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Old 07-30-2015, 08:00 PM
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Anybody barefoot or trick ski with a bad back? I have a herniated disk and a bulging disk in my lower back. I go in for an injection next week. I'm just wondering if my mastercraft days are over?
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:47 PM
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Far from over. I had mine taken care of 20 some years ago. Just got off the trampoline practicing flips with the kids and now we're off to the tennis courts. I'll be wakeboarding on Saturday. Prior to getting it taken care of, there were days where I couldn't take a deep breath without extreme pain. I've learned to take much better care of my body and stay in shape because I never want to live through that again.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:02 PM
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i have a S5 full herniated disk and a couple partials ... and a bulge in my neck ... but it doesn't bother me barefooting or slalom skiing ... i'm wearing a back brace this year

i also keep telling my wife what the doctor ordered to make me better ... its medically proven for gosh sake!
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:52 PM
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I've been fighting a bad back for over 25 years. My best days are when I was always skiing. I have gone to chiropractor, and physical therapy. I have had X-rays and an MRI and the only thing it shows is a narrowing between 4 and 5 which could be causing the beginning of stenosis.

What I am dealing with mainly is tight muscles and severe pain. I pop Advil during the day, take Aleve at night, use Solonpause twice a day and do exercises and stretching four times a day.

With all that, the main thing that helps loosen my back up before a barefoot or ski session, is Vodka. Yep, I'll drink a tall Bloody Mary before I barefoot.

Still trying to figure it out but I'm not ready to slow down.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:20 PM
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My wife is a chiropractor so my posts might be a little bias. I have had my share of back problems. I ski 3 times a week. Last year I became very good about range of motion exercises and core work. It has done wonders. No problems at all. Traction table or inversion tables are helpful as well.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:31 PM
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My wife is a chiropractor so my posts might be a little bias. I have had my share of back problems. I ski 3 times a week. Last year I became very good about range of motion exercises and core work. It has done wonders. No problems at all. Traction table or inversion tables are helpful as well.

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Old 07-30-2015, 10:35 PM
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I would consider it double D
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:49 PM
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broke my back in 88 and still run the course at least 3-5 times a week in the summer
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:35 AM
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Last year I became very good about range of motion exercises and core work. It has done wonders.
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I've learned to take much better care of my body and stay in shape because I never want to live through that again.
Core is the key, I've had 2 discs sliced and diced and still got one herniated disc left untouched, the key for me was/is core strength conditioning, general fitness and trying to extend my overall range of motion (still struggling with that though tbh! - but that's because I don't do it everyday)
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:39 AM
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Iíve had problems with lower back spasms for many years. I either had to deal with it for several days or take a muscle relaxer prescribed by the doctor. I bought an inversion table and saw no benefit at all for my back, but your results may differ. I talked with a trainer at the gym and he pointed out a very simple machine that specifically targets the lower back. Itís made by Precor and I do three, 20 second pulls at the end of my workout. I noticed a difference immediately and I havenít had any back spasms in over a year. Since you have obvious disk issues, I would talk with your doctor before using either machine. Funny, I had my back lock up while leaning over my truck engine but never behind the boat. I think itís the adrenaline.

I never even got the inversion table close to be totally inverted because the blood rushing to my head made it hard to relax.
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