Physical activity for the back

I take care of my 90-yr-mother in Munich / Germany. A few years ago, I suffered from a prolapse L4/L5 then later, a stretching of the musculus deltoidous, or right arm at the insertion of the tendon at the bone. It happened during an ice hockey game.

Now I have to lift up my mother and transfer her from bed-to-toilet-chair. The caregivers sometimes cannot do it. So it's my duty.

I went to gym for exercise on the muscles of the lower back, and further quadriceps femoris of the upper leg, by weight lifting. This improved fundamentally my performance.

If the back pain returns, I take diclofenac 50 mg once or twice and that helps. The pain of the delta muscle–tendon improved accidentally by taking colchicum 500 microgram once (its given for gout). Helped to ameliorate the neuropathic pain.

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Jun 26, 2018
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Thank you so much for your story.
by: Derek

Thank you for sharing your experience with your mother. The fact that you help care for her, even after you have injured yourself, is praise worthy. I'm sure she is thankful and very proud to have such a loving caregiver.

Going to the gym and working out after an injury is also an excellent feat. Many people would use it as an excuse not to exercise but you pressed on. As long as you aren't damaging your body further, I'd say keep it up.

I am honestly not very familiar with colchicum, but thank you for sharing your experience with it. From what I could find out, it is available over the counter and can even be purchased online. Looks like it has many useful benefits.

Thanks again for sharing and I wish you and your mother the very best.

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