I'm starting to freak out. I jumped from a somewhat high wall last saturday, i thought it was fine and continued running. Couple of hours later my back was a lil stiff, nothing serious. So i thought i strained the lower back muscles a bit.
Next day i rested, a little more stiff though. No real pain, but can't sit in a chair with the muscles locking up, or bend over (hard to put on socks).
Kept getting worse till last wednesday i could hardly stand up. Starting taking ibuprofen 2400 mg a day. Been getting a bit better, but nowhere near normal.
I'm getting worried. I called my dad who's a doc and he told me to wait a bit. Fact is, i can't do anything, i lay in my bed, watch some porn, some movies, cook, go for a walk. But my back isn't improving.
I'm abroad, so a little hesistant to go see somebody (i'm not covered here). Should i ride it out for a couple more days? It's almost a week now. I think some massages could help, but i wouldn't know where to go.
Only place i know is an arab bath house where i can go swim in some really hot pool and get a 15 min massage? A bit of a walk to get there though. Should i try this?
I've had a similar thing a year ago after doing some garden work and it lasted longer than a week i think.
I'm sorry for my ramblings. I've got too much time to think and can't really talk to anybody, it's driving me crazy.
Any input would be appreaciated, even if it's only to tell me to stop whining.
Should i do some stretches or anything? This is all new to me, never had a serious injury before