My back seized and I hit the floor. The pain literally dropped me to my knees. I had never experienced pain that was debilitating like that before in my life. Thank goodness my Husband was standing right there and he was able to help me to stand and get out of the bath tub I quickly noticed it was a pulsing ache and I couldn't lean forward or sit without being in even more pain.
This happened on Sunday night and I really didn't want to miss work the next day. My dear Husband rushed to the nearest Wal-Mart in search of heating pad so I could find some relief. He wasn't able to find an electric one, but came back with single use heating pad and ice cream. Bless that man. I quickly put on the heating pad and got as comfortable as I could and hoped to sleep it off.
The next morning the pain wasn't as agonizing but halfway through the day I realized that sitting at my desk was not much fun. So, my Husband came to my rescue again. Bringing me an electric CVS brand heating pad. I've been using it every day while at work this week and I have been so grateful for it. It offers some serious relief.
I also found that it came in especially handy when the back pain was made worse by that time of the month and the horrid cramps I seem to get. Since I was young I've always, always suffered from horrible period cramps and just toughed through it thinking it was all part of being a girl.
The moral of this story; Heating Pads are seriously a girls best friend.
Here's something very similar to the one I purchased.
Sunbeam 722-810 King Size Heating Pad with UltraHeatTechnology
And here are some DIY in a pinch ways to alleviate back pains and period cramps.
- Light stretching will improve pain in your back and period cramps
- A warm bath, depending on your tub and back pain you may need assistance getting in and out
- If you're having lower back pain try elevating part of your legs or bum with pillows till our comfortable
- A massage can help both back pain and period cramps
- Build core muscles to prevent future back injuries
Hope this helped!