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New lower-back pain
Last Post 02/07/2022 10:35 AM by Franck A.. 11 Replies.
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6ix

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01/05/2022 07:34 AM
Hoping for some suggestions here.  Up until recently, I've never had any issues with back pain from cycling.  Currently, the only time my right hip/lower back ISN'T hurting is when I'm riding or right afterwards.  Still very flexible and have no issue there.

But wow, I did something late last year that must have messed me up.  Feels like I need my leg readjusted in the socket.  I've already seen chiropractor a few times.  Got 'crunched' and could definitely feel my spine being repositioned, but still left with this constant ache no matter what I do. 

Gluts, hamstrings and calves are insanely tight as always so working on stretches, but nothing provides any relief.

Looking back, I believe what set it off was a hard indoor-trainer ride back around Thanksgiving.  About an hour of hard pedaling while seated.  Likely contributed to this mess.
longslowdistance

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01/05/2022 08:47 AM
Armchair doctors may be the last thing you need. You saw a chiro, so far no good. Consider collecting the X-rays from the chiropractor and get to a spine, sports med or rehab MD. If you get referred for an injection, try it. Easy and safe. If you can, find out who the MDs see for diagnosis and injections and / or PT, that’s the place to go.
Orange Crush

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01/05/2022 12:06 PM
Per LSD, definitely have the real experts assess and treat you.

But those experts only see you for short periods so you'll definitely want to self-assess possible causes, which could be anything from physical (in which case the long-term solution lies with the experts) to external factors such as bike setup (doesn't sound to be case), desk-setup (if you have one), to mattress (big one for me), stress, etc. etc.
Dale

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01/05/2022 03:57 PM
Man, that stinks! When I get neglectful about my back-- driving hours on end, sitting in my office, and generally getting lazy (not implying that you are) my back gets killing me!

My PT Assistant ex-wife taught me some exercises that work wonders for me.

Flat on my stomach arms on the floor straight up raise the left leg and right arm, then reverse. It's almost a swimming motion with the leg action. Not a fast routine, up slowly, down slowly... maybe a second or so each direction. 10 or 20 reps.

It works for me, hope it brings some relief for you.
6ix

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01/06/2022 07:23 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions!! Like OC mentioned, may be my mattress since it started to flare up when I was using the spare room when getting up super early for work. Seems to be a correlation there.

Been doing stretches including the one Dale described.

Things are improving. It's odd that it was the worst it's been early this week and now it's definitely better. Not great but the deep throbbing aches are nearly gone. Once my chiropractor is back from vacation, I'll see about getting another adjustment while keeping at it with the stretching.

And screw getting up so early for work! I'm going back to our nice comfy mattress!!
Orange Crush

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01/06/2022 10:11 AM
Glad you have a handle on possible causes that is 90% of solution.

For me waking up with some degree of lower backpain has been a fact of life for last 15 years or so. But I understand causes so have been able to effectively manage it. Just finished morning stretches so good to go. Of course the snow shoveling over next hour will set me back again tonight. This summer I had things under control well enough that I wax able to do daylong mountain hikes without next day setbacks that hadn’t been case in a decade.

Just hoping MVDP doesn’t end up being a basket case like me or his brother David who isn’t even starting or finishing races at moment.
Habanero

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01/09/2022 12:17 PM
Maybe try this routine which is not long but is tough to complete: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BOTvaRaDjI&t=10s I had viral meningitis when I was 17, and my spine was so inflamed that the doctor had to do more than a dozen spinal taps before collecting my spinal fluid. The scar tissue around my lower spine never failed to cause me pain on the bike after two hours. Through a combination of sports massage and then doing Foundation Training every day, I finally got rid of the scar tissue and no longer have any back issues. I'm not sure who, but it may have been someone here who pointed me to Foundation stretching. I still stretch every day, and I'll include Foundation stretching to keep everything loose after tough efforts.
6ix

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02/07/2022 08:29 AM
This has been quite a journey. While no amount of stretching or going to see chiropractor has helped, I met with a spine doctor. First had X-rays and Oral Steroids. That didn't seem to help much so had MRI that showed a bulging disc up against spinal cord. L4/L5. Scheduled for steroid injection tomorrow. It's not herniated/ruptured so really hoping to avoid surgery. And I know that health insurance would drag it out forever as they would force me to try every possible solution first even if they all ultimately lead back to surgery to make physical repairs.

But on Saturday night, I woke up to the worst pain I've ever experienced in my life. Felt like my leg was being ripped off for 20-25 minutes straight without any reprieve. We were almost to the ER when it suddenly stopped. Like a light switch, I was no longer violently shaking and in excruciating paint. If that doesn't show what happens when you mess with your body's nervous system super-highway, I don't know what to tell ya.

I so miss the bike.
eurochien

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02/07/2022 09:22 AM
I have had 2 herniated discs, L4-L5, L5-S1 for years. I was used to living in some kind of lower back pain, occasional sciatica etc. Then I saw a chiro (after several attempts) who put me through several "spinal decompression" sessions and that changed my life. I have occasional flare-ups, which I manage myself. Everyone's different so my solution might not necessarily be yours, but it would be a great alternative to surgery. Once they cut, it won't come back.
Cosmic Kid

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02/07/2022 10:03 AM
6ix, I think you and eurochien are local to each other....you may wanna connect and see his guy.

I don't have a lot of experience with back issues so can't offer any suggestions. I know my dad just had neck surgery and it provided immediate relief for his symptoms, but that is an anecdote. I would do everything possible to avoid surgery personally.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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02/07/2022 10:34 AM
x2 on surgery avoidance. Some of the surgeons my wife works with have made the statement, "They're coming to see me. I'm a surgeon. What do YOU think I'll recommend?"

fookin' hate that attitude but it's not uncommon.

And here's a tip if you every need surgery. Ask some anesthetists who they'd have do their surgery.
When I broke my collarbone my wife called the hospital to see who was on call that night then looked at me and said, "Buck up, you're not going in tonight."
eurochien

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02/07/2022 10:35 AM
The first good chiro that I saw who put me on the spinal decompression treatment was in Florida (I lived there 2005-2009). Up here in Colorado, I went to a chiro in Greenwood Village several years ago, I think it's now called Optimal Motion Chiropractic. But like I said, I manage my flare-ups on my own. 6, feel free to PM me if you'd like.
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