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post #1 of 8 Old 06-30-2009, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Fell on back?

So I had my first fall this weekend. I fell with my back landing arched over a good sized rock and now it's bruised and sore. I also hit my head and have whiplash in my neck. The bruising is on the meaty part on the left side of the spine lower back... definitely deep tissue. It hurts and makes me tired fast if im up for a long time. I am stubborn and almost refuse to call the doc especially becuase I can walk and everything else is functioning ok. Anyone ever have a similar injury and did it keep sneaking up on you later down the road? It will most likely heal itself and be fine right? Lol I know y'all aren't docs, but just curious?
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-30-2009, 06:09 PM
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Wow, a fall like that is always scary. I am one of the worlds worst about going to the Doc for anything. My rule is that if no bones are broken, blood isn't gushing, and I'm still conscious, then I will heal up on my own. {:) Silly, right? I would just keep a really close eye on it and if the tiredness doesn't start getting better in a few days, then definitely go to the doc. You could have bruised some of your organs. The only one that I can think of other than intestines in that area is your kidney. If you start to notice blood in your urine or if your side or stomach gets a little big and hard, then get to the Doc quick. I bet you will be fine but it never hurts to be cautious. Did you come off Thunder?

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Uh huh...I've been lawn darted and landed on that part of the back before. Took about 2weeks before I could walk w/o pain another few weeks to finish healing.

Typically with an injury the 3rd day post injury will be the day of the most swelling and pain. If however you find that it continues to swell or becomes more painful you MUST go to the doctor.

You also need to go to the doctor if you feel dizzy, nauseous, have numbness in your leg etc., etc...

In about a month's time I suggest you visit a chiropractor to make sure everything is lined up correctly.

You might also consider wearing a vest from now on...which would have helped protect that area. I ride with a vest quite often now...always when jumping or hacking and sometimes when doing flatwork depending on the horse.
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-30-2009, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Ya I came off my THunder lol, he's such a good boy though and it was an accident. My first fall!! Lol

Thanks for the tip mercedes! Ill keep an eye on it for sure. SM im am the same way about the doc lol. Oh well ,ill watch it!
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-01-2009, 03:58 AM
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Yeah, I read about what happened in your other thread. When I first read this one, my first thought was "oh, no. I hope he didn't decide to start bucking." But I see my fears were unfounded. I should have known better, Thunder is so darn sweet. LOL. Lucky girl to just have your first fall now. I can't count how many I have had in my life. I got an early start at about 2 years old. :)

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hehe I've only been riding for 2 years, so I guess that's not bad eh? Lol thanks!
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-01-2009, 06:20 PM
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ur injury sounds worse then mine. I was able to tuck enough that the ground missed my neck and I landed straight onto my back. Its swollen but I just had a warm bath then put ice on it. You should ice ur's a couple times a day if you can.
Amazingly I'm still riding today haha, and jumping.
Hope ur back feels better soon!
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-01-2009, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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aww thanks! Ya I have found advil to be my best friend at the moment. It's still a bit swollen, but I can bend better today. Hope yours gets better as well!
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