needing advice ... hard fall to rear end

needing advice ... hard fall to rear end

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dhooten21
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needing advice ... hard fall to rear end

I took a hard fall while snowboarding and landed on my upper rear end/lower back.... the pain was about a 5/10 , I continued down the hill with pain but not severe... i was sore the next few weeks as expected. The pain continued to worsen. By 4 weeks it became severely painful to sit for longer than 10 min. (Pain was on upper part of my butt). Also painful to walk.... bending over or picking up objects 15 lbs or more was unbearable

Week 5-6 I took off work and rested was back to 95% by end of week 6.
Now its been 7-8 weeks later. I was opperating a skid steer when I hit a pothole, bouncing me in my seat .. the pain instantly was back at a 8/10.

Tried to do stretches. I use to be able to bend over and touch the floor flat handed keeping my knees straight. Now it is a challenge to put my socks on even bending my knees

I am 20 yrs old 6 ft tall 165 pounds, Ii frequently exercised and do stretches.
I do many physical activities and now I am limited and need help

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Hi and Welcome

I hope you made out a Workman's comp claim when you injured yourself at work? If not you need to do that and get a Dr. to fill it out and examine you. Keep icing your back and if it's been more than a few days you may find heat soothing but most important get checked out by your Dr. We're here to support you through this. Take care. Charry

DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN

dhooten21
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thanks for the welcome and feedback!

I reported it but seeing that the injury was from my previous snowboarding accident, and no accident really occurred at the jobsite I am not eligible for workers compensation. But will be taking off work. Should I go to a doctor or a chiropractor?

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Hi

I would see your Family Dr. first for an assessment and maybe x-rays etc. Best to save Chiropractor for minor issues and make sure there's nothing else going on before any manipulation.

Make sure you don't bend over anymore but instead crouch down to pick anything up and hold the load close to your body and not far away to save your back. I really think they should teach proper body mechanics in high school to save us all our back injuries right? Take care and keep us posted. Charry

DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN

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Hi dhooten

Welcome to Spine-Health.

I'd be careful with a chiropractor until you see your PCP and get some x-rays to make sure you didn't injure your spine. If you have a disc or joint problem, manipulation could make it worse.

Start with the PCP, and go from there. If you're referred to a spine surgeon or specialist, I'd suggest a fellowship-trained one, either neuro or ortho, but someone who only works on spines.

Take care of yourself and please keep us posted. It's best to catch these things early if they're spine-related.

Cathie