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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-25-2007, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Someone please help me with any recommendations you may have as to how I can fix my back and neck before Saturday.

Last Friday I was doing shoulder shrugs, and I felt a pinch in my back. I have done this before so I knew that I needed to stop and call it a day. Well the weekend the back was stiff, but on Monday I woke up early morning with horrible pain. I stayed home from work and went to the chiro, but it didn't really help. I am going back tonight but I have a 2 day trip to Wisconsin this weekend and I have to get better for that. Right now just the train ride into work hurts from all the bumps in the tracks.

Who's had this issue and what helped? Should I kill my chiropractor for not being able to fix me yet?
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both sides? one side? shrugs with what, dumbells, barbell? You're not rolling your shoulders during the shrug are you?


time to bolt some riser bars on the sportbike.

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Chiropractors can't fix you in one visit... it will take numerous visits to feel better. See if your chiropractor has any of the muscle therapy machines... some of them will have different machines that help relax muscles. Otherwise, maybe try a hot tub or whirlpool... ???

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Riser bars will help. this is why I have Heli's on the duc as my upper back has a compressed disc from years ago.

One thing you may want to try is grab ahold of a bar or something above your head and hang, now relax and let your back crack. this may release the pressure on which everone of your vertebrae is out. I do this all the time to clear my back pain.




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both sides? one side? shrugs with what, dumbells, barbell? You're not rolling your shoulders during the shrug are you?


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Shoulder shrugs with 85lb dumbells and no rolling I like my rotators. lol Stupid weights weren't even heavy but that exercise just nails ya sometimes. Moving it to the end of my workout where I'll be tired and going down to 75lbers as well.

Vicodin yes would be great. Concerned about riding twisties while taking meds.

Chiropractor has the electrocution thing works good I got that Monday and will get it again today.

Only thing that does help is the hot bath that works like a charm, but I got to go to work so no tub at my cube.....lol

And I just got some damn Stomp Grips too to help aid me in my quest to be able to hang off the bike correctly. I don't even have the energy to put them on now! I'm getting old......wait.....I'm only 25 wtf is wrong with me! lol

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Shoulder shrugs with 85lb dumbells and no rolling I like my rotators. lol Stupid weights weren't even heavy but that exercise just nails ya sometimes. Moving it to the end of my workout where I'll be tired and going down to 75lbers as well.

Vicodin yes would be great. Concerned about riding twisties while taking meds.

Chiropractor has the electrocution thing works good I got that Monday and will get it again today.

Only thing that does help is the hot bath that works like a charm, but I got to go to work so no tub at my cube.....lol
Is that the electrocution thing that pulses and makes your back muscles contract and release. My Chiro in downers has that and it is awesome! one of the only things that cures my back pain when it gets REALLY bad.




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you said this has happened before, the twinge. Perhaps you should use a barbell or a trap bar. I like to use dumbells too but I've never experienced any pain or twinges all the way up to 110s.

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Sorry to hear about this Kris...

Try not lifting... haha! I stopped cause of too many pains...

I try to run now... maybe a few push-ups and sit-ups, but that is about it.
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you said this has happened before, the twinge. Perhaps you should use a barbell or a trap bar. I like to use dumbells too but I've never experienced any pain or twinges all the way up to 110s.
Yeah gonna move to using a barbell or the deadlift machine for shrugs because I have done this twice in the past on this same exercise. Not sure why it does it cuz I can deadlift mid 400's and I never have any problems with that or squats or any other heavy exercises.
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Perhaps you just need a different Chiro. Has your current one been able to tell you exactly what's wrong? If not, that's a problem. They should be able to tell you what's wrong, what your body is doing in response to that, explain how and why the pain is happening and tell you exactly how they will fix it and give you a TODO list and a DON'T DO list to get better.

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If you need a good Chiro let me know, I have an excellent one and he rides too so he's fun to talk too.




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Perhaps you just need a different Chiro. Has your current one been able to tell you exactly what's wrong? If not, that's a problem. They should be able to tell you what's wrong, what your body is doing in response to that, explain how and why the pain is happening and tell you exactly how they will fix it and give you a TODO list and a DON'T DO list to get better.
I'm beginning to think the same thing he's not going home tonight until he gives me some answers or at least makes it slightly better. If not I'll be looking for a new guy.

I think I'm screwed on this ride. Wish I had a cruiser that I could take and just chill in the back.
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rest your body and stretch each morning and at night. Chiropractic doesn't work overnight, it takes time.

Since you don't have time, just rest up a lot and take frequent breaks on the bike. You should be okay.
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If your worried about vicodin just take 4 advil it should help some. I take 4 advil before a bike trip just on principle alone




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Thanks everyone I'll take more advil and keep relaxing.

I can't really hurt myselft more I don't think by riding unless of course I can't turn my head in which I'll be out. Don't need to crash.
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Thanks everyone I'll take more advil and keep relaxing.

I can't really hurt myselft more I don't think by riding unless of course I can't turn my head in which I'll be out. Don't need to crash.
All you need is a vertebrae to go out and cause a spasm you while riding...

Personally, I would skip controlling a moving vehicle until you get some better relief.

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Sounds like the perfect time to rent a harley for the weekend and enjoy yourself




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I'm willing to bet that after...you're going to wish you never went on that ride.
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Yeah If I'm still hurting on Friday then I'm out of this one I think.
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Chiro didn't prescribe you any muscle relaxers ??

It help with my neck and back. I think I still have them ( supply for like a year ) if you will need some.

Beside that acupuncture may help.
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I had the same thing in my shoulder..800 milligrams of Ibuprofen 3 times daily worked for me...make sure you take it with meals and possibly get yourself something to protect your stomach if irritation occurs

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Are you riding with proper form? Your abs and lower back should be holding you up instead of all your weight on your shoulders and wrists. And your forearms should be close to parallel with the ground.
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Go get a deep tissue massage.
Personally I lay on the floor when my back starts acting up.Works for me

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Go to a Sharper Image or Brookstone store near you at lunch time or after work.
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I can't believe you guys....2 Aleve is all you need. How do you think I ride all the miles I do? 2 Aleve with breakfast I'm good for the whole day....and no doped up feeling. As for the weights...I know jackd What works for me is lots of reps light weights. First I do a good stretch, then cardio, then abs, weighs last.

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I can't believe you guys....2 Aleve is all you need.
Get some morning head, and let the endorphins do the rest.

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