My back hurts

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Days, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Days

    Days Active Member

    do I need a new mattress. I feel fine at work and when I’m at home, but the moment I lay in bed, my back starts to ache.

    I’m not sure if this is from lifting/Lowering for many years but I work genuinely pretty safe.

    Any tips?
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  2. BigBrown87

    BigBrown87 If it’s brown, it’s going down

    Take a hot bath your muscles are cooling down after work, hence they will tighten up. Drink water after work and eat something with high protein to help your muscles heal.
  3. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    When was the last time you bought a mattress
  5. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    @Indecisi0n this gentleman needs advice on a mattress. Think you could assist him?
  6. Days

    Days Active Member

    Many many years
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Then yeah I’m gonna guess you need a new mattress.
  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    He needs to know how firm it is
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  9. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Same with me.
    I bought a Sleep Number bed and poof, it was gone. (Not an endorsement for you but it did work for me)
    Try stretching more before and after bed and during the day ... that makes a lot of difference.
    Prepare for a future with sore back when you work too ... it may be an early warning.
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  10. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    smoke the weed, it is very relaxing
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  11. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    You need to strengthen your core. The best way to relieve back pain is to have a strong core and take the load off your lower back muscles. Do some of these a few days a week as you will see a difference.

    5 Low-Impact Moves to Strengthen Your Back and Core
  12. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

  13. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    wait until your knees go
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  14. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    you have to do your stretches


    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    A Nuerotomy does wonders for a few years if you're lucky.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    I've had 2 of these done. Right side C4,5,6,and 7.
  17. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    My brother-in-law who is also a retired UPS driver has had 3 back surgeries and is going in in a few months for another one. I think he has had his whole spine fused together except for maybe 3 vertebrate. He walks around looking at the ground.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    The fusing option terrified me.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Be sure to request what my surgeon calls "Happy Juice". First time was not so pleasant.
  20. Days

    Days Active Member

    It’s not that bad!! Lol. I literally slept on the other side of my mattress and I’ve been feeling better