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Lower Back Sublaxations

Hi,

I have perhaps a rather odd question. When I lift I tend to not so much get occasional lower back injuries that cause pain so much … but i can on occasion feel sublaxations occur, minor popping of the vertebra into the wrong place… it does cause some minor discomfort and my back doesn’t feel "strong or “right” after that but no real pain.

I generally can still workout fairly well but often I end up having to go to chiro to straighten it back out if rest/stretching doesn’t “straighten” it back out on its own. Once he adjusts me I am pretty rapidly much back to normal.

I wonder if a couple lower back strains/sprains I had when I was younger sort of left ligaments a bit “loose” so the vertebrae can move around down there a bit too much? Does anyone else experience this sort of thing?

If so, did you do anything in particular that helped you “stabilize” the vertebrae locations down there? A real pain the ass having to run to the chiro every few weeks or so.

Thanks,
-Phil

[quote]pmvfunds wrote:
Hi,

I have perhaps a rather odd question. When I lift I tend to not so much get occasional lower back injuries that cause pain so much … but i can on occasion feel sublaxations occur, minor popping of the vertebra into the wrong place… it does cause some minor discomfort and my back doesn’t feel "strong or “right” after that but no real pain.

I generally can still workout fairly well but often I end up having to go to chiro to straighten it back out if rest/stretching doesn’t “straighten” it back out on its own. Once he adjusts me I am pretty rapidly much back to normal.

I wonder if a couple lower back strains/sprains I had when I was younger sort of left ligaments a bit “loose” so the vertebrae can move around down there a bit too much? Does anyone else experience this sort of thing?

If so, did you do anything in particular that helped you “stabilize” the vertebrae locations down there? A real pain the ass having to run to the chiro every few weeks or so.

Thanks,
-Phil [/quote]

See someone besides your chiropractor. Your obviously not getting better with that.

Try a sports medicine physician, orthopedic back specialist or a physical therapist.

[quote]pmvfunds wrote:
Hi,

I have perhaps a rather odd question. When I lift I tend to not so much get occasional lower back injuries that cause pain so much … but i can on occasion feel sublaxations occur, minor popping of the vertebra into the wrong place… it does cause some minor discomfort and my back doesn’t feel "strong or “right” after that but no real pain.

I generally can still workout fairly well but often I end up having to go to chiro to straighten it back out if rest/stretching doesn’t “straighten” it back out on its own. Once he adjusts me I am pretty rapidly much back to normal.

I wonder if a couple lower back strains/sprains I had when I was younger sort of left ligaments a bit “loose” so the vertebrae can move around down there a bit too much? Does anyone else experience this sort of thing?

If so, did you do anything in particular that helped you “stabilize” the vertebrae locations down there? A real pain the ass having to run to the chiro every few weeks or so.

Thanks,
-Phil [/quote]

The chiropractor might be of help, but I also recommend soemone skilled with ART who can work on the soft tissue and analyze your posture.