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Old 07-18-2007, 09:12 PM   #1
Juan Gonzalez
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hi everyone
(long time lurker first time Poster)

I have this lower back pain that flared up today. Just the crappiest Ive felt lately, when getting outta of bed today,then just all day trying to get outta my chair or trying to sit back down. Fortunately I dont feel it when im standing and walking around, unless i try to arch and stretch my back a lil, that is. This last arch my back pain is chronic, Ive had it all year but its way mild and I only feel it when, well I arch my back.
Anyway along with todays flare up also the last few weeks, I have had a weird numbness/knotty feeling in my hamstrings when Im sitting. Im an IT guy so I sit allot for hours on end, unless of course I escape for an hour or 2 to go to the BOX.
So technically besides crossfit, Im not that active, work wise I mean.

Anyway so those are the facts.

I only complain when it hurts and I know I might be fine tomorrow, but being that im a closet Hypochondriac:

Am I in danger of causing major damage? If so how do i correct this? might I just need to rest up a little, break from crossfit for awhile (which I dont want) or do I need to get serious and see a DOC??

im in the NYC/NJ area, so any DOC recommendations would be way cool...

thanks in advance.

Juan G
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:35 AM   #2
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JUan I would recommend you see an acupuncturist. I can recommend either of 2. That really helps.

hope youre feelin better
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:23 AM   #3
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"a closet Hypochondriac" - big risk factor for back pain. Check out Healing Your Back by Dr. John Sarno. Will give you a whole new, healthier way to think about this.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:03 PM   #4
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Radiculopathies associated with sitting are often a sign of disc problems. Not to feed your hypochondriacness but the nerve signs chould be of concern. Once this has been ruled out then you can revert to your hypochondirac tendencies and feel comfortable in that. Given the proper directions, from whatever source, this type of thing responds extremely well from conservative care. (E.g. learning what to do and what not to do)
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:14 PM   #5
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I hate having to Google every medical term you use Wayne. Lay-person speak works well.

Radiculopathy (w/f safe): http://www.answers.com/topic/radiculopathy?cat=health
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:28 PM   #6
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Sorry, George: That tingling stuff in the hamstring could be a irritation to the nerve from its root at the spine. Often the result of a disc buldge.

BTW Do you ever learn anything else that expands your knowledge base during those Googles? Do I do that sort of stuff that often?
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