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    Recently my lower back has been hurting. When it started I rested for about a day or two. I felt perfectly fine but the instant I got my board it came right back and even worse this time. I'm probably going to take a break this entire week but I wondering if you guys could give me some tips on getting a quick recovery. I'm hoping those of you veteran skater have experienced something like this before and found some sort of treatment.

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    I am actually going through the same thing right now. I do a lot filming when I am not working on my own stuff. Last week we did a 5 hours non stop session and my back has been killing me ever since. I tried skating through it the day after and it seemed to hurt even worse. I took it really easy that day and gave it a couple more days. I got back on my board and it still seemed to hurt as soon as I did an ollie. I have been taking anti inflammatorys the last day or so an that seems to be helping a bunch. I know that it's from the constant jerking and sudden movements when I try to ollie. It is also due to pushing on your board. My only suggestion would be to take it easy and take aspirin and ibuprofen when needed.

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    I see it as 2 different things. For Sfwpjo it could be an injury maybe a pulled muscle. For isk8 it means your getting old. Haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by XGer22x View Post
    I see it as 2 different things. For Sfwpjo it could be an injury maybe a pulled muscle. For isk8 it means your getting old. Haha
    HAHAHA!! I was worried it might be that. Don't bounce back like I used to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by isk84evr View Post
    HAHAHA!! I was worried it might be that. Don't bounce like I used to.
    Yeah bro, tell me about it.
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    I've had lower back problems also. (not from skate boarding though!) In Aug, it was so bad I couldn't even walk, or stand up strait. I decided to see a Chiropractor, and he took xrays, and said I had one disc out of alignment, which was pinching my nerve. I did treatment, and I feel a lot better now.

    One of the things they told me to do when I have a flair up is to ice it, 20 min on, and 20 min off. And take Ibuprofen. (muscle relaxers also, if you can get them from the Dr.) Some people do heating pads, but ice is really the best thing.

    If I were you, I'd at least go to the Dr. and get their opinion, on whether they think a Chiro would help you. They can give you pain meds and muscle relaxers. And lay off the skate boarding for awhile, to let it heal! (not what you want to hear, I'm sure) But, a week of no boarding will be better in the long run, if you make your back worse, to where you can't skate at all in the future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SK8in'PJ View Post
    I've had lower back problems also. (not from skate boarding though!) In Aug, it was so bad I couldn't even walk, or stand up strait. I decided to see a Chiropractor, and he took xrays, and said I had one disc out of alignment, which was pinching my nerve. I did treatment, and I feel a lot better now.

    One of the things they told me to do when I have a flair up is to ice it, 20 min on, and 20 min off. And take Ibuprofen. (muscle relaxers also, if you can get them from the Dr.) Some people do heating pads, but ice is really the best thing.

    If I were you, I'd at least go to the Dr. and get their opinion, on whether they think a Chiro would help you. They can give you pain meds and muscle relaxers. And lay off the skate boarding for awhile, to let it heal! (not what you want to hear, I'm sure) But, a week of no boarding will be better in the long run, if you make your back worse, to where you can't skate at all in the future!
    Take the above advice.. REST AND ICE!

    I carried on skating for 6 months with lower back pains and i cannot skate at all anymore, I have chronic lower back pains to the point i struggle walking and even sitting down hurts.

    Find yourself a good chiropractor, Its 100% worth the money.

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I've been doing a lot of lower back stretches and putting ice on it. I've read some things about the "Ice bath" and I'm still not sure whether I should try it out or not. Lot of people say it's magic, lot of people say it works just as well as putting on a regular ice pack. Anybody here ever tried doing this?

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    If you feel pain in you back, you must stop doing something with your front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew View Post
    Take the above advice.. REST AND ICE!

    I carried on skating for 6 months with lower back pains and i cannot skate at all anymore, I have chronic lower back pains to the point i struggle walking and even sitting down hurts.

    Find yourself a good chiropractor, Its 100% worth the money.
    Thanks guys! I've decided to do just that and now that I've finally stayed of my board I feel the pain going away a bit. It's been tough to stay off my board this past weekend but I had to tell myself that it will be more beneficial in the long run. The last thing I want is to not be able to skate again. It's looking like ice, muscle relaxers, and stretching. If it keeps up I am going to get the docs opinion... man I want to skate!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derdirk View Post
    If you feel pain in you back, you must stop doing something with your front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFWPJO View Post
    Recently my lower back has been hurting. When it started I rested for about a day or two. I felt perfectly fine but the instant I got my board it came right back and even worse this time. I'm probably going to take a break this entire week but I wondering if you guys could give me some tips on getting a quick recovery. I'm hoping those of you veteran skater have experienced something like this before and found some sort of treatment.
    Bro i'm only 17 and i know what you are going through, I have 3 slipped disc in the middle of my spine and the lower part of my spine curves 5 inches to the left. It really sucks i know. The best thing you can do is either find a cheap chyropractor (the one i go to is 25$ per visit) And honestly it could possibly be one of your hips are out of line. If so you really need to get it checked out. But anyways.... You could always go get yourself a back brace (one that you can tighten up so much that doesn't allow you to hunch over when sitting down or even walking) wear it all day from the time you get up to the time you go to bed, take it off before you go to sleep, If you have any older family members with back problems, Try seeing if they have a back brace you can borrow for a couple days. If it still hurts after a few days of wearing it. wear it while your skating, believe it or not it'll actually HELP when skating. I didn't miss a trick when i wore mine while skating.
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    Booze and weed helps.
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    Theres something about the words " cheap chiropractor" that dont sit well with me.
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    yeah i know, especially when its a temporary fix....say 5 hours............unless you can find a cheap one that actually does a good job. like the way he pops my hips "Back in place" i do that everyday and get the same effect
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    Quote Originally Posted by MN_Mike View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by XGer22x View Post
    Theres something about the words " cheap chiropractor" that dont sit well with me.
    Exactly my thoughts.. You get what you pay for in that profession.

    I personally wouldnt consult a doctor unless you want to be put on meds which will only hide the problem, See someone that specialises in backs!

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    Yoga......it will help with a pulled/strained muscle and with age
    that's gonna leave a mark.........yup gravity still works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xgecko View Post
    Yoga......it will help with a pulled/strained muscle and with age
    Thanks man. My wife suggested the same thing. I think I will give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isk84evr View Post
    Thanks man. My wife suggested the same thing. I think I will give it a try.
    I wake up and do 10-20 minutes of yoga most days. It really helps loosen up my body, not to mention helps my walk (hardware in my right ankle)
    that's gonna leave a mark.........yup gravity still works

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    Found this on another site "During the first 3 days (the acute stage) of injury, it is important to use ice or a cold compress. This will keep the swelling down. As long as there is swelling, healing is impaired or does not even occur. After that (sub-acute to chronic stages), a warm compress is useful to encourage tissue regeneration."

    Protect your back, if you injure your back it can be very crippling.
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    I'm 32, been skateboarding for 20 years, currently working as a bike messenger here in Minneapolis. My body hurts almost constantly. Booze and weed helps. Welcome to the wonderful world of adulthood.
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