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Back Problems, Anyone Help ?

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  • Posted By: bluenose66
  • July 17, 2007
  • 08:05 AM

I've had a 'bad' back for about 20 years but i have managed to get along with it. However for the past 18 months I have been very limited with my range of motion and have had to give up football and golf. I have been diagnosed with DDD and have had facet joint injections that have helped with the pain.
Strange thing is - I was so P*ssed off the other day that I decided to do something stupid and jump on my cycle and do a 3 mile bike ride. After the ride my back definately improved for the rest of the day ??, it felt strong and how it used to feel. But next day back to square one, difficulty getting up out of a chair and very hard to stand for more than half an hour. I do not get any problems in the morning or whilst I am sleeping and I am 41 years of age.
Anybody got any ideas, I am UK based, things are very slow here to sort spinal problems out !!
Cheers...............

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  • Does it feel like there is swelling in the joints of the vertebrae? Moving around disperses the fluid build up and allows you to move freely. Sleeping allows the fuild to build up again. Start the morning with exercise and you will feel better for the rest of the day.
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