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Old 01-19-2010, 05:57 AM   #1
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I had a shooting pain in my right lower back on the first rep of the second set of heavy deadlift triples yesterday. I put the bar down and stopped. I did some stretching rolling and some unweighted reverse hypers. By the time I got home I could barely take my shoes off. Today my mobility is very poor and I have a lot of pain sitting or bending down. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:35 AM   #2
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Dominic,
Your dilemma is all too common with the exercise program you have chosen to pursue.

You should go see a good chiropractor or sports orthopod and start with some x-rays. MRI will probably be next. You may have ruptured a disc.

Good luck. My biggest suggestion would be to learn from this, and know that the same methods that caused the injury are NOT the same methods that one uses to rehab the injury.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:39 AM   #3
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yeah except I wasn't doing some weird shit like diane, etc. I was deadlifting by itself. I have changed my workouts to make more sense using periodization and not doing weird circuits.

Thank you though for the input. Also I don't suffer from chronic back pain at all.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:57 AM   #4
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Got any spasms happeing in your erectors? I've had those so bad I couldn't really walk, and had to get a few sessions of accupuncture and massage before I could get any peace.

Where exactly is your pain? Also, if you don't own it yet, this is a good time to buy The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook it's an excellent resource for self care. It's cheap.

Hope you are feeling better-

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yeah except I wasn't doing some weird shit like diane, etc. I was deadlifting by itself. I have changed my workouts to make more sense using periodization and not doing weird circuits.

Thank you though for the input. Also I don't suffer from chronic back pain at all.
Suffering from chronic back pain isn't any indicator of whether or not an injury is in the future.

One of my oft-used sayings with patients regarding this is..."My car worked just fine, until it broke!" Rarely are people saying that their back hurt a little, then hurt more, then more, then all of a sudden there was a sharp stabbing pain that incapacitated them. More often it is like you said, particularly with strength training.

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http://whole9life.com/2010/01/client-or-patient/
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:48 AM   #6
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It seems to be loosening up as the day goes on. I probably am going to take a week off - this is my deload week either way.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:14 AM   #7
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If it's spine get it checked out.

If it's a muscle strain see:
http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2010/0...uscle-strains/
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Right now I am resting and icing. I am trying to make an appointment with a doctor. My buddy is a chiropractor who suggested to ice it and come and see him tomorrow.

Not really sure whether I should go to see him or a doctor or what...

I have health insurance thank god.
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If it's spine get it checked out.

If it's a muscle strain see:
http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2010/0...uscle-strains/

How can I tell spine or muscle?
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this was during the concentric portion of the movement - this link says that strains happen during the eccentric phase.
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