Not to long ago my back popped while doing incline bench. It wasnt a heavy weight in fact I was doing my warm up. Maby 215 if that and when I racked the bar I felt a weird popping sound either in my back or possibly neck. It didn’t hurt but I instantly got a lightheaded Sensation that hasn’t seemed to go away.
I’ve been lifting heavily for about 5 and half years and feel as though I’m knowlegable of proper technique and have lifted almost twice the weight on incline so I’m not sure what really went wrong. Since this injury I’ve seen a few doctors and after extensive X-rays and MRIs the doctors are still drawing blanks on what it could be.
A couple thoughts were a CSF leak meaning the cerebrospinal fluid that travels from your back to brain could be protruding through a tear inbetween a vertebrae. This causing the dizzyness and headache a may be experiencing. The problem is it’s hard to check for and requires a spinal tap for testing of CSF pressure.
Was wondering if anybody else has any knowledge or experience with this? Since the dizzyness started I’ve continued to hit the gym and finished my PCTs. And it seems working out is the only thing that stops the dizzyness, and will come back about an hour after I’ve left. It’s just really unexplainable, and I’m looking for any insight anyone might have whose experienced this or has any ideas to what might be going on?
… Some more background, I’ve been going the gym and training heavily for the past 4 years of my life and also have been in two pretty serious car accidents resulting in deviated septum in nose broken eye socket, jaw and some bad whiplash. Also have been fighting for a local academy of combat MMA since 2010 so sustained quite a bit of head and neck trauma.
Any thoughts or anyone whose experienced anything like this would be greatly appreciated. Also I’m new to this forum just switched from the elite fitness board…glad to be here