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Back pain - August 3rd 2013, 01:52 PM

I suffer with fairly bad back pain and I need some ways to make it a bit better. I don't want to go to the doctors because I already know what's causing the pain and I know all they'll do is give me tablets, and I can't swallow tablets anyway. The mattress I sleep on is broken and so is causing my back to hurt. I know it's the mattress because if I sleep elsewhere, my back is absolutely fine the next day. I can't get a new mattress at the moment, I'm not sure on the exact reasons but I know my parents have tried and failed. It's a couple of months until I move out, but I can't deal with the pain every day for that long.

I take asprin to try and make it hurt less but it's becoming less effective. Today I'm trying my best not to cry because no position I sit it makes it hurt less. Are there any simple techniques I can use to help my back a bit? Like I said, I don't see the point of seeing a doctor because I know a new mattress would help, I just cant get one of those. Plus, it seems pointless getting a new mattress when my bed is being trashed soon anyway. Anything that might help is welcome. Sorry to bug people.


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Re: Back pain - August 3rd 2013, 03:39 PM

You can do exercises to strengthen your core, and that'll take some of the strain off of your back.



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Re: Back pain - August 3rd 2013, 03:47 PM

I have back problems too have you tried sleeping on top of some thick blankets or pillows? Putting a sleeping bag on top of your bed might help too. One thing I have is a foam pad that goes on top of the mattress. it's comfy
   
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