The Let Kev at your Back thread


#1881

Swim twice a week with the little fella. Love it. Guessing a pulled muscle. Will stretch and walk a bit more over the next couple of weeks.

Probably time for an MOT anyway so will book a full medical.


#1882

Sounds like Muscle spasms. Go to GP & get anti inflammatories or if really bad some Valium to help relax muscles.

Don’t leave any fucking chancers at your back.


#1883

But take advice from internet nutters


#1884

Some worse than others.


#1885

Thought I was having a heart pains a few years back. Into the Blackrock clinic for the day.,.€500 later found out I had a pulled muscle by sticking my arms out and falling towards the wall…Least I got a fiddle around the prostrate and learned recreational drugs was no concern to them…


#1886

Do theses daily and the back pain will be a thing of the past


#1887

Cheers. Whatever it takes


#1888

Go easy on the stretching! Walk like fuck.barefoot on damp grass will do wonders


#1889

You sound ideal for a few medical professional to rob blind for a while.

No doubt surgery will be suggested at some point.


#1890

I don’t even have a Dr Kev. MOT was a years ago, certainly won’t be getting knifed unless totally necessary.

I just think an MOT isn’t a bad thing. Two lads I worked with 50 somethings, found out they’d cancer, one liver, one prostrate from yearly check ups. Both fine now, made me think.

I didnt realise 50-65 was the dodgy years for blokes. Maybe 65 onwards but Jaysus 50!! …scary…


#1891

Well ya if you get thru that you are generally healthy. But stresses generally reduce too. I those ages people are often worried about wealth, kids issues more a factor, your own mortality etc. Stress is the real killer, in fact any inflammation.
Learning how to counteract inflammation of the brain, gut and muscle tissues really is the key to health. Avoid inflammation as best as ypu can obviously. But then have strategies to counter act any inflammation

Massive correlation between strength and many life long factors.
Mortality
Disease avoidance
Sex life.

Everything enhanced by strength


#1892

Too much sitting down, happens us all. Get walking.


#1893

Strength training and walking (with some hills) = key to life


#1894

Walk backwards for a few minutes a few of times a day, walk sideways with large steps, do in the pool for better results,

I had the same issue recently @Ebeneezer_Goode, I was bent over and it was agony getting in and out of bed or the car, gave 240 Euro in total to a physio who had me in traction and on electric impulses, felt it was a waste of time,
Rest and a few basic exercises, look for a back pain yoga class or research a few appropriate yoga balances

But seriously, find a long stretch somewhere quiet and try the backwards and sideways walking


#1895

That fixed your back?


#1896

It would have gotten better anyway but of all the things that were done to me or that were suggested for me to do I felt it was the most beneficial in straightening me up,
Just a suggestion


#1897

The lower back is a curse on mankind.


#1898

Im going to start walking around the office here backwards and sideways. Ill let you know how I get on although. Id say the rest of the office will probably think Im pissed.


#1899

Stretching is mist often a disaster and solves nothing. Short term release.

If you don’t decompress and then strength you are at nothing. Hanging and letting your vertebrae move back to the heir more natural position is a start.

Contralateral exercises like Deadbug and bird dogs help alot. But general Trunk stability is key.

Yoga can be and disaster too. Can be good but has to be a really good instructor who understands back health and strength.


#1900

No sitting and being lazy cunts is the curse