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Old 10-17-2018, 03:36 PM   #1
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back problems from riding?

Not sure if this is the right section for this, but i visited a chiropractor for my first time ever yesterday. My back was hurting very badly about mid way though Monday. I rode for around 5 hours on Sunday. I think that may have screwed up my lower back. I ride a lot. I commute on my FZ1 as much as I can, and then go for as many fun rides as I can, if my gf is at work, or it's just a nice day or whatever.
Anyone else get lower back, or back issues? Are there some good stretches or work outs that you would recommend?
I'm about to start seeing this chiro fairly regularly for therapy, I guess. I'd like to do what I can on my own time to help me get back on 2.
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:16 PM   #2
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Sleep on back with pillow under knees, take a couple naproxen, alternate heat and cold, and rest. If that doesnít help I would skip chiropractor and get a doctor to order an X-ray and mri. If you arenít injured then I would see a physiotherapist over a chiropractor. I usually just take Aleve, stretch, and take a shot of tequila. Sometimes there isnít anything that can permanently fix the aches and pains of getting older.
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:59 PM   #3
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Lol I just had my first chiropractor visit yesterday, and an MRI is coming tomorrow. I hear you on the booze. I just bought a couple of things to help me feel better for tonight.
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Work out more....u need to strengthen your core and use ur legs mire to squeeze tge tank.
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Inversion table and/or back stretcher pad. My back pain disappeared after many years, as soon as I started using both.

https://relaxtheback.com/products/lumbar-back-stretcher

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I broke my back racing motocross in the 90's. Ive been seeing a Chiro for years since. My Chiro has told me that sport bike riding due to the lay down position is actually good for stretching the spine. I go 2 times a month for adjustments now days and have no issues from riding sport bikes. But if I get on a cruiser it me up at times. As other suggested, I have a Inversion Table I use when I have issues, and a Tens Machine that is my go to pain reliever. You can get a tens machine on eBay for about $50-$75 for good one

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i wouldnt have expected a sport bike's lower posture to be a good thing for the back!
i plan on working out more, and if i can scoop up a tens machine for 50-75, that sounds like a great thing.
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I didn't either! I was surprised
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i wouldnt have expected a sport bike's lower posture to be a good thing for the back!
i plan on working out more, and if i can scoop up a tens machine for 50-75, that sounds like a great thing.
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Work out more....u need to strengthen your core and use ur legs mire to squeeze tge tank.
Meh. This might be the case but might not. Lots of strong mother have lower back pain. I know you can at least rep 225 for back squats which requires a lot of core strength. That is stronger than 95% of the population and you probably still have lower back pain sometimes. You just need to focus on getting a boat so we can start fishing again.
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lol, i know for sure i'm in need of a solid workout regimen. i'm getting older, i'm slowing down, i work a mostly desk job now. my back pain and my will to go work out after work are my biggest hurdles. my gf is hoping a job change comes through, and she gets similar hours to me. then we can both go hit up a gym together while we are in town after work.
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lol, i know for sure i'm in need of a solid workout regimen. i'm getting older, i'm slowing down, i work a mostly desk job now. my back pain and my will to go work out after work are my biggest hurdles. my gf is hoping a job change comes through, and she gets similar hours to me. then we can both go hit up a gym together while we are in town after work.
If you have a desk job where you are sitting all day you definitely need to workout. They say sitting is the new cancer. LOL. Sitting all day can cause tight hip flexors which can cause lower back pain.
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most of my pain and damage is lower back. the cancer thing, i totally believe it.
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Natural hemp seed in form of seeds, oil, and capsule are available in amazon. This has help me big time so I dont take any more medicines (meloxicam, prednisone, ibuprofen). I take all of them daily. It has antiinflammatory effects, protein, and omega 3. Glucosamine and chondroitin helps too.
Went to chiropractor for months, even back surgery not helping. Tried acupuncture no helping. Exercise and hemp seeds are the main things that help.
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Natural hemp seed in form of seeds, oil, and capsule are available in amazon. This has help me big time so I dont take any more medicines (meloxicam, prednisone, ibuprofen). I take all of them daily. It has antiinflammatory effects, protein, and omega 3. Glucosamine and chondroitin helps too.
Went to chiropractor for months, even back surgery not helping. Tried acupuncture no helping. Exercise and hemp seeds are the main things that help.
I've heard a lot of people swear by the CBD infused lotions too although I haven't tried it. I workout 4 or 5 times a week, stretch, have an expensive firm mattress, eat right, take omega 3 and a handful of other supplements, vitamins, consciously try to sit up right at work, etc. My lower back hurts right now. LOL.
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i've heard a lot of good about cbd stuff, too. my concern is that i'll get selected for a random drug test at my LEO job and will fail because of it. i dont know enough about the cbd stuff, i guess. do those products have anything that would show up in a drug test?
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I have been taking it for a while and passed drug test for court. Cbd only tested positive if inhalled. If digested, it is too small to be detected on a urine test. I am a nurse. I cant afford to lose my license for that.
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I've had back/shoulder/neck pains (regularly)and been seeing a chiropractor for 20+ yrs. I'd say the pains were a 6 or 7 on a scale of 1 to 10. And they hurt 24-7 when I had them. It was actually debilitating. When it was hurting I'd see the chiro. once or twice a week until it got better. Usually took around 6 months. Then within a few months they'd be back.

At the advise of my Chiropractor, 4 yrs ago I found a massage therapist. His main practice is toward injury rehabilitation. The main type of massage he practices is Reiki. He doesn't do swedish or other relaxing massages. Since then I've been getting hour long massages every 3 weeks. $70 bucks a pop, but overall it cost less than all the chiro visits I'd be going thru. Since I've been seeing him I haven't had a back pain that I would consider more than a 2. And my quality of life has vastly improved. That never would have happened if I was stilling going to a chiro. I'll never go back to regular Chiro.

Another thing I've had really good luck with is Airroste procedure. It's a type of pressure point therapy and is administered by chiropractors that have been trained in it's methods. The company I used to work for had a deal where it didn't cost me anything. So I gave it a try and it really works. But if you have to pay I think it's $250 a session and it usually takes around 3 - 1 hour long sessions to completely stop the pain.
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Go to REAL orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine work affiliated with a REAL hospital. Get your xrays, MRIs or whatever imaging is required to find out what's REALLY wrong with your back. Research the diagnosis using sites like NIH or Mayo. Go to the recommended physical therapy and do the exercises they give you after you are released

Houston has one of the best medical communities in the world. Your ailment is probably the medical equivalent of a vacuum leak and you are going to the local walmart to find out why your check engine light is on.
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I forgot, I also take a single Vitamin D 5000cu daily, it helps immensely
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