Is lower back pain and riding connected? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 Old 12-20-2010, 02:01 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South Africa
Posts: 117
• Horses: 0
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.

It is not 'cool' to ride without a helmet! period.
Shimla101 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 13 Old 12-20-2010, 02:07 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 807
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by KawaiiCharlie View Post
I get lower back pain a lot too, it seems to be in the same place as yours. ive 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 ive been sat down for a while
KawaiiCharlie is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 12-20-2010, 03:07 PM
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ireland
Posts: 672
• Horses: 1
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 :/
Sarahandlola is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Exercises to Relax Lower Back Spastic_Dove Dressage 13 11-13-2010 06:07 PM
Hunter Jumpers: Arch in the Lower Back? Cupcake English Riding 28 07-09-2010 10:28 AM
Supple Lumbar Spine and Lower Back Muscles dressagexlee Dressage 7 02-07-2010 02:02 AM
Back Pain Piper182 Horse Riding 5 06-29-2009 04:26 AM
Spinal Cord/Lower back Injury.... im4dressage Horse Health 5 04-28-2008 09:40 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome