Back Issues

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Back Issues

Unread postby andy94566 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:37 pm

So I've been experiencing lower back pain more towards the left side that I think may have occurred due to being under. Has anyone experienced this before? What did you do to alleviate the pain?

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Re: Back Issues

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:38 pm

Fixing your takeoff is a good way to get rid of the pain :)

Also, make sure to ice it after practice and take some time off or reduce the amount of vaulting you are doing. Go to a shorter run where you'll be less under and stressing your back less.

If the pain persists you should see a doctor. Lower back pain is complicated and can mean a lot of different things.

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Re: Back Issues

Unread postby golfdane » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:43 am

Tight psoas' can put strain on your lower back. Check youtube for "iliopsoas stretch". Can be massaged as well, but it's lying very deep (under the outer abdominals).

But RB is right. Being under is not optimal.

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Re: Back Issues

Unread postby crayford » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:48 am

I've had this before, so did vault3rb0y; see viewtopic.php?f=30&t=20371#p144879

Mostly PT training for lower core strength and stretching for hip/leg flexibility helped me out.

Also; I'm still working on my takeoff to fix this problem. I took off way under yesterday and my back is killing me right now.
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Re: Back Issues

Unread postby EIUvltr » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:52 am

golfdane wrote:Tight psoas' can put strain on your lower back. Check youtube for "iliopsoas stretch". Can be massaged as well, but it's lying very deep (under the outer abdominals).

But RB is right. Being under is not optimal.


You could also find someone versed in M.A.T. techniques to "activate" your psoas. If you don't cry, I'd be surprised.
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Re: Back Issues

Unread postby joebro391 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:18 pm

crayford wrote:I've had this before, so did vault3rb0y; see viewtopic.php?f=30&t=20371#p144879

I still swear by my back-workout listed in this thread. -6P
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Re: Back Issues

Unread postby powerplant42 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:55 pm

^^I second what 6P said. I'm gonna start it again because I'm having problems. It worked like a charm the last time I was using it. :yes:
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Re: Back Issues

Unread postby andy94566 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:53 am

Thank you! I've been doing that core workout and we'll see how that goes. As for now, I've been going to the chiro and hopefully the pain will go away soon!

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Re: Back Issues

Unread postby zachwinters156 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:30 pm

Had the same issue in the fall. I took of about 2 feet under and didnt notice anything right away and kept jumping. This caused it to get worse and i ended up going to a chiropracter for a couple weeks. Id definately say take some time off, fix your step and maybe see a chiropracter a couple times to relieve some stress from that area of the back.


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