I don’t know if it’s getting older, six years of lugging two increasingly large children about, or getting a new desk (or some combination of these things), but in the past couple of weeks my back has really started to give me some issues.
Is this the end now? Will I just be a bad back person for the rest of my life? My dad has been complaining about his neck for like 20 years.
Lower back really hurts, mate. Have taken to moving the moulded insoles I have for my running trainers into each of my different footwear options as and when I wear them because it’s my pronation that’s causing it apparently. What a load of stupid shit.
Back has been a bit dodgy for a while but then absolutely gubbed it by standing up back in october. Had two brief periods of excruciating pain where i couldn’t stand in a straight line - weirdly was skewed on the horizontal axis rather than the vertical.if that makes sense.
Physio doesn’t seem to be helping and he kept encouraging me to keep up my running but last week that led to me standing like the tower of pisa for three days.
Actually feeling it more in my legs than anything, just constantly feel tight in my hanstrings and have really painful twinges in my hips. Sitting for any length of time is an absolute killer.
Not gonna lie it is really getting me down as I’m pretty active and hate sitting around. Even in the pub i prefer standing. At the moment, standing, sitting and transferring between the two is just a nightmare and i hate the idea that my weans will just see me as some hobbling old man.
Finding stretching very difficult to make routine and i don’t feel like I’m getting the benefit anyway.
Massively demotivated my healthier eating kick i was on too.
Back is and has been fucked for years. Yoga helps, but still need pretty regular painkillers - I am fortunate in that I only get the nice side effects, but that does mean I have to be aware of the temptation to abuse them. It is better than it was at it’s worst, but still find if I have to stand still for >30 minutes it starts twitching like a motherfucker.
The major pain-in-the-ass times are gigs (which I love) and lecturing (increasingly large part of my job). Have learned to live with it.
Fucked my back properly when I was a teenager stacking shelves and not lifting correctly. Since then, every so often if I don’t pay attention to my posture when sitting, lift something heavy, or even once get out of the car wrong I screw it up. Then for 1-2 weeks I have real trouble moving, have to take painkillers and walk like I’ve crapped my pants. I’ve got a bean cushion thing that I heat and have to apply to my lower back throughout the day.
And each time I think I should do Pilates, strengthen my core, or something to help prevent it…but don’t.
Lower back/arse was killing me a week or two back. Think it was from sitting uncomfortably at work. Corrected my posture last week - sat a bit more upright, etc - and it seemed to resolve it (although I ended up with a sore wrist instead).
Bit of a work irk but they really didn’t think about comfort for the driver when they designed our trains.
Yeah my back was terrible a few months ago, likewise mostly brought on by carrying around two small people who wriggle a lot.
I’ve been doing back strengthening work at the gym but the main thing that’s made a difference was seeing an Osteopath, I’ve been to one near to me (E17) three times. A bit of mild massage and then some slightly worrying back-cracking and I felt the majority of the discomfort go after the first session.