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L5-S1 issues from paddling #2961936
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Anyone deal with back pain/sciatica/referred nerve pain caused or exacerbated by surfing or paddling? Every time I go out I end up with a stiff back and pain in my legs or groin. I've been doing stretches a chiro gave me but they aren't quite enough.


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Re: L5-S1 issues from paddling [Re: Ch-ch-ch-cheeeeeto] #2962020
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It's called piriformis syndrome. The pain and swelling are caused when collagen gets tough and thick. The piriformis swells, and presses the sciatic nerve against the pelvis. Whether you get pain in your legs or lower back depends on how your piriformis muscles and sciatic nerves are configured.

Massage the piriformis with a tennis ball; it breaks up the damaged collagen.

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Re: L5-S1 issues from paddling [Re: Ch-ch-ch-cheeeeeto] #2962023
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I’ve noticed my back hurts like that on wider boards

Re: L5-S1 issues from paddling [Re: Ch-ch-ch-cheeeeeto] #2962287
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Piriformis syndrome would make sense. My hips are often sore and playing drums can cause the pain as well. I have the dreaded lacrosse balls to attack it with, plus a jigsaw massager.


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Re: L5-S1 issues from paddling [Re: Ch-ch-ch-cheeeeeto] #2962536
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Could be disks too.


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Re: L5-S1 issues from paddling [Re: Ch-ch-ch-cheeeeeto] #2963285
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Piriformis syndrome a catch all name for all sorts of lower back and traveling nerve pain. The best doctors have a difficult time property diagnosing it. But better chance getting it properly diagnosed with a good PT or chiro. Good luck .

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Piriformis syndrome a catch all name for all sorts of lower back and traveling nerve pain. The best doctors have a difficult time property diagnosing it. But better chance getting it properly diagnosed with a good PT or chiro. Good luck .

Re: L5-S1 issues from paddling [Re: Ch-ch-ch-cheeeeeto] #2963374
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How long are you holding your stretches?

Re: L5-S1 issues from paddling [Re: Ch-ch-ch-cheeeeeto] #2963576
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Don't raise your head, neck, and shoulders so much when you paddle. Keep your head lower. Always do stretching before and after a session.


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Re: L5-S1 issues from paddling [Re: Ch-ch-ch-cheeeeeto] #2963718
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Aren't t-spine restrictions going to make the lumbar spine pick up the slack?

This causing downstream problems?

My upper back is this big frozen block of meat.

I been trying to loosen it up.

I have been focusing on arm movements when I walk. This actually is making noticeable change.

But it likes to stay locked up in flextion.

I think t-spine rotation is a key too.


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Originally Posted by Autoprax
I have been focusing on arm movements when I walk. This actually is making noticeable change.


I saw you practicing the other day. Looks like you're working it.

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Have you considered going up a mil in your wetsuit?

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Originally Posted by jkb
Originally Posted by Autoprax
I have been focusing on arm movements when I walk. This actually is making noticeable change.


I saw you practicing the other day. Looks like you're working it.

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Hi guys! dancing


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Re: L5-S1 issues from paddling [Re: Ch-ch-ch-cheeeeeto] #2966015
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Sounds like a perfectly normal and age appropriate back.

I wonder what's better for pain reduction....a strong back or a weak back.


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Originally Posted by SurfDoc
Don't raise your head, neck, and shoulders so much when you paddle. Keep your head lower. Always do stretching before and after a session.


What's the answer if someone asks why?


Originally Posted By: StuAzole
The deference given to veterans is insane. They signed up, did their job and got paid for it. Fine.
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