My back is killing me any suggestions??

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Christa - posted on 01/06/2010

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Pain-A-Trate from Melaleuca....it is amazing on back pain.

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Jennifer - posted on 01/06/2010

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I have problems with my sciatic nerve all the time. I worked in a nursing home and did a lot of heavy lifting with all my pregnancies and also worked up until I gave birth, so I guess that is why. About the only thing that helps is to take 1-2 tylenol (reduces swelling) and lay down on my left side with a pillow between my legs. Also, try to limit the amount of time you are on your feet at a time (though this may be impossible). I have noticed that if I alternate my chores so that one is standing and the next is sitting, it acts up less. hope this helps.

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Melissa - posted on 01/08/2010

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See your doctor first, something serious could be going on. But most often people need to excersize more. I know thats exactly what you wanted to hear but most physical theripists would put you on a gentle program jsut to strengthen your muscles. see your doc girl friend!

Kay - posted on 01/08/2010

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Heating pad. I sit with one daily. If you arent working out, start. Building up your back muscles will def help in the rest of your life and with back pain.

Cindy - posted on 01/08/2010

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if your back is still hurting you can get bladder infections that cause alot of lower back issues. If it might be this drink cranberry juice it might help. But most times you need a antibotic. So all is better now

Marlise - posted on 01/08/2010

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If you are pregnant, stand on hands and knees and rock back and forth. This relieves some of the weight on your back.

Shannon - posted on 01/07/2010

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get a moist heating pad for it. it should help if you just leave it for only about 20 min. i have back probblems and my doctor has recommended that for me. and motrin is also good.

Kyja - posted on 01/07/2010

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That sounds right my pregnancy your also back to back.. And with both of them i gain 60 pounds shhhh.lol That has to have something to do with it

Temeka - posted on 01/06/2010

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My doc is sending me to physical therapy...

Sciatic nerve also - hips seem to be in the wrong position since being prego back to back...

Mine acts up when I am standing in one spot too long - I.E. cooking dinner, doing dishes...I've tossed around buying paper plates and microwave dinners :-)

Nicole - posted on 01/06/2010

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I've had chronic back pain for over 20 years and have tried everything. The thing that finally helped me was to get steroid and numbing medication injected into my spine. It has to be done in the hospital but is totally worth it in every way. Also, the doctor gave me a prescription for a topical cream that I have to rub onto my back. I was skeptical but it is numbing/pain relief medication that the told me would knock me out if taken by pill but as a topical cream it doesn't feel like anything yet somehow it magically takes away the pain. I can't explain it but it is a miracle!

Jane - posted on 01/06/2010

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I had a pinched sciatic nerve w/ my 1st baby too & my back has never been the same since. I usually put a heating pad on my back when it gets sore & that helps me some.

Kyja - posted on 01/06/2010

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i guess i am not sure if i am pregnant. But when i was pregnant with my youngest my sciatic nerve was pinched i think that is what it is it feels the same..And yes i have had 2 epidurals. dont have health insurance at the moment and if i did going to the chiropractor is such a pain because i have to bring both of my kids with..

Tiffany - posted on 01/06/2010

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Are you currently pregnant cause when I was pregnant my back always hurt but when I had my son and had an epidural my back hurt for months.

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I feel for you! I am seven months pregnant and often have pressure on my sciatic nerve. I've found that a hot pack or one of those smelly, microwavable deals (careful! they really retain heat!) work wonders for me. Of course, it helps if you can actually sit or lie down for 15 or 20 minutes... ;-)

Cori - posted on 01/06/2010

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are you currently pregnant? my back always hurts (lots of back injuries in the past) and when i was pregnant it was killer. try getting a big exercise ball and sitting on it for 10 minutes a day or whenever your back is starting to hurt really bad. it helped my back and when all else fails try a couple tylenol a heating pad and a nap

Amber - posted on 01/06/2010

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when my back hurts like that i take a nice hot bath, or a hot shower and let the water hit your back where it hurts for a few minutes and just relax its not a permanent solution, but it helps if you have no other way.

Carolee - posted on 01/06/2010

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Do you have a chiropractor near you? If you don't have insurance, most offices will work with you (more than at a regular doctor's office). It may be some kind of pinched nerve.

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