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Hurt my back while doing Leg Press !!!

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Lower Back Pain
Got an ugly sharp pain in the lower back,1st night I couldn't get out of the bed,took me 10 minutes to sit up.

A week passed,feeling better,but still having a dull pain the middle/lower back.Putting hot pads at least 5 times a day for 20 minutes.


Do I need to see a Doc ?
Or eventually this will go away ?
Have you experienced this before ? What was the outcome ?
Am I doing right with heat ? No more ice ?

Thank you


  • With so little information, I couldn't begin to guess at an answer to your questions. Back pain is very common and chances are it is a temporary situation -- a pulled muscle, or a strained tissue of some sort.

    Take a look at the following:

    http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/lower-back-pain or this:


    There is lots of good, solid information on this website.

    A "simple" muscle strain can feel incredibly painful. Ice only helps for the first 48 hours after an injury. It's probably time to switch over to a heating pad. Take a NSAID such as Aleve or Advil for the swelling. Hopefully you will be feeling better by the time it would take to get in to see your doctor!
  • If you can get a rX for 2 MRI's go for it.
    One is without contrast and following that, one with contrast.

    Have the films looked at by spine specialists. Every one is going to have a different opinion about them.

    Until then, I would recommend ice.
    Don't let a chiro perform any adjustments on you.
    Is the leg press the one where you are sitting normally and push a sled with legs?

    You compressed the discs. Try to decompress them and take some time off from squats, deadlifts, leg presses, shoulder presses, standing or sitting bicep curls (preacher bench is ok).

    You on bb.com?
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  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. you have been given some good advice by Paul. =D> take it easy until you feel better and pain free!! stop by anytime! :D Jenny :)
  • I'm having the same problem. In Oct '14 I was doing leg press and I felt a little discomfort in my lower back and a few days later I had an ugly sharp pain in my lower back as well.

    I used several plasters which relieved the pain and a few months later I went to see a physiotherapist and he told me it was because my right leg was slightly shorter (~5mm) than the other which caused pressure, so I went through some sessions and now I'm wearing a small heel since then.

    But still today, I can't do squats or deadlifts because I still feel a small pain and, on a daily basis, I have to be careful while lifting heavy objects from the ground because I feel I'm about to have those sharp pains again.

    Is there any advice you can give me, or an heads up next time I see a physiotherapist? Or should I see another doctor?
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