Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Milwaukee Suburbs
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I also have a bad back. I do deliveries and we figured out I roughly lift 50 tons a week. SO I feel your pain. I see a chiropractor and this is a huge relief. I messed up L3 & L4 a while back.
If you haven't you might want to give this a try.
I also, not religiously but have been committed to stomach exercises and back stretching. 200 stomach exercises in the morning before work. Sounds like a lot but it's only 20 minutes with breakfast and coffee. I use an exercise ball to do sit-ups. I combine this with leg lifts. 25 sit ups break, 25 leg lifts, break and repeat.
I have also done 100 leg raises during lunch, again it only takes a few minutes. 4 Sets of 25, this really helped me to strengthen my core muscles and supporting muscles in my back.
I still lay on ice packs every now an then to keep the swelling down on bad days.
Hope this helps and take care of that back, been there
-I'm Slyder and I suffer from "Gummer Syndrome"
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