I've broken numerous toes, multiple times. I've also broken my left wrist, playing softball and my back was bad in high school when I had a waterbed. Apparently they do not agree with me.
That brings us to this past Friday. I was working at the electronics store and picked up a large printer box for a customer, then set it down, then after she had some questions answered, I picked it up and we walked up front to Customer Service where I rang up her purchases. This was actually a purchase that gave me an extra hour of work time since I stayed an hour later to help her, and then 2 other customers looking at computers. About ten minutes after this customer left I was in immense back pain and have been since then. On Tuesday, after calling in an incident report (with my manager) I was told to go to a specific work fitness place to get checked if I wanted to. At this point I was really tired of being in this much pain so I went after work. I came out with ibuprofen, muscle relaxers (for when I sleep) as well as ThermaCare Powerful Heat Wraps. The Ibuprofen has helped, as did the muscle relaxers. The heat pad has been slightly helpful but also annoying. If I had to recommend a product, I don't know that this would be on my top five. The main problem is if you move, such as walking, the wrap works its way upwards. I repeatedly had to move it back down around my lower back area. There is no way to keep it in place. It would be a bit nicer if it was sticky in some way and held in place.
I just want to point out that this is a direct quote from the website, 'Can be worn on the move, during chores, when relaxing, or overnight'. NOOO it really can't be worn while moving. I bet if I wear it at home while sitting around I'd have no problems.
It might be because the wraps are for sizes Sm-Lg...and I should really have been given a Small only wrap. However this is what the doctor gave me.
I also have restrictions of what I'm allowed to do.
- Not push more then 10 lbs on a cart
- Not lift more then 10 lbs
- Not bend over more then 3 times an hour
- Not crouch or get down low very often if it all