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Old 04-30-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Lower-back and upper-glute pain

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Two weeks ago I was warming up to do some back squats and I felt some sharp, sort of pinching pain on my lower-back. I was stupid and didn't take time of the gym, tried some Front squats a week later and I had to stop because the pain aggravated and sort of shifted to my right upper glute, although I get a little pain on the left side too.

I'm stretching my glutes, low-back and hamstrings quite a lot and it seems to help. Rolling on a tennis ball helps a lot too, the pain kind of goes away, it's still the first day that I'm feeling these symptoms. I'll see how I feel the next couple of days.

Supposedly I have scoliosis, which causes me to tilt towards one side a little sometimes, most notably during strict presses, my hips shift to the left.

One more thing, it hurts my lower-back when sneezing too. I'm thinking it may be a slipped disc, which would suck...

I want an opinion as to what may have caused this issue. I'm scheduled to see a traumatologist on Friday, and we'll see what happens next

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Old 04-30-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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Re: Lower-back and upper-glute pain

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I'll explain a little...

Two weeks ago I was warming up to do some back squats and I felt some sharp, sort of pinching pain on my lower-back. I was stupid and didn't take time of the gym, tried some Front squats a week later and I had to stop because the pain aggravated and sort of shifted to my right upper glute, although I get a little pain on the left side too.

I'm stretching my glutes, low-back and hamstrings quite a lot and it seems to help. Rolling on a tennis ball helps a lot too, the pain kind of goes away, it's still the first day that I'm feeling these symptoms. I'll see how I feel the next couple of days.

Supposedly I have scoliosis, which causes me to tilt towards one side a little sometimes, most notably during strict presses, my hips shift to the left.

One more thing, it hurts my lower-back when sneezing too. I'm thinking it may be a slipped disc, which would suck...

I want an opinion as to what may have caused this issue. I'm scheduled to see a traumatologist on Friday, and we'll see what happens next

Thanks
Sneezing increases the pressure in your disks causing pain and irritation of nerve roots if there is a bulge or herniation. These usually occur from a weakness in the ligament that typically the disk in place.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:23 PM   #3
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Re: Lower-back and upper-glute pain

Do some research on SI Joint Dysfunction. Pain in lower back to the glute area could be indicative of SIJ issues, which often gets misdiagnosed as a slipped disc.. Just food for thought
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Do some research on SI Joint Dysfunction. Pain in lower back to the glute area could be indicative of SIJ issues, which often gets misdiagnosed as a slipped disc.. Just food for thought
why would a sneeze hurt the SI joint
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Re: Lower-back and upper-glute pain

I was thinking th SI joint, but then the sneezing comes onto the equation, and I think it may be a slipped disk In which case, I'll get recommended to stop lifting weights :O
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It could if there's instability and causing muscle spasms which is often the case with a slipped SI joint leading to some sort of piriformis type irritation

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Check this out. gives some general guidelines on what practitioner to go to and things that may or may not help

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Re: Lower-back and upper-glute pain

Thanks!

Steven, I was looking forward to your response. I'll check it out and see how I feel

I couldn't help it, but yesterday, I went to the gym and did some pull-throughs, hyperextensions, and some abs as well (not crunches) plus stretching. It seems to help quite a bit actually, and the pain is minimal. I'll see how it feels the next couple of days.

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Re: Lower-back and upper-glute pain

SO I took this picture, and I was told that I have external rotation of my hips, could this be a cause of piriformis?

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SO I took this picture, and I was told that I have external rotation of my hips, could this be a cause of piriformis?

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Unlikely.

Your postural alignment is governed by your nervous system and that includes more than one muscle..., and a small one at that.

Posture can be a sign of things gone awry though so it's possible that it can contribute to the problem somewhat.
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Re: Lower-back and upper-glute pain

Thanks!

I went to the traumatologist on Friday and he made me do a couple of positions to see if my lower-back hurt. I suppose he was looking for a herniated disc, but none of those positions hurt.

My scoliosis and something in my hips caught his attention so I'm getting X-rays next Friday to see what's up. I'm going to tell him about a slipped SI joint as the symptons seem to match up, and the fact that one of my legs is shorter than the other reinforces my opinion.

We'll see what happens
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