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Old 07-04-2011, 01:20 PM   #21
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My conclusion is that although I was doing back exercises twice a week, they were the wrong exercises, doing more harm than good. Also not stretching and not having good posture contributed.

Sorry to hear you've joined this sad club, Mulligan. I'll share some things I've learned when I'm back at my regular computer. In the meantime walk and avoid sitting.
Al, I wish I had read your post yesterday morning about not sitting. I'm back to square one again. Noticed it was a bit better so I thought I could sit the afternoon away at the winery. Was fine until last night, but I believe you now! Starting the water also. I did this while working out like I always do stretching out with a light medicine ball. Felt a twinge so I decided not to push it and did the exercise bike instead of lifting. After my 30 minutes of biking thought nothing of it until I tried to get off bike. Went to get a few groceries and by the time I got to check out line, it was all I could do to get the groceries out of cart. With my luck, my teeth will start falling out next! I will reread your post to soak it in. I'm definitely not going anywhere!!
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:57 PM   #22
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I put all my advice in this post:

Preventing Back Strain -- What I've Learned

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Well after almost two weeks I'm almost 80% back to normal after throwing my back out from doing an exercise I have done for 5 years. Never again! I now have total understanding of all who have posted about acute back pain. I was damn near an invalid for over a week, almost humiliating!! I will use caution and remember I'm no spring chicken and workout accordingly. My girlfriend was mad I didn't go to doctor but all I thought about was paying for the MRI and giving me pills I got for free already! Being retired, I have more time than money, so I waited it out. I only hope being on a HD plan (I have HSA funded, but don't want to spend the money), won't cause me to delay treatment on something that would be life threatening, but we will see. Thanks for the back tips Trombone Al! I have learned to respect my back!!!
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Well after almost two weeks I'm almost 80% back to normal after throwing my back out from doing an exercise I have done for 5 years. Never again! I now have total understanding of all who have posted about acute back pain. I was damn near an invalid for over a week, almost humiliating!! I will use caution and remember I'm no spring chicken and workout accordingly. My girlfriend was mad I didn't go to doctor but all I thought about was paying for the MRI and giving me pills I got for free already! Being retired, I have more time than money, so I waited it out. I only hope being on a HD plan (I have HSA funded, but don't want to spend the money), won't cause me to delay treatment on something that would be life threatening, but we will see. Thanks for the back tips Trombone Al! I have learned to respect my back!!!
Glad to hear that you are almost back to normal, Mulligan.

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