Hurt my back!!!

Discussion in '360 Degrees Lounge' started by Brokejeep, May 12, 2009.

  1. Brokejeep

    Brokejeep Senior Member

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    Well I hurt my back again today while doing my last ever set of deadlifts, I hope everything is good for the June tuna trip.
     
  2. rhale

    rhale Senior Member

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    That sucks, hope you get better soon.
     

  3. jig

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    I keep telling my wife that's why I don't exercise. It's too dangerous. Hope your recover quickly. June will be here before we know it.
     
  4. Fishhead56

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    Bummer, ..............70's slang...........
    Pain ..sucks.....get well soon..
     
  5. baldurs390

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    hurt backs suck.... i was out 6 months last time i hurt mine and im 19 :(
     
  6. gimmedeal

    gimmedeal Senior Member

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    I can sympathize with ya. Hurt my right shoulder and it was making all kinds of snap crackle pop sounds and hurtin like hell. My orthopedist said there were lots of things goin on in it but nothin he wanted to fix w surgery. I've been going to a physical therapist. I've always kind of figured physical therapy was kind of something I could do on my own but I'm impressed. He said he'd have me fishing soon. Hope you can get yourself fixed.
    Fred
     
  7. Brokejeep

    Brokejeep Senior Member

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    Thanks all, my chiro says he thinks it's not a disk just a jacked up S.I., I sure hope so I can't even stand up straight and can barely walk. If it's not better in a couple of days I will go see a Dr. for injections of some kind.
    This is on top of my hurt knee and collar bone trouble, which I'm sure are a result of the Crestor I took in Nov. and Dec. I lost twelve pounds of muscle and a lot of strength. I still am having trouble gaining the muscle back.
     
  8. Pope

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    I had back surgery at 23 (12 years ago) and have given myself two inguinal hernias. On December 2nd I dislocated my shoulder and tore the labrum. It has been a ***** getting it back into shape through physical therapy. I lost 16lbs of muscle and have been putting it back on....slowly. I lifted weights heavily until the injury. Now, I lift 3 times a week with very high reps and lower weight.

    My back still hurts occasionally. I do deadlifts every week, but with low weight (65lbs). I usually do 6 sets of 25. It seems to easy until you get past the 100th rep.
    When you get back to normal, drop down and strengthen the shit out of your back before lifting heavy again. Good luck!
     
  9. Snagged

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    Thanks all, my chiro says he thinks it's not a disk just a jacked up S.I., I sure hope so I can't even stand up straight and can barely walk. If it's not better in a couple of days I will go see a Dr. for injections of some kind.
    This is on top of my hurt knee and collar bone trouble, which I'm sure are a result of the Crestor I took in Nov. and Dec. I lost twelve pounds of muscle and a lot of strength. I still am having trouble gaining the muscle back.

    Grandson, drop that chrio and go to an MD. I've had the broken back and broken neck plus a couple of wiped out disk.
    Get in touch with Scott on this board and drive up to Tyler for an honest/accurate diagnosis.
    Gramps.
     
  10. kenner21

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    I hurt my lower back when I was 24, it's never been the same. I've been to Chrio's and MD's with no luck. I don't care for the pills so I just deal with it these days.

    Good luck to you
     
  11. Brokejeep

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    Thanks again everyone. I was very stupid and was deadlifting off the floor which I said I would not do again, 345lbs came up easy so I went for 365lbs, it also came up easy but had a very tight feeling go across my lower back so I racked the weights and hit the shower, the pain hit while I was showering.

    Since 94 I have injured myself several times with the last two being the only serious ones from the gym.
    Herniated disk in 95,96,02,03 ( L4-L5 and L5-S1)
    Tore up both shoulders( AC joints) with surgery on one in 94
    Messed up both SI joints somewhere along the way
    Scrotal hernia with surgery in 08, that was fun!!
    And now this, IT SUCKS GETTING OLD!!! Seems I have been getting old since 28 LOL, I have people say your getting too old to lift the way you do, which I know is the truth but no matter what it is hard to surrender and accept defeat.
    I didn't lift for eight years after my first back injury (and still don't do other things) and it was very depressing, it's hard to give up things you love to do especially the ones that give you pleasure and make you feel better.

    Now I have to get ready for the tuna!!!
     
  12. fishingeek

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    brokejeep,

    I am most likely going to tell you everything you have already though of and you will think...what an A$$...but here goes.

    As former competitive powerlifter and now a Biomedical Engineer (for the past 30 years) in the Spine Industry I strongly advise a trip to an Orthopedic Specialist to get x-rays. Muscle strains can be dealt with easily with NSAIDS, cold packs, rest etc... but a bulging disc or some other damage to your spine will not get better without some professional help.

    The folks who ignore the pain and tough it out are doing themselves any favors long term. I am sure you simply strained your spinal erector muscles but it pays to know for sure so you can go back to weigh lifting and bailing big tuna for years to come.
     
  13. DanS

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    I agree with both fishingeek & mad marlin.

    Osteoarthritis runs in my family.

    I injured my lower back (L5-S1) in my mid 20s. Thirty years of management, then in 2003 the disk finally went south. Started with a laminectomy, then had a ProDisc implant. In between these surgeries, I signed up for a appendicitis. Two years later, I had both hips replaced due to the osteoarthritis. Then C5 to C7 was fused.

    Today, I work out (light-to-medium) and swim twice a week.

    Best of all, I'm back fishing. :)

    PS. Given the 80 million boomers starting to suffer medical problems, combined with Obama's vision of socialized health care (the hideous cue), I'm very fortunate to having gone 'bionic' earlier rather than later...or not at all.