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Old 05-11-2009, 06:57 AM   #1
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Back Injury Recovery Plan Help

I need help! I pulled something in my back on Monday last week doing KB swings. I had incredible pain for a few days but it is slowly getting better. I wanted to start back but I want to ensure that I don't reinjure myself. I still have some pain and soreness but I think I'll be fine in a few days. How should I start getting back into shape. I have done NOTHING in a week. I mean, the most active thing I've done is vacuum the house. Other than that, I've been laying on the couch with either ice or a heating pad on my back. Where should I go from here? Thanks.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:24 AM   #2
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Re: Back Injury Recovery Plan Help

Is the pain muscular or bony?

Personally, I would go to a doc... don't mess with your back...
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:30 AM   #3
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Re: Back Injury Recovery Plan Help

I think it is muscular. It really only hurts when I tense up my lower back muscle or have to stabilize my body. I'm going to start doin some stretches this evening and seeing how that feels. It seems to get a little better everyday so I'm hoping I just strained it. It did scare me pretty bad though.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:41 AM   #4
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Re: Back Injury Recovery Plan Help

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I think it is muscular. It really only hurts when I tense up my lower back muscle or have to stabilize my body. I'm going to start doin some stretches this evening and seeing how that feels. It seems to get a little better everyday so I'm hoping I just strained it. It did scare me pretty bad though.

Go to a chiropractor. You'll feel loads better immediately. It's all muscular. The problem is that those muscles are attatched to bones.

Get adjusted. Get better.


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Old 05-19-2009, 02:25 PM   #5
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Re: Back Injury Recovery Plan Help

Well, my back is feeling much better. It is a little tight and sore in the morning but not too bad otherwise. I think I'm going to try some exercises tomorrow. I'm thinking pushups, pull ups, and squats. I'll probably go for a 2 mile run prior to it as well. If all goes well on the run, then I'll do the calesthenics. Here's hopin!
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:04 PM   #6
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Re: Back Injury Recovery Plan Help

Don't overdo it..
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:38 AM   #7
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Re: Back Injury Recovery Plan Help

Well, scratch that plan!!! I played basketball last night and freakin jacked up my knee!!!!! It slid to the side and popped during lateral jump stop and now it is sore as hell and I can't fully flex or bend my knee. I can put weight on it but only in straight forward direction, no lateral movement whatsoever! I HATE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully goin to a doctor ASAP. I don't want to go to the emergency room so I made an appointment with an ortho in town.
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Ice it... a lot. 20 on/40 off
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:45 PM   #9
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Re: Back Injury Recovery Plan Help

Well, I went to the ortho and he wants to do an MRI but he thinks it's a torn meniscus and possibly a torn ACL. We'll see what happens. Until then, I'm gonna hit my upper body like a beast! Look out Muscle up! I'm comin for you!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:57 PM   #10
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Re: Back Injury Recovery Plan Help

Yeah, problems with bending and "getting stuck" in flexion are generally signs of torn meniscus :\

Work your weaknesses, and upper body sounds good.

ice that sucker still though!
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