Back strain

  1. Back strain


    Yesterday in football we went heavy in squat RDL and incline. We also did some sprints I went back in to do are other powerlifting workout which was only arms. I was on my last set of barbell curls when all of a sudden my back gave out it felt like someone knocked the breath out of me. I woke up today in pain I was wondering how long it would take until I could get back into lifting weights? I think it's a pulled back muscle no swelling or bruising yet.. And what should I do for recovery


  2. Shut it down for now. Go see a sports med/ortho doc.

  3. Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    Shut it down for now. Go see a sports med/ortho doc.
    Alright thanks
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  4. as long as its just a pull, probly 2 weeks. you should get it checked out and make sure thats all it is though. no lifting for a week at least.

    for a tip, sleep on your back with a bunch of pillows under your legs to elevate them. itll lengthen your spine and relieve lower back pains while sleeping

  5. Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight View Post
    as long as its just a pull, probly 2 weeks. you should get it checked out and make sure thats all it is though. no lifting for a week at least.

    for a tip, sleep on your back with a bunch of pillows under your legs to elevate them. itll lengthen your spine and relieve lower back pains while sleeping
    Thanks for the information man I will do that and do you know the symptoms of just a pull?

  6. strain = damage to the muscle or tendons attached to muscle
    sprain = damage to joint and ligaments

    strain and pull are used interchangeably because a pull is a type of strain. pretty much inability to use muscle. maybe bruising or swelling, but thats a real bad pull or a tear. another symptom is pain at rest which si why i suggested the pillow under leg thing

  7. Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight View Post
    strain = damage to the muscle or tendons attached to muscle
    sprain = damage to joint and ligaments

    strain and pull are used interchangeably because a pull is a type of strain. pretty much inability to use muscle. maybe bruising or swelling, but thats a real bad pull or a tear. another symptom is pain at rest which si why i suggested the pillow under leg thing
    Okay good I don't have any pain at rest just slight swelling you can barely tell.. So in 1-2 weeks i will be able to lift again?

  8. Quote Originally Posted by and_drew17

    Okay good I don't have any pain at rest just slight swelling you can barely tell.. So in 1-2 weeks i will be able to lift again?
    that would be my guess. desnt sound like its hurt too bad. if you have insurance,you might as well get it looked at
  

  
 

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