#1
I lift weights alot. But when i tried deadlifting one day it totally messed up my lower back and ive been feeling much pain for about 1 week. I rested my back during the winter holidays for 2 weeks it didnt feel too bad, but when i went back in the weight room to do some power cleans and squat it reinjured my back. SO i need help what can I do to help my back out? I might wanna see a docotor but for now what can i do?
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Anything do with the back, I would go see a doctor, personally, too much risk in it to be honest. A serious back injury can put you out of doing anything for a looong time.
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#5
go to a doctor. last year i did this, but without the weightlifting thing. it sucks terribly, you can't bend down right or anything.
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#7
Relax a lot, try to lie down a lot.

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#9
When you sleep, sleep on your back with a pillow under your knees. Properly warm up/stretch before you workout; it's something that not a lot of gym rats do, but it will keep you injury free.

Also, start wearing a belt with all of your major weighted movements like shrugs, deadlifts, squats, etc etc.
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When you sleep, sleep on your back with a pillow under your knees. Properly warm up/stretch before you workout; it's something that not a lot of gym rats do, but it will keep you injury free.

Also, start wearing a belt with all of your major weighted movements like shrugs, deadlifts, squats, etc etc.


I do wear a belt on everything i do. But i dont see how it helps
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See a doctor.
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Going to a doctor certainly won't hurt. Other than that, rest it til it is completely better, then rest it for at least another week, preferably two, because when it feels ok its still repairing and is still weaker than normal, if you go back to training too soon you just re-injure it. Believe me - been there before
#14
It could be you Sciatic nerve, it's like a pinching in your lower back, but it becomes a really broad pain, it usually lasts 1 - 2 days, rest helps.
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#15
I had the same thing happen when I was lifting too. I threw out my left lower back and stood at an angle for a week, was also in bed for about 4 days because I couldn't walk due to pulling my sciatic nerve at the same time. Went to the doctor, received some anti-inflammatory medicine and muscle relaxers, was better in a week or so.
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maybe dont lift.. and get to a doctor and chairopracter.(sp?)
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#17
It's funny you ask this question, because I'm just on the end of my recovery period from a serious back injury.

First off, I'd recommend you go to a licensed doctor so that he can properly diagnose you. When you ask the Pit for medical advice, you get Pit advice....And that's all I have to say about that.

Now, I ask, does it hurt to lie down for extended periods of time? Like, do you wake up in the morning with very 'intense' pain in a particular portion of your back?

Also, when you first injured it, was it an immediate pain that stayed active for at least a day? Or did it develop over a period of time?

And lastly, but most importantly, do you notice an numbness or tingling in your extremeties? Namely your feet and toes.

It's possible that you may have a herniated disc, or even a bulging disc. Both of which are excruciatingly painful. My injury that I mentioned before was a herniated disc, BUT I was able to go to therapy (For approximately 2 months) and was able to alleviate all the pain, and I'm on my way to a full recovery.

Again though, I CANNOT stress enough that you need to see a licensed doctor for you problem. I'm just adding my insight and personal story.

Hope you feel better though! Hang in there!

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#18
Wow, man exact same thing happened to me, I tried deadlifting too much without enough rest in between...

I pooped something in my lower back and I couldn't ditch the pain for a while. I found that laying on your back, propping your knees up like your sitting down and leaning them from side to side helps though. Not only does it stretch your lower back, it just felt like it relieved the pain when I did it. Of course, it's going to be a while before your back to 100 percent. I had to wait about a year before I felt comfortable trying that weight again...
#19
the only medical advice I can give you as an EMT is to go see a doctor, it can be a number of things and it's also dependent on what sort of pain it is and were its centralized. Most back injuries occur in the lumbar region of the back. It can be anything from a slipped disc to a herniated disc to possibly something more serious.
#20
go get some physiotherapy if it continues. i did something very similar and would have had back problems for life if i didnt do physio
#21
MAYBE YOU SHOULD SPEND LESS TIME ON IT!!

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nah but in all srsness wait till it heals and only do gentle exercises
#22
This will sound bizarre likely but if you are ever doing heavy lifting look straight up at the sky when you are lifting. For some reason this puts your body into the perfect position to lift and it won't cause as much strain/damage.
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I lift weights alot. But when i tried deadlifting one day it totally messed up my lower back and ive been feeling much pain for about 1 week. I rested my back during the winter holidays for 2 weeks it didn't feel too bad, but when i went back in the weight room to do some power cleans and squat it reinjured my back. SO i need help what can I do to help my back out? I might wanna see a docotor but for now what can i do?

Basically the best thing to do as of right now, is to not lift anything heavy, or over 20lbs., don't pick things up, rest in a comfortable bed as much as possible, and if you do any sports, STOP DOING THEM until you get to a doctor.

Most likely, your doctor will examine you spine, and if he decides that there is a greater possibility of a real injury, he'll send you for either an X-Ray or MRI. DO NOT PASS THIS UP. If it's as bad as you say, there could be a real problem. You should never mess around with back injuries.

Depending on the doctor, before sending for X-rays, he'll most likely prescribe you Flexaril, Carisoporodol (Soma; a skeletal muscle relaxer), Skelaxin, or Oxycodone 5/500

Edit: also for now, like you originally asked , take either 800mg of Ibuprofen (Advil, [Aleve is made of Naproxen Sodium which is almost the same as Ibuprofen], Motrin, etc.) or Acetaminophen (Tylenol), around 1,000 - 1,200 mg.

In case your thiking OMG thats a lot of miligrams of that he'stryin to kill me!!!

Stop, and think. 2 Extra Strength Tylenol tablets have 650mg each. The lethal dose is 4,000mg, your good bro
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