Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North central Iowa
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.