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Back Pain

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hi everyone, for the past year or so, ever since working in a pub, I have been getting pain in my lower back. I don't have it all the time, and I don't know what triggers it.

Once it got so bad, and I started to get shooting pains that I could hardly walk to I went to the doctors. They examined me and tested my reflexes/looked at my spine and general back health and couldn't find anything obvouis and didn't have any suggetions apart from some simple head excersises, and refered me to a physio.

By the time I got the referel I hadn't had the pain badly for a couple of months, so I never booked a appointment. But recently, I am getting it quite a lot, though never the shooting pains I used to get when I worked in the pub - I think that was from lifting and carrying the trays full of glasses.

It might just be a case of bad posture, though I'm a trained singer, so I would hope that I know a bit about the correct posture.

What I'd love is if anyone has any suggestions on what I could do to releave the pain which I've had constantly for a week now, - the longest yet. Maybe in the form of excersises? I'm reluctant to just take pain killers.

I'm starting to feel like an old woman!!!

Sea xxxx

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How about going to see an Osteopath or booking a consultation with a physio? :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think I see that as a last resort, it's not stopping me from doing anything.. apart from pushing stupid heavy trolleys they have at ASDA around, that hurts, so don't think I need to go yet.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think self-healing is not the right answer, you must see some serious doctor...

    Can't think about any other suggestion, and I hope everything will be fine :-)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How are your feet? Do you have decent arches in your feet?

    Because from experience, I can say that 'flat feet' or 'fallen arches' often cause back pain and can be easily corrected with Orthotics for your shoes.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think my feet are fine :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think I see that as a last resort, it's not stopping me from doing anything.. apart from pushing stupid heavy trolleys they have at ASDA around, that hurts, so don't think I need to go yet.

    I don't think it should be viewed as a last resort at all! You could have something very simple, but possibly with serious consequences wrong. Best get it checked by a specialist and catch anything early before it develops. :)

    A year is also a reasonably long amount of time.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'd second the go and see a doctor before it gets really really bad.

    Catch a problem early and you can limit the damage.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How are your feet? Do you have decent arches in your feet?

    Because from experience, I can say that 'flat feet' or 'fallen arches' often cause back pain and can be easily corrected with Orthotics for your shoes.

    I agree to the above quote. Your problem might simply be the shoes that you are wearing. Are your shoes have hard insole in them? Just adding something like Dr. Sholl's working insoles would probably do the trick. In your job you probably do a lot of standing and walking, so comfortable shoes are important.

    I had a similar problem at my work. I had sharp pain coming from my lower back. I later found out that my posture was poor, caused by the work boots that I wore. I added those insoles and after a few days the pain went away. I hope that helps. :crazyeyes
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