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#1 foxytv

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    Posted 19 February 2008 - 04:47 PM

    I have been working out regularly since early January ... and although I expect to be sore on ceratin days ... my back has been killing me lately.

    I don't know if I have been sleeping on it wrong, not stretching it enough after workouts ... or what ... but I'm in search of any suggestions or ideas.

    I do stretch religiously, and get a massage every 3-4 weeks ... but my back, neck and shoulders area has been killing me for almost a week now, despite all of that. I never strength train 2 days in a row ... I opt for every other day with cardio and abs days in between.

    #2 lucy106

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      Posted 19 February 2008 - 04:53 PM

      From someone who has had two serious back surgeries in 6 months please take this seriously. It very well may be muscular but you dont know until you see a doc. I would go see a doc (ortho or some go to chiropractor). Be prepared for the doc to tell you to take some time off though. But in the long run this could be very serious. I dont mean to freak you out just dont be stubborn about it either.

      #3 foxytv

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        Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:12 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by lucy106
        From someone who has had two serious back surgeries in 6 months please take this seriously. It very well may be muscular but you dont know until you see a doc. I would go see a doc (ortho or some go to chiropractor). Be prepared for the doc to tell you to take some time off though. But in the long run this could be very serious. I dont mean to freak you out just dont be stubborn about it either.
        Ouch! That does freak me out!

        I do think it is muscular, but will definitely get things looked at.

        Back issues are definitely no fun, and nothing to push aside. I have too many friends who have had issues too.

        #4 JUSTUSTWO

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          Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:17 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by lucy106
          From someone who has had two serious back surgeries in 6 months please take this seriously. It very well may be muscular but you dont know until you see a doc. I would go see a doc (ortho or some go to chiropractor). Be prepared for the doc to tell you to take some time off though. But in the long run this could be very serious. I dont mean to freak you out just dont be stubborn about it either.
          I agree, you should definitely go see a chiropractor. I've had back problems for years & never went to see one until recently when I started having shoulder & neck pain as well. It does help & I was amazed at the results that I noticed after going for the 1st week. It will take time for you to get 100% better but it really does help.

          #5 lucy106

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            Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:20 PM

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            Originally Posted by foxytv
            Ouch! That does freak me out!

            I do think it is muscular, but will definitely get things looked at.

            Back issues are definitely no fun, and nothing to push aside. I have too many friends who have had issues too.
            When my issues started I just thought I pulled a muscle. Next thing I knew I could barely walk. You just never know. I am infamous for self diagnosing and being totally wrong, doh!

            #6 happygilmore

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              Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:32 PM

              My vote is for the Chiro! I go when everything just seems to ache and I can't do anything to make it better and after a few crack- snapple -pop...I feel better! They can even readjust your jaw --I have TMJ and my chiro just took care of my jaw!

              #7 foxytv

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                Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:33 PM

                Ack! I hope it'd nothing! Especially since I'm switching jobs too. Luckily, my insurance remains good through March...

                #8 thomastaci22

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                  Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:35 PM

                  Hey Tami. i am in the fitness field and deal with muscle soreness everyday of MY life, let alone, hearing about all my members' soreness after I work them out. What kind of things did you do the day before you notice the pain? Have you changed anything else about your daily activity, outside of your exercise? For example, have you been painting, moving, extra stressed, changed cars, driving more? I am just trying to think of things that I have experienced in causing back pain in the past. What kind of pain is it? Where does it start/end? Does it hurt all the time or just when you do certain things?

                  #9 Yari

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                    Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:43 PM

                    I agree see a Chiro!

                    #10 foxytv

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                      Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:02 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by thomastaci22
                      Hey Tami. i am in the fitness field and deal with muscle soreness everyday of MY life, let alone, hearing about all my members' soreness after I work them out. What kind of things did you do the day before you notice the pain? Have you changed anything else about your daily activity, outside of your exercise? For example, have you been painting, moving, extra stressed, changed cars, driving more? I am just trying to think of things that I have experienced in causing back pain in the past. What kind of pain is it? Where does it start/end? Does it hurt all the time or just when you do certain things?
                      It hurts especially more when I lie on the couch or try to sleep in bed (no new mattress or anything). But I am so sore that it even wakes me up at night now. I wouldn't say it's pain ... but instead it's soreness.

                      FH and I lie on the couch together and watch TV and I had to keep switching positions, moving to the other end of the couch, etc b/c I was so sore and couldn't get comfortable.

                      But nothing is new/different...




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