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long term back injury from exercise

medale89mmedale89 Posts: 1
edited 08/05/2014 - 4:10 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hey everyone,

So I've got a nagging back injury that just wont seem to go away. I injured it in June of 2013 doing incorrect deadlifts, most likely with a rounded back. The weights were pretty light, 185LBS, and I was going for a good "pump" doing reps of 10 or so (something you should obviously never do when deadlifting). I def felt something happen to it at the time of injury too, not sharp pain but a dull ache type pain. My back pain is most severe when first waking up in the morning, and especially when I have to bend over to do simple tasks like shaving, brushing my teeth, etc. Anything that requires spinal flexion. I can still exercise just fine and it doesn't bother me when I'm at the gym, even heavy deadlifts don't seem to bother it.

The pain Is right in the middle section of my back, maybe slightly lower and on both sides of the spine. I've had a few peoples opinions and went to a general doctor and they think it is higher than low back pain is considered. From looking at anatomy charts, I have a feeling I damaged the erector spinae or spinal erector muscles. I was hoping this injury would heal on its own and ive been taking ibuprophen just about every day since the injury but it hasn't gotten any better. The less than helpful doctor I saw just said it was probably a pulled muscle.

I'll attach a couple pics to show exactly where the pain is. The two pics show the range of pain across my back.

If anyone could offer some insight and maybe allow me to get a clearer understanding of what im dealing with that would be great!



Matt Dale


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