I Have Lower Back Pain


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Old 04-06-05, 04:03 AM
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I Have Lower Back Pain

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I have hurt my lower back playing football, it has been sore for quite some time and I just ignored it but a couple weeks ago I told me football trainer and he had a look at it and said that I had general soreness and he gave me these stretches to do before and after I train and play, but it is still sore and Im worried that it might be more serious than just general soreness, after an physical activity i struggle to walk the pain is that bad. So do you thing these stretches will slowly fix the problem or does it sound worse?
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Old 04-06-05, 09:28 AM
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You may have sprained it. I sprained mine scrubbing the bottoms of movie theater seatposts for 8 hours. Even funnier, I once sprained my knee by throwing a garbage bag into a dumpster (please do not ask how, I have no idea). If you see a doctor about this, and he/shje gives you muscle relaxants, watch out. I was on those for my bac and 12 hours of sleep a day wasn't enough. I am 6'5" and 220 lbs, was amazed that one pill could do that to me. Edited due to typos.
 
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Old 04-06-05, 12:28 PM
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Stretching exercises are good, but do them easy to protect the muscles in your back. If you've sprained it, it make take awhile to get it back to normal. The stretches are to keep the muscles elongated so they don't get knotted/stiff and help prevent you from spraining them worse with normal, everyday activities.

When doing the stretches, remember to do them 'yoga' style. This means start slow, breathing into the stretch. Then stretch a little further when there is no discomfort in the stretch. Discomfort is one thing, pain means stop!

If its been awhile since you actually hurt your back, then the muscles may have stiffened up and you need the stretches to elongate the muscles again. It will also help to unseat any joints (including spine) that may have settled due to you 'favoring' those muscles since it hurt to move them.

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Old 04-06-05, 02:20 PM
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Tell your football trainer to stop making medical diagnoses and get your self to a doctor and get a MRI . People don't stay sore for long and it gets better and better as the pain disappears.if you hurt your self at school or somewhere that is organized they may have insurance, unless you waved you rights before participating. At least get a X-ray
 
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Old 04-07-05, 09:11 PM
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I'm biased, but recent studies have shown the only thing more effective for treating low back pain than doing nothing at all is chiropractic treatment. Taking care of people with sore low backs is my bread and butter.
 
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Old 04-07-05, 09:17 PM
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I had a sore shoulder and went to a chiropractor He was giving me the same treatment he was giving eveyone else --pretty much. He didn't help. I had a torn rotator cuff. He had a good rep and testafied as an expert in court.I know there are good and bad in everything but I strongly suggest thet if possible go to and orthropedic doctor to at least find out what is wrong. My opinion only ---I think
 
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Old 04-08-05, 04:47 PM
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A good chiropractor will tell you if it is out of his league and send you to an appropriate professional.
 
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Old 07-30-05, 03:47 AM
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Hello. I don't know if this will help but I had a problem with lower back pains off and on for years, many times so bad I had to walk with a cane or couldn't get out of bed. I read somewhere that reading or sleeping, etc., with your chin on your chest can cause lower back pains. (I don't know if that would happen to everybody.) I made sure from then on that I didn't read or sleep, etc., with my chin on my chest and I haven't had back pains in years. I hope this helps. jcritchie
 
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