My back is totally fukt from doing floors so long !!
Weird thing is now when I’m bent over on the floor is the only time it doesn’t hurt. Standing up working or walking in thick sand at the beach kills me. !!
I never hurt at the gym though thank God.
Is your L5-S1 still ruptured?Man, thanks for all the replies. I'm looking into a good chiropractor. I've ruptured my L5-S1 before. This feels like a slip maybe. Idk who said it above, but I do need some core work. I've been neglecting it as of late. I'm going to walk my broke ass back in there today for some cardio, calves, and whatever else I can get moving comfortably.
I don't know, it hasn't really bothered me in years. I used to get injections every 6mo or so, then I'd go a year plus without one. The last one I can remember was back in 2015 or so. The rupture happened back in 2005. Every now and then something will flare it up, but nothing serious. It's gotten a little better over the last few days, I see the chiropractor this afternoon so I'll see how that goes.Is your L5-S1 still ruptured?
I have seen over the years people trying to do everything but surgery but without really wanting results I think. They always long for the surgery that they THINK will solve their problems…this included me.Surgery for back pain has a very low success rate and a high rate of complications.
My wife is a yoga instructor and gives me basic, yet effective stretches to do. Maybe look into a beginner class and give it a try. Everyone I’ve recommended it to says it’s made a big difference.Tommy, thanks for the replies and we'll wishes! The chiropractor I saw yesterday moved me around, a lot. Said I still have good range of motion and passed all the leg raise tests. I stretch my hamstrings quite a bit, I was asked to demonstrate my stretch routine. I bend over and touch ground and sit and bend to touch toes. I was told, do not stretch that way. I was given some great ideas in how to stretch my lower body while keeping my lumbar neutral. I had done quite a bit of stretching via my normal routine the morning before my injury. I go back for dry needling, stretching, and adjustment next week. Hope I can get past this soon.
Honestly if epidurals aren't working anymore..PT might relief some pain and increase movement,but if that doesn't help.. usually means the knife..
I've tried everything pretty much and it's getting worse..so I having to get the repair..
An MRI would be the next step if you haven't had one in awhile..And a very respected Dr. would be the Next step..
Sorry you are going thru this both Dale C. and the OP..
Great advice Augie… and so dead on. OP Ive had several people tell me that as well… being 6’5 I have a really bad lower back. It goes out on me 2-3 times a year. I see a Chiro year round for it once a month… I want more visits but it’s all insurance will cover :/Classic for some kind of core instability bro.
Especially as your back gets tired, it opens you up for injury.
Look into exercises that work your multifidus muscles. And transverse abdominus.
Those are often overlooked.
Just need one weak link and it can happen a few times a year.
Pretty good. Been seeing the chiropractor ew. I'm just about pain free, still tight and stiff at times. I've progressed from the exercises and stretches I was given at the time of injury, and have been working in light hyperextensions the last few visits to the gym and feel ok. I've really been trying to focus on my core too, it had been neglected. Hopefully I can start some light deadlifts soon.3 weeks later and how goes it?
This happens to me sometimes. A few weeks of rest for it and I can usually work back into things.