Drugs are good

“Drugs are neat, and you can buy ’em relatively cheap. And when you do ’em people think that you’re cool. And when you do ’em people think that you’re cool.”NOFX, Drugs are good

I gave myself a nice little Lumbar Strain last week as I attempted to do some real work like splitting firewood and staining our house. It may have not been so bad if I hadn’t death marched up Leith Hill, the small 1300m peak behind CHV, with poor hunched over, hands on knees form. I then did a small time trial up Helicopter Hill the next day, where again some poor form was used.

Luckily a quick trip to the doctor in Darfield yielded some Diclofenac (anti inflammatory) and  Baclofen (muscle relaxant = good sleep!). I was amazed how much pain I was in considering nothing was broken, nor was I bleeding, so the little pills are going down a treat at the moment.

I haven’t run for 4 days now and I am starting to go a little (more) crazy with the lack of exercise so I’ll attempt a small run today and see how I hold up.

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One thought on “Drugs are good

  1. There is a lot of confusing information available about back pain. I like to keep things simple by using a quick little test. Try this out. It’ll literally take 1 minute.
    Lie down on your back for 30 seconds with legs extended out, resting on the floor. Now bend your knees so the feet are sitting flat on the floor near your behind for 30 seconds. Which one feels better? If your back pain diminishes with knees bent then your spine has excessive extension stress acting on it. There are simple exercises to correct this. If your spine felt better with legs extended then you have excessive flexion stress acting on your spine. Again this is easily correctable.
    Chronic pain results from a cycle of issues. Anatomical problems feed biomechanical issues which then affect movement habits that reinforce the original anatomical and biomechanical problems. Fixing back pain requires attention to all three levels. It’s quite simple to correct though and outlined this in my book. I’m very successful treating chronic pain and it is likely this information will be the key you’ve been missing to fix your pain. I’ve also posted this test on YouTube, if you’re interested.

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