It is my first time ever going to the Hospitals ER for medical attention. I do not have my own doctor . Now that I am getting older, visits may start happening more frequently. I have been very fortunate with my health all these years, nothing broken, nothing needing to get fixed.
I injured my back 3 weeks ago. The pain was not going away so I finally went to the ER today to check on it. I strained my thoracic , they took x rays and the doctor said there was no visible damage. There is no time frame for healing, I will have to wait and see. I have never had back issues until now. Having a pain in your back that does not go away is super uncomfortable. I am to apply a little heat (5 min) and ice(15min) 3 times a day, do back stretches, rest, no lifting more then 15 pounds, and take muscle relaxers and motrin that I was prescribed for pain. I do not like taking any kind of pills. So for all people who have suffered back damage, I feel for you. I do not exercise, however I will start with strengthening my stomach and back.