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Discussion on health & safety issues that effect the lawn care, landscaping, tree care, power washing, snow plowing and other trades. Talks of accidents that have occurred and how they could have been prevented. OSHA rules.
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Bruce, Ibuprofen is awesome but it has lost it effect on my back. I could deal with it if I could be productive but I cant even bend when it gets that way. People see me clambering to the ground to fill a mower and the last thing they want is me working for them as they worry about being sued or something. I put out an add today as well. It has yet to be answered but I figured the #1 fastest fix was to hire somone to handle that one duty that hurts me.
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I good way to lesson the damage would be to get a new mattress.

Maybe your mattress is old and warped. Try flipping it to start.


Also take note of your sleeping position. If you rest on your side, put a pillow between your legs to keep your spine aligned.
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My entire bed is only a month old, you make a good point though and that is sleeping position. I sleep on my back. Sometimes even leading on the headboard as every now and then I fall asleep with the laptop on my lap.

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I good way to lesson the damage would be to get a new mattress.

Maybe your mattress is old and warped. Try flipping it to start.


Also take note of your sleeping position. If you rest on your side, put a pillow between your legs to keep your spine aligned.
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I know back pain all to well. 2 years ago I had a herniated disc in my lower back. After an 8 hour surgery to repair it, I am not pain free, but a heck of a lot better off. Running the trimmer bothers me to this day. My back tires quickly. I have found a few things that help when it's really acting up.

1). A back brace, not the cheap ones or the ones you see guys wearing at Lowes or Home Depot, but custom made, girdle type. Not really a fashion statement, but it helps.

2). Massage cushion in my truck for the ride between jobs.

3). Looks strange, but on a really long day, I will pull over in a parking lot and just lay in the back of my truck for a half hour or so.

4). See the Doctor. Many times a does over steroids or a cortisone shot helps.

Sorry to say, you will probably never be 100% again. Just a fact... Learning to live with and deal with the pain is the best thing.

As far as sleeping positions go, try sleeping on your side with a pillow between you knees, it will sometimes help.

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Plus never sit on your wallet!! Doctors orders!
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Alright, this is hilarious/scary!

I woke up this morning with unbearable back pain. I couldn't go to work.

LOL, contagious or what?!?!?!?



I'm so angry haha! I'm going to drug myself up with meds and see what happens.
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So I took my meds right after my last post, I fell asleep. It's now 1:30AM and I'm awake.


My back is still in bad shape, lol. It just doesn't make any sense, talking about a soar back gave me a soar back!!!!!
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I had just posted this on my other forum, so i copyd iyt, im too high to type it again..

*see a doctor..

I was unloading my truck today to go do some estimates and pay bills..

Grabbed up my 8c.ft weelbarrow, and went down, was stuck in the back of my truck praying oh god please help me ..

Got my neibor over to help me and soon figuered out there wasnt going to be any help there, had to call 911 for an ambulance. After 2-3 xrays and an mri, i slipped a disk and it is pinching a nerve from the swelling. Well a few doses of deloitta or whatever it is, and about 9 hours of resting in the hospital, im out and home. Got myself a large script of percocet, and they said if that dont help come back for something stronger. Also muscle relaxers and uhm.. steroid antibiorics or inflamatory medicine, something liek that.. anyhow, I hope Im better by next week

So i could be on more in the days, or if it gets worse i might be out a few days.. Thought id let you guys know,

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Had you given any thought to a trimmer on wheels? I see it tends to be a norm of back pain from most landscapers with most doing heavy manual labor most of their lives.
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Find some lower back exercises on the web and start doing them if you can. Isn't an instant cure but will help in the long run.
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