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Posted by Nichole on October 08, 2000 at 16:04:05:

In Reply to: Re: back pain from my job posted by Vince on October 07, 2000 at 18:49:42:

: : Hi everyone. For those of you, such as Vince, who know me I had back surgery a year ago exactly. I work at a library where quite a bit of the time I run the circulation desk and have to sit. I try to shelve books and do other things as sitting tends to hurt my back. I was put at the desk wwwaaaayy too long Tuesday evening and I am still paying for it. They are rearranging my schedule to accomodate my disability but in the meantime what should I be doing? I am doing some exercise and stretching and limiting my sitting as that hurts the most. I have some tingling in my left foot and that concerns me as I had sciatica before. No pain like that now though. I am taking Ibuprofin to help the inflammation. Any ideas would be gladly appreciated!!

: Do you have a back brace or support? Are you walking and stretching everyday, EVERYDAY? I'm worried about you because I do a lot of sitting and have no problems.

I do not use a back brace. I was told that those make your back weaker as they depend on them and they are only good for lifting. I am not walking and stretching every day like I should. I found a great back yoga video that is 20 minutes long. I have the McKenzie and YMCA Healthy back books. I think I have gotten lazy and need to do more. The pool closed and I was doing laps twice a week and I miss that and so does my back. I need to get my rear in gear and I am trying to walk around as much as possible. The PT said not to sit longer than 15-30 minutes.

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