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What helped me... (Weak / painful lower back)

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,622
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:38 AM in Alternative Treatments
Ok I am not a Dr at all but would like to tell people what helped me and maybe help a few people.

I am 25 and have had lower back problems for about 7 years since I hada a pushbike accident, I jarred my back after going off a HUGE drop accidently on my pushbike and landing sat on the seat jarring my back up.

Some days I couldnt even stand up my back would just collapse on me it was very scary. The Dr said the muscles between my lower vertabre were in spasm and tried lots of therapies including electrosis pads with not much effect.

I find that RUNNING / JOGGING sorts my back out 100%, after just one run ( I run about 5km - 7km ), even at a slow pace I can feel the difference. My back does ache whilst Im running but the next morning its SO much better. I really hated running and still dont really enjoy it but its a small price to pay for a good strong back :)

As I said I'm no Dr and don't know alot about the human body just hoped to help some people out...
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Comments

  • hi and welcome to the forum. :H i know this is not the idea cure for many of us but thanks for sharing.. glad it works for you. :D Jenny :)
  • I could not image running/jogging at any level - I can barely handle WALKING lol ;)

    But I too am happy it works for you :)
    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 10,065
    is something that I really believe most doctors will tell their Spinal patients NOT to do.
    Especially anyone with potential disc or nerve problems.
    Perhaps with some minor muscle problems, some light running may help.
    There has been enough written on the negative effects that jogging has on the spine.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I never could run...

    My knobby knees would get all tangled up with each other and I'd trip all over myself...

    But that's just me.... (I hope)
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