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Josh B.
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   Posted 11/29/2015 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a seizure 3 weeks ago and my back still hurts from my body tensing up. It's must above my mid back. And I can't turn my body fully to the left or arch it inward. It feels tight followed by great pain like its about to pop but doesn't. What's wrong and what can I do?

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   Posted 12/10/2015 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Josh B.

Welcome to the forum! :)

Sorry to hear about that seizure attack. Are you certain that you got that back pain from the seizure? Well it's actually quite common for people suffering from epilepsy to experience body pain once the seizure acts up and tenses the body.

The best thing you can do is have it checked to get a sense of certainty. Then second is have it treated. Don't solely rely on meds so consider physiotherapy, chiropractic massages, relaxation methods, aromatherapy, and yoga.

You should also treat those seizure attacks, if it is the cause of the body pain then it is essential that you treat it as well.

Koala-ity Kare
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   Posted 1/5/2016 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Indeed, it sounds like you basically pulled a muscle in your back when your body flexed so hard during the seizure.

Drink a lot of water, eat anti-inflammatory food (such as fish), and try to get some bloodflow to the area through exercise. There's some great lower back exercises for back pain relief here:

I hope that helps and good luck to you!

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   Posted 1/18/2016 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I pulled my back muscles in a car accident and it was terrible. It sounds like you may have done something similar. The obvious things like drinking water are great. Eating anti-inflammatory foods, gentle stretching, a good anti-inflammatory/muscle relaxer may help. The best thing for me afterwards was getting a massage 1x per week for 3 weeks. It helped work all the junk and unhappy muscles back to normal.

Best of luck!

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   Posted 2/8/2018 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone. I am new to this sight as I am new to seizers(kind of)
I experienced a grand mal or clonic tonic or what I am calling a grand daddy 1 week ago. In the process I came away with a cracked vertebrae, pulled muscles away from the spine, my toungue has teeth marks in it and a week later I am just getting feeling back in it.. and I am thankful that I didn't soil my pants.. where it all began 9 years ago I got hit over the head by a beer bottle that caused a blood spot on the brain(theres a fancy word for it) 2 years later I had my first seizer that was a small loss of motor functions briefly that my wife had a front row seat for.. they called it a non epileptic seizer and it was not due to head injury.. no medicine !!! 7 years later I was in class last Thursday night and I had a full blown grand daddy that put me down for the last week. I now have a new friend called a nurolagist that has me on keppra doing all kinds of tests and says it is due to the head injury.. and I am still thankful I never soiled my pants but my body hurts, bad in my back so I guess what I am trying to say in all this is your not alone and I feel your pain with you....hang in there brothers and sisters !!!!!

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   Posted 2/8/2018 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds suspiciously like you may have dislocated a rib. It's not a big deal though it can be a bit painful, yes. If that's the case there's not much you can do about it. You can wrap your chest with ace bandage or even saran wrap but you have to usually just wait it out until it decides to slide back into place. I've had 3 dislocated ribs and one broken rib and not much you can do to stabilize the injury seeing as your ribs have to move in order to let you breath.

Just a thought I had since it's happened to me more than once, yet it could obviously be one of dozens of maladies
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