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Bad back...how long to leave it before going to Drs?

(9 Posts)
Badders08 Tue 17-Oct-17 17:15:56

No idea what I've done.
Woke up Saturday in pain...when I straighten up, when I lift things and when I lift my arms up above shoulder height.
I have 2 herniated discs at L1 and L2 (both conformed by mri) but this is different - it's not back either side of my spine
Not really sure what Dr can do
I'm trying to keep moving, using heat and paracetamol but it's not easing
Ideas? Tips?

Badders08 Tue 17-Oct-17 17:16:22

mid back

allypally999 Tue 17-Oct-17 18:22:50

Try ice and maybe add Ibuprofen into the mix?

Badders08 Tue 17-Oct-17 18:33:54

I can't take nsaids sadly

Fluffybrain Wed 18-Oct-17 05:46:40

See an osteopath

HoneyWheeler Wed 18-Oct-17 06:27:14

Seconding osteopath!

AnnaThursday Wed 18-Oct-17 06:39:46

I’d suggest a TENS machine - a good sturdy one not the flimsy
little ones.

rosie1959 Wed 18-Oct-17 06:48:44

My osteopath would be my first choice absolutely amazing

longtallwalker Wed 18-Oct-17 15:20:19

Dr probably can't help. Find a good physio is my suggestion. I have a DC with scoliosis and would always prefer a physio.

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