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Old 07-28-2010, 11:54 PM   #1
Michael Zoda
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Middle back pain

Took some time off from heavy lifting for a few weeks or so. Came back this week doing CFSB. Sunday I did heavy squats and monday heavy deads. Tuesday was a rest day. Did not do anything all day, but around dinner time i went to the mall. Just walking around the mall i began getting this unusual pain in my back. The pain hit me very randomly for i dont remember doing anything to aggravate my back. Its quite painful but odd at the same time. For example If i lean forward on a desk or table or something, it hurts leaning forward, but once my back is rounded for a second or two the pain goes away. Then it hurts to straighten my back again. It also hurts to bend my neck forward. Anything involving the rolling of the back causes pain. Even bringing my legs up to recline them causes pain. If i keep my back straight there seems to be no pain but the slightest bend or twist causes about a 7 on a scale to 10 painwise. The pain is centralized here

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Lacrosse ball massages only help for about 10 minutes post massage. One thing to note i barely felt any pain massaging or compressing on my back. Ice seemed to help. Today i also took some NSAID but it didn't give much relief at all. Im very confused as to what this might be.
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:40 PM   #2
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Re: Middle back pain

Sounds like you may have had a rib pop out of place... subluxed or dislocated..

Hit up a chiro or PT ASAP.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:04 PM   #3
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Re: Middle back pain

made an appointment with the chiro tomorrow. Just an update. 2 days later the pain is still there although its not as bad as it was.

Still the main cause is bending my neck forward/rounding back
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:17 PM   #4
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Re: Middle back pain

Just saw the chiro. Basically told me that one of my ribs shifted a bit and is causing strain on the surrounding muscles. Did some stim, messaged it, and did some adjusting. The pain when down a lot after everything was done but its not completely gone. I have appointments to go back monday wednesday and friday of next week. He says i should take the 2 weeks off from exercise. when i heard that my heart sank =(


I know 2 weeks isn't that long but is there ANYTHING i can do? mobility? skill work? would running/jogging be ok? Im not trying to aggravate it more so i will be more than happy to take the time off if i have too. I was just wondering if there was anything i could do that wouldn't hurt. Its annoying for some reason when im not training my diet always goes to crap too =(
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:23 PM   #5
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Re: Middle back pain

Any non-painful work should be fine.

You can use the area, but I wouldn't do any type of extensive mobility or flexibility just in case it pops out of place again.

Work on your leg mobility and possibly a bit of shoulders/elbows/wrist in the meantime..
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:42 AM   #6
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Re: Middle back pain

Michael - I'm in a similar situation. I hurt my back this morning just by sitting in a chair and twisting my back in a weird way trying to pick up a pen.

I did some lacrosse ball work but can't tell if that's effective.

What did you find to be effective in helping the pain?

Is the chiro worth it?
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:48 AM   #7
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Re: Middle back pain

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Michael - I'm in a similar situation. I hurt my back this morning just by sitting in a chair and twisting my back in a weird way trying to pick up a pen.

I did some lacrosse ball work but can't tell if that's effective.

What did you find to be effective in helping the pain?

Is the chiro worth it?
That may be a different problem altogether..
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