Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Keeping your back warm

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Carson City, NV
    Posts
    30

    Keeping your back warm

    Hi folks...it's been a while and my daughter is doing awesome, wonder if any of you are familiar with the common aches and pains and if you have any tricks to keeping from getting so cold in below subzero temps. She is complaining of aching hips and some lingering tension in areas. Sensations of pinches, pokes and needles. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas IMG_1531.jpg
    Proud mommy of a beautiful 15 year old daughter
    **diagnosed 10/2010** "Thorasic mid 20*'s Lumbar high 20*'s"
    **as of 12/2012** "Thorasic 49* Lumbar 52*"

    after 4/30/13 surgery she is straight as an arrow!
    GOD BLESS THE SHRINERS & HOSPITAL STAFF & DR GUPTA

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Yacolt, WA
    Posts
    1,525
    Hi! Looks like your daughter and I had surgery about the same time. I have noticed that being cold really increases the muscle pain, tightness, and spasms in my back. I bought a mattress pad heating unit for my bed and I lie down on it for relief. I also use a heating pad. All of those options would be difficult to use at school. Let us know if you come up with other treatments that work.
    I hope that your daughter is doing well.
    Susan
    Adult Onset Degenerative Scoliosis @65, 25* T & 36* L w/ 11.2 cm coronal balance; T kyphosis 90*; Severe disc degen T & L stenosis

    2013: T3- S1 Fusion w/ ALIF L4-S1/XLIF L2-4, PSF T4-S1 in 2 surgeries
    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal surgery for Spinal Cord Injury at T4,5 sec to PJK
    2015: Revision Broken Bil T & L rods and no fusion: 2 revision surgeries; hardware P. Acnes infection
    2016: Ant/Lat Lumbar diskectomy w/ 4 cages + BMP + harvested bone + prayer

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Carson City, NV
    Posts
    30

    Thumbs up

    Thank you! I have been considering that, but she has a tendency to forget to turn it off, and I had heard that the electricity was bad for the body...(not sure if that was real or just a trend)
    Proud mommy of a beautiful 15 year old daughter
    **diagnosed 10/2010** "Thorasic mid 20*'s Lumbar high 20*'s"
    **as of 12/2012** "Thorasic 49* Lumbar 52*"

    after 4/30/13 surgery she is straight as an arrow!
    GOD BLESS THE SHRINERS & HOSPITAL STAFF & DR GUPTA

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    illinois
    Posts
    758
    i find that wearing a vest under or over clothing really helps. I even sleep with it on. Added heat from the body feels so much better.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    15

    Relief from heat

    Therma care heat pads are not inexpensive but they provide me with a lot of pain relief. The heat lasts fr 8-12 hours and I appreciate the relief that is not narcotic nor processed throught my GI system. I buy them in bulk packages from Costco- and it's some of the best money I spend!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Ukiah CA
    Posts
    891
    annm I been having pinches too the same way your daughter is. I would recommend her use a few more blankets then she normaly uses at bedtime with a heater some where close to her bed it has helped me a lot.
    Kara
    25
    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Warsaw, MO
    Posts
    373
    With the snow and freezing temps here I have noticed using a heating pad at home really helps, but then in my low back I alternate that with ice packs which sound crazy but helps with the tension.

    I loved the idea of the therma heat pads, I think I may check that out.

    Tamena
    Diagnosed at age 12 with a double major curve

    Braced till age 15

    SSBOB T12-L2 Anterior age 34. (October 22,2012) Dr. Robert Gaines Jr. ( Columbia, MO)

    Revision Surgery T2-Sacrum with Pelvic Fixation Prosterior age 35 (November 13,2013) Dr. Michael Kelly (St. Louis, MO)

    Revision Surgery L4/L5 due to BMP Complication age 36 (November 20,2014) Dr. Michael Kelly (St. Louis, Mo)

    Revision Surgery due to broken rod scheduled for October 19, 2016 with Dr. Michael Kelly (St. Louis, MO)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •