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Old 10-10-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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Anyone have a tried and true method of relieving back spasm pain that doesn't include medication. I'm not a homeopathic type, I just like to drink beer and meds and beer don't mix very well. If I'm going to destroy my liver, I'd rather do it with homebrew. The nagging pain is migrating, so heating pads make it awkward because I'm constantly shifting it around.

I'm too young for this crap. I'm only 33 and in pretty good health. I guess all this rough-housing with my 3yr old around isn't doing me any favors.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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Been a long time since I've had the problem, but I would lay down with two tennis balls on the sides of my spine, right where the pain was.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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Good call. I forgot all about rolling it out. My bro (HUGE Crossfit nut case) always carries around 2 lacrosse balls to roll out tense/sore muscles. I think I have one around somewhere.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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It might be a bit controversial but kratom is actually pretty effective, and you can drink with it too. There's no need to destroy your liver from drinking, just take milk thistle. It's been a while since I read about it but the book I was reading pointed out that taking enough milk thistle actually prevented liver damage even in very heavy drinkers. I get it cut&shredded in a bag and just chew some down daily.

 
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It might be a bit controversial but kratom is actually pretty effective, and you can drink with it too. There's no need to destroy your liver from drinking, just take milk thistle. It's been a while since I read about it but the book I was reading pointed out that taking enough milk thistle actually prevented liver damage even in very heavy drinkers. I get it cut&shredded in a bag and just chew some down daily.
Can't say I've ever heard of either. I'll have to look it up.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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Ever tried a foam roller?
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:03 PM   #7
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Ever tried a foam roller?
Tried it last night. Couldn't get enough pressure on my back with it to make much of a dent in the pain. My son got a kick out of daddy rolling back and forth of a foam noddle though. Had to tell him 3 times that now is not the time to take an airplane ride or play steamroller.
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Noodle or foam roller?
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:09 PM   #9
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It might be a bit controversial but kratom is actually pretty effective, and you can drink with it too. There's no need to destroy your liver from drinking, just take milk thistle. It's been a while since I read about it but the book I was reading pointed out that taking enough milk thistle actually prevented liver damage even in very heavy drinkers. I get it cut&shredded in a bag and just chew some down daily.
Where do you get it? Is it bitter? I want to make a gruit next spring with it..

I have 3 bad discs.. L4, L5 & S1.. I did the cortisone thing 3 times last year and seen no results.. I found hanging actually helps but I hear the inverted hanging is what really works
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Noodle or foam roller?
Just a swim noodle. Thought about sliding a broom handle through the hole to make it stiffer. Might give that a go tonight along with the lacrosse ball.
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