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Offline Benjamin Hanowell

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chronic back pain
« on: June 07, 2006, 01:34:40 AM »
Anybody else have chronic back pain and related horror stories?

My back pain all started when I was sparring with my training partner two years ago and got an elbow dropped hard into the lumbar region (we were pretty f#cking crazy and we didn't use any padding or anything, and the gym had a concrete floor covered with flimsy-ass, smelly old carpet that was red so it hid the bloodstains, supposedly...j/k).  Anyway, I was out for a while.  Then I was training with this guy who was waaaay better than me (my instructor).  I was used to getting smacked around by him, he was a heavy hitter.  THis time around things got a little out of hand and I got a reverse heelpalm to my hip, which blasted through the lumbar region and out the other hip (the bruise on the opposite side was worse than the one on point of impact).  I was pretty scared I was going to piss blood.  Fortunately, my back was just reinjured (hey, I'd rather have back pain than piss blood, I was thinking).  Anyway, was walking around like an old man with hemoroids for almost three months.  But I came back.  THEN I was practicing some forms and landing wrong out of a flying knee. THis time the reinjury wasn't that bad at all, but I'm just giiving you a full history.

Now, I've recently stopped going to that gym for various reasons (although I still miss those good ole days).  I've also recently started biking....everywhere.  One thing I've noticed is that on my racing bike, I've got to lean forward.  Anyway, this is making my back pain chronic, and I want to figure out if there's some way I can ride that will be better on the back.  I've already got a whole suite of physical therapy routines for the injury, including various stretches and, when the muscle siezes up, laying down on a tennis ball (which f#cking SUCKS, but it works).  Anything else anybody could add would be great, because this shit is really starting to chap my hide and get in the way of my training.

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Re: chronic back pain
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006, 05:40:51 PM »
dude, sounds like you got your kidneys beat.  from your history, you have a whole host of problems, best dealt with correction, not adaptation.  id recommend like, checking around for a good chiropractor or somehting.  oh, and notice that i said GOOD, there are tons of bad ones, just like bad pts, and bad MDs, do a history on all your docs, and check them out.  but without being around where you are, i can't really check you out so, :), but it sounds purely structural damage, so that means mostly it is resolvable with the correct intervention  :)
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Re: chronic back pain
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2006, 06:19:10 AM »
Yeah, Cheetaur.  I was gonna investigate chiropractic options once I got my new med insurance cards in the mail.  Gonna go see an MD real quick, see if he can send me to a specialist and go from there.  What I really hope is that it isn't something I need surgery for, like a slipped disk or something. 

I remember one time about a year and a half ago I was working on forms with a whole bunch of intensity one time, and I did a double heel palm, which in the movement required me to rock my hips in (among other things) for power.  It felt like my sacrum popped back into place and my back felt REALLY good until the next time I got hit there.

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Re: chronic back pain
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2006, 07:58:46 AM »
heh, yeah.  anyway, sounds good.  not likely for you to have a slipped disc in my opinion, cause you are still walking, and you arent experiencing any shooting pains down your legs right?  :)  so it should be good.  just take it nice and easy and if you want, send me a message with your location generally, i have connections to really good docs pretty much anywhere (chiro docs).  lil hint though.  most these docs are cash only... yes it means you pay out of pocket, but it also means that these docs are good enough to be doing it, and that they dont rely on an endless stream of patients sent by insurances who could care less if the patient gets better.  make sense?  so if their real good, they usually are cash practices when it comes to the chiro world.  anyway, good luck.
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Re: chronic back pain
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2006, 09:20:34 AM »
Cheetaur, I live in Sacramento, California.  Are you a chiropractic practicioner or physical therapist?

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Re: chronic back pain
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2006, 07:15:28 PM »
hey, im in san jose cali, i should know some people in sacremento if you want, or maybe we could meet up sometime.  im a chiropractic student, who is very musch trying to make his future patient base parkour athletes.  so all my studies have been focused on that.  particularly i do a technique known as applied kinesiology.  yes there is a lot of bad press for it, but like all things, when taken out of proper context, it can be abused.  anyway, besides that im familiar with many various chiropractic techniques... heh, but yeah, ive been doing pk for a few years now, and i love it.  that's why i think its so important for us to have a good doc that can fix all those things we put ourselves through.  anyway, e-mail me if you wanna chat more.  Cheetaur@gmail.com
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