Injured my lower back

I was brushing my dog yesterday, she's a Setter, so quite strong. She had a lot of matted fur that I couldn't do anything with, so I had to cut it out, which she hates. She kept pulling me around, and now my lower back is really painful. she was literally running away from me when I was trying to cut clumps out, and dragging me along.

I was due to do w2r3 this morning, but have had to delay it, as I don't want to injure myself any further. I've had a microwave hot bag on it, and also pit some voltarol on it. Can anyone suggest things to make it heal quicker?

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  • Ice is good to take inflammation down. Hope it settles soon for you.๐Ÿ™‚

  • Good Morning,

    Ouch, as someone who also suffers with lower back problems I empathise with you.

    I can honestly say rest is the best way I find to recover. For me that doesn't mean lying down though as I'll seize up completely if I do not stay mobile so I still try to go for very gentle walks, have soaks in hot baths, alternate heat and cold packs on the area but if it's still really painful in a couple of days please go and see your GP for a proper examination and advice.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery,

  • These days when my back hurts... I go for a run! On a nice soft surface and take it gently.

    But 'bad backs' come in 1001 varieties, you're a beginner and it really depends what you've done. J9_54 is absolutely right about keeping moving but gently.

    I like a TENS machine.

    Sympathies on the dog grooming... I use a *lot* of dog kibble.

  • Poor you, ice rest and some movement - but think old floss slow and steady no trapezes... looking forward to you getting back in and on. Good luck with the back healing

  • It will heal in its own time and you will know when it feels okay:)

    Keep moving very gently so you do not to stiffen up...maybe some gentle walks... don't run with pain :)

  • Not good, ibuprofen and gentle movements. In regards to setter we have 2 Irish and the boy is the worst for untangling and tick removal. It's like wrestling a bear.

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