goign to the doctor tomorrow for my lower back pain...:(

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  1. MikeTheVike1

    MikeTheVike1 OT Supporter

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    I'm not sure how I hurt it, but my lower back has been pretty shitty the past 3 weeks. It only hurts on the left side. I think if it was a muscle strain it would have healed by now. I can't wait to hear the probably useless BS the doctor will tell me...:hsd:
     
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    I've always had lower back ever since I was a kid during heavy physical activity. Turned out it was 2 thin disks in the left lower back region.
     
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    Good luck man, had the same thing but down my right leg. Ended being a herniated disk L5-S1.
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    sciatic nerve?

     
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    Free pills :yum:
     
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    i had the same problem too...it was the L5...

    i would recommend getting one of those workout balls and lay on it and stretch your back...

    my chiro showed me some workouts on the ball to help get rid of the pain as well.

    it was to sit on the ball and rock side to side for about 60 reps....it's kinda hard to explain but you just sit there and swing your hips side to side like you booty bumping someone

    after that do 60 rotations going one way and 60 going the other...
     
  7. MikeTheVike1

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    Well, the doctor was about as helpful as I expected...Didn't even physically look at my back, I could have had a rib protruding and he wouldn't have known. Said he thinks its just muscular, and to take it easy. He gave me some samples of a muscle relaxer. Last time I go to this guy...
     
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    Werd, thats been my general experience with doctors. They tell you its most likely not a problem and tell you to take some pills and get back with them.
     
  9. Skeletor

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    I've had a bad lower back strain before.. it lead to no physical activity for a week and two weeks more of pain if i leaned over too far or picked up something heavy.


    I don't think 3 weeks is necessarily enough time to heal such an area, but yeah go to the doc for sure.


    I'm 95% sure it was muscular and not spinal because of the type of pain and when/why it hurt.
     
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    In for backpain :wtc:

    I don't know if I can resist doing ZERO physical activity for more than a couple days :o
     
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    MikeTheVike1 OT Supporter

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    how did you know it was muscular?
     
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    What was the fix?
     
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    Yeah pushing into the sciatic nerve. Not a fun experience. Feel like a out of shape bitch.
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    Kodiak, how long were you out for and how did you get it treated? I haven't been able to do squats for 3 months now. my doc just gave me anti inflammatories

     
  15. Skeletor

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    there was no pain from compression (sitting down) or, if i was laying down, i could stretch out my lower back and it was tight/sore but there was no sharp pain.... tells me that since i could do that lying down (i.e. with no load bearing) and not experience pain, but standing up it hurt, then it was muscular strain rather than spinal injury, which i would expect to hurt with any movement, load bearing or not.



    Anyways that's based on my personal logic, not medicine.... and i've been known to be wrong about stuff in the past, so don't take my word for it :o
     
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    I am still out as we speak. Been about 3 months now. I initially hurt it doing dead lifts in April 06, got better but I didnt give it enough time to heal. Ended up re-injuring it in Feb/March 07.

    I started out with basis chiro, didnt really do much so I went to a specialist. He did an MRI and noticed the disc bulge at S5-L1. Pain pretty much goes away while on anti-inflammatory. But when off it pain is very strong bending over/twisting etc. Had an epidural shot last week, but havent seen much benefit.

    Very frustrating experience. My advice is to take it as easy as possible so you dont make it worse. Believe me if you keep aggravating it, the pain is horrendous even in basic activities as walking/driving.
     
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