lower back exercises/stretches

AznMaverick

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what are some stretches i can do for my lower back? the reason i'm asking is because i've been having some weird back pains/discomfort that has been going on for over a week. it's a mix between sharp pains when i bend a certain way to discomfort that feels more along the lines of when you are over-stretching your hamstring (on my back). also, waht are some exercises with or w/o weights to strengthen my lower back?

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AEB

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you probably tweaked your lower back i did that once its really painfull and with me it always comes back, but if it stays around for too long i really would be it looked at
 

AznMaverick

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yea, i went to a chiropractor (spelling ?) prior to this because i had frequent back aches and it helped. but a few weeks later, i played some ball and a back pain of a different kind appeared. it's weird...it feels like a pain but yet it feels like the pain/discomfort you get when you overstretch your hamstring or when blood circulation is cut off. if this persists i am kinda worried if it could be my organs that are back there and i will inevitably have to see a specialist.
 

NorthRiver

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Get an MRI. Sounds like you have a herniated disc, or ruptured one. Do your legs ache? And do you feel pain from your butt down your hamstring? What leg is hurting you the most?

Sharp pains are nerves, and if you are getting them when you bend certain ways, you need to go to a doctor. Stop going to the chiropractor. I have a ruptured disc in my back, and your symptoms sound like mine.

Go to the doctor!
 

cheapgoose

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i've been having the same problem for a week now, my coworkers told me not to stretch if the pain is "sharp". it could be a torn muscle or something.
 

AznMaverick

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Originally posted by: NorthRiver
Get an MRI. Sounds like you have a herniated disc, or ruptured one. Do your legs ache? And do you feel pain from your butt down your hamstring? What leg is hurting you the most?

Sharp pains are nerves, and if you are getting them when you bend certain ways, you need to go to a doctor. Stop going to the chiropractor. I have a ruptured disc in my back, and your symptoms sound like mine.

Go to the doctor!
ok thanks...my right leg sort of feels as if the blood is being cut off to it when i bend certain ways. and yes, i feel pain from the right side of my lower back all the way down to about the hamstring in my right leg.

edit: oh yea, and is an MRI that one where they shoot the dye in your spine and turn you upside down or something? because if it is that one, i heard it is painful and sucks...and i'd have to think twice about doing it...
 

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