Always Lift With Your Legs !!

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  1. Spunky

    Spunky Active Member

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    Wow Weas....

    The Ol' Lady ain't getting any for a while with you all laid up and such...
    I feel your pain and wish you a speedy recovery.

    Every time a doctor looks at an X-ray of my spine they always drop their jaw, go bug eyed and mutter under their breath "That sure is some pathology".

    Rupture L2-L3, NO DISK AT ALL L3-L4, Rupture L4-L5, Rupture C5-C6, old fracture T6...
    Original problem started in 1979 with the L3-L4 rupture.
    I have big horns that have grown from the bones as they rub. The joint never fused so it's movable.

    2 weeks ago it took me over an hour before I could get out of bed and stand and I did no lifting or anything to aggravate the back.
    Heck...just a good cough will screw with a rupture and make your life miserable.

    I consider myself lucky...I was given a new treatment with Chymopapain and most of those that got it became paraplegics or died from the allergic reaction. I just had severe spasms but luckily my muscles didn't snap my spine like the other poor people that had the same procedure.

    Good luck to you!
     
  2. guitarweasel

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    Wow....I thought I was in bad shape! I guess all us old geezers get this stuff,eh? And 6er .......The Doc says to me " Does it hurt when you do this?" Then he says "Well, don't do that"! ;D

    Now........where's me med's? :? ;D :D
     
  3. Zeppelin Rules

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    [quote author=guitarweasel link=topic=15033.msg193659#msg193659 date=1190161559]
    Wow....I thought I was in bad shape! I guess all us old geezers get this stuff,eh? And 6er .......The Doc says to me " Does it hurt when you do this?" Then he says "Well, don't do that"! ;D

    Now........where's me med's? :? ;D :D
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  4. vkgphil

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    vicodin is my friend

    there aint a day with out pain

    :-\

    and yet i lug that damn 100 lb cab and 55 lbs head and sling them big ass pcs of wood called basses

    hey -- its only rock and roll and i like it
     
  5. oldrockfan

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    interesting to hear so many of the players have back issues isn't it? I hope the trend towards smaller amps that still put out great tone continues. I'd love to see a 1x12" all tube combo that cranked out about 40 watts and had a clean/drive/more drive channel with independant gain/volume/3band eq on all channels. Oh and make it weigh in at 40 pounds or less. Yep, that is what is needed and while they are at it, keep the price to around $750 new. Yessir, that is just what my back needs. :coolsmiley:
     
  6. Six String

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    That is interesting ORF............ Lugging the big stuff around all those early years if not the cause of the current Back Spasm Syndrome (BSS) would certainly aggravate the problem. We should go for a grant to research the issue........... ;)

    I find I go with smaller stuff now too, but for some reason it sure doesn't' seem to be much lighter.............. My little mini Vox is more to my liking........

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    Now even I could carry that little vox without worries ;D The mic looks ginormous compared to it!
     
  8. Six String

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    ..... now I just wish I could find one in about a 150 W output.............! ;D
     
  9. vkgphil

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    honey... i shrunk the amp!
     
  10. TNT

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    You need a good back brace Wease. I carry treadmills and the like up and down stairs so I watch out for my back. Watch that Demerol lest ye be like Johnny Cash in the '60s. :(
     
  11. guitarweasel

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    [quote author=TNT link=topic=15033.msg194098#msg194098 date=1190551889]
    You need a good back brace Wease. I carry treadmills and the like up and down stairs so I watch out for my back. Watch that Demerol lest ye be like Johnny Cash in the '60s. :(
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    Thanks T....I have a brace and they only gave me a weeks worth of drugs. But now I have 3 positions! standing, sitting, and laying down! Yay me !!!
     
  12. doveman

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    Hey Weas ...

    I had a serious back problem a few years ago. I was out of commision for weeks. While healing, NOTHING helped the pain ... I could not even sleep through the night. They were giving me some serious medication that was habit forming and it wasn't even making a dent.

    A back specialist recommended (and gave me a prescription for) Neurontin. He described it to me as a drug that basically blocks pain at the nerve synapse ... and as I recall ... not habit forming like the serious pain meds ... that by the way weren't helping much.

    Bottom line: It helped me a lot to get through the 5 weeks. You might ask your doctor about it. I'm going from memory but I do remember being helped ... being thankful ... and wishing I'd have heard about it sooner.

    :)
     
  13. guitarweasel

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    Thanks Dove.....I'll look into that. O0
     
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    Having a disc that likes to slip on me has taught me to take nothing for granted. Even cleaning up after using the bathroom can be horrifying. My doctor just told me all he can do is cut and sew....So....It is the Chiropractor for me. Oh yeah...Tens units as well. Nothing like shocking yourself to mask the pain :crazy2: :idiot:

    Ice....Lots of Ice!!
     
  15. vkgphil

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    heh heh

    chiropractor -- check
    tens -- check (need new leads thou)
    ice -- check
    vicodin -- check
    heat pad -- check
    ibuprophen -- check

    the song remains the same
     
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    just watch that Vicodin Phil, you don't wanna blow out yer liver...
     
  17. oldrockfan

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    i second what daniel says. My mother in law died of complications caused by long term vicodin use after a serious back injury. I'd say short term, fine but for long term use, I would consult with the doctor and read up about vicodin first.
     
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    its been a few years that i have needed em... not every single day but they are avail when i do need the relief

    next time im at the doc i will see whats up. i do get my blood checked every six mos or so, prob what they are lookin at
     
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    Phil, if you only use them as needed and not an every day thing, might be no big deal long as your doc keeps an eye on things. My MIL was taking them every day and for a long time (ie years) for chronic back pain. After seeing the end result with my MIL, I'd just caution anyone who takes vicodin to be really careful not to be tempted to up the prescribed dosage. Won't go into details but will say it can really increase the risk of damage.
     
  20. no prints

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    Just a few exercises every day can eliminate the need for the pain killers. The problem is not being fixed and will quite probably worsen. I got reliant on the pills, too. Easier short term but.
     

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