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So, Mother's Day is off to a good start. We were out working in the garden and I sprained my back. I can barely move! I tried doing some pelvic rocks - NOT a good idea. Besides ice and rest, anyone have any suggestions?
 

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Shout out for Chiromommy!!! Where are you when you're needed in your DDC?!<br><br>
Sorry to hear you're in pain. I like to lie flat on a hard floor and stretch out when my back hurts, not sure if that'll work being so pg though?!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> rest! If its not better in a few day I would suggest seeing a chrio/accupunturist. I love my guy and he comletely seems able and competent to fix all my back/pelvic problems I have been having.
 

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I destroyed my back Friday afternoon painting some furniture. I was hobbling around like an old woman. My husband applied INTENSE pressure to my lower back and it eventually released. Like, he had to put his whole body weight into it. After it started to feel better, I did a ton of cat-cow stretches, and feel 100% better by Saturday evening.<br><br>
Good luck! Mine was a good reminder to pay attention to my posture. I'm officially big enough to start overcompensating!
 

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Yeah, I would echo what pp said - rest, and then see a pro if you can - a chiro, or a really experienced massage therapist. Be cautious with stretching - sometimes the muscles need to heal & rest before they can take any more work.
 

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I eventually called my midwife yesterday because the pain got almost blinding. I felt nauseous and light-headed. She said not to move. Just find a position that I could bear and stay in it until I had to change position. And to see a chiropractor. I literally could not walk. I was crawling around to go to the bathroom and all. I have an appointment with a chiropractor later today. I am able to walk with support from DH today.<br><br>
It's a huge bummer, because I won't be working in the garden anymore - at least until I have the baby. I was even watching my posture - squatting instead of bending. My body just didn't want it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I am off to take a shower with the help of DH. Too bad we aren't showering together for fun!
 
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