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Old 08-02-2015, 02:46 PM
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Unhappy goodbye slalom sking ?

After 40 yrs of sking, i found out last week that i have a blown L3 disc . I'm on a course of steroids and have a consult for a spinal steroid injection this week . At 58yrs old ,I'm thinking my slalom days along with my hydroplane racing career is done , any ideas or similar experiences out there ? VERY DEPRESSED !!!
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Old 08-02-2015, 03:01 PM
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Old 08-02-2015, 06:57 PM
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Really hard to get a hold of their stuff to demo but I've heard the Goode Power Vest can help a bunch.
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:13 PM
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you good slip walking... and get injured as well or is it the force of starting on 1... I skied with a guy at liquid edge who slalomed but always got up on 2 because of back... we're talkin' barely planed and ski was dropped.

Over that Champions Lake in Indiana almost all the mature skiers wear lifting belts...
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Old 08-03-2015, 04:10 AM
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At 58yrs old ,I'm thinking my slalom days along with my hydroplane racing career is done
Far from it, get one of these:


and crack on....

At 30 I had a double microdiscectomy and still got one L disc squished flat, I can still ski (OK I've never been an ace down the course but can still do it) and wakeboard - hell last year I even broke out the knee board - one thing I thought I'd never do.

Core strength and conditioning (deep core not just abs!), work on that every day and especially pre and post op and you'll be back behind the boat before you know it, and probably better than before too. I trained intensively down the gym before my op, had that at the end of March (6 years ago), I recovered so quickly that I was behind the boat in May
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:23 AM
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Sorry to hear about your situation, good luck with your recovery. What type of hydroplane do you race, my grandfather used to race them many years ago.
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:06 AM
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After 40 yrs of sking, i found out last week that i have a blown L3 disc . I'm on a course of steroids and have a consult for a spinal steroid injection this week . At 58yrs old ,I'm thinking my slalom days along with my hydroplane racing career is done , any ideas or similar experiences out there ? VERY DEPRESSED !!!
you need a good neurosurgeon... DON'T go to a orthopedic Dr....
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:36 PM
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you need a good neurosurgeon... DON'T go to a orthopedic Dr....
interesting! my first microdisectomy (sp?) on L3/L4 was a neurosurgeon and my second surgery L4/L5 & L5/S1 4 years later was with an orthopedic ... about the same after each including PT.

I haven't slalomed skied since the first (2005) mainly due to my own apprehension of re-injuring ...
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Old 08-03-2015, 03:14 PM
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After 40 yrs of sking, i found out last week that i have a blown L3 disc . I'm on a course of steroids and have a consult for a spinal steroid injection this week . At 58yrs old ,I'm thinking my slalom days along with my hydroplane racing career is done , any ideas or similar experiences out there ? VERY DEPRESSED !!!
I blew L2/L3 disk in 2013 at age 39. I avoided surgery and it took me almost a year to feel somewhat normal again. I finally got serious last summer about doing my core exercises every day once I saw that I paid for every slalom run for a week. This year I'm good to go. I see a chiropractor once a month if I need it or not and I have abandoned lifting anything heavy. I'm footin, slalom skiing, wakeboarding, even went on the kneeboard the other day to show the kids what their old man can do.

10 minutes of stretches and core strengthening every morning has done wonders for me, give it a try.
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Old 08-03-2015, 04:28 PM
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Stretching is important.....pull-ups are great core builders and stretch the back.

Heavy lifting is a deal killer.
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