Ouch! How to cope with pain?
September 13, 2010 5:59 AM Subscribe
How do I cope emotionally with severe lower back pain?
I have seen a doctor, and they said that I am doing all the right things, but it will be between 2 to 10 weeks before it stops.
In the meantime, everything
really, really hurts. Cuddling my partner. Standing. Walking. Grocery shopping. Driving. Going to the laundromat. Making the bed....
posted by Hot buttered sockpuppets to health & fitness (32 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Ten days ago, I was kicked accidentally (and it really was an accident) by a total stranger.
Ever since, I have been in pain.
I've had xrays and seen a doctor and it's all good - it's just a muscle thing, and it should go away with rest, physio, massage, gentle exercise etc etc etc.
But in the mean time, I am in so much pain.
It's getting to the point that I am almost in tears about the pain and limited mobility every day.
And I am so angry that I didn't get the stranger's details... they have no idea how much pain/medical expenses they caused me, and I have no way of getting in touch.
Not that I would neccessarily have sought my medical expenses... but it would be nice to have them know what the impact of their actions was, so that they will be more careful in future, and not injure someone else.