Well, I’m glad I complained about my back injury here, I got the nicest note.
Yes, that’s the ticket, acute injuries respond to cold. I had been using a heating pad, and wondered why my back would go into spasms every time I took it off. It wasn’t helping – it felt better while it was on, and then as soon as I took it off, my back hurt again.
Ice – actually, a two pound bag of frozen peas – worked almost immediately. I put it on for about 15 minutes of every hour all day yesterday, and by late afternoon, I had a lot of flexibility back, and the pain was almost gone.
Today I’m still stiff, rolling over in bed was slightly painful – the past few nights, it’s been awful, I’ve had to have my husband help me a few times. Once I got caught in the sheets and almost got hysterical.
My arms had started to spasm and my hands kept going numb, I was really worried I’d have to go to the doctor.
Life is wonderful again, thankyouverymuch!