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Old 11-24-2017, 10:55 AM
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Only 6 years into law enforcement and only 36 years old.

Fractured left neck bone in Iraq, dislocated left shoulder 2x, lower back injury from falling in Iraq, and 3x head trauma injuries.

I still workout 4 times per week and I feel good during and after workout.

However, there are days or when doing simple thing like washing dishes, changing diapers, washing my dog, or put my shoes or boots on. My back hurts so much I have to either stop doing whatever I am doing or lay on the ground.

I can’t imagine doing this job until 50 years old minimum until I can retire.

All my primary doctors want to give me nothing but pain killer meds, but they are so bad for your liver and health.
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What do other LEO members do for their pain.

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Five plus years in, similar injuries from my days jumping out of birds. I got the back defender suspenders. Works great. Plus I'm working on getting a new mattress. They say the sleep number mattress is where its at!
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Don't discount a good chiropractor. There are good and really bad ones. Try to find a friend or family member that has had good results. Acupuncture also is a consideration and many insurances now cover it by the way.
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Was misdiagnosed for many years. All the disc, hip and knee replacements will not fix a joint disease.

I have a joint disease so I am on a regime including Humira.
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Good Chiropractor, good massage therapist, firm mattress, no box spring, (platform bed) & no pillow for me. Also strengthen abdominal muscles to relieve pressure on back. Hot Tub is nice too.
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You need to learn more about why you get the pain, or what is causing it, then you will have a better idea of how to treat it. Sometimes it isn't possible to pinpoint the cause, but you rule out other reasons and treatments.

While I am not a LEO, I am in the same position. At age 14 I started doing construction type work and did it full time, when not in school and college, until I was 32 years old. Now, at 36 and with doing work that isn't usually heavy in nature the neck and back issues are still there.

A great chiropractor and massage therapist do help, but not as much as they used to. A bad chiropractor or one with techniques your body does not like, can be even worse.

Yoga and stretching can be good, but it didn't do anything for me. Tumeric spice is an anti-inflammatory and has helped me a little and worked great for others I know. Ice or heat and muscle rub. Tens units can help dull the pain and fatigue the muscle a bit to allow it to release.

A few docs think I could have firbromyalgia, but I don't have all the symptoms and there is no sure test for it. Other docs lump depression in with fibro and say it can cause the same thing and some drugs are used for both issues. Thyroid problems or low vitamin D can cause fatigue and pain. Muscle relaxers can help, with minimal side effects.

Some people use CBD oil with exceptional results, or pot, but unfortunately the feds have not legalized it yet.

For me, arthritis is a problem in one joint in the back and one in my neck and my neck has a bone spur that has caused nerve pain. Luckily stretching from physical therapy did cure the nerve pain. It has taken a number of years to try different treatments.

Docs like to prescribe pain pills or antidepressants but I agree that they are to be avoided until you have exhausted all other options. There are just too many side effects to those.

X rays or mri will help rule out damage, or find it and maybe help you focus on what may help, or just start with the easy treatments and see what helps. Good luck and thanks for your service!
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30 years on.

same symptoms as you plus some nerve damage in the neck.

What has worked for me;

Core Core Core strength exercises. Planking up the Kazoo has helped tremendously.

Chiro/Sports therapy with deep tissue messages.

I bought a Inversion Table that has helped a ton.

Stretching has probably been the best thing yet. I'm very rigid and needed to limber up. I strongly recommend Yoga!!! This has brought my lower back to about 90-95% back to normal.

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Yoga and core exercises. Also stretching.
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Find a good sports chiropractor. Not only will their physical therapy help you, they will teach you good habits and stretches that will hopefully get you back to living a normal life.
If you are in the East Ventura County area, feel free to PM me for a couple recommendations.
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I had a somewhat similar situation with am extremely rare cause that you shouldn't be concerned about, but the age and general health are about right.
Occasional debilitating back pain that I thought was caused by OJT injury, so I started doing strengthening and flexibility excercises, went to an A.R.T. chiropractor, tried out suspenders, and finally found out, on my 29th birthday, that I had stage IV lymphoma and a tumor was pressing against my spine.
I had gone to the ER after a DT session that led to bad low back pain, intending to begin workers comp paperwork as I could barely stand much less walk. Not fun.
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...side note, after chemo and fortunately being cured, I now wear an EOC and it is dramatically mote comfortable for my back and hips. Gun, taser, 1 magazine, and flashlight on my belt and the rest on the vest, and it made a HUGE difference in my everyday comfort and health.
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In my opinion one of the most overlooked things is weight loss. It's no secret a large amount of Americans, including cops, are too fat.

Getting in and out of the car so many times with the gear is already an additional strain on the back and knees, the beer belly makes it that much worse.

I like to minimize the risk by keeping the weight off and keeping my core strong. I have over 10 years on the job and feel healthier and stronger than when I first started.
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slim down if you need, lighten up your gear, core core core, inversion table. you can do everything in the world but sometimes the pain will come back regardless like you said doing the most mundane of things. 22 yrs dealing with this.
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I recently stopped carrying a wallet in my back pocket. That helped a lot
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Old 11-24-2017, 6:52 PM
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I arrange my belt so that there's nothing on the back when i sit. Nothing in the back pockets either. lighten up the belt as much as you can
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Work with a sports med team (sports med doc, physical therapist, chiro and massage therapist). You should be able to get a referral from your primary care doc.

Change your workouts to address your needs. That may mean different lifts to address imbalances or yoga. I work out differently in my 40's than previously. I picked my PT's brain when recovering from a shoulder injury. More focus on core and back lifts as opposed to 'beach muscles'.
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Usually the liquid diets that come from Scotland, Tennessee or Kentucky work.
This in addition to perscribed opiates.
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Nineteen years on the job, forty four years old. Had more than my share of injuries to include a ACL reconstruction on left knee fighting someone in 2000. Had a really bad automobile accident on duty in August, no major injuries but found out I have a bone spur on my lower lumbar pinching my sciatica. On top of that, my orthopedist said I have arthritis in both knees now, and should stop hard running on pavement. Sucks getting old in this job!

I would take Ibuprofen and ask your doctor for the 800 milligram pills. Have done wonders; stay away from the opiates. I have seen them ruin more careers than help

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I have the HSGI sure grip slotted belt on the way. Going to weave my duty belt into that and see if it helps take some weight off of the hips and back.
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Not LEO, but I've had four spinal surgeries over the last 21 years, the last one after an injury in Iraq in 2011. Pain pills have their place. I took them them as needed from 1995 until about 2015 with no problem. I never got addicted at all or had any liver or other health issues from taking them. Of course, I wasn't popping 40 a day either. Aleve (Naproxen Sodium) is what works for me now. I usually take 2-3 of the OTC ones when I need something and they work the whole day. Ibuprofen (800mg) helps, but it only lasts about 3-5 hours and it definitely can tear up your stomach.

If you're sitting for hours in a car every day, look for a high quality seat pad. I recommend the Purple brand gel cushion ($99 on Amazon). Build up your core more, increase the stretching and yoga, find a good chiropractor, preferably one that has massage therapists on-staff, acupuncture can help, but it becomes less effective after a few weeks of treatment. A little $35 TENS muscle stim unit with the pads that stick to your skin can do wonders. Many chiros use them, so see if it helps and see how they do it before you get one for yourself. To be honest, it is those little things that you mention that hurt the most...like washing dishes at the sink. I avoid them as much as possible.

As suggested above, go see a good doctor, preferably at a place like the Spine Center at UCIMC where they can do the full work up and see if there is something identifiable as the cause. You probably need a good set of digital x-rays, an MRI, and maybe a CT Scan to let the doc really know what is going on in there and then they can present you with options. You will probably never be completely pain free, but you can get into the manageable/tolerable range. Even if you end up looking at surgery, you could be 99% pain free, walking two hours after the operation, and back at work in a few weeks, depending on the condition and procedure. Just get checked out at a good place and consider all options.
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This for those of you LE's who use alternative methods of carriage of your duty belts.
I have been wearing a duty belt for coming on 28 years and now my back is paying the price.
Waiting for approval for surgery.

Do you use suspenders or a vest?

Did you have to provide your agency a letter from your doctor to authorize the usage of suspenders or lightening up the equipment?

I'm sure I will need to provide that to my work in order to get suspenders when I go back to work.

Any recommendations on which suspenders work best?

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OP, where are you located?

Have you filed your WC claim yet?

All good advise here, you can't go wrong with any of it. Consider a physical medicine specialist. It's kind of a new thing but it will be a clinic where an ortho
doc supervises your case with a PT, radiology, pain management, etc. all working under one roof. My wife goes to one in Loma Linda and is the first time she has ever seen 2 docs in one appointment. She usually sees the pain managment doc first, she consults the ortho then he sees him with treatment plan as needed.
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Very good advice here, but one thing I didn't see was any comment on your working out 4X Week. While you may feel better after a work out, it may actually be aggravating your problem. You need to see someone such as others have suggested and get their input on your exercise routine.
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I blew out three discs with nerve impingement at work and could barely walk for almost a year. All my doctor wanted to do was prescribe me narcotics and do epidurals. I would have been better off going to a veterinarian than this ***** but it was my only option. I have enough trouble functioning sober, the pills were killing me. One day against her orders I hung on an iversion table and it was the first step towards my recovery. I could feel the pinched nerves slipping out from where they were trapped and it didnít feel like I had a ton of broken glass packed into my hip socket. Iíd say Iím about 80% better than I was, and feeling better as each year passes. Yoga and core exercises have helped too. But I think I woulda pulled a Gavin newsomes grandpa if I hadnít hung on that inversion table. I swear by it.
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Everyone has a different situation. For me it was stretching and core workouts. The best exercise for me was a one sided farmers carry. I️ m not sure of the actual name of this, but it has really improved my back pain. Good luck.
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not a leo. but am a class A driver, now 58 years old been driving big rigs for over 35 years now.

but my back, joints, head, ears, insides. all have problems.
not legal to take any of the good drugs to help with the pains.

all i can say is if you want/need to keep working.
or if you can quit and not work is the question.

i need to work might just die behind the wheel. but i just live with the pain.

would like to retire. but have these bad habits of eating and living under a roof.
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My husbandís not LE, but he was in a terrible car wreck at 19, heís 31 now. He got T-boned so he suffered the usual injuries one could expect from that, plus heís 6í3Ē so his height already made his back an issue.

One thing that helps (and can probably, maybe, kind of be mimicked by a chiropractor) is have your wife, you know, get on top. It loosens him up, plus the added pain relief benefits of the release of endorphins. Then a little later I walk on his back and get all those cracks in the middle of his spine that he canít get on his own.
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This works remarkably well

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not a leo. but am a class A driver, now 58 years old been driving big rigs for over 35 years now.

but my back, joints, head, ears, insides. all have problems.
not legal to take any of the good drugs to help with the pains.

all i can say is if you want/need to keep working.
or if you can quit and not work is the question.

i need to work might just die behind the wheel. but i just live with the pain.

would like to retire. but have these bad habits of eating and living under a roof.

You need to make time to strengthen your body by focusing on stability exercises, practical strength.

Sitting on a chair or being in a seated position for a long periods screws up a lot of things like you mentioned plus the leg circulation.

Search "Coach Jay Johnson" in Youtube or "lunge matrix." Check this out - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgUNk1BnoHxC0qgZ4W80Xmw

The postural exercises have helped me out a lot since the chiro can only focus on symptoms not the root cause of the issue.

Keep the shoulder and hip girdle strong thorugh its range of motion, that's the key! Loose and strong!

Oh yeah, a foam roller also helps.

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My lady signed me up for yoga clsss... I guess I will be doing that once a week everyone. I also think my body might be little banged up from the service. I only weight 160lbs and 5”7 so lean muscle.

I have never done yoga before so it will be interesting.
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Hello members,

Only 6 years into law enforcement and only 36 years old.

Fractured left neck bone in Iraq, dislocated left shoulder 2x, lower back injury from falling in Iraq, and 3x head trauma injuries.

I still workout 4 times per week and I feel good during and after workout.

However, there are days or when doing simple thing like washing dishes, changing diapers, washing my dog, or put my shoes or boots on. My back hurts so much I have to either stop doing whatever I am doing or lay on the ground.

I canít imagine doing this job until 50 years old minimum until I can retire.

All my primary doctors want to give me nothing but pain killer meds, but they are so bad for your liver and health.
I bulged two discs in my spine in 2009. Did the ibuprofen deal for a while but kept having issues. I went to my primary care doctor who wanted to know if I wanted opiates of benzos. I didnt want either so I went to a chiropractor and told him I wanted non med support treatment. He gave me a bunch of core strength exercises to do and would put my discs back in once a week for a couple months. Eventually the core exercises worked, stopped going to chiro and no pain meds. I still have issues on occasion but am approaching 40 and its only if I chop a couple cords of firewood in a day. good luck.
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My lady signed me up for yoga clsss... I guess I will be doing that once a week everyone. I also think my body might be little banged up from the service. I only weight 160lbs and 5Ē7 so lean muscle.

I have never done yoga before so it will be interesting.

Yoga is no different than floor exercise movements in gymnastics since its about using body weight and teaching the body how to move again by using that weight.

I fixed (still in progress) my back problem by doing front, back and side planks. Doing lunges since that activates the hip girdle also doing stairs or bleacher runs.
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so I went to a chiropractor and told him I wanted non med support treatment. He gave me a bunch of core strength exercises to do and would put my discs back in once a week for a couple months. Eventually the core exercises worked, stopped going to chiro and no pain meds. I still have issues on occasion but am approaching 40 and its only if I chop a couple cords of firewood in a day. good luck.
When I used to see a chiro, it was for adjustment but no mention of core strength etc.

My HS friend reminded me the strength drills that we used to do for cross country season and clued me in on some strength and stability exercises. So far so good. I also have messed up wrist and carpal tunnel and doing planks have actually helped to get that strength and mobility back.

Did not happen overnight just kept at it.
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Don't discount a good chiropractor. There are good and really bad ones. Try to find a friend or family member that has had good results. Acupuncture also is a consideration and many insurances now cover it by the way.
Key word, "good". My wife went to one, never took an x-ray. Her back pain ended up putting her in the hospital. Turned out she had cancer tumor in T11.
If you go to a chiropractor, make sure he is aware of all injuries and he takes an x-ray so he can see what he is working with.
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