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  • I got bucked off a pony and my back hurts
  • Horse jumping and back pain

 
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    12-20-2010, 02:01 PM
  #11
Foal
Well, I certainly wouldn't rule out arthritis either. I'm 27 and have suffered with arthritis in my hips and knees for about eight or nine years now. It's very common among riders (here anyway), especially in the right hip (since that's doing the most work when you mount and dismount). Of course, I also had five rather bad falls in a short space of time - because when the doctor told me to take four to six months off riding I told him to shove it (not quite so politely). So I guess that's possibly accounting for the constant back pain and regular headaches. Ibuprofin and cataflam are now my very best friends. They're cheaper than going to the chiro or physio, not that either of those therapists can do much for arthritis.
     
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    12-20-2010, 02:07 PM
  #12
Yearling
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Originally Posted by KawaiiCharlie    
I get lower back pain a lot too, it seems to be in the same place as yours. I've had it well over a year now, since I got bucked off my friends pony & then it got worse when I fell off my cousins horse while jumping...(he refused a 3ft jump, then jumped it from stand still & I went flying lol) I landed on my back both times, second time I was unwell for about a week, feeling sick & had a headache and weird metally taste in my mouth, like I could taste blood. Since then my back hurts when sitting cross legged, after picking up something heavey, and laying on my stomache. Could your back be related to any sort of injury while riding? Like if youve fallen off and landed on your back? Hope you get it sorted soon x
oh and by the way, im only 17. And talking of back pain, mines hurting now because I've been sat down for a while
     
    12-20-2010, 03:07 PM
  #13
Weanling
I get terrible back pain too in the place you described. But I think that is caused by the fall I had two months ago where I landed right on my tailbone and a bit above it. The doctors thought it was broke so I went for an X Ray and it was only torn ligaments. Ever since then it has hurt me. I also have fibromyalgia so that could be affecting it too :/
     

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