on 15 Mar 2011
First to Last
Djc it takes time and I know how painful and frustrating this is.
Keep taking the pain meds because that will only help. Don't cut yourself off so quickly. I know that you want to get off of these but taking them as needed for the first couple of weeks will not hurt you. Pain relief is a must right now.
Heat or ice whichever feels better. I switched it up between the two for the first two weeks. I would say my back was the worst part. Also light massage on the lower back helps. Light to medium pressure in a circular motion.
Unfortunately you can't rush this part of the healing process but between weeks 2-3 you will notice a big difference.
The fact that you are up moving around and changing positions is a good thing. You need to move a little bit or the stiffness will really set in.
Hang in there:=)
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