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Back Pain from housekeeping at the age of 21

Started by zolika13 on 03/15/2011 12:16am

Hi there!

Just signed up today to this forum, it seems like there's a lot of suffering, but also a lot of helpful people here.
I would like to apologize in advance for asking such a general question, but i am not familiar with all these medical terms and just didn't know where to look. The internet is so full of fake medicine and useless information, that I decided to ask real people with the same problem.
I'm 21 and a few months ago I started doing housekeeping in private houses about 6 hours per day in average. I almost immediately started having back pain, but I thought that it's just because housekeeping is not an easy job and I'll just get used to it. Well, the pain just gets worse and worse, sometimes I just reach to the point where I feel like I will just collapse and not be able to work anymore. But I have to, this is my only income right now.
Have not been at the doctor yet, sometimes I do some exercises, but they don't make the pain disappear.

As I said, this condition is very new to me, don't know much about it, but it's ruining my days and don't know how to get rid of it.
Any advice would be very much appreciated, please tell me where and how I should start treating my back.

Thank you very much,

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There is a book called "8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back" by Esther Gokhale. Her websites are egwellness.com or esthergokhale.com, Her book is amazing and an eye opener on how we misuse our body. She also offers classes, but depending on where you live, it might not be possible for you. She also has online workshops and some of them are free. I'm currently in her foundation class and find it amazing how awareness and practice can help in correcting one's poor posture. Give it a try!