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Old 06-09-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
Sam Cannons
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I woke up a few weeks ago with a stiff lower back. It is a bit sore still but only in certain angles. It has made my hamstrings really tight and if i sit down and lift my legs up my lower back hurts, but it doesn't hurt at all when i exercise??
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Old 06-09-2006, 05:18 PM   #2
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First of all, I am by no means a doctor.

Anyway, it does sound very similar to the strained SI joint injury that I had about a month ago. Get it checked out by a chiropractor. Tell him you suspect SI joint damage/misalignment. See what he/she says. There was a post a while back by a chiro who said that with all the dynamic hip action involved in crossfit (which is good) some degree of misalignment is bound to happen at some time. Keep stretching your glutes and hammies.

Ice is your friend.

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Old 06-09-2006, 09:04 PM   #3
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+1 on the chiropractor. i just discoverd this speciality and it has really helped my lower back problems.
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Old 06-10-2006, 05:41 AM   #4
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For unknown/weird pain issues I see my Osteopath. I think these specialists are more complete (thus more efficient) than chiropractors.

Mine is also accuponctor, masseur and physiotherapeutist, there's nothing he cannot fix. But I always drop a line here before seeing him because other's advices help me be more accurate when speaking with a specialist.
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Old 06-11-2006, 05:36 PM   #5
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another idea is that your back hurts because of the hamstrings being tight not the other way around. I see a fair amount of people complaining of lower back pain that have very bad hamstring inflexibility. Having flexible hamstrings greatly helps out LB pain.
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