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Acute lower back pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 28, 2006
  • 11:34 PM

First off, a quick background. I am a competitive bodybuilder, and I train with weights 5-6 days per week. When performing certain exercises that put tension on the lower back(squats, dead lifts, bent over rows etc) I experience a burning sensation that builds up noticably during the workout. Especially during squats, the first few sets i do will be very light, to help warm up the muscles. The pain slowly starts at this point, but is very mild and tolerable, as the sets progress however, the pain builds up and eventually forces me to stop working out. It radiates out from the lower back, but is isolated to the lower back and does not go up the spine or into the legs. Once i stop working out, the pain will usually subside after 20-30 minutes and will cause me no further discomfort. Just trying to figure out what is causing the pain? I went to massage therapy for about 12 weeks and that began to lessen the pain somewhat, but did not cure the problem.

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  • :) Hey There, my wife suffers from severe lower back pain. Not a weight lifter,but works her heart out at her "job". Now she's tried just about everything under the sun, to stop it. So i looked up the name of a deviece, her physical therapist recomended. It's called the; Saunders, Home Trac, the other the J.T.X. Home Trac deviece. The first sells for $600.00, the other $1200.00, if-in ya got the dough. All in the privacy of you own home. Pretty neat huh? My involvement in this forum,& quiet the forum it is! Was that after an accident that put me in the hospital, knowing my life was going "noware" fast, i gave my body, soul, & sprit to my creator,as well as your's too; the "Lord ***********t". I love Him ,He loves me just the way i am,, but i've given Him my permission to remake me into the individual He created me to be! Glad i did, never been happier.. Well Good Luck, Lee.
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • December 29, 2006
    • 00:42 AM
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  • Sounds like your back pain is directly related to your weight lifting, and no amount of treatment is going to help you unless you can take 2-3 months off from the training...this may not be possible, but I believe if you don't do this you will be having much more serious problems down the road. Massage is good, but you should try acupuncture. This will really help. But there will be no real cure unless you stop the strain to your back and allow your back to fully heal. Hope this helps.Doctor of Oriental Medicine
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • December 29, 2006
    • 04:32 AM
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  • :rolleyes: Question? "Can" you take time off?, If Not, Why Not!. Lets be up front with this, are you just trying to get attention, well, it's workin because you "Got Mine".. Tell ya what, "GO" get some rest, and by doing this, you'll be giving the rest of us a "Break", that i'm sure we all could use, after giving you all the attention, that "you" so greatly "Deserve". Good Night, & "Go" to "Bed'.:rolleyes:
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • December 29, 2006
    • 04:55 AM
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  • Only go to a masssage therapist who will stretch you relentlessly- no pansy massages. Stretch your back out before working out, and not by doing squats, but real stretching- basically you are causing your muscles in your back to inflame and press up against the nerves ect...... due to working them to much to fast without proper stretching or proper body mechanics-ice your lower back after working out- to decrease the swelling-good luck-
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 29, 2006
    • 01:53 PM
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  • :o Hello, and i apologize for my rash behaviour. The night before, i had'nt had any sleep, was tending to my wife, who also has a seviere back problem. My comment was totally un-called for. I've read your comment to this gentalmans ailment; and it's 100 percent "correct!". The next time i log on i will try to be fully rest'ed. So sorry, in seattle, wa.
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • December 29, 2006
    • 03:13 PM
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