Typical First Day Back

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PGA, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Usually my first day back at work for full time mowing is filled with equipment tweaking, customer problems and all around bad luck,

    Today was my first day back.

    Im doing the backyard of my first house, everything is going good...

    My back locks up.

    I get 5 more yards done before the pain is so excruciating that Im getting dizzy.

    Now I get to spend the next 36 hours on my hardwood floors trying to get it back into place.

  2. fishinpa

    fishinpa LawnSite Senior Member
    from SE PA
    Messages: 293

    I bought an inversion table a few months back and it's the BEST thing I've ever done for my back.

    I've been diagnosed with a "bulging/herniated L4/S1".

    Best damn thing I've ever done is buy that table.... see if anyone you know has one and give it a try. It may not work for everyone, but it sure has helped me out tremendously.
  3. Rev. Crabgrass

    Rev. Crabgrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    That sounds about right. Sorry to hear about the back, I tweek mine about twice season and sleep on the floor for a week or so. Pain is not as fun as the brochure said it would be.

  4. KCLandscape

    KCLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 524

    Yea, typical.
    It is so windy now that I just packed it up for the day...
    I hate chasin leaves!
  5. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    I went to a doctor about 12 years ago when I first had problems with it and he told me I had scoliosis and that my left hip was 1/4 lower then my right. He also told me that my bottom 2 vertebrae were so tight the the spinal fluid wasnt getting into it and eventually they would get so swollen that the fluid would force its way in there and thats when my back would lock up.

    I really dont want surgery. Im acutally contemplating acupuncture. Ill try anything except for going under the knife.

    Ill look into one of those tables also. How do they work?
  6. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    I watched the news this morning and Don Harman said it wouldnt be windy till late afternoon. He's usually dead on. (except for this time)

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    dont they have the new procedure where you ? basically they put you on a table and the table seperates and it pulls your back apart that way the fluid can get back into those spots that its not in right now. i forget the name of the procedure . one of my friends had it done , his back was so bad he couldnt walk at all . after about 2 months of this therapy hes jogging 4 miles a days .
  8. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    It sounds like the rack!
  9. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 798

    I hate that also, slightest bit of wind and i won't go out and do leaves. I hate it.
  10. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 798

    Broke my back in a car accident when i was 20. I bothers me every day. When cutting grass, by the end of the day i cant even bend over to pick something out of my way. when it does go out on me, i am usually laid up for 3 weeks. It has not went out on me in a few years, i know what i can and can't do. It usually happens when i am doing something that i don't normally do.

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