4 days ago I was moving my new tires and rims around that I have yet to put on my car and lifted them wrong and hurt my back pretty bad. To the point where I couldn't bend, walk, sit, or move in anyway without pain. The pain was that bad for 2 days then it slowly got better I could move alittle more but now my legs are very sore and so are my hips. What does all this mean? And I'm not that old I'm only 20 so I shouldn't hurt like this
I just finished reading you comments. You say you hurt your back about
4 days ago moving tires. You say your legs and hips are pretty sore and
that you have tingling in your legs and feet. Maybe when you hurt your
back, somehow you caused a nerve (s) to be pinched. This could account
for the tingling sensation. If you are able to, I would suggest that you go
and have an adjustment from a chiropractor. There are chiropracters that
use their hands to give adjustments. There are other chiropracters who
use something called an integrator. The adjustment tool looks like the
letter T. If you can, try and find a chiropractor that uses an integrator
to do their adjustments. If you have a pinched nerve(s) an adjustment
may help. Just know that the chiropractor can't just give you an adjustment
without first having taken an x-ray of your back and neck. You suggest
you may be too young to have back pain. You say, what does all this
mean ? It means you have to be very careful how you move things especially when your back is involved. I have a sensitive back and back
and neck issues from being rear ended twice and sustaining whip lash.
I go regularly for chiropractic adjustments and my chiropractor uses an
integrator to give me my adjustments. I have also been to a chiropractor
who gave what is called hand manipulations. I myself prefer chiropracters
who use an integrater. It's a personal choice. Until you are able to see
a chiropractor, try and figure out where the source of pain is in your back.
I suspect it's lower back because of what motions you have to do when
you're rolling and lifting tires. Locate the source of pain and put an ice
pack on it, but wrap the ice pack in a thin pillow or thin towel. Never put
the ice pack directly on your skin. Ice packs can be purchased in a drug
store. Buy 2 ice packs, keep them on the source of the pain for no longer
than 10 minutes. Take the ice pack off at that time and put it back into
the freezer. You could do this about 3 times a day and lying down on a
comfy couch works best. Also limit your time on the computer as this
can put a strain on your back as well. Do everything you can to protect
your back. I'm not a doctor so this isn't professional medical advice. What I am is a woman who has had to recover from whip lash and who has a sensitive back to begin with. I hope you feel better soon. Eve
Be very careful about seeing a chiropractor. This is most likely soft tissue strain with spasm and muscle compensation.
The risk with a chiropractor is when a disk is involved. Manipulation runs a very high risk of pulling in a disk, then when it goes back, it gets pinched or compressed. (layman's terms and over simplified) Also, if there is structural wear, the manipulations increase the amount and rate of wear.
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