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Old 07-14-2015, 12:51 AM   #1
Vladimir Demirev
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low back/pelvic pain

Hi Guys,

Been having this nagging low back pain for about 3 months now. I cannot say where it originated from, seems that it just slowly crept in.
Hope that you'll be able to give me some fresh ideas/advice other than what I've done already.

So the pain is in the low back/high pelvic region, I would say it is where the the low back connects with the pelvis (sorry, I'm bad in anatomy). It mostly hurts during squats, deadlifts, KB swings and similar movements (loaded movements where I have to bend at the waist).

First I tried with anti-inflammatories and ointments - no help.
Then I rested for about 3 weeks and the pain subsided but returned the 1st day I got back into training (though I reduced the weights with about 40% with the idea to slowly build up).

During the rest I had MRI - the doctor said there is nothing wrong and suggested muscular pain.

Presently I continue at the reduced weights (with perfect technique), ointment 2 times a day, stretching, taking collagen pills and lots of omega 3, massages and ultrasound therapy but the pain is still there!!

I'm getting desperate how to proceed from here on.

Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks,
Vlad
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:18 AM   #2
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Re: low back/pelvic pain

Maybe an SI joint issues? google it out and check if this is what you are looking for.
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:47 AM   #3
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Re: low back/pelvic pain

Whenever I have had pain like that it has been from either tight hamstrings or quads. I would roll those out and then stretch them out regularly along with some mobility drills.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:42 PM   #4
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Re: low back/pelvic pain

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Maybe an SI joint issues? google it out and check if this is what you are looking for.
I agrre that it could be the SI joint, or sciatic nerve....Is the pain accompanied by any numbness in the leg/butt area?

If so, foam rolling can help loosen the glueal muscle and relive some of the pain.


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Old 07-17-2015, 11:13 PM   #5
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Re: low back/pelvic pain

Thanks for the tips - the pain does not extend down the leg bit is localized at the low back/pelvic area so I suppose it's not the sciatic nerve.

The SI joint could be the answer at first sight as it hurts right there.
I'll check it out in detail and get back to you.

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Old 07-19-2015, 04:29 AM   #6
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Re: low back/pelvic pain

I seem to have an issue with SI joint, I often have the pain in the area.

But I decided to work around it, strengthening my lumbars:

http://billstarrr.blogspot.com/2012/01/lumbars.html
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Old 07-20-2015, 03:00 PM   #7
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Re: low back/pelvic pain

How much lower back work do you do?

Other things to do may be anything that decompresses the lumbar. Leglifts, slow or fast from a hang and they can also be done in support. Reverse Leglifts/Hypers. Back extensions, decline situps/GHDSitups/Inverted situps.

Sometimes when we had lower back pain, we would just hang from our knees off a low bar playing with a bit of extension and flexion upside down.

Snaking on the floor can also help loosen up tight lumbars besides stuff like Lying Wiper or Lying tuck/pike leg lifts. Also those twisty things sometimes called IronCrosses or Scorpions.

You could try some hot pepper rub but I would probably try literally anything before I use that stuff again. It hella burns.

Damn, forgot I was supposed to get some Tiger Balm yesterday. I find that works good and doesn't burn my skin for hours.
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:23 AM   #8
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Re: low back/pelvic pain

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How much lower back work do you do?

Other things to do may be anything that decompresses the lumbar. Leglifts, slow or fast from a hang and they can also be done in support. Reverse Leglifts/Hypers. Back extensions, decline situps/GHDSitups/Inverted situps.

Sometimes when we had lower back pain, we would just hang from our knees off a low bar playing with a bit of extension and flexion upside down.

Snaking on the floor can also help loosen up tight lumbars besides stuff like Lying Wiper or Lying tuck/pike leg lifts. Also those twisty things sometimes called IronCrosses or Scorpions.

You could try some hot pepper rub but I would probably try literally anything before I use that stuff again. It hella burns.

Damn, forgot I was supposed to get some Tiger Balm yesterday. I find that works good and doesn't burn my skin for hours.
Thanks Blair,

Basically the low-back is included in most of my training (DL variations, back raises, back extensions, cleans, thrusters, squats, etc.). Anyway I've cut this all out and will start doing only unweighted exercises like the ones you've listed below+Mckenzie stretches and ab work. Hope it will help but will keep you all posted.
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Re: low back/pelvic pain

Not exactly sure what "back raises" are but you could probably still keep in high rep back extensions unweighted to get some movement in that area.
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Old 07-28-2015, 05:06 PM   #10
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Re: low back/pelvic pain

SI pain has a very distinctive pain pattern. If the pain isnt directly over your SI joint, then chances are its not SI pain. SI joint is essentially in the middle upper quadrant of your individual butt cheeks. If the pain is more central towards the spine, where the spine at the Sacrum-lumbar junction then its definitely not an SI problem.

See attachment:Work safe. Its the pain pattern for SI pain from [Fortin 1994]
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