Pulled lower back muscle?

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1/30/2017 3:29 PM

I'm 16, so this isn't due to age or anything, but I think I might have pulled a muscle in my lower left back. It doesn't constantly hurt, but if I land on my leg funny, pedal weirdly, or just push off my left leg weird it shoots pain like a mofo for a second or two. It also hurts if I twist my back to one side or another. It doesn't hurt if I apply pressure on it. Any ideas?

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1/30/2017 3:41 PM

Your age doesn't matter, I had lower back problems when I was 14.

Do some stretches, strengthen your core, see if that helps some.

Is there a nerve shooting down one of your legs? If there is, definitely go get that shit checked out asap. Probably go get it looked at either way, back pain sucks balls

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1/30/2017 4:35 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

Your age doesn't matter, I had lower back problems when I was 14.

Do some stretches, strengthen your core, see if that helps ...more

This.

Just doing some stretches helped me, then when my back was better walking helped a LOT, then some light running, and some core exercises.

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1/30/2017 4:39 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

Your age doesn't matter, I had lower back problems when I was 14.

Do some stretches, strengthen your core, see if that helps ...more


Yeah, that's right. Shooting nerve pain down the leg, can be Sciatic nerve pressure. If it's chronic, it's called Sciatica.

A herniated disc in your back can cause it.

But other things can cause it too. Overly tight hamstrings, etc. (although I'd expect that more for someone my age, not 16....)
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1/30/2017 4:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/30/2017 4:46 PM

I've been having the same problems, but I'm 30. I never had problems when I was your age, and it actually sounds more like your pinching a nerve than a pulled muscle. A pulled muscle shouldn't be a sharp pain. It will be a dull constant pain. I've been working on my core muscles, and just resting for a few days if I get sore, and my back pain has almost disappeared. Stop riding for at least a week. If the pain persists go to a doctor, because no one on this forum is one lol. Oh yeah and stretch before riding. It makes a huge difference.

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1/30/2017 4:54 PM

My lowest disc was the thickness of someone in their 60's back when I was in my mid 20's. It was causing what you are describing to the point where I couldn't walk.

It took 3+ days to walk ok again.

I'm a lot better now, but once in a while with too much use, I feel it coming on again.

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