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Pulled something in the lower back...

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...while I was leaning forward holding a skillet in my hand in the kitchen. I felt a sharp pain, got on my knees, and struggled to get back up. I had a body chill immediately after.

I haven't worked out since the last season due to busy work so I'm complete out of shape and have put on 20lbs, but leaning forward holding a skillet? Come on..

Since then the lower back area is mildly sore when I squat or bend forward. Don't feel a thing when I stand or sit straight up.

1. What happened to me,
2. What can I do for rehab, recovery and strengthening, and
3. Will this affect my ability to ski in the future?
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Originally Posted by nochaser View Post

I haven't worked out since the last season due to busy work so I'm complete out of shape and have put on 20lbs, but leaning forward holding a skillet? Come on..
 

 

You should have no problem skiing but watch the skillet thing. Those old 14" Lodge cast iron skillets are like the killer 210 GS skis from the last millennium.

I would recommend downsizing to a 12" Allclad triply. If you prefer something a bit lighter with a bit more shape, the 11" French skillet is a good bet. :D        

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Happened to me picking up the cat litter box.  I think it was a combination of 2 hours of hockey the night before, sitting in the car for 2 hours the day of, and bending at the wrong time when not prepared..just one of those things.  It was about 6 weeks before I was pretty normal again.  Usual stuff, stretching, ab work, core strength etc.  Ice works, heat doesn't..that's what my physio friend told me.  Nerves are inflamed so don't heat them.  Don't laze around too much during rehab..try to stay active.  I had to "sleep" on my stomach with my elbows under my chest for 3 days.  No long term effects..after 3 months I was right back to normal and haven't had a problem since.  Don't rush it though..back injuries are not fun.

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The soreness is slowly going away. I think I'll live smile.gif

...Seriously I'm glad it didn't happen while I was lifting something really heavy. It's a warning for me to get into routine exercise/stretch.
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