Hurt my back

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  1. jfall

    jfall Active Member

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    So after a long weekend of being lazy I went to the gym yesterday. Normally I do a 30 minute walk to stretch out before lifting anything. This time I did a small amount of stretching then went straight for the leg press. I put about 200lbs on it, first rep my back wasn't quite in the right position (I put my back into it a bit to get it started). My back cracked and I felt pain, I dropped the weight asap. It was sore all day yesterday and still sore today. I've been taking ibuprofen and put some ice on it last night.

    Anything else I should do to help with the healing process? I'm pretty sure it's just a strain. I'm not in much pain, just discomfort and some pain in certain position (especially if I try to bend down). Should I wait until it is fully healed before going back to the gym?
     
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    See a chiropractor.
     
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    Go easy on it. When it feels better, do some light shit (stretching, back extensions, etc). It's most like a just a strain. If the pain persists for a while, something may be out of alignment.

    For what it's worth, I can't leg press at all without a thick foam roller under my lower back anymore.
     
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    Why haven't you gotten that taken care of?
     
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    Gotten what taken care of? A highly risky surgery where they SCRAPE a portion of my vertebrae out in order to relieve pressure on a nerve? No thank you. I'll keep doing what I'm doing. If it gets bad enough to the point I can't walk, then I'll consider the surgery.
     
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    Who said anything about surgery? A chiropractor should be able to help.
     
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    I wouldn't trust my back to psuedoscience
     
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    Tell me how it's pseudoscience.

    Bone out of place.
    Bone put back in place.
    Restoration of motion.
    Physical ability back to normal.
     
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    Because it's not based on science.
     
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    I can't wait for you to tell me what it's based on.
     
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    How about theory. What part of not based on scientific evidence do you not understand?

     
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    whos your daddy?
     
  13. kilian

    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    chiropractors, the modern snake oil vendors :greddy:
     
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    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    i wouldn't go that far.. i think their is a place for them in rehab/treatment, but they shouldn't be your first and/or only line of treatment.

    what you did doesn't sound too bad. i'd take a couple of weeks off the weights, keep doing low impact cardio, then re-evaluate.
     
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    They're good for a good back cracking :naughty:



    To the orginal poster, how exactly did you put your back into it? :confused:
     
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    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    every physical therapist i've gone to will do an occasional manipulation. difference is that's not ALL they do :)
     
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    Yes. Most chiropractors are able to practice a special art of vodoo magic that allows them to create new soft tissue between vertebrae. Modern doctors dont want you to know this:noes:
     
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    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    It isn't always the disc. They don't recreate new tissue. The disc isn't vascularized so it's only way to get fluid and nutrients is though movement. If the joint isn't moving properly it doesn't get what it needs. If it is, it does.
     
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    Right, the internal combustion engine is voodoo too.
     
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    Chiropractors are known for manipulation but that's not all they do either.

    Rehab, muscle testing, scoliotic curve correction etc.
     
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    assuming you do research and find a reputable chrio, it can be one of the best things you have ever done for your back. There are a ton of scumbag chiros, but there are good ones that want to get you better.
     
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    gonstead.com or gonsteadseminar.com

    These are good chiros
     
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    QUOTED FOR TROOF!1
     
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    Gonstead is neurologically sound but it's not the only technique.
     
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