work.
 

Andrew.j

Member
Did myself an injury last night picking up the pressure washer!

probably tweaked a muscle but it’s spasming like hell , any tips on getting itto ease off .

had to get oh to put my socks on this morning!
Cheers
Hi
did my back in too spasms like hell when walking..went to the Doc..was prescribed co- codamol 30mg codine 500mg paracetamol and diazepam 2mg tablets for muscle spasm..takes the edge off the spasm pain?
 

Muddyroads

Member
Location
Devon
Hi
did my back in too spasms like hell when walking..went to the Doc..was prescribed co- codamol 30mg codine 500mg paracetamol and diazepam 2mg tablets for muscle spasm..takes the edge off the spasm pain?
Be careful not to be on that combo for too long. My wife was on it after 2 partial knee replacements and it buggered the lining of her stomach.
 

kill

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South West
Be careful not to be on that combo for too long. My wife was on it after 2 partial knee replacements and it buggered the lining of her stomach.
I had amitriptline, tramadol and naproxen washed down with liquid morphine for to long and that had the same affect on my stomach due to long term back pain.
 

Andrew.j

Member
Be careful not to be on that combo for too long. My wife was on it after 2 partial knee replacements and it buggered the lining of her stomach.
Only got about a weeks worth of tablets..dont really like taking any tablets but when your fighting back the tears..last resort
 

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