Pulled Back Muscle
- 08-25-2008, 12:37 PM
Pulled Back Muscle
I pulled a back muscle about 10 days ago doing BB shrugs.
Its been annoying me and I'm scared to work out. I've only done a leg workout since I pulled it and I did a shoulder workout yesterday. I've been putting patches on it because I hurt it again when I was moving into my new apt the other day. I picked up my 25lb dog and it hurt more than ever.
Assuming I rest my back how soon could I start working out heavy again? Is it ok to do lighter, shorter workouts for different bodyparts?
Thanks for your help!
- 08-25-2008, 12:57 PM
Rest, you only get one back. And if you severely hurt it, it can be for life.
If you have insurance go to a chiro, ask and see if they have chiropractic massage, they're the best massage i've ever had.
Or if you have a massage envy by you, get a deep tissue massage, $39 for 1 hour, first time people only, but i just skip around from location to location, they never seem to catch on.
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08-25-2008, 01:15 PM
thanks guys I think I can get massages at my school I'll check it out!
08-28-2008, 12:42 PM
anytime i pull something i go to a sports message therapist. I get a deep tissue message and they will tell you hoe sever it is and how long to rest. Find a good one though and make sure its DEEP tissue message.
08-31-2008, 11:11 PM
As someone who is in their mid-20s and very stubborn and doesn't take the right advice from people before injuring his back again, TAKE TIME OFF AND LET IT HEAL!!!
08-31-2008, 11:12 PM
09-01-2008, 05:55 PM
I feel small and weak now so I'm excited to get back in the gym tomorrow. Now I just have to decide on what kind of new routine I'm going to do for the next few weeks!
09-01-2008, 11:42 PM
09-02-2008, 12:21 AM
Once you have rested it enough, strengthen your core. It will help to strengthen your back as well.
09-02-2008, 04:12 AM
09-02-2008, 07:04 AM
i hurt my lower back a few weeks back, i took 4 days off and it got better, so i thought. went back to the gym and made it a lot worse. my lower back and right down my leg was really sore. went to a chiro and he pumbled my back for awhile. He said i hadn't hurt it to badly but he'll have me right in two sessions. think i'll be stretching a lot more after workouts now
but yeah i'd rest more!
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09-02-2008, 08:20 AM
When I was in SF Assessement and Selection, I hurt my back during team week; the military doctors kept doing MRI, and Xrays, and could not find anything. All I did was rest a loooooooong time, then I started strengthening my core, and stretched a looooong time before doing anything strenous. I got into yoga, and did the Stretch X from Tony Horton (not a sales pitch). Ever since I started stretching more (at least 45min) before working out, and doing core exercises, my back does not bother me anymore. Unfortunately I learned all this too late after getting out the military. Hope this helps.
Core training>>> Core Strength Training - How to Develop Your Center of Power
09-02-2008, 09:04 AM
I pulled a rhomboid once. To this day I still have trouble with it tightening up...
09-02-2008, 12:22 PM
yea its either the rhomboid or the lower trap that I pulled. I can still feel it right now so I don't think I'll be lifting any weights this week. Maybe lower body but thats it. I would love to say that I cut my workout short because I was being sensible about my back but I was so winded between the heavy bag and jump roping I called it quits after an hour.
I know its not my lat because I can still do pullups without any soreness or any kind of pain.
09-02-2008, 06:02 PM
09-02-2008, 06:27 PM
09-02-2008, 06:32 PM
09-02-2008, 10:32 PM
09-03-2008, 12:31 AM
I have had this happen a few times, right in the middle of your back off the side of your spine. It doesnt bother you unless you stretch. When this happens to me, doing tricep and chest workouts never bother it, but I hold off on back workouts for about 1-2 weeks and its fine. Take note on that....depends how sever a pulled muscle it is. Mine was minor, felt fine fast. skip a couple workouts after it feels fine, then its more likely healed.
09-03-2008, 08:13 AM
09-03-2008, 09:26 AM
I have lost muscle mass before, I have put on extra fat before.(like i did right now do to my missions trip) but you will rebound from it. If you lose some muscle, or cant gain any mass do to an injury, it will come back, or you can make up for it once you are healed.
Lets say it takes another weeks ok.....you will bounce back faster than you think....lets say you push it.....and you tear a muscle instead of just pulling it.....now the story changes.
I think most people have time periods where they cant perform at peak do to injury or something preventing them from eating right or going to the gym.
09-04-2008, 10:29 AM
09-06-2008, 04:44 PM
Yeah man atm i think i've got a pulled rhomboid and lat. w/e doing Lateral dumbell work it feels like snapping/burning sensation on my upper right back on the eccentric part of the excercise, as for my lat it dosent bother me too much, it just gets really tight randomly took back off this week though
09-06-2008, 04:50 PM
it hurts sometimes when i do a pushup, its really ticking me off now
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