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Old 05-08-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
Michael Zoda
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How serious is this lower back pain?

Last week I did deadlifts for 21-15-9. Long story short the rep scheme + the weight i used was too much for me to handle. My form broke towards the end of the workout and i went home with a very very stiff lower back. Since then it hasn't given up. The pain doesn't really radiate anywhere. It stays in the back, mainly on the right side. Sometimes it hurts when I inhale and take big breaths, other times it doesn't. Its worse somedays than it is others.

Ive squatted with it, and surprisingly it wasn't too bad, no pain from running either. Its just this chronic back pain/soreness that wont go away. Not sure if its muscular or spinal or whatever. Anyways it KILLS to sleep at night. I cant fall asleep on my back, so i sleep on my side and stomach, but it always wakes me up.

Ive been going to the gym regularly because it doesn't really effect my training too much. The pain usually comes when im not active. I have been heating, taking hot baths, and massaging it.

Just wanted to get some imput. Do you guys just think its tightness in the back?
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Old 05-08-2010, 02:04 PM   #2
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Re: How serious is this lower back pain?

What happens when you round and arch your back? Any pains?
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Old 05-08-2010, 02:29 PM   #3
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Re: How serious is this lower back pain?

Lay off the heat! It increases inflammation in the injured area and isn't necessary unless you are trying to loosen a stiff muscle or chronic injury. Go see a chiropractor or other specialist who can make a proper diagnosis for you so you can get better asap.
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Old 05-08-2010, 03:40 PM   #4
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Re: How serious is this lower back pain?

What Trevor said.

You answered your own questions with this, "Anyways it KILLS to sleep at night".

Letting pain be your guide with your health is the worst mistake you can make. Go find a good chiropractor or PT for help.
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:04 PM   #5
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Re: How serious is this lower back pain?

Yea you guys are probably right. =/


Julius, most of the time i do feel pain when i round my back. There are other times though where it doesn't and i do feel some pain when i arch my back. Its weird.

What do you mean letting pain be your guide?
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:04 PM   #6
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Re: How serious is this lower back pain?

basically that means that pain is your body's way of telling you "dude something is wrong here" intensity usually coincidences with severity (but not always). if this pain is bad enough to interfere with sleep patterns and has been doing so for A WEEK you gotta get someone to look at it!
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:15 PM   #7
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Re: How serious is this lower back pain?

SOUNDS a bit like a strained muscle.

First read and check this out to help you eval what it is if you're dead set against not going to a doc wfs
http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2010/0...ur-lower-back/

Then if it's likely a strained muscle, read the strains topic wfs
http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2010/0...uscle-strains/

Take things slow.
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:35 PM   #8
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Re: How serious is this lower back pain?

great posts steve
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:40 PM   #9
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Re: How serious is this lower back pain?

I had the same scenario when doing a new PR for deadlifts and something didn't feel right. Started affecting my metcons and other activities. I just barely saw a chiropractor and he diagnosed me. My back was goof but just needed adjustment and he adjusted my back in ways I haven't thought of and the pain was gone.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:47 PM   #10
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Re: How serious is this lower back pain?

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SOUNDS a bit like a strained muscle.
Yeah, this.

If you ever get "the" low back pain everyone talks about, you'll know it.

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