Diego Sahagún wrote:I...Any advices
oso1212 wrote:Dull pain = rest, ice, motrin. Slowly work your way back into using the muscles in the area again. Recovery should be slow to prevent further injury.
If it's a sharp pain then something is wrong. Pinched nerve, torn muscle, even a broken bone. I had a sharp pain in my upper back on the left side that felt like a needle poking about 4 inches deep. It was on and off and extremely painful for about a year. It was caused by carrying too much weight on my torso. I thought that I was fit and had good core strength but every time I put that vest on my back would start killing me. After I stopped having to carry that weight around I started working on core strength, especially my back. I did a back workout including deadlifts once a week during my "off" time. After building good back strength I can put the same load on now with no pain.
Of course, if it is an acute injury then rest is going to be the best thing. After you get better work on core strength focusing on abs and back.
Hope this helps....
RayMondo wrote:First check if you haven't a disc problem. Discs are not cartilage but a strong sack containing fluid. Thus, in the case of slipped disc, there is a bulge. Over time, given the right conditions, they recover naturally. A sharp pain can be attributable to more than one issue - pressure on a nerve, muscle spasm or tear. Down in the small of the back, what can feel like a pinched nerve can also be spasm - because the muscle there is small diameter.
RayMondo wrote:Here are some tips:
1. Pack carry until better
2. Sit for too long
3. Strain the back <a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK-Kk1fRSb0&NR=1>Incorrect Lift / Correct Lift</a>
1. When sitting, keep thighs level and shins vertical, with feet flat on the floor. (If feet are out straight, the hips tilt forward, which puts pressure on the discs)
2. Get up and walk around several times an hour - same if you do a lot of driving
3. Keep back upright - especially when lifting (move to the object, don't twist or lean when lifting it)
4. Plenty of walking
5. Do the basic back flexibility: lie on floor, draw knees up and roll to each side. Do that several times a day, without pushing it.
6. Go to Yoga classes or follow some on the Web. That will improve the whole posture, flexibility, and improve strength.
For pain relief, apply some natural "Arnica" cream. Works wonders.
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