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I can't not ride..
So last wednesday I was thrown off pretty good twice in one ride, landed on my lower back/tailbone both times. I even started crying from extreme frustration and the horrible pain, but kept riding. I'm still very sore over a week later, but I can't convince myself to take a break from riding.. I've gone to the chiropractor twice now, loosened me up last Thursday but today I was kind of "stuck" being so stiff.
My work (trail riding) is picking up again, and I need the hours badly. So I can't completely not ride.. I have been the back guide when I've worked the last week instead of lead so I don't have to turn around as much and strain my back any more than needed..
What are some exercises to do to stretch out my back, good pain meds I could take, or things I could do while riding to take the stress off my lower back? I've been icing my back between classes, while resting, etc, and I'm still in pain :(
What about using one of those saddle seat cushions to give you tailbone some extra padding?
That's what I'm thinking I'm going to do at least for work (western saddle).. My english saddle is a little more comfy and cushioned.
How would you know if it's bruised vs broken? I've had a few times today where the pain was almost unbearable from sitting on it or shifting my weight on it wrong :/
You didn't get checked out by a doctor after it happened?
Nope... I know there's not much they can do even if you break it. My mom was telling me a little while ago that she thinks I should get it x-rayed though.
The only way to tell the difference between a bruise and a break is to get it x rayed.
I think a trip to the doctor is in order. They can give you a back brace, and pain killers if they're needed. My friend fell off her horse in the end of september, she compacted a few vertabrae and cracked one as well. They gave her a brace and painkillers. You only get one back..so do it a favor and have a doctor look at it :P :D
You broke your tail bone? Ouch i did that too and i havent been riding yet but it may hurt. Cant sit in the school chairs for long cause its to much pressure on my lower back which is also all messed up.
Would the pain be any different broken vs bruised? I probably will end up at the doctors next week one day if I'm not working..
If your tailbone hurts while riding, maybe you're sitting back too far?
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