I have never suffered with any kind of back problem before, but now I can feel the strain building in my lower back from all the supporting of mum I do when transferring her. I think it's muscular strain. I'm not really sure what I can do about it, other than not transfer mum and just leave her in bed now, which doesn't seem right. Carers help me when they are here of course, but they are not here all the time when I need to transfer her to the commode. I have booked in for a back massage soon, maybe this will help. Do back problems heal? Will it all sort itself out if I take the pressure off it a little, for a while? I do worry as this is the first health problem I seem to have encountered because of the caring (apart from possible future issues due to some of the very stressful periods I've been through!). I hate the way this dementia hits you from all sides.