Darn it! My back is bad again! It was pretty good for most of the summer, but I guess I haven’t been quite as active in the last few weeks so it’s started hurting me again!
Yesterday I went outside to do a little gardening and to water the front and back gardens and pretty much as soon as I stepped outside, before I even did any work, my back started hurting. Same thing this afternoon – my husband and I went outside to sit on the patio and I took some pictures and as soon as I started working with my camera – bending in odd ways, my back started screaming!
Earlier this year I found out that I have a slipped disc in my lower back and it’s pinching a nerve. Pretty much anytime I lean forward (especially for an extended period of time) my back starts to ache because that position pinches the nerve even more than when I’m standing straight or leaning back. My left leg, to just below my knee, has been numb since January … it will probably be more numb than usual this evening.
I’m actually still outside on the patio, typing away from the garden, but once I go inside I think I’ll have to lie down and put some heat on my back.
Do any of you have bad backs as well? What do you do to make your back feel better?