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Old 03-27-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
James E Phillips
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Lower Back Pain after Push Jerks

At my affiliate the other day, we did a WOD involving sets of heavy push jerks for time. About the third round, my form started degrading and when I brought the weight back onto my shoulders from overhead, I bent my backs backwards a little and heard a pop.

Now, I have a pain that feels like a bruise in my lower spine. My range of motion is normal except when I bend my upper body backwards I can feel where the "bruise" is. The pain isn't terrible, just noticeable.

Has anyone else ever done this before? Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

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Old 03-27-2009, 11:13 PM   #2
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Re: Lower Back Pain after Push Jerks

Might have popped a facet out of alignment or bruised something through the hyperextension.....

Rest + anti inflams + massage if at all possible if there's tight muscles. See if it improves.

If not, see doc/PT.. maybe chiro.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:40 PM   #3
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Re: Lower Back Pain after Push Jerks

Thanks! I'm definitely taking a few days off. I've pulled muscles in my back before, and it's nothing near as bad as that. I'm just going to stay away from putting any weight over head for about a week or so.

I appreciate the help.

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Old 07-13-2009, 07:51 PM   #4
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Re: Lower Back Pain after Push Jerks

hey james. i recently noticed a similar sensation in my lower back. its not painful it feels more like a compression type sensation. i practice alot of backbends and wall crawls. recently i did GHD situps on an angled machine and was going into full extension on the way down. now when i do backbends it feels like there is a hinge point in my lower back and the vertebrae at the hinge point feel like they are compressing when i go into back extension. some yoga friends advised shifting the focus of my extension apex into the pelvis. as ihave yet to decipher what this means or how to achive it. but if you want to play with that idea and figure it out let me know how it goes

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Old 07-13-2009, 08:50 PM   #5
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Re: Lower Back Pain after Push Jerks

I would get it checked out for someone who can check for signs of spondylolisthesis......or spondylolysis, which is a small, often not too painful break in the pars interarticularis of the vertebrae.....which is the part that holds the facet joint on and controls the vertebrae from slipping forward.

It's not a big deal as long as you get it healed properly and regain the segmental stability.

If it was myself, I would get an MRI if the pain remains on extension
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Re: Lower Back Pain after Push Jerks

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I would get it checked out for someone who can check for signs of spondylolisthesis......or spondylolysis, which is a small, often not too painful break in the pars interarticularis of the vertebrae.....which is the part that holds the facet joint on and controls the vertebrae from slipping forward.

It's not a big deal as long as you get it healed properly and regain the segmental stability.

If it was myself, I would get an MRI if the pain remains on extension
i know yogis and gymnasts get that all the time and they say its no big deal
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:56 PM   #7
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Re: Lower Back Pain after Push Jerks

hey james. a friend of mine forwarded this address to me. it gave me a pretty good idea of what was going on in my back. thought it might help you

http://www.med.nyu.edu/hjd/harkness/...ies/spine.html
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