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Downtown Temple,NH

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ouch and ouch some more (UPDATE)

As previously mentioned, I tweaked my lower back during the strenuous task of tying my shoes prior to a race this weekend. It held up during the race but didn't take long to stiffen up once I finished. By the time I got home I could barely get out of the car.

Ice and Ibuprofen have done nothing to ease the pain. Looking back maybe I should have visited Dr. Guinness instead but I digress. Classic lower back pain. Hurts to sit. Hurts to walk. Can't straighten out my back when I stand. I should just lay in bed for a few days if it didn't suck so much.

A visit to the Chiropractor last night actually gave me some relief but it was short lived and is painfully sore again today. To top it off my vertigo has made a return appearance.

Other than that I feel pretty good!

After suffering through another day at work I finally made the decision to see my doctor this afternoon. Good news is my back pain (and associated muscle spasm) is not the same spot as earlier this year that eventually led to 5 wks on the DL. A big fat love handle (or is that all muscle?) just above my iliac crest is in full spasm this time. Doc gave me an anti-inflammatory injection (Toradol I think he said) in my umm... gluteus maximus. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to walk upright again :-)


Scotty "PHAT" Graham said...

That's to bad Steve. We've all been there. As you know it takes time an rest to get you upright again.

CHRIS J. DUNN said...

You know, it didn't take long before the townsfolk stopped believing that boy. A "Wolfe" you say? Just as I suspected.

Jim Hansen said...

I find it interesting that you get vertigo with the back spasms. That is weird. What did the doctor say about that? I hope that shot works. I am on my third go round with my back (in the past few months)with some sort of spasm. Fortunately this time I can run with it. But, lying down and turning hurts. I don't want a shot!

Steve Wolfe said...

Yep, getting a painful shot in the arse is all part of my evil plan to deceive my competition..whaaaa ha ha ha!!!

I mentioned the vertigo but he didn't seemed all that interested, mostly because there isn't anything he can do for it. 'Something' must be causing it but he claims it just happens...

FYI, the shot provided some relief (I can stand mostly upright now) but generally my back is still sore. Next up the heating pad.