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Old 02-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #1
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How do you guys deal with back problems?

I hate this Shi!!! so hard. I could play a lot more guitar if I wouldn't get that meddling pain in the back after an hour. And I could draw a lot longer/more if my back wouldn't get in the way.

So how do you guys deal with back problems? It seems like a nightmare for every artist.

I was thinking about hitting the gym 3/4 times a week to focus on back and core muscle exercises. But I'm afraid that I won't have energy left for drawing, playing guitar, writing and studying.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:43 AM   #2
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:43 AM   #3
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:45 AM   #4
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:49 AM   #5
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I just recently bought an inversion table and I use that for a few minutes each day. It has done my back a lot of good and most people that use them swear by them. Do a Google search for them and read some reviews. Mine only cost about $120 (cost of 1 physical therapy session) and it has been well worth it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:56 AM   #6
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I just recently bought an inversion table and I use that for a few minutes each day. It has done my back a lot of good and most people that use them swear by them. Do a Google search for them and read some reviews. Mine only cost about $120 (cost of 1 physical therapy session) and it has been well worth it.


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I own one. Best money ever spent. Try walking a lot, drink lots of water, and take a couple aleeve a day. After I had a vertebrae fused and the initial physical therapy was over, this is my routine now. Steer clear of lifting heavy weights as you will just strain yourself and cause more damage. Do chick workouts. My pain never goes away, but this makes it tolerable.....
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:57 AM   #7
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:00 AM   #8
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:02 AM   #9
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:10 AM   #10
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:27 AM   #12
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yoga actually works though it helped with all my neck/shoulder problems
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:33 AM   #13
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:42 AM   #15
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Stretching and strengthening core muscles.

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:35 AM   #17
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:37 AM   #18
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Sorry to be the on to tell you this... But we are going to have to amputate your back..
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:43 AM   #19
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Yoga OR swimming. Either one is fine. Seriously, I've had problems in my wrists for over a year and it does help.

Once you've got some more flexibility and you're feeling a bit looser and fitter, then start doing regular exercise.

Doing lots of running and heavy lifting is really going to make it worse if you go straight into it. I really feel your pain, the problems in my wrists have really basically made me stop playing. I really just play piano now, but the yoga or swimming really will help.

And consider switching to a lighter guitar (no Les Pauls...), and a investing in a wider, more comfortable strap.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:58 AM   #20
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I've had on and off back issues for about a year, and I keep it at bay with daily strethces morning and evening, and strengthening exercises in the evening too.
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