My back has been aching for about 3 weeks now. I think I must have messed it up lifting Nate in and out of the car.
Anyone else with this problem? What are you doing to fix it? It's SOOOO annoying.
I have chronic lower back and shoulder pain. For the lower back I find that 1) a VERY hot shower with the massage setting on the shower head directed at the spot helps, 2) a thermacare heat pack (the sticky ones) helps, 3) making H pick up some of the goddamned slack helps.
Have you tried a massage?
I carry around a 45 pound Chris often. My back is screwed up I typically do pain meds and will put a heating pad on at night. My IL's gave us a heating pad made of rice that you warm up in the microwave. I love it and might have called MIL proclaiming my love for her one night after I used it!
lesleytaylor:Chiropractic care. Instead of carrying a diaper bag I bought a really supportive backpack. I'm going to look into prenatal yoga too. Isn't Nate doing Anat Banial/Feldenkrais? Ask his practitioner to show you the proper way to bend and lift (especially when picking up Nate).
we lost our feldenkrais therapist becaue EI wanted everyone to have a bachelor's degree. who knew.
what everyone else is doing, i am doing. I tried out a flexible ice pack covered in fabric my sister had in her freezer and that helped. I am also doing the heating pad at night. My back feels ok after wasking up, but then by 10 am it starts to ache. By 3 pm, it. is D.O.N.E.
i think i need to find a Yoga class....
omg the damn ipad sucks for editing
wasking should say waking.
like I need this extra annoyance.....
the darn car seat kills my back all the time. Whenever I put DS1 in my mom's car I pay for it for days. She had a lincoln with side air bags so you had to lean in about a foot to reach the car seat. DS1 is still rear facing and it was abominable. She got a new car and it's a bit better but still more difficult than our small car.
It's one of the difficulties of extended rear facing.
i use muscle relaxers and tramadol for pain managment. Hot showers, long warm baths, and stretching.
My back has been really F-ed up mostly since pregnancy with P. I got so huge and my torso is really short and i'm only 5'1. Then I did the whole back to back pregnancy thing and now it's so awful. I go to a chiro sometimes but it never sticks. I have H pick me up and crack my back sometimes. I have a lot of upper neck/headache issues but my back itself always hurts in the dead center in the middle. P is about 35 lbs and can often be dead weight, so to speak.