But I was hoping for something that would just make my back a lil' better so I could ski this weekend. I was meaning something that would stretch out my muscles and vertebrae to help temporarily. It's fine if I can't...Advil always works :)
Wish I had good news, but one of my (shit) bindings popped on a jump at timberline last year, the ski that was still on cut to the right and I fell on my side. It is really easy to re-injure your back doing normal activities. I have hurt it twice skiing and once playing soccer. But, it is never as bad and goes away later. One stretch I do while it is hurting is to sit on the ground and stretch both of my hands to the foot opposite the side of your back that is hurting. Then just make sure to take it easy for like a day. Alright I hope that made sense and good luck!
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For lower back pain I always do this stretch that my old soccer coach told me that is actually incredibly effective. You get on your hands and knees then alternate between arching your back down while looking up and arching your back up while looking down, doing each for several seconds and repeating like 10-20 times. You look like a fucking jackass doing it though so give it a try in private.
BUMP... Hey I have been having lower back pain for a week now with no relief. I did not crash but was taking this jump to flat like all day then worked an 8 hour shift lifting luggage. I am pretty sure that combination was the source of my injury. I have been hot tubbin, saunaing, and stretching but I am now ready to see a professional because I don't specificially know what the injury is. Would you recommend going to see a Ciropractor or Physio Therapist? I am thinking of doing only one or the other because i am poor haha. Thanks for the help.
You could have a compression fracture, overshooting a jump is a really easy way to do that. I overshot by about 15 feet, and I crushed 40% of my T12. Skiing with a compression fracture is fucking stupid, you need to go to a doctor and get an X-Ray.
Stretching is also a bad idea, if you did any bone damage, the last thing you want to do is start shifting your spinal cord into weird positions. There is a chance you could pinch your spinal cord and really be fucked.
Skiing this weekend is not more important that skiing for the rest of your life.
When I hurt my back, I wanted to ski the rest of the day, but my friends convinced me that I needed to go to the doctor. I was in a lot of pain, but I didn't think I had done any serious damage, and I could still move, bend, and walk around, I listened to my friends and got an X-Ray, and it might have saved my ability to walk.
Taking the rest of the season off to heal is not a sign of weakness or giving up, it is a commitment to your skiing future. In my opinion, it takes a lot stronger person to stop skiing for a season and let your body heal, than it does to keep skiing on an injury.
Fucked my back skiing last year....thought that the pain would go away but just kept getting worse and worse.....ended up having 2 stress fractures on my L5 vertebra and was out for 6 months...including the entire summer, got pretty good at call of duty last summer hahaha