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    Lower back pain remedy

    My lower back has a pretty good ache for the last 2 weeks. I have to golf tomorrow and will pop a few Advil but what works best for temporary relief? I'll probably head to a chiropractor soon but need to be loose for tomorrow.

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    Re: Lower back pain remedy

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    My lower back has a pretty good ache for the last 2 weeks. I have to golf tomorrow and will pop a few Advil but what works best for temporary relief? I'll probably head to a chiropractor soon but need to be loose for tomorrow.

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    Pop an Aleve. Ice for half an hour, heating pad for half an hour. Wash, rinse, repeat.


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    Re: Lower back pain remedy

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    My lower back has a pretty good ache for the last 2 weeks. I have to golf tomorrow and will pop a few Advil but what works best for temporary relief? I'll probably head to a chiropractor soon but need to be loose for tomorrow.

    TIA.

    Don't waste your time and money with a chiro.

    alternate icing and heating, and take some naproxen.

    work on some exercises to help your back.

    google prone pressups and do that exercise often. Also lay flat on your back and do some knees to chest and knees (bent) to either side of the floor. Also, sit on the edge of your bed/chair and lean over and touch the floor - go as far down as possible.

    work on strengthening your core, losing weight around your midsection and good daily posture/lifting technique to prevent further injury.



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    Re: Lower back pain remedy

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    Pop an Aleve. Ice for half an hour, heating pad for half an hour. Wash, rinse, repeat.
    Popping an Aleve every hour may cause more problems than it fixes.


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    Re: Lower back pain remedy

    Tape an aspirin to it.



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    Re: Lower back pain remedy

    I thought aspirin was for birth control?



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    Re: Lower back pain remedy

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    I thought aspirin was for birth control?
    That's Pez.


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    Re: Lower back pain remedy

    Any ointments that work well? Icy Hot, Ben-Gay, etc...



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    Re: Lower back pain remedy

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    Popping an Aleve every hour may cause more problems than it fixes.
    touche...


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    Re: Lower back pain remedy

    Is one Aleve enough or dare I go with 2? I'm assuming 1 is the stated dose.



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    Re: Lower back pain remedy

    2 1/2. Wash it down with some beer and it'll dilute it.


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    Re: Lower back pain remedy

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPride View Post

    google prone pressups and do that exercise often. Also lay flat on your back and do some knees to chest and knees (bent) to either side of the floor. Also, sit on the edge of your bed/chair and lean over and touch the floor - go as far down as possible.
    This is exactly what I would do - great advice for loosening things up.



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    Re: Lower back pain remedy

    I saw this thing on an infomercial this week at 1 in the morning

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    Re: Lower back pain remedy

    Do a yoga workout.



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    Re: Lower back pain remedy

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Is one Aleve enough or dare I go with 2? I'm assuming 1 is the stated dose.
    depends how big you are. I do 2 naproxen every 12 hours. naproxen is the generic of aleve, I think.



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