fucking a lower back problem. v. help me

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  1. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    i fucked up my back awhile ago doing deadllifts so i went to the doctor..he said give it three weeks off so i did. did squats today and definitely fucked it up again. it seems like my legs have no problem handling the weight, but my back gets pulled forward and that's when it starts hurting.

    since my back is getting pulled forward from squatting, does it sound like a week lower back is the issue? if so, what can i do as far as a back routine? when i first hurt it i had no problem doing lat pulldowns and upper back exercises. however, things like cable rows and such hurt. any advice would be appreciated :sadwavey:
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    btw..i don't want to fuck my lower back problem...it's fucking A, lower back problem
     
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    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    i strained my lower back in December of 04, took a few weeks off, came back and did it again. Ended up having to take 2 full months off and it just now feels like it's back to normal, almost a year later
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    the only thing i've never felt comfortable with is staying tight in the abs. :-/
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    any advice on how to make the process go more quickly?
     
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    Use a belt?
     
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    I stretched every day, tried to make it a whirpool or hot tub at least every other day. Just took it easy really. You could try muscle relaxers, they didn't really do anything for me though
     
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    get your elbows more under the bar, chances are they come up at the bottom and tip you forward. Also hows your bar placement going and how wide/narrow is your stance.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Excerpts from Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance by Stuart McGill

     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    i'll try pushing my elbows forward more. i try to keep the bar lower on my traps, but that just seems to push my back forward even more. also, my stance isn't all that wide
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    holy shit ceaze..thanks a lot man :bowdown:

    do you think i should continue doing squats, but with a lighter weight that doesn't "tip" me over?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    no...if it hurts to do a seated row, you definitely shouldn't be squatting
     
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    I am having the same problem at the moment. I hurt my lower back 3 months ago and stopped working out. I just started back up 3 weeks ago and I did hyperextensions the other day. Now the pain is back. :(
     
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    horrible exercise selection for someone with a bad lumbar spine


    The key to preserving a therapeutic muscle activation level while minimizing the spine load is to activate only one side of the spine musculature at a time. For the purposes of this discussion, we can think of the extensors in four sections—right and left thoracic portions and right and left lumbar portions. The common extension task of performing torso extension with the legs braced and the cantilevered upper body extending over the end of a bench or Roman chair activates all four extensor groups and typically imposes over 4000 N (about 1000 lbs) of compression on the spine. Even worse is the commonly prescribed back extension task in clinics, in which the patient lies prone and extends the legs and outstretched arms (superman); this again activates all four extensor sections but imposes up to 6000 N (about 1400 lbs) on a hyper-extended spine. This is not justifiable for any patient and is a poor method for athletes as well! (McGill, 2004)
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    when i went to the doctor to get it looked at he told me it was a lumbar strain or something along those lines. he had me lay down on my back and then he lifted each leg up individually. when he lifted my right leg there were no problems, but when he lifted my left leg i had a shitload of pain in my lower back. he kept asking if my thighs were going numb, but they weren't. that's when he decided it was a lumbar strain.

    however, the guy walked in with information he printed out beforehand from some medical source to assist him in his evaluation. he was a resident doctor and he was the only one available to see me.

    any of that sound like it could be something different than a lumbar strain?
     
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    When I fucked up my back, I had to take 6 months off. My back feels like new again, but I'm very careful at doing any leg exercises, such as squats and deadlifts. I usually do light to moderate weight now because of my back. I think I had a herniated or pinched disc, I didnt go see a doc, but it felt like it, I couldnt move, or get out of bed or out of a car without help. It was that bad.

    I hope everything goes well for you.
     
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    I had to do it for PT @ work. I don't have a waiver for my back because Im too stubborn to get one.
     
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    Do you think leg press is a good alternative to squat when you got an injured lower back?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    no
     
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    PT

    new bed

    lose weight

    FTW
     
  21. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    yeah, my mattress is definitely the cause of my lower back problem
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    do you think there will be any sort of problem doing upper back work?

    also, what can i do as far as legs go? i hurt it at the beginning of my workout and went on to do leg extensions and lying leg curls...i'm not sure if it was aggravated too much from the extensions, but the lying leg curls definitely didn't feel the best..what can i do that won't incorporate lower back at all?
     
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    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    yoga helps some folks
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    thanks a lot for the links ludwig. great info on what exercises to avoid in there
     
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