Once you screw up your back it never gets back to 100%?

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  1. mds2004

    mds2004 OT Supporter

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    I injured my back in early January and it is still sore. Am I messed up for life? I have been out of the gym ever since and it is killing me. :wtc:
     
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    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    I did something to my back last year and took off from early Jan. to March. Took about until August till it felt 100% again
     
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    GilgaMesH Active Member

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    go to a chiro
     
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    tehchosen New Member

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    not true, fucked up my back about a year and a half ago really bad, to the point where i couldnt wipe my own ass or bend over to tie my shoes, Took alot of time off and i was back 100%
     
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    Ya, I have been seeing a physiotherapist. I am just a little down because I am afraid of working out and making it worse.
     
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    Yeah I know how you feel, I've been having a problem for about a year now, I'm just about to go to the chiro in 30 mins or so, but so far it hasn't really helped much.
     
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    Would depend on the type of back injury too.
     
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    I strained mine. :wtc:
     
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    Too bad I do not have Homers miracle garbage can thingy.
     
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    should be ok. strained mine today. going to take it easy for several days.
     
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    Dr. Zoidberg the lovable tramp

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    mine better get back to 100% pretty soon :hs:
     
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    dont rush it, i ended up reinjuring mine twice trying to come back too soon and go too heavy
     
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    What kind of stretches?
     
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    (Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance, McGill)

    For athletes, once a back injury has occurred, generally they will not be "healed" even though the symptoms have resolved. It is interesting to consider the comments of those who have several world records to their credit in weightlifting following back injury. They state that a back injury forced them to maintain perfect lifting form because they realized that if they lost the "locked" spine they would become re-injured in an instant. Thus, at least during their competitive careers, they had to utilize stabilizing techniques for their backs. They competed successfully. It is interesting to consider those I have seen as patients several years after their competitive days who become symptomatic after they lost their fitness and ability to stabilize. The original tissue damage was still there and became troublesome.
     
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    velamint Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

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    mine hasnt :hs:
     
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    Those with back problems. Are you guys still working out?
     
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    i strained my lowerback 3 months ago and its very slowly getting better.

    but i did work out still after the injury..but went easy on the exercises that involved my back or felt pain with.


    btw, i never took a long break ever since. at most, 5 days of no lifting/exercise. im guessing it would be a good idea to dont lift for a week or so?
     
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    identify if you have any core imbalances, but best treatment is to take time off, COMPLETELY, meaning no physical activity whatsoever. I've injured my back twice, once on a max attempt, another from an unknown incident. first injury i couldn't even tie my shoe for two weeks. took 3 weeks off, came back stronger. second time i injured it, couldn't really trace the origin of the injury, but wasnt as painful as the first injury. my vertebrae just felt "loose" and disconnected. worked on flexibilty and core issues, got better but still not 100%. every now and then id get up from my bed with some dull pain. after my current hiatus where i've taken 3 months off, i'm getting back into lifting, and no symptoms yet
     
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    ^would cardio exercise be ok to do during a break from lifting?

    running/eliptical
     
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    i am, but i can't do any legs :(
     
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    :werd: I was wondering this aswell.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    i would do brisk walking with exaggerated arm swing, walking is very rehabilitating for the lower back (but not slow walking)
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    if you have money to spare check out McGill's book Low Back Disorders
     
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    id say avoid chiropracters as ive heard they can mess u up. go to an orthopedic surgean.
     
  25. PreemO

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    will do
     
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