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Old 04-14-2009, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stupid effin' grabby spring snow and bad lip maintenance!! Went off a routine jump, shorted it, landed on my back. Got the wind knocked outta me, almost got mowed down by an entire line of jumpers as I got my bearings back... and my back! Ugh. I was able to walk/ride it off... I probabley bruised my spine.

Anyone suggest immediate medical attention? How much does a back diagnosis and or xray cost without insurance? Damn.

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Old 04-14-2009, 05:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dude when you hurt your back like you did you always need to get medical attention. Like other joints, the back can be really deceptive as serious injury may not hurt that much.

I don't know how much a doctor's visit and x-ray will cost you but I'd suggest you go and ask if you can pay on it over time.

Don't risk your health and mobility!

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Stupid effin' grabby spring snow and bad lip maintenance!! Went off a routine jump, shorted it, landed on my back. Got the wind knocked outta me, almost got mowed down by an entire line of jumpers as I got my bearings back... and my back! Ugh. I was able to walk/ride it off... I probabley bruised my spine.

Anyone suggest immediate medical attention? How much does a back diagnosis and or xray cost without insurance? Damn.

Why didn't I bail in a smarter way?!
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, u should defenitly get it checked out beacuase your back is serious business.
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if you think you've injured your back in any way then yes see a doctorits not worth risking your health and skipping on the doctor with something as serious as any kind of spinal injury. whos to say theres not a small break, you could end up paralyzed. it happens.
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, 30 minutes and $600 bucks later at the ER:

Vertebrae contusion and sprained muscles around it. Nothing a buncha Motrin and time won't fix. Still hurts like hell though. Thanks for the advice guys! It cost an awful lot but it's better than being in the dark. As long as I'm not having blood pissing problems I'm fine.

I'm never jumping on untrustworthy snow ever again... ugh!

PS-Blood pissing meaning having kidney damage from the impact

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Old 04-14-2009, 10:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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well it's definitely better to know then sitting at home wondering if you really messed yourself up or not.

My buddy had the same problem on sunday though when we were riding park, he hit a jump for a corked BS 3 and shorted it because the snow was so sticky, and proceeded to land on his head. I thought he had knocked himself out he hit so hard, had to help him off to the side so he could spend twenty minutes recovering.

Spring slush is bad news bears for jumping.
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Well, 30 minutes and $600 bucks later at the ER:

Vertebrae contusion and sprained muscles around it. Nothing a buncha Motrin and time won't fix. Still hurts like hell though. Thanks for the advice guys! It cost an awful lot but it's better than being in the dark. As long as I'm not having blood pissing problems I'm fine.

I'm never jumping on untrustworthy snow ever again... ugh!

PS-Blood pissing meaning having kidney damage from the impact

Man thats steep. What did they do that cost 600 bucks? Glad your ok though. I take for granted our health care in Canada. However when I was in Quebec I broke my wrist on a bail and had to pay cash because they dont take Ontario Health care. The only Province that doesn't. Good thing you got checked out
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Man thats steep. What did they do that cost 600 bucks? Glad your ok though. I take for granted our health care in Canada. However when I was in Quebec I broke my wrist on a bail and had to pay cash because they dont take Ontario Health care. The only Province that doesn't. Good thing you got checked out
Well, that's the price for bare minimum treatment at an American ER for ya. Especially for someone who doesn't have health insurance (our healthcare is privatized, not universal) and has to pay upfront. Doctor just examined my back for a few minutes. He WAS honest though. He coulda easily required me to get additional analysis, but he had no problems with me just going home. I'm sure if I needed any actual physical treatment on the spot (stitches, scans, etc) that price woulda SKYROCKETED

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Old 04-15-2009, 05:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Damn I think $600 for an ER visit and a XRay is cheap. When I went last year I had the same thing done. Knee exam and an xray. Cost over $2000.

Contusions hurt like hell and will continue to hurt for a long time. Take the Motrin but if you can deal with the pain do so. Ibuprofen is good for all sorts of stuff but too much can take its toll on your stomach and liver.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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worst thing about the US is the damn medical system!

We get most of the stuff here in NZ for free! Remember when i was sick in the US it cost me friggen heaps. Good news is your season aint over and its time to get back on the horse, so to speak, soonish?

Myself i have a strained posterior cruciate ligament from another sport. Thought it was ruptured. All i was thinking as i was in the hospital was "FARK no boarding this winter" lol.

Luckily ill be back in action in a week or two.
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