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Emily  Emily is offline
Join Date: 14 Feb 2002
Location: England
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When I first put my back out, it would have been in the middle 80's and my Doctor was really old fashioned. He told me I had to have bed rest and to lie on something hard and flat. At the time we hadn't been in our house long and the hard and flat thing we had was a door. So there I was lying on this door by the side of our bed. The only problem was the dogs - we had a German Shepherd and a bull-terrier cross. They obviously thought I was doing some kind of punishment and decided to join me in my shame lol

So in the middle of the night I heard a shuffling noise to my right and something heavy and hairy threw its head to my pillow, snuffling me across the face just to make sure I knew who it was, then something lighter came up with his head on my shoulder. So I lay there in agony with a dog either side of me. That was the last time I slept on a door by the side of the bed. lol

Treatment has changed now, they tell you to keep mobile and to try and control the spasms with pain medication. It works sometimes but usually it's just time - your back needs time to heal but be careful in the future when lifting heavy things. Rose quartz always makes me feel better, I have touchstones - also natural plain quartz.
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