Lower back pain.
Start of 2 weeks holiday planned to get out on bike hey ho back not good.Posted 4 years ago
Pain started last weekend when i twisted the wrong way at work which I thought was the Ciatic nerve on top of my left butt cheak but as times went on its now across the bottom of my back. Mornings are a nightmare but trying to keep moving mtfu and get on with things! Any advice on how to help recovery??pcbMember
I would recommend going to see a good physio as no one will be able to give you the necessary advice to fix it via the net. I suffered for years with knee and back pain and had it fixed in two sessions of massage and excercises. It was all due to tight ligaments connecting to my hips, back, legs.
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PCBPosted 4 years agoredstripeMember
did mine 15 years ago twisting when chainsawing, sounds like the same area as you. I can go weeks/months and be fine and then suddenly it goes again, a dull pain and a really sudden shooting pain in certain positions. I find to keep moving about helps – sitting down in front of telly for too long or first thing in morning can be bad, like it’s seizing up so get up and get moving. I use deep heat and ibuprofen when really bad, or ice pack on it, exercise when you remember (difficult as when you feel okay you forget to etc). I also had recent chiropractor and physio visits via work health insurance which has really helped,much better than relying on pills and gels. Hopefully you’ll find a solution and get better soonPosted 4 years agopheadMember
As above physio, you may be able to fix within a week with the correct diagnosis. Don’t try and self diagnose, the two common minor injuries for discs are at the front or back of the disc, the exercises to solve them are 100% different depending on which side it is. Doing the wrong one can aggravate rather than improve it.Posted 4 years agoTerraSubscriber
If it’s worse on a morning it could also be your sacroiliac joint, a common problem with cyclists caused by tight quads and hamstrings pulling the pelvis out of alignment. Falling onto the hip will also cause sacroiliac problems, very common amongst goalkeepers. As others have said, you really need a proper diagnosis from a physio or sport therapist.
I suffered badly from this last year, could barely walk for a couple of days. GP originally thought I had a cracked pelvis (I fall off a lot) but x ray ruled it out. A sport therapist was able to diagnose the sacroiliac problem.
Now on a daily stretching and core exercise regime, so far no re-occurrence.Posted 4 years ago
Falling onto the hip will also cause sacroiliac problems
Hang on. I had a bad fall two years ago -landed on my hip on rocks. I remember at the time thinking why didn’t it break my hip (whole leg when black and green) but on the same side I did do my rotor cuff.
That side (hip) aches sometimes- Osteopath told me it was because the muscles around that side are really tight (releaved this but it took him all his strength).
wonder if I need to look further into this- re-visit plus start doing stretching properly.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
@brickwater a good physio will be more way than suggest some painkillers. I hurt my back playing tennis 20 years ago, similar twisting injury, gives me trouble off and on. I got some excersizes which when I do them regularly keep the problem away but I get lazy and problem returns. The back has lots of big muscles which can lock after damage and take a while to restore.Posted 4 years agojonbaMember
Physio is the best idea to get good advice and get it fixed. Pilates is a really good way of keeping you back and core strong. Been doing it for 12 months and I feel I walk around taller, haven’t had any back issues riding and can feel myself using different muscles now when I lift anything. A lot more abdominal and less back.Posted 4 years ago
Well I’m on the mend eventually! Taken a few week but fingers crossed I’m sorted now.Posted 4 years ago
Turns out it was a problem with a nerve in lower area of my back, the pain travelled down into top of thigh at the front.
I’ve been off work and prescribed loads of pain killers anti inflammatory tabs the lot. They made me feel a bit groggy but seemed to do the trick. I’m struggling to sleep but that’s maybe due to the lazy month I’ve had.
Physio found a lot of muscles on left hand side of back and thigh muscles were knotted together a bit so I’m booked in for a few visits to sort that out.
Thanks for all your help on thismikewsmithSubscriber
BigJohn – Member
If anybody gives you advice on back pain without a thorough investigation it’s a sure sign they know nothing.
You need to find the source of the problem and potentially invest in fixing it. My missus is doing targeted pilates to work on the things that are wrong, it took a long time to get through the symptoms to get to the actual cause. Once she got there she started working on fixing it as best she could. That has taken time and requires a reasonable amount of ongoing work to keep it right. It’s worth it.Posted 4 years ago
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