Tips for a new mom dealing with CP?

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   Posted 8/13/2011 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I know it's been a long time since I posted but things have been busy :)
I am just settling in with our new bundle of joy and my body is revolting. I was actually doing ok after my muscles recovered from labor and then the rain came, now I can't seem to get a handle on the pain. I know my body is also trying to adjust to not carying a basketball in the front and I find myself walking with a hunch! My Fibro is flaring and both my lower & upper back are a mess. Does anyone have any tips for streching the lower back? I am getting a short massage next week and he is going to let me hang on his inversion table which I've never done but I am hoping it will help! The only meds I am using for pain right now are IB Profin and Tylenol 3s since I am nursing but neither do a darn thing since my body is used to heavy duty narcotics (I've been off the Opana since conception and off the Percocet for a couple of months after weining off over a couple of months).
Any advice would be appreciated. I know it would be good for me to get into the pool but she is too young, I am going too once she is old enough that I can take her. I am using heat & ice but I find they are only working while I am on them, as soon as I take it off the effects go away. Thanks for reading/responding.

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/13/2011 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
         Hello Carina!
               I posted this last week for another member. See if this will help!
  Screaming Eagle wrote:
      Heather, one of the exercise's they have me doing is lay down on my back and pull one leg over the other and pull on the knee across with my hand. It stretches the muscle on the rear end, and the lower back. Absolutely feels wonderful when it's released. You need to hold it for several seconds.
    ...also while still laying on you're back....raise one leg and interlace both hands behind it and pull it towards you. Again,.... it will stretch the buttock and lower back muscle's. Of course,... make sure this is approved with your PT specialist first. Everyone is different, and they may be having you do something completely different.
   ...even if this does not work at reducing your will keep your muscle's stretched out....and that is the reason I continue to do it to this day.
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        I have also found some of the youtube videos helpful. wink

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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 8/13/2011 11:29:40 AM (GMT-6)

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