Back Pain - Should I Be Concerned?

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    06-03-2012, 08:40 PM
Back Pain - Should I Be Concerned?

About two years ago, I was riding my horse in a trail class where you had to lope over about five poles. I wasn't expecting my horse to jump them, and my butt flew back and smacked the saddle really hard. My lower back hurt, and I went to the chiropractor twice to put it back in.

Now, I'm getting pain again. I don't know if it's caused by this incident or something else. When I ride, I get off and feel lower back pain, right in the middle of my lower back at about my hips. It hurts when I walk or bend over. When I bend over, I am really stiff. I rode this last Thursday and it's Sunday now, my first day without pain. It seems that everytime I ride, the pain comes back. I've gone to the chiropractor again, and he can't get my back to adjust well. It didn't help the last time I went. Ice hasn't really helped, but it seems heat has a little bit.

I do have some problems roaching my back at the two point, but I'm getting better and didn't do it at all on Thursday. Yet, I still came up with back pain. Should I be concerned about the pain? Should I visit a doctor? The pain is annoying and causes me to move slower, but it's not excruciating or anything. Also, any advice on soothing the pain? Aspirin has not helped at all.
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    06-03-2012, 09:05 PM
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I woulf definitely get checked. I ignored back pain and when I finally went in was told I had spondy which is basicall missin cartiledge and small fracture L5 S1 and now showing arthritic changes. Even with the physical therapy I qas in I have pain everyday and im only 17.
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    06-03-2012, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by BarrelracingArabian    
I woulf definitely get checked. I ignored back pain and when I finally went in was told I had spondy which is basicall missin cartiledge and small fracture L5 S1 and now showing arthritic changes. Even with the physical therapy I qas in I have pain everyday and im only 17.Also you could try those icy hot patches or hot/ cold packs they help me some.
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    06-03-2012, 09:39 PM
Most definitely go see a doctor! I, too, ignored my back problems for 10 years. Now I live with irreversable damage to my back and battle severe back pain on a daily basis. I learned the hard way not to ignore pain!

In the meantime, while you're waiting to get in to the doctor, rest your back and take it easy. Try applying heat to the painful area for 15 minutes 3 times per day. Heat always makes my back feel better. You could also try over-the-counter muscle rub creams. I use a topical muscle soothing cream called Arnica.

Best of luck to you. Make sure to take good care of your body so you can ride horses for many more years to come!
    06-06-2012, 12:07 AM
As recommended you really should see a doc about it, it doesnt sound good and may be serious. I put off my bad knee pain... worst pain I've ever been in for a whole year and it made things worse. Found out I had a bone tumor rubbing on my hamstring and messing everything up, I gotta live with it forever but still SEE THE DOCTOR! I got back problems too, compressed disks.

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