I heard that movie with Mark Wahlberg about the Boston Marathon Bombing was good
Can't say from actual experience.
Heard that it stays pretty true to how things actually went down, without a bunch of
Hollywood rewrites. Wahlberg, although not one of my favorite actors,
is a Boston boy, afterall.
Hope you feel better.
Find out if your back is muscle or disc based.
Alternate 20 minutes of ice with 20 minutes of moist heat.
Repeat as much as possible for the first day, than apply asneeded.
[The ice forces out the blood from the spasming muscles,
and the heat then draws "fresh" blood back into the muscles.]
If you can tolerate ibuprofen take 600 mg 3 times per day for 3 days.
Drink lots of water, which will also help keep you moving around to use the bathroom,
and help get the bad chemicals out of your body that your spasming muscles are producing.
It will also help with your body in processing the NSAID, which will reduce inflammation, and also help with blood flow.
You need try and walk if you can tolerate it.
And I don't mean race walking.
If it is a muscle strain you should have decent relief by the end of three days.
If not, you need to see a doctor to make sure you do not have pressure being exerted on a spinal nerve.
Of course, always check with a doctor before listening to any advice from an idiot on the interweb,
even if he does have some experience with this kind of stuff.
FW, is the pain radiating from one area to another ?
Edited by Retcop, Mar. 13 2018 - 10:32 PM.