Pulled lower back muscles

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  1. jag6984

    jag6984 New Member

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    The title says it all really. I'd been doing pretty well, on a steady bulk and I decided to go out last night and party. My lower back had been giving me some grief, especially on the left side, but it always does so I've learnt to deal with it. At some poin at the bar, I just remember feeling intense pain throughout my lower back and not being able to bend over at all.

    So today I'm just lying in bed, icing it, and complaining to everyone I know. Does anyone have any real recommendations for treatment? From what I've found and been told, it's just rest, ice and ibprofen. I was thinking if it's okay by the end of the week I should try swimming, because I don't want to lose all of my recent gains.
     
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    been there.. rest is the only thing that helped me
     
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    try to bring your knees to your chest and stretch the loweer back
    I cant stop reccomending accupuncture too.. since the one time i did it, i had to crawl into the office, and then came out 30 mins later running and jumping..
     
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    throw soem ehat on it too, I drive almost everywhere with my seat heaters on...
    I dunno if it actually helps make it better, but I feel alot better.
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    on the bright side: at least it's the muscle and not spine
     
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    Ahh thanks for the responses. I'm thanking myself that I know how to squat properly now though, as that's the only way I'm going to be able to get to anything on the ground.

    Do you think there are any reasons for this other than just weak back muscles? Perhaps an imbalance in my hamstring/quad strength? Or is it just shitty genetics, as both my parents have constant lower back issues.
     
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    What type of core training do you do?
     
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    Lots of medicine ball work mostly. Twists on decline bench and in a sitting position. Situps (w/ ball) on a decline and sitting. I do some regular crunches with my legs elevated and leg raises as well. Should I try more plank type work?
     
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    Also start doing exercises that emphasize back plyometric training such as Birddog's, rolling Side Bridge's, Curl-Up's etc.
     
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    Thanks for the links. I found that doing hyperextensions really hurt my back and the same with doing deadlifts/pinpulls. Is this just a sign that I have poor form and I should just use lower weights until I get my form corrected? Or could it be that I just have a shitty back?
     
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    if your back hurts while flexing...work on extension exercises (McKenzie program) , then progress to flexion exercises (Williams)

    and try not to rest too much...walking and doing exercises relieve most low back pain
     
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