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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

Help me decide how to handle this accident ... Please!

Car Accident Filter: I was rear-ended this week and while I know you are not my insurance agent, doctor or my lawyer, I would greatly appreciated help on what to do next. (More inside) [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Dec 17, 2010 - 17 answers

You scratch my back... but only right there, please

Help me figure out if I am alone in having 'hot spots' on my back, neck and feet where I prefer to be scratched. [more inside]
posted by Encipher on Nov 24, 2010 - 17 answers

Step = ow!

What can I do for my lower back pain while I'm traveling in a foreign country? [more inside]
posted by ManyNinjas on Nov 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Sweetie, Mommy's incapicitated today.

I threw out my back pretty badly. My ability to move is limited to a low shuffle. I am also home with my two year old. What can I do with him today? [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Oct 27, 2010 - 28 answers

Gentle strengthening exercises

I'm after some exercises to strengthen my legs and lower back. [more inside]
posted by humpy on Oct 25, 2010 - 15 answers

You gotta be kidney me!

Lower achy back pain: something actually wrong with the spine or something with the kidneys? I know YANMD and I AM frantically trying to get an appointment, just...anyone else experienced this? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Oct 21, 2010 - 16 answers

back seeks stable lying

I am suffering through Insufferable Mattress Syndrome and it's taking a toll on my back. I am doing downward-facing dog and some other back-happy yoga routines morning and night but it doesn't seem to be really helping. Can anyone suggest a mattress topper that would offer a little more oomph for a single bed that is also available in Great Britain? I can't get rid of the mattress...
posted by parmanparman on Oct 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me get my back back.

Facebook is showing a naked picture of my back (with a distinctive tattoo) on one of their banner ads. I did not authorize and do not like this. What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Streches for the lowest of the lower back

I have the wrong kind of tight ass. Please help it. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Sep 15, 2010 - 18 answers

Lower back pain + new week-long teaching gig. Help?

Intense lower back pain, and he's going to be flying out of town and standing all day (teaching) in a relatively new job all next week. It's Saturday, and he leaves for Rochester tomorrow. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Sep 11, 2010 - 27 answers

don't fear the taxman

Anyone know what interest rate that the IRS charges on back taxes? Can't find this info anywhere. Thanks.
posted by bunny hugger on Aug 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Why do I have to have two MRI's?

I need an MRI of both my lower back and my left knee. The lady in scheduling told me I will have to be in the MRI for 40 minutes for my back, and then I'll come out and then have to go right back in for another 40 minutes for my knee. This doesn't seem right. Why can't I stay in the MRI machine for 40 minutes and then have my back and knee imaged at the same time? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jul 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Can I improve chances of spasm not occurring?

Help! Will anything stop a back spasm coming on after a likely trigger? [more inside]
posted by Flitcraft on Jul 12, 2010 - 9 answers

DO WANT. Now what?

How can I back up my save files on my 360 so I can transfer them to a new console? [more inside]
posted by bookwo3107 on Jun 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Should I get another bachelors degree?

I have a bachelors degree in philosophy. I wasn't a great student. My career path seems to be boring and unpredictable. I want a job where I can use my brain and be a part of pushing the world into a techno-utopia. Do I need a new bachelors degree? How will the admissions process go for me? How can I prove to myself that I can do my degree well? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Have you had any experience with herniated disc back surgery? What should I expect?

Hey everybody, I asked about my leg pain/sciatica and got a lot of helpful answers last time. This is a followup on the same topic. I recently got an MRI back that says I have "There is a large extradural mass extending posterior to the L4-5 or L5-S1 intervertebral discs most likely L5-S1. This likely reflects an extruded disc fragment from a disc herniation. There is extensive effacement of the right S-1 nerve root. This extends up to the level of the L4-5 disc. Diffuse central disc bulging is present at L3-4. No compression fractures or other bony abnormalities are identified." My chiropractor said that I have the next to worse kind of herniated disc and that it is "leaking" and putting pressure on the nerve. He was anti-surgery last time, but after seeing the MRI said that is pretty much my only treatment option at this point for relief. I am having horrible leg pain and am on pain killers pretty consistently. I am mildly freaked out about surgery, but I need to get back on track with my life. Please help me get a better understanding if you have any experience. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by gibbsjd77 on Jun 8, 2010 - 20 answers

Oh! my back

Help me find a doctor in Seattle to go to about my back pain. Difficulty: someone covered by my Premera Blue Cross insurance. [more inside]
posted by Cogito on May 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Steal from the back and give to the abs??

Tips/ideas for abdominal muscle exercises that won't exacerbate back pain in someone prone to it? [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Apr 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Got my back?

I just threw my lower back out picking up my baby. Lots of pain in the lower back generally. Didn't hear a pop...it just seemed like my muscles seized up suddenly. This has never happened to me before, and need information on what I need to be doing. [more inside]
posted by murrey on Apr 15, 2010 - 25 answers

Thunderbird emails being replied to wrong address

Email replies going to a different address than the one sent from in Thunderbird. [more inside]
posted by LillyBird on Mar 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Can I fix my upper back?

How do I heal my upper back? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Mar 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me get a gorgeous upper body

Help me fix my ugly back and upper arms. And gosh why are these pushups killing my lower back? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Mar 7, 2010 - 16 answers

passive or idiot-proof posture improvement?

I have bad posture, but I'm not sure how to get it right. Looking for passive or idiot-proof tools/tricks for posture improvement. [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Feb 16, 2010 - 33 answers

turned on tingles

My lower back tingles when I get turned on or frightened; does yours? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Feb 11, 2010 - 27 answers

How can I use a desktop computer while lying down?

How can I use a desktop computer while lying down in order to avoid severe back pain? [more inside]
posted by freecellwizard on Feb 9, 2010 - 15 answers

Please help me find this magazine article

Where can I find an online edition of a Cycle World magazine article without ordering a copy of the entire magazine from the archive? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Jan 21, 2010 - 2 answers

Easier way to walk baby

How can I help my energetic baby to walk, without breaking my back?! [more inside]
posted by Blackwatch on Jan 6, 2010 - 28 answers

Mac photo backup to jump drive

I have a low end MacBook with Tiger OS. I have some 2500 photos that I want to back up on a flash/jump drive. I can't seem to do it. I can back up to a disk but not the jump drive. The jump drive is a Kingston and is supposed to work with Macs.
posted by psc1860 on Dec 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Sudden intense back/rib cage pain?

Medical question: I'm a 17 year old male and last night my rib cage and upper back began to hurt like never before. I thought a night of sleep of help, but it hasn't. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by Taft on Dec 12, 2009 - 27 answers

The Subway vs. My Back

Is the subway causing my body to hurt? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Nov 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Help me strengthen my trapezius....

Weightlifting/strength training filter: what exercises do you recommend to strengthen/build up the trapezius muscle? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Oct 30, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me find useful yoga and/or pilates DVDs.

Can you tell me about your experiences with pilates or yoga in regards to lower back pain? DVD or CD recommendations especially helpful. [more inside]
posted by rosethorn on Oct 26, 2009 - 18 answers

Help me stop stomach sleeping.

How do I stop sleeping on my stomach? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Oct 11, 2009 - 12 answers

What is the best way to adjust to a new mattress?

MattressHackingFilter: I recently upgraded from a fairly firm queen sized mattress to a king-sized soft pillow-top (Simmons Beautyrest). While laying down feels noticeably different (and pretty damn comfy), I do wake up with some back pain, most notable a tightness in my upper back and in the shoulders towards the neck. Are there any quick-and-cheap solutions (besides returning it) that can alleviate the pain? Is this just my body adjusting or am I S.O.L.?
posted by miasma on Aug 24, 2009 - 10 answers

Can I get my money back?

The AC of my Mercedes Benz 2002 stopped working so we took it to a well known Used Car Dealership for a check up. They charge me $150.00 just for the check up and gave me an estimate of about $3,000 to fix it (basically they said all the system had to be replace it). I didn’t want to spend that kind of money so we took it one of those ‘basic repair shop’ chains and they fixed it by changing a $25.00 sensor. I want my $150.00 back, I live in Florida and don't know if I am entitled to a refund? If I am, what is the best way to ask for it? I’m pissed at them but I want to behave civilized and effective.
posted by 3dd on Aug 24, 2009 - 24 answers

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