Boy oh boy did I mess my back up good yesterday.I can't stand up straight without doubling over in pain.
I was kneeling down working on rebuilding a carb,got that done and took the tractor out to fine tune the adjustments.then I finished rebuilding a deck spindle for my neighbor and got it put back on his tractor and took it up and dropped it off.Then came home and decided to finish pounding in my garden fence posts that I had cut the other day.On the last one I got in a hurry and missed a swing with the 10lb sledge and twisted my back a good 1.
I immediately felt a sharp pain just above my tail bone.When I came in from outside my back started to cramp up and get painful muscle spasms in my lower back.Now I'm having 1 heck of a time even trying to stand up let alone walk around,between the pain and sever weakness in my lower back.Sleeping Last night was about an hour at a time.
I'm afraid to go to the doctors because I have no health insurance but the pain is very very bad.I don't want to take pain meds in fear of becoming dependent on them.Heck I won't even take aspirin for a head ache.
I'm a bit bull headed and I know that it will possibly clear up in time as it's done in the past,but I have so much stuff that needs to be done in the coming weeks and I'm afraid the doc will put me on meds.
Does anyone have any advice on what I should be doing?
I've had pack pain before but nothing as severe as this.