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Old 10-15-2006, 06:31 PM   #1
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After more than a year of successful crossfit and a 3 year old herniated disc, I guess it was bound to happen. I aggravated my back about a month ago while doing SLDL... I took a week off and came back slowly. I was still in some discomfort but attempted to continue feeling good at times! I did the 3 rounds of max 800 meter sprints and now i'm back in pain. It's more like discomfort really, around my lower back area near the hip. I have been icing it and now I'm doing some heat... I can sleep fine so long as I have a pillow between my legs, otherwise it's just an annoying pain. I sure hope I get better soon, CF has been great to me so far :-(
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:57 PM   #2
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check out the egoscue clinic at egoscue.com
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Old 10-16-2006, 09:44 AM   #3
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Not a doctor, but this is what I did...I swicthed from 2 legged squats with a bar, to one legged exercises such as weighted stepups, lunges, pistols, 1 legged squats, 1 legged/1 arm RDLs...all using heavy DBs (and my legs feel it). Maybe also use a sumo stance in the DL, or use a trap/DL bar..or use DBs to help transfer the load from the back to the hips/gluts. Might take some pressure off the spine with the heavy loading. Just an idea...but I find the one legged exercises transfer more to my sports anyways.
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Old 10-16-2006, 09:49 AM   #4
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Yes, I will stray away from two legged and work on one legged. For now, I just hope to recover soon :/
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:39 AM   #5
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this is an excellent opportunity to do non-painful upper body work
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Old 10-16-2006, 12:36 PM   #6
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I can't stand sitting around not doing anything... I just can't think of what I can do with my back in pain and shoulder inflammed! ... maybe some rowing? bicep curls HAH
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Old 10-16-2006, 03:17 PM   #7
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maybe just rest for now. consider it a test of patience!
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Old 10-16-2006, 03:56 PM   #8
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You mean a test of "how much fat can I gain before i jump out the window" lol
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Old 10-16-2006, 04:00 PM   #9
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http://www.amazon.com/Steps-Pain-Free-Life-Rapidly-Relieve/dp/0452282772/sr=8-1/ qid=1161042112/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-7203353-1768136?ie=UTF8

Coach Burgner recommended this to me and it really helped.

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Old 10-21-2006, 10:14 AM   #10
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Well, my back has gotten better after almost 2 weeks rest...however, as I am slowly incorporating exercise back into my life, I sometimes feel a tingling sensation on my left foot. No pain just some tingling after back extensions for example.

Can this be due to the same problem? Even w/o any pain..
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