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Are there such things a growing pains?
« on: 04/06/2007 22:31:20 »
I go into my docters and say that my back never stops hurting. My mom suggested growing pains. The doctor said growing does not hurt, but I can't explain why his back hurts all the time.

So, she sent me to a specialist and he could not see anything in the X-rays or the MRI images, but he did say that my hamstrings were really tight which could be making my lower back and upper neck hurt. (But I thought to my self, why can I play first base better than anyone else on the team, why can i run 20 mph, why why why) He told me to try physical therapy 2-3 times a week for 5-6 weeks. It starts Wedneday.

We told my aunt about all this and she said there are such things as growing pains for people that grow to fast.

I am really confused about this. I mean my back almost always hurt and I have different people saying different things.

Thanks and I am looking forward to your replies! Well people that have PhD's and the averages Joe's too. LoL.

Again Thanks.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 05/06/2007 22:05:28 »
It's hard, sometimes impossible, to find the cause of back pain. A lot of the time it's due to bad posture. People tend to slouch rather than sitting up straight. That puts strain on muscles, nerves can get pinched, vertebrae can become misaligned - all sorts of things can go wrong.

Misaligned vertebrae are not as easy to spot as you may think. Quite often, when they are not under stress, they are properly aligned; but if you carry a weight, twist your torso or bend, they can move out of place a bit. A radiologist will sometimes get you to hold a weight in each hand when they x-ray your back (I had 2 buckets of sand to hold when I had mine done). That often shows up the stress points.

Get advice on how to sit & stand properly & it's quite possible that after a while your pain will ease if not go away completely.
 

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Are there such things a growing pains?
« Reply #2 on: 06/06/2007 03:51:59 »
LoL I guess I am that way most of the time (slouch) LOL.

I'll have to do that with physical threapy.
 

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