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Old 12-12-2006, 06:35 AM   #4
Elliot Royce
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Inowa  KS
Posts: 922
It's getting better and I played hockey last night without problem. Just a little stiff today.

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 think of it as a circuit breaker that the brain trips when it senses a combination of poor position and weak muscles. Basically the brain causes the muscles to cramp to lock down that part of the spine to protect what it thinks will be a more serious injury.

It takes a few days for the affected area to return to normal.

so, yes, it's about maintaining perfect form. I just have a less forgiving "circuit breaker" probably due to limited flexibility.
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