November 26th, 2007


Bad back! No back bacon for you!

Last night, sometime after dinner and before I went to bed, I developed some severe lower back pain. Starting in a spot at the upper left of my pelvis and radiating to both sides, and shooting down my leg a la sciatica. I don't recall lifting anything heavier than the baby or anything else that might've caused it.

Normally, when this happens, I know the exact cause (me doing something stupid like lifting something heavy with my back rather than my knees), and I can take some acetaminophen or ibuprofen, stretch out the kinks enough to lay flat, slap a cold pack under me (heat makes the pain last longer), and I'm fine enough to completely control the pain with OTC meds the next day or two and the pain subsides completely after that. (The last time it happened was about two weeks ago, after hefting leaf bags into the wheelbarrow first to be stored in the shed until trash day, then to be hauled out to the street.)

Not this time. Collapse )

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