old man back problems

Discussion in 'Spamalot - nsfw' started by Utumno, Nov 15, 2021.

  1. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    @allanun - more PT freeloading questions for you. I'm sure ur thrilled.

    I was wondering if you have any advice for my lower back pain. Basically I've had this pain as long as I can remember (and my mom also has had lifelong lower back pain though she swears it's not genetic and hers came after a particularly hard fall during her teenage years).

    That said I can remember even as a teenager having lower back pain after a run, and this was before I was a fat fuck. These days it's so predictable that I already know if I'm going to have a pretty active day (for example all day crabbing on the beach, or a long hike, or even just standing on a charter boat for 6hrs or so) I am 100% certain my back pain will force me to stop the activity vs any sort of actual tiredness/exhaustion.

    I can extend my activities by a whole hell of a lot by simply sitting for 15min or so stretches. Even better if I am able to bend forward (for example as if I were touching my toes, or doing the downward baby pose in yoga) - those types of poses give almost immediate relief to any back pain. In fact when doing yoga I would make excuses to do forward bends that make my back curl forward as it feels so good.

    Do you think there's some sort of exercise or stretch or something (aside from just doing forward bends) which could help this chronic condition? The forward bends work great but all they do is relieve the pain temporarily. I'm wondering if there's something I could try over time that would be more lasting
     
  2. allanun

    allanun TZT Abuser

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    Have you tried browning your eggs
     
  3. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    i knew there was a simple solution
     
  4. allanun

    allanun TZT Abuser

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    Ok I actually read this and this is a problem I don't want to type up. When we have some mutual time I'd be happy to chat it out on discord.
     
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  5. BanedenHR

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    i think if you have a bra with better support it can help prevent back problems
     
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  6. Red

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    Have you tried cocaine and push ups?
     
  7. allanun

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    You aren't listening to his story though. He's telling you leaning over is giving him pain relief. What he really needs is bigger boobs to help him lean over more.
     
  8. Duke Red

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  9. Utumno

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    not with any regularity, only used them at the gym (i do enjoy lifting more than most other gym activities)
     
  10. AgelessDrifter

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    I have this same kind of pain sometimes for a few days after tennis

    I may have to get the cliff notes from UT after you guys Discord
     
  11. Sanaleb

    Sanaleb TZT Addict

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    Have near daily back pain from a running injury like 2 years ago. Can confirm getting old sucks.
     
  12. AgelessDrifter

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    Damn, from running? Did something in particular happen?
     
  13. allanun

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    Tzt old and out of touch.. with your feet
     
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  14. Sanaleb

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    I think just over-exertion. I was running close to 100miles/month for about a year and one run lower back on the right side starting hurting really bad and it's just never gone away. I'm guessing pinched nerve because stress fracture should have healed at this point. I was going to the chiro but all they can do is pop your back and tell you to stretch, I should probably go see an actual doctor.
     
  15. allanun

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    You should see a Mckenzie certified PT.

    If you have a stress fracture in the spine, you have some real serious shit going on.
     
  16. allanun

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    For sanaleb, I would Google prone press ups and start performing 1 set of 10, 5 times intermittently throughout the day. That's a guess based in the fact that 80 percent of low back pain benefits from extension. There is alot of nuance to the right about of reps, force, and direction of movement. This is the best place to start regardless. Then it matters if you are the kind or runner that goes into excessive anterior pelvic tilt vs posterior pelvic tilt. There is a different progression path for core strengthening and mobility based on findings. Based on law of averages you are probably an anterior pelvic tilter.



    Before you do any of these moves try to touch your toes then do a back bend. Then reassess these movements following the video or press ups. If your mechanics or ease of movement improve, you are often on the right track.


    Edited because full blown retard grammar. One day I will read my posts before I hit submit.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2021
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  17. Utumno

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    Yeah you should definitely take greater care editing your posts for accuracy, grammar, and correctness. We're paying you with TZT likes here, a very valuable currency.
     
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  18. Sanaleb

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    It's gotten way better than it was when I first hurt it. The pain now is like a 3 or 4 out of 10, certainly low enough that I can mostly ignore it or pop a few ibuprofen and have it go away. Stretching and going for walks/slow and not very far runs does seem to help. If I have a particularly lazy week and just sit 10+ hours a day (dat WFH life) it definitely gets worse.

    Thanks for the suggestion I'll check out the YT video and give it a try.