I need a massage...!  

Red_Elf 46F  
677 posts
6/14/2017 6:16 pm
I need a massage...!

I don't know how to sit in a chair all day long. My poor back has had quite enough of that crap this week! I've stretched it; I've used my roller. I think I'm going to get a hot pack and center it on my sacroiliac, too, because I'm still dying.

What do you do when your back is bugging you? And how do people sit this long at my age?

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clittywhisperer1 54M
1162 posts
6/14/2017 6:51 pm

as a chiropractor i can assure you thew human body does not respond well to prolonged sitting , it is built to move or it suffers hypoxia, loss of oxygen that leads to muscle and joint damage . movement is the key , yoga works best , moist heat, if not better in a couple days the spine needs realigning and sopecific examination to determine the pattern of weakness , then devise exercise and postural changes to prevent further aggravation , a good nights sleep is not optional. you require 7 hrs rest per 24 hr cycle and 5 continuous hours of rem sleep or permanent damage occurs to cellular function throughout various systems . moving in the chair while sitting can help pelvic rocking , shoulder shrugs , leg lifts ,figiting, head rolls etc. best of luck

Red_Elf replies on 6/14/2017 7:13 pm:
Fortunately, the prolonged sitting is over. I could have taken one day of this, but three days in a row was just crazy...and I was fidgeting...and stretching...and getting up to go to the bathroom often. It was just too many days in a row for someone who is used to getting up and down all day long.

I've rather been here before and I know that, at least for me, I just need to rest it for the evening, and stretch it quite religiously for the next week or so and I will recover. It's just a bit aggravating.

redrockrascal 60M
19750 posts
6/14/2017 6:56 pm

What do you do when your back is bugging you? Get up and walk around, stretch.

how do people sit this long at my age? "at my age" are you trying to suggest you are old?

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

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Red_Elf replies on 6/14/2017 7:14 pm:
I already did those things...and YES! I'm OOOOOLD!

redrockrascal 60M
19750 posts
6/14/2017 7:42 pm

Red_Elf replies on 6/14/2017 8:14 pm:
I already did those things...and YES! I'm OOOOOLD!

Try arnica cream for your back.

You may have Os, but you're a long way from the LD.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Red_Elf replies on 6/14/2017 10:36 pm:

Dick4001567 59M
3939 posts
6/14/2017 8:19 pm

Back problems for me means to get my ass up and stretch it out and maybe crack it or do that old George Jefferson thing and have someone walk on my back to get the kinks out?

Red_Elf replies on 6/14/2017 10:37 pm:
Well, that would require a person wanting to walk on it.

porterpiper1 52F
3739 posts
6/14/2017 9:10 pm

I don't sit for long period of time but I stand about 8 to 10 hours a day, because of my work, sitting in not an option, so I have a lot of back pain from prolong standing, walking and stretching do help but when I do sit down and try to get up it hurt so bad

Red_Elf replies on 6/14/2017 10:38 pm:
Standing too long can be a problem, too!

snowman324 47M
8 posts
6/14/2017 10:21 pm

your in luck i happen to run a spa

Red_Elf replies on 6/14/2017 11:54 pm:
Now THAT sounds amazing!

Ienjoythetaste 70M  
2565 posts
6/15/2017 1:50 am

You need the "Alexander Technique".

It will help you get the correct posture for what ever you are doing.

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Red_Elf replies on 6/16/2017 11:57 am:
Hmmm...I shall investigate this further.

TrucknLuvn 54M/36F  
1594 posts
6/16/2017 1:27 am

My Joey has occasional severe lower back pain and sciatica. Being a truck driver for 25 years will do that to ya. Every few months it will twinge and he's down for the count. It's awful for me to see him in pain like that.

The one thing that does give him some relief and gets him through the day is his Tens Unit. It truly makes a difference for him because it makes the pain bearable.

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Red_Elf replies on 6/16/2017 11:59 am:
Yeah, I've learned to watch for the warning signs in my body, so I caught it before it got that bad. The pain I've got is more warning, "Don't do any more of that shit!" type pain. Well, today I can see some inflammation.

I'm definitely going back to planking...

discreteSteve62 54M  
1950 posts
6/23/2017 2:44 am

My wife has a "C" shaped beanbag sort of thing with a lavender scent. She puts it into the microwave oven for about 3½ minutes, then drapes it around her neck. It helps her a lot. She also gets professional massages periodically, but they're kind of expensive and the massage person she really likes is very difficult to schedule. I try to give her massages too, but my hands wear out too quickly to do much more than mild relaxation. (And sometimes massages turn into other sorts of touching, most often because having me touching her gets her into the mood.)

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