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Back surgery holding me back?
About a year ago i had back surgery for sculiosis that was over 50 degrees. a year later it still feels kinda wierd but i can do everything normally with just a sore back if i am sitting in a chair wierd for too long. anyways, i generally feel fine skiing, but if i fall wrong even off a 5 footer sometimes it hurts really bad and it puts me out for about a week or 2. i feel if i started throwing bigger tricks i would land them and be okay. but im not sure if i want to try because my back hurts so bad if i fall wrong. i was just wondering if you fall off a 15 foot+ jump on the back side do you feel/use your back much to support you(my back only hurts if i land directly on it or on my tailbone). if i was to fall on the slope sideways do you think it would be the same as falling on my tailbone off a 5 footer? also even if it does hurt should i just go for it or should i keep taking it slow for the next few years or so. im just 50/50 on this and i cant make a decision so i thought id leave it up to you guys, thanks for your help :)
Sick story Hansel.
Someone tell it again.
Honestly I wouldnt charge very hard until it doesnt bother you anymore. It's a lot easier to reinjure something than to injure it in the first place.
its always gonna feel kinda wierd though because theres a metal rod stuck in my back thats not leaving anytime soon :P
homie take it slow....i hurt my knee and it felt better two weeks after and i completly just put myself out for the season....it sucks not being on skis at all..id rather take it easy and be able to ski then not....my advice do what you think you can and dont push it if you dont absalutly have to
Just progress slowly as you're comfortable with it. If you go into a jump all tense that you're going to hurt your back you're more likely to get injured.
I had two back surgeries last summer and two more coming this summer. It'll never be the same again but that's the sport we're in, you know? Even if your surgery wasn't "injury" related. So many people have chronic pain from injuries... So don't worry, you're not alone. Sucks but at least you can ski right? Gotta concentrate on what you can do and not what you can't.
ive had a bad back for years (slight scoliosis, 2 ruptured disks) and i've pretty much given up in the park because spinning is what hurts it most. in my eyes skiing is skiing, and although i don't go in the park much i still have tons of fun whenever im on the mountain and that's good enough for me. so sure you could keep pushing yourself in the park, and you may or may not have success. really depends if you're willing to take the risk of re-injuring yourself, for me it isn't worth it
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