cgantt wrote:Yea, I just bent over and when coming back up there was a loud pop and immense searing pain. The x-rays they took showed my spine to be in perfect condition, so the doc said it could be a torn muscle, pinched nerve or both.
I am so bored its not funny lol. I want to go and finish my greenhouse and get some stuff in the ground.
Anyone know of a good gardening blog I could read while I am trapped in this bed?
Sounds like your back is getting better. Please take this advice from someone with a low back condition, i.e. all my discs are buldged in my lumbar region. it will help tons!!!
1. Enjoy the drugs for as little as possibile.
2. Search you-tube and/or the web for "low back and core exercises" and do a handfull of the ones that you feel help the best. Do them 2x a day religiously everyday! If you have a gut, try as loose it and strenghten the abs, but Don't do sit ups!
3. Stretching is always good for the back, do it with the exercieses. You should feel better and range of motion will be greatly inproved within a week or two. Good Luck and take care of the back.