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I have a back surgery done 15 years ago.
I am for exercising without pain, never through pain and this way I manage to keep flare-ups away
You should not assume that I do not have pain. I have back pain in upper back right side and since last six months was only there even if before use to go down on leg.
After this long introduction I have to say that I have a nasty flare-up just now, coming from nowhere . I just had my routine program with regular morning/evening back exercises plus morning/ evening walking, but gradually pain start to build up
I do not recall a specific movement. Well I did a bit of cleaning in the house but also normal way without bending, lifting, twisting. What is bellow my reach is done by another member of my family. I also have a reacher to pick up things from the floor
Anyhow flare-up set big time and now I have a lot of pain. There is a dull pain when lying, sitting or standing and a more acut pain at any position change when lying or sitting. My leg seems also heavier
Now the question. HOW MUCH MOVMENT IS ALLOWED IN FLARE-UP?
This of course is against my philosophy about not exercising through pain
But still avoiding movement for long time is also not good for the back
And I DID SEE A DOCTOR . The doctor prescribed me NSAID injection (I insisted for something stronger than pills), electro therapy, Physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy session I scheduled end of next week while I cannot do anything as I am now.
Should we consider it earlier? The doctor did let me to decide
Until I will be able to start physiotherapy should I consider
- mostly staying in bed
- alternate bed with sitting with standing
- doing light exercises even if painful
I am also considering ice packs
WHAT IS YOUR STRATEGY IN FLARE-UPS?
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