About 2 weeks ago, I hurt myself on a landing, where I fell down about 6 ft, onto my butt. My lower back was in a lot of pain that I even had problems sleeping. Went to the doctor to have it checked out and he told me that I pulled some muscles. He prescribed me Vicodin and Flexeril (muscle relaxant).
It's almost 2 weeks later and my back is feeling a bit better but it gets stiff and I still hurt, especially in the lower back, towards my right side. If I stand for too long or am on my feet for a long time, my back will act up badly the next day. I am still taking the Vicodin on occasion, for the back pain.
I want to go up again this weekend. I'm hoping to be better. I'm just not sure since my back still hurts. And the side pain is a real bother. I'm trying not to take the pain pills anymore because I don't have a lot left (the doc didnt give me a lot).
For those of you who have hurt their lower back before (while doing a sport), and pulled a muscle, how long did it take for you to heal? Also, did you take pain meds?