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lower right back pain

Postby masterbeato » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:01 pm

this has been going on for 2 weeks now and today it is the worst it has ever been. it is not excruciating pain, but it prevents me from actually making big twist movements.

the pain is located on the right side, between my butt and the actual back.

i figure it is just a strain and i should not do anything for a few days but i hope i am not completely done. i cannot see a doctor because i have no health insurance.

it feels quite painful to move in certain positions, and the pain seems pretty bad but not terrible.

any experts on body death in here?
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Re: lower right back pain

Postby keltik » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:38 pm

sciatica...it's literally a pain in the ass :lol:

basically what it is is a pinched nerve (the sciatic nerve) in your lower back. It is most common on the right side of the body but can appear on the left side as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sciatica

It's a very common disorder. I've been battling it for almost 10 years now. not wearing a wallet on your back pocket helps a lot. if you must wear a wallet really slim it down, can the Castanza. I'm using an inversion table now along with some stretching (just google lower back stretches) with really great success. tight hamstrings also contribute to sciatica.

good luck.

EDIT: I didn't realize it was you Dan until I proof read my post. finally something to tame the beast :lol:. but yeah if you do those stretches that you posted "to get taller" it will help your back. and just take it easy for about a week or so.
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Re: lower right back pain

Postby masterbeato » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:49 pm

lol thanks keltik, yeah it is just an irritation and i just got done stretching my glutes and hamstrings and for some reason it feels great now i did that before and it did not make the pain go away but now it did.

Blake told me to stretch those and for some reason i did not work until now.

weird. i am a tall guy so that may be the case but as long as i know that it is nothing severe i can live with that.
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Re: lower right back pain

Postby keltik » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:03 pm

have you put on any extra weight lately?
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Re: lower right back pain

Postby mobster » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:08 pm

When I played soccer in middle and high school I would routinely pull one of the Gluteus muscles and the pain is pretty much what you described.
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Re: lower right back pain

Postby Redisculous » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:12 pm

I had the same thing about a month ago, same side and everything, I did some really cheesey stretches that you would probably imagine your grandpa doing and it worked wonders, although it did take a few sessions before I felt like it was doing any good.
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Re: lower right back pain

Postby JR » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:20 am

If standing tall type of stretches work then hanging from a bar should help. Possibly yoga pose palm tree as well when you do it right. BUT I don't know how those exercises influence sciatica if it even is that. No doc would do diagnosis without examination. I'm not a doc so what do I know. Rehder and I both have had help to lower back pain by sleeping on back but I don't know if the sciatic nerve gets worse from the pressure. Lying on side relaxes lower back muscles and if you're on your left side that should not put any pressure on the right sciatic nerve.
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Re: lower right back pain

Postby Blink » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:48 am

I pulled a muscle in my hip flexor last year and it took 6 months to heal completely, I just had to take it easy for a few weeks then ease back into it. It was in my lower right back above my butt. Definitely was above my butt though, I don't know if you have the same problem I had, but you'll know if it lasts 6 months!
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Re: lower right back pain

Postby biscgolf » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:22 pm

i had sciatica on my right side for years- sometimes very severe. was primarily a product of screenprinting for a living. eventually i ruptured my l4/l5 on the left side- not a speck of right side sciatica in 5 years since.
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Re: lower right back pain

Postby Mason65 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:18 pm

In addition to recommended stretches be sure to warm up, which vastly increases the usefulness of stretching. So stretch, jog a mile or so, then stretch again. You'll see a significant difference.
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Re: lower right back pain

Postby masterbeato » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:40 pm

Mason65 wrote:In addition to recommended stretches be sure to warm up, which vastly increases the usefulness of stretching. So stretch, jog a mile or so, then stretch again. You'll see a significant difference.


i used to be a gymnast in middle school and high school, and i knwo for a fact that before you do any stretching you have to raise the bodies temp. in ways like you said.

after years of not doing any gym i have tightened up a lot and i am not really sure what it is, but i am pretty sure it is not sciatic problems.

my glute's feel really really tight lately, but my hamstrings are even worse.
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Re: lower right back pain

Postby masterbeato » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:45 pm

i am going to really start training myself hard again. i miss the slim and flexibility i used to have, granted i am older now and will not be the same but it will still be awesome.

i really need to get myself back into shape and really push myself because thanks to DG, i have something to really be athletic about again. it is amazing how much better you are when you are sick flexi and slim.
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Re: lower right back pain

Postby scottp » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:59 am

masterbeato wrote:it is amazing how much better you are when you are sick flexi and slim.


I see you realized this after I out drove you on hole 17 at bryant lake. :lol:
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Re: lower right back pain

Postby zj1002 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:12 am

masterbeato wrote:i am going to really start training myself hard again. i miss the slim and flexibility i used to have, granted i am older now and will not be the same but it will still be awesome.

i really need to get myself back into shape and really push myself because thanks to DG, i have something to really be athletic about again. it is amazing how much better you are when you are sick flexi and slim.


i tore my ac joint in my shoulder last summer(raquetball). when I had the strength to rehab that arm, i decided to drop weight(15 lbs, down to 195). it is all about the diet, you will have a ton more energy and mental focus if you eat the right foods. also did exercises to strengthen the disc golf muscles I would be using. my knees and back also feel much better
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Re: lower right back pain

Postby masterbeato » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:57 pm

i talked to my neurologist on the phone and we were talking about how in DG the main muscle in your back that you use in your throw is the lower right muscle (for RHBH) which happens to be the one that hurts. i have been playing like every single day all day for the past month or two so now i know my problem and she agreed and said that i had a strain in that muscle due to overuse.

i am out for 2-3 weeks and gotta stretch it to keep it healthy.

not only is my neurologist smart, she is also sick hawt.
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