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tarryttarry Posts: 1
edited 01/24/2015 - 2:08 AM in Lower Back Pain
I've recently taken up Ninjutsu, & we did some tumbles in class on Tuesday, however, since I'm new, I didn't position my body correctly during movement, & I slammed my lower back hard on the ground! The next day I could feel the pain... It hasn't stopped since Tuesday. My brother said he can feel a knot in my erector muscles (on the right-hand side). I've tried arnica oil, a warm bath, & I've even tried muscle relaxants which I take with anti-inflammatory tablets. Nothing works... In fact, it doesn't even take the pain away!

My brother says that when a muscle gets hurt/damaged, it pulls itself into a knot (spasm). I can't turn my body without having to feel pain. When I push the back of my thumb into those muscles, I can feel it, but I have to press deep in order to know exactly where it hurts. People say that it will at least take up to a week or two in order for it to heal... I'm very scared, because I know without your back you can't do anything!

I would greatly appreciate any advice... Thank you so much for your time!


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  • Give it a few days and let us know if anything improves. I would ice the crap out of it. If things don't improve, you need to make an appointment and proceed forward with xrays and maybe even an MRI.

    Best of luck and take it easy when you go for a tumble!

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