One of the most painful things I've ever experienced happened last night. I was sitting in my chair, and I lean down to pick something up off the floor in a routine fashion, and all of the sudden, I feel a rush of pain travel up and town from my lower back. I immediately try to get up and lay down in bed, but the pain is horrible, to the point where my entire body is trembling. Every little movement I make is just full of horrible pain. I've tried to sleep it off, which I did for a few hours, but every time I try to even move around bed, it's excruciating. I can hardly walk without holding onto things.
I have no idea what I did, other than just bend too far, I guess. I'm 25, but in the past few weeks, I've hurt my knee running a 5k, and then proceeded to hurt my shoulder and neck mysteriously. I'm getting old.
Thankfully, this happened on a long weekend, otherwise, I would definitely be unable to work today. Aside from rest and painkillers, anyone have any tips to mitigate the pain?