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 Help i've pull my back out and it hurt's like hell what can i do to help with the pain any idea please

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My back went out......I'm stuck flat on my back..what do I do..?
My back tends to go out and when it does I have this very strong pain in my lower left hand side of my back next to the spine almost where the discs are located and I can't move my legs without feeling pain. How can I make it go away, the only thing I can do is lay on my back or my stomach...help...
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I don't need an ambulence or to go to the dr's it usually will get better, but I want to know of other things I can do that will ease the pain..

Stephanie F
You can take muscle relaxers, but that will only help the relax your muscles and help with the pain. You should see a chiropractor to fix the problem. I see one and he really does help. You need to put ice to keep the swelling down. You can take some pain relievers to help with your pain. Again, I would encourage you to see a chiropractor. They take x-rays before they actually touch you and they ask questions. They will not just start manipulation until they see the x-rays. They will also give you exercises as you get better to help strengthen the muscles so it doesn't happen again.

Here is more on chiropractic care: Introduction to selecting a chiropractor
Similar to selecting any health care practitioner, finding the right chiropractor can be a complex decision. Finding a good chiropractor can be particularly difficult because chiropractic is a profession with an unusually large variety of practice philosophies and techniques.

A good place to start is to ask a primary care physician for names of chiropractors who appear to be competent and trustworthy. It is also beneficial to ask friends, co-workers and neighbors for recommendations. It is best to exercise some caution, however, because one person’s definition of a good chiropractor may be quite different another’s. In general, if multiple resources recommend the same chiropractor, chances are good that the chiropractor is reliable.

While recommendations can be quite valuable, it is also important to find a practitioner who can meet one’s own specific needs. Asking the right questions can help ensure that there is a good fit. Below are guidelines of questions to ask when interviewing a chiropractor than can help assess the skills, qualifications and style of the chiropractor. Before starting treatment with a chiropractor, it is usually best to conduct a telephone interview or request an office consultation to find out how he or she practices.

Chiropractor technique
There are many different approaches to treating a person through chiropractic. Some chiropractors adjust with their hands, while others use various instruments. Additionally, some chiropractors adjust “deeper” while others have a lighter touch. This is a very individual preference by both the doctor and the patient. Some patients prefer the immediate feeling of relief offered by the “joint popping” type of manipulation while others cringe at the mere thought, and request a low-force type of technique.

Questions to ask:

What techniques does the chiropractor use and why?

Does the chiropractor use his or her hands or an instrument for the manipulation?

Does the chiropractor employ deeper, joint-popping adjusting or low force adjusting?

How much experience does the doctor have with patients who have the same types of problems as yours?

It should be a warning sign to stay away if any practitioner claims to be the only one with a “special new technique” that no other chiropractor can use. Also, if after the first visit, the Chiropractor claims to be able to “cure” various conditions such as diabetes, cancer, or some other long-term, chronic condition, another choice may be appropriate. Similarly, if a long term treatment plan such as 3-time per week adjustments for 6-12 months, 2 times per week for another 6-12 months, and 1 time a week for 6-12 or more months, this is a strong warning sign of unrealistic forecasting.

Chiropractic case management
Depending on the nature and extent of the specific back problem, a few visits to the chiropractor should help the patient feel noticeably better. Within one to four weeks, the pain should be typically be reduced by 40 - 80%, and the frequency of visits should decrease as the patient’s pain and function improves.

Good chiropractors do everything in their power to help their patients feel better as fast as possible with as few treatments as necessary, and also give advice on how to avoid future problems by implementing an exercise approach and weaning care to an as needed plan. In general, in the absence of progressive worsening of a condition in spite of care, a common treatment plan is 3 times per week for 2 to 4 weeks and re-evaluate. If improvement is noted, a tapering of treatment frequency is appropriate while introducing a self-help, home-based exercise program. If the patient is not getting relief after the first 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the specific case, the chiropractor should recommend a referral to another practitioner – either another chiropractor or another type of spine specialist, such as a physiatrist, physical therapist, pain medicine specialist or spine surgeon.

Questions to ask the chiropractor:

What is the chiropractor’s typical practice pattern or treatment program?

What services does the chiropractor offer? Some chiropractors offer additional services such as massage, exercise instruction, rehabilitation and strength training, and nutritional counseling.

What is the chiropractor’s recommendation if the treatment doesn’t seem to help? A good chiropractor will recommend that the patient consult another practitioner if these or other methods of treatment (such as medications or surgery) are indicated.

It is advisable to avoid practitioners who tend to find the same thing wrong with every patient and treat every patient identically. Also, beware of any chiropractor who recommends a lengthy (e.g. 3, 6, or 12-month) treatment plan after the first or second consultation.

Chiropractor education and qualifications
Doctors of chiropractic undergo a four year degree program, and most states now require an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in science prior to admission to chiropractic university. In chiropractic universities, the first two years are focused on basic sciences coursework, after which the training focuses on diagnosis related courses (pathology, pathophysiology, etc.) and manual medicine or manipulation (use of hands) as an alternative to drugs or surgery.

Some chiropractors also pursue post-graduate diplomat programs in various specialties, such as orthopedics, sports medicine, rehabilitation, neurology and other disciplines.

Chiropractors need to be licensed to practice in their state, and need to have completed the National Board examinations. In addition to Part 1 and Part 2, Part 3 of the National Boards is necessary if the chiropractor plans to use physiological therapeutics in practice. Part 4 of the National Boards tests three practical skill areas, including diagnostic imaging, chiropractic technique and case management. In some states, Part 4 may be utilized in place of a state-specific practical examination.

Questions to ask:

What chiropractic school did the chiropractor graduate from?

Does he or she have a bachelor’s degree?

Where did he or she complete undergraduate/prerequisite schooling?

How many years has the chiropractor been in practice?

Does the chiropractor have a post-graduate specialty?

Has the chiropractor completed National Boards through level 2 (or 3) and become licensed in the state?

There is more on the website, just too much to put on here.

try ice or moist heat and go c a chiropractor

When you go to the doc what does he do for you or give you to take?

I am kinda against medicine in this case... it just takes away the symptoms for the time being & doesn't really heal you.

You need to find out what is causing your back to go out ... and heal the problem not the symptoms.

Whenever I had a pain in my back that I couldn't heal myself I went to my OMD (oriental medical doctor) ... she was an acupuncturist. (I say this in the past, because she recently retired).
The last time I went to her with horrfic pains in my back, she said it was related to my liver and stomach and treated me for that (with acupuncture) ... my pain went away after one treatment, and hasn't returned.

Not all acupuncturists are OMDs. I highly recommend you do some research before going to any acupuncturist to find out how qualified they are.

Janice 10
Call 911 A.S.A.P and get in to be checked, for back pain herniated disks don't show up on X-rays so request a MRI. Hope your feeling better soon.

Call an ambulance and go to the doctor. They will give you something I'm sure.

Call 911. See a good surgeon. What else can you do? What kind of life is that?

You are too young for this, you should seek medical attention promptly (just read your other info)

Ivallinen Roisto
I hate going to see a doctor as much as you do and more than most, but really, if it's that bad and it's causing severe pain in the extremities, that's the only option left. It's not exactly the same, but I've let a neck injury go untreated, and all I'll say is that not being able to move my neck for a month wasn't fun. You know it's bad, you know it's recurring, and you know it won't get better all that easily or soon, and by the sounds of it, it's actually getting worse. See a doc. You'll be better off.

Hhmmmn...where do you live?

The first thing you need to do is see a doc to find out what the problem is ie: a pinched nerve or herniated disk or just what. The doc will probably prescribe a muscle relaxer and prescription pain killers and maybe order some therapy for you. Back pain is not something to be taken lightly as left untreated it can leave you disabled. I have friend who is now disabled due to chronic back problems.

I would take two or three tylenol or Ibprophen.
Next have good nutrition. No cola drinks.Drink lots of milk. And whole wheat cereal. There is healing when eating those grains.

Next grease your back with vicks.Or have someone do it for you.

Next use your heating pad. And lay on it, where it hurts. (lift up clothing to feel the heat)

And rest that whole day. Don't do anything. every now and then vicks back again. And Keep it warm. I forgot one more thing, when you are lieing down. Make sure you have pillow under your knees to take pressure off.

When you feel better to sit put a couple of pillows on the couch.And sit against them to keep your spine straight which adds support to your back. KEEP IT WARM!

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