I injured my back and have no insurance.
December 17, 2005 5:18 PM Subscribe
I fell on slipper stairs and hurt my back. ouch!
posted by freudianslipper to health & fitness (13 answers total)
Sorry to do one of these "see a doctor" questions but here goes:
My gf's stairs on her porch are wood and during this time of the year in Seattle it gets pretty icy. So leaving the house one night about a week ago i fell and my butt landed on the sidewalk and my back hit the bottom step. It seems to be one of the lower vertebra that I hit. The pain has gotten better but still noticable.
I still feel that it's just a bad bruise. there's no discoloration or swelling. Just pain when I sit or bend over. It's not unbearable but still painful. Getting in and out of the drivers seat hurts, sitting at the computer for long periods of my time (my job and hobby) hurts as well.
I don't have health insurance but don't feel that anything is broken. So my question is: Is there anything I should be or shouldn't be doing? Exercise? Stretches? Meds?
I think we will be throwing some kitty litter on the steps soon. And if I can I may try and see a doctor. The floor is open. thanks!