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How do you apply lotion/medications to your back?

How do you apply lotion/medications to your back? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Apr 6, 2012 - 19 answers

Mindfulness-based back pain--help!

I've recently started doing a sitting meditation, and when I do it in a cross-legged position sitting on a cushion, I'm having pain and sort of a numbness in my right mid back. I don't want to stop doing the sitting meditation--I'm finding it easier to meditate in a sitting position--but it hurts, and I'm worried I'm going to injure myself. [more inside]
posted by supercoollady on Mar 30, 2012 - 25 answers

Ouch!

Walking is making my back hurt. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by chara on Mar 28, 2012 - 17 answers

Back pain from lifting/bending over -- help!

I appeared to have developed a bad back here in my 20s. What can I do? Will it get better and how? [more inside]
posted by strekker on Mar 16, 2012 - 22 answers

Sciatica - be gone!

What is your best advice for long term management of sciatica? What exercises can I do to minimize the possibility of recurrence? What movements or habits should I avoid? [more inside]
posted by Corvid on Mar 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Owmyback

Do I need a a doctor, chiropractor, or morphine dealer? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Feb 24, 2012 - 20 answers

Help me fix my iPhone4

I'm looking to replace the back glass panel of my iPhone 4. The options seem to be cheap ($2-$10) options from Amazon, or $80 from iFixIt. I'm mostly interested in the quality of the glass covering the lens. Mine is tremendously scratched, rendering my camera useless. I'd prefer to not pay $80, but I also don't trust the $2 knock-offs from Amazon. I've heard that the cheap ones have very crappy lens coverings - essentially just plastic wrap, not clear glass at all. Any advice on getting a quality rear backing at a decent price?
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on Feb 21, 2012 - 14 answers

why can't i pull both my knees to my chest?

I started a new yoga class and have found that I am unable to pull my knees to my chest. No one else in the class has this problem and I'm generally fairly limber. What do you think this could be and how can I work on it? [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand on Feb 19, 2012 - 18 answers

How do I not look pregnant?

How do I improve my posture? [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on Feb 17, 2012 - 18 answers

Strange Upper Back Tingling

Strange Upper Back Tingling [more inside]
posted by telsa on Feb 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me help my SO relax her neck and back

My SO's back and neck seem to be permanently tied in knots. She doesn't seem like a tense person, but her muscles indicate otherwise. I can massage her for a while, but it only does so much for her. Can anyone give me suggestions to help her relax her back and neck? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 5, 2012 - 32 answers

Why do the backs of my legs tingle when I'm afraid?

Why do the backs of my legs tingle when I'm scared? [more inside]
posted by facetious on Jan 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Need a crash course in ergonomics.

Advice and a crash course regarding ergonomics (and, to a lesser degree, posture) needed for a young web worker with a Macbook Pro and some signs of RSI. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Jan 16, 2012 - 13 answers

What kind of doctor should I see about my sore neck and back?

What kind of doctor should I see about my neck and back pain? I'm not sure if it's a pinched nerve or muscular. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jan 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Botox for back pain

Have you had Botox injections for back/neck spasms and pain? Tell me about it. [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Jan 14, 2012 - 2 answers

Too Old For A Freaking Booster Seat

Hive mind, I poll your collective wisdom to reccomend me some sort of cushion that I can use for my office chair so I can be closer to the proper height above my desk to avoid computer-related RSIs. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Dec 14, 2011 - 12 answers

"8: I am experiencing a disturbing amount of pain. I might actually be dying. Please help."

Can you help me cope with my utterly terrible back and leg pain? I'm at my wits end, so I'm looking for any and all suggestions - physical or mental. [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Dec 7, 2011 - 43 answers

Help! I think twisted my back out of alignment again after a chiropractic adjustment and they're closed for the weekend!

Help! I think twisted my back out of alignment again after a chiropractic adjustment and they're closed for the weekend! Also, any advice about constant lower back pain? [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Oct 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Bent but not broken, cracked but not croakin'?

Yesterday, as I was bending over to plug something in, I sneezed really hard and popped about 4 vertebrae all at once right in the middle of my back. Right in the spot where I carry all my tension. It felt absolutely amazing and a little dangerous. Is it possible to safely and regularly replicate that release of tension on my own, say once a day? How?
posted by carsonb on Sep 13, 2011 - 22 answers

Best way to remove back hair in 2011?

Best way to remove back hair in 2011? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2011 - 12 answers

My mother never told me to stand up straight.

How do you improve your posture as an adult after a lifetime of slouching? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Sep 1, 2011 - 33 answers

Back pain and fun exercises for prevention

Help me prevent long term low pack pain/sprains with activities more fun than typical stretching and exercise. [more inside]
posted by 4Lnqvv on Aug 22, 2011 - 6 answers

What would you do if you felt you were the subject of untrue gossip?

What would you do if you feel you're being gossiped about? [more inside]
posted by Fenshwee on Aug 19, 2011 - 25 answers

What's causing my joint pain?

Help me work out the cause of joint pain over the last two weeks. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Aug 16, 2011 - 12 answers

Alexander or Acupuncture?

If you've tried Alexander technique or acupuncture for neck or back pain, did they work? [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Jul 28, 2011 - 12 answers

Help with back pain

I'm a 25 year old guy and quite tall (6'6). I often sit down for much of the workday. I also bike and walk everywhere (I don't drive). In recent weeks I've been experiencing some back pain. This evening, upon leaving work, I began experiencing the worst sustained back pain I've ever felt. Hard to bend over, painful to walk, or do much of anything. It has been hurting for 3 hours now. I'm going to call the doc tomorrow, but does anyone know of a good mattress to buy for such an ailment? (Mine is awful, sags in the middle, etc.) Or anything else I can do?
posted by LeonBernstein on Jul 19, 2011 - 19 answers

get deposit on house back

Are we entitled to our deposit for a house we put an offer on but canceled the sale due to the electrical wiring? [more inside]
posted by ljs30 on Jul 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Strange pain in rib cage

Help needed for a friend who is experiencing intermittent pain in his rib cage. [more inside]
posted by katy song on Jul 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Football virgin! Help!

I'm going to be a sophomore in high school, and I wanna play football for the first time. What do I need, and what should I expect? Practice starts in 6 weeks. [more inside]
posted by sizzil34 on Jun 30, 2011 - 11 answers

How to correct exaggerated spine curvature

For those of you who have had success with treating kyphosis and the like: I have postural kyphosis. I do a lot of muscle exercises and stretching to correct my posture and have actually gained 1.5 inches in height but my spine still has a very exaggerated curve. I think I have the muscular side covered but are there any skeletal manipulations I could be doing ie. chiro adjustments that will help lessen the exaggerated curvature? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Jun 27, 2011 - 4 answers

"Natural high" = good, right?

I've recently discovered that when I stretch backwards with my arms above my head while holding my breath, I sometimes get a super-trippy laughing-gassy lightheaded rush for about (no longer than) ten seconds. So: How bad is this for me? Am I killing loads of brain cells?
posted by Jonathan Harford on Jun 14, 2011 - 6 answers

What did I do to my back?

Help! I think I seriously messed up my back. About a week ago, I jumped on a giant indoor trampoline and since then my back has been really bothering me. It's my mid-back, hurts most when I walk, run, or jump. It doesn't feel like the muscle. Should I see a regular doctor? Chiropractor? Is there any home care that I should be doing? I am worried that it's not improving. Thanks so much!
posted by Equiprimordial on Jun 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Why does my lower back hurt?

Why does my lower back hurt and what can I do about it? I took a trip to Asia 2 days ago, and now while laying down my lower back (and hips) is incredibly painful, but other times it doesn't hurt. It feels like it's being pulled apart when I lay down in ANY position. It seemed like the plane trip is somehow what aggravated it.
posted by Patrick Leo on Jun 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Anti-fatigue Mattress?

Those anti-fatigue mats and bead seat covers really work. I guess the uneven surface keeps the muscles stimulated. Is there anything like this for a mattress or mattress cover for my bed? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on May 27, 2011 - 4 answers

Oh! My (previously) aching back!

In seven days I will be having back surgery: laminectomy, fusion, and fixation. Yesterday, I attended the "Back on Track" class that the hospital provides for those about to have surgery. They stressed the BLTPP rules: NO Bending, Leaning, Twisting, Pushing, or Pulling. What are YOUR best tips and tricks (and best kept secrets) for adhering to these rules for my next few months? PLEASE add any suggestions on how to make my life (and my wife's life!) easier during the recovery time. Any and all ideas are welcome! [Yep, I know YANMD, but I hope you have good ideas.]
posted by Drasher on May 18, 2011 - 11 answers

What do you know about back injuries/treatments/etc?

Back injury = drugs, discs, and MRIs?? Oh my! [more inside]
posted by itsacover on May 12, 2011 - 23 answers

Help me with my decorating issues!

Please help me find a desk chair that will help ease my lower back pain and look pretty, too! [more inside]
posted by backwards compatible on May 6, 2011 - 9 answers

YANAD/YANMD – Was I mis-diagnosed?

Last Thursday and Friday I had really bad pain in my back on the right side, in the middle – just about where the ribcage ends. I had a low-grade fever on Friday evening. On Saturday morning I decided that the pain was bad enough to necessitate a trip to an Urgent Care facility, as my doctor does not have weekend hours. [more inside]
posted by sleepykitties on Apr 26, 2011 - 11 answers

How should I sit up in bed?

How should I sit up in bed? [more inside]
posted by inbetweener on Apr 24, 2011 - 5 answers

My friends say "omg, your outfit is so cute!...NOW STRAIGHTEN YOUR BACK!"

My posture has become even worse (if that's possible)! How can I improve it? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Mar 27, 2011 - 25 answers

aching back

Chronic low-level lower back pain? Short-term solutions? [more inside]
posted by wandering_not_lost on Mar 27, 2011 - 25 answers

and when you're only 23 it's not attractive to complain about your sore back

I have pain in my neck/shoulder. It's partially from computer use but becomes most intense when I draw. I need advice on better ergonomic setups as well as safe exercises I could do to strengthen those muscles, or anything else I might do to reduce this sort of pain. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Mar 27, 2011 - 16 answers

Crippling, baffling upper-back pain

Hey, for the third time in the last ten years or so the same part of my upper back has decided to cause me a spectacular amount of pain and discomfort for the last five days or so. The pain is all on the right side of my upper back, going up my neck to the base of my skull, accompanied with numbness in my shoulder and all down my right tricep, sometimes all the way down to my fingers. Along with the pain I'm nauseous half the time, possibly as a result of the pain itself. Sleeping, working and doing anything at all beyond moaning is really difficult, and the application of heat and cold has only helped temporarily. Last time I just took over-the-counter back meds for a week until I could get off the couch, and then a bit later went to a chiropractor who identified a problem in my upper spine and assured me he could fix it if I came around every week for the next 20 years and signed over my paycheque. This time I'm going to go to a proper doctor, but can anyone take a guess at what may be wrong and what sort of doctor I should try to see? Thanks!
posted by Antexit on Mar 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Weight lifters/sedentary employees; after a lower-back injury, did you ever feel the same?

Weight lifters/sedentary employees; after a lower-back injury, did you ever feel the same? [more inside]
posted by dflemingecon on Mar 14, 2011 - 25 answers

Yarrrrr, my spine be curved, and so be my chair?

I switched jobs about a month ago, and since then, my back has been killing me. Help me be more comfortable. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jan 21, 2011 - 15 answers

"Oh, yeah, right there" - exeunt

I'm worried about my girlfriend seeing a chiropractor. [more inside]
posted by converge on Jan 16, 2011 - 28 answers

The easy way to sit up in bed.

I am looking to get one of those seatbacks that you can put in your bed, that will allow you to sit up in bed with minimal effort. Let me clarify - this is not a recliner. It's almost as if someone took a car seat and cut the tush part off, but added a bit near the bottom for stability. What is the offical term for them, and where can I find them?
posted by Sully on Jan 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Copy of Palin's takebackthe20.com website?

Did anybody download a copy of Palin's www.takebackthe20.com/candidates website before she took it down? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Jan 8, 2011 - 7 answers

My neck, my back... (they both hurt, not THAT song)

Help me end my intense back and neck pain and figure out the best way to go about doing it! [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Jan 3, 2011 - 10 answers

I am looking for the best information about hip flexibility.

I am looking for a web site or book that someone here can recommend detailing ALL major stretches for the hips and lower body that also shows anatomical diagrams of exactly what is being stretched by the stretches. I have seen some good stuff on the net, but i am looking for a complete list with anatomical diagrams. If it is only hips, thats OK too. Thank You. [more inside]
posted by StUdIoGeEk on Dec 28, 2010 - 5 answers

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