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Old 12-12-2006, 09:19 AM   #5
Christian Lemburg
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Elliot,

"The back pain I get is actually a spasm that kicks in when my spine is not in great alignment and when the back muscles are tired."

I had the exact same thing happening to me twice (some months ago) on heavy cleans in the area between my shoulder blades (about Th5-Th7) - a sudden spasm related to bad form on lifting.

For fast recovery, don't forget massage - lying on the floor on a hard ball seems to work best for me. I found that massage right on the spot - in the gym after the problem happens - really cuts down the problem. Then it will be more like DOMS in the affected muscles.

Obviously, for prevention, fix bad form. Not much new here. Well, maybe have a look at hydration/minerals, too.

Cheers,

Christian
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