Monday, October 6, 2008

anybody?

does anybody store their stress in their back? any ideas on relief other then a motrin iv?

11 comments:

michelle said...

get rid of the stress??

steve Joh said...

well, i've been stressed out a LOT lately (please pray for us on thursday)- and i've had back pain for the past year and a half.. don't know if they are related. but for my back pain, i stretch it a lot- and then for stress and back pain, definitely excersize helps a ton- so long as it doesn't hurt- so for me, swimming or biking, or just walking around. a hot tub is good too.

i take advil, but i used to take aleve, some people think that works better for back pain. it lasts longer.

Katrina said...

Chiropractic! Seriously. I started seeing my chiro in October 2007 for really bad myofascial/shoulder pain. The difference is amazing.

Cheryl said...

If it weren't for stress I'd have no energy at all.... but when it gets to my back... I take a long nap!

vsossaman said...

Massage those muscles! Ice will help if your muscles are inflamed 20 minutes at a time.Stretching is also good!. Pray honey!!

Sharon said...

Michelle... he can't get rid of me.

Amanda Mays said...

Oh man i'm going through the exact same thing right now!!! My back and shoulders are killing me.

I'm going the massage route ;) oh and lot's of stretching!

Natalie said...

I could NOT sleep the night before last because my BACK was aching so BAD! EVERY time I had to roll over due to the pain in my lower back it would wake me up!!!
I am not taking anything... I am trying to strengthen my core to see if that will help...
I dont think my hubby would like me to take the chiropractic route... HA! HA! HA! That's an inside joke... Let it remain so...

MetroDad said...

I get stress in my back and shoulders too. Whenever it gets too bad, I have these crazy Russian women massage the hell out of them. I usually end up screaming during the massage in pain and can't move afterwards. But the next day, I feel much better.

Katrina said...

I forgot to add, part of my chiropractic treatment is to receive a 30 minute massage at each visit. I keep that monthly appointment even if the back/shoulder pain is minimal because there's no way I'd pass up the massage! :-)

Carrie Hasson said...

ok, YES YES and YES! so sick of back & shoulder pain let me tell ya! I agree with Amanda, massage has always helped me, especially when you find someone really good. But once a month was all I could go and that wasn't cutting it for the other 30 days or so. My massage therapist starting using this product at the end of my massage and I really love it. Just make sure you wash your hands really good after applying, it's called Biofreeze...give it a try, it really does help me.
Good post btw, look at all of the people who share this problem, maybe we need our own support group lol.