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Have I Injured My Back?


#1

I fell off my bike after pulling a wheelie. I landed on the base of my spine hard with all my body weight. Its not seriously painful and I still have full range of motion. I can squat with body weight without any pain and I have full range of motion.

I have taken a break from deads and squats everything apart from pull-ups. I feel pain when I move wrong or sit in a couch too long so the pain is teaching me about correct form!

I really want it to heal soon so i can start lifting again!

I guess only time will tell if I have done any damage???
Do people get serious spine injury without feeling much pain???


#2

Firstly, No one here can diagnose you, even if you had offered some real information. But to answer your question, yes, an injury can seemingly come out of nowhere. A (relatively inactive) friend of mine felt a soreness in his back after playing sports. He wasn't sure what it was, but it didn't cause him any serious problems so he let it be. 2 weeks ago he tried to stretch his back, and suddenly felt an almighty pain which completely immobilised him. I took him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a C2 herniation of the spine. So yes, a seemingly healthy body can hide a serious problem. Go to a doctor if you're concerned. He will perform some simple (non-invasive) tests to find out if anything's wrong.


#3

Thanks yarni


#4

Absolutely. It's well documented that people can herniate discs and be asymptomatic. I'll second the advice that you need to be examined.


#5

Thanks guys I am pain free now but i am going to take your advice and get checked out before i start lifting weight again.

Thanks