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Rmsyll2


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The way my back hurts still today Tues. after climbing Sun. suggests more than simply strain. I can barely get to the toilet, much less a doctor to diagnose being impaired with a slipped disc forever. At least at the 'puter I can prop up enough, but not for long.
My question is about how common an injury it is. If someone had said pulling an at-my-limits overhang would do this, I could easily have skipped that variation. Instead of climbing today, now I may never climb again.

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The way my back hurts still today Tues. after climbing Sun. suggests more than simply strain. I can barely get to the toilet, much less a doctor to diagnose being impaired with a slipped disc forever. At least at the 'puter I can prop up enough, but not for long.
My question is about how common an injury it is. If someone had said pulling an at-my-limits overhang would do this, I could easily have skipped that variation. Instead of climbing today, now I may never climb again.

LL

Do you have pain on your left leg and lower back ?


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The way my back hurts still today Tues. after climbing Sun. suggests more than simply strain. I can barely get to the toilet, much less a doctor to diagnose being impaired with a slipped disc forever. At least at the 'puter I can prop up enough, but not for long.
My question is about how common an injury it is. If someone had said pulling an at-my-limits overhang would do this, I could easily have skipped that variation. Instead of climbing today, now I may never climb again.

LL


Where exactly do you feel the symptoms?

Acute back pain is positively crippling, and leads to "panicky" responses, like, "I may never climb again".

Relax. Take it easy for a few days, but not straight bedrest. Get up and walk around every few hours. Most back injuries (~80%) are better in a month, regardless of treatment, which is one reason there are so many "quack" treatments out there.


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Rmsyll2 wrote:
The way my back hurts still today Tues. after climbing Sun. suggests more than simply strain. I can barely get to the toilet, much less a doctor to diagnose being impaired with a slipped disc forever. At least at the 'puter I can prop up enough, but not for long.
My question is about how common an injury it is. If someone had said pulling an at-my-limits overhang would do this, I could easily have skipped that variation. Instead of climbing today, now I may never climb again.

LL


Where exactly do you feel the symptoms?

Acute back pain is positively crippling, and leads to "panicky" responses, like, "I may never climb again".

Relax. Take it easy for a few days, but not straight bedrest. Get up and walk around every few hours. Most back injuries (~80%) are better in a month, regardless of treatment, which is one reason there are so many "quack" treatments out there.

What's your take on magnesium supplements for helping to ease muscle spasms?


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What's your take on magnesium supplements for helping to ease muscle spasms?

I don't really know about it. When I did a little research, I found that most of the articles were written by people selling magnesium supplements.

Nothing necessarily wrong with that...I guess. If you suspect the problem is a shortage of magnesium, the that's the answer. I'd suspect calcium or sodium problems first, but that's just me.

I have seen quinine (tonic water) work pretty well for calf cramps at night.


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Good luck. Disc pain sucks! I have l4/l5 bulge that is listed as severe and probably looking at surgery soon. Its been 11 months and I've tried it all and I'm ready. Can't stand for more than a minute without severe pain in my left buttock and down my left hammy.

Most do heal on their own but right after I injured my (doing almost nothing) I got whooping cough and every cough shot pain down my leg. I think it was just bad timing and didn't allow it to heal.

Wish me luck.


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I created an account just to post this... I've been there and I feel your pain. ART. It changed my life. Find someone who does active release technique and give it a try. It has completely gotten rid of my 2-year L4/L5 bluging disc problems (pain free and completely active for one year now), as well as a friend's that was in the same situation as me for years. Now he plays hockey!! On top of not being able to do anything, it can also be really isolating when nobody understands that you're in pain... 24hrs a day!!! Good luck with it and try not to get too frustrated and depressed. It can get better and you can get your life back. Back pain sucks.


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I've heard of it but I thought that was for tight muscles. How does it "heal" a disc?

Thanks for the input.


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Hockey is what I miss most. I usually play 2 nights a week and coach my 2 sons and build a backyard rink.

Not this year. It sucks.


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