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I had excruciating back pain come up within a week a couple of years ago.  I was diagnosed with an L4 L5 bulging disc via an MRI.  Things that have really helped my back pain are using a Teeter Hangups inversion table daily.  At the end of using the Teeter, I do a few minutes of inverted crunches and believe it or not that gives me back pain relief.  Also stretching in the morning and before physical activity.  Stretching calves, hamstrings, and quads.  The biggest thing that helped me recently is foam rolling my glutes.  Apparently our glutes are the lower core and most people's glutes are very weak.  Foam rolling the quads and other areas may help others as well.  Foam rolling my glutes gives me instant back pain relief.  Watch a video on the internet on how to do it properly.  It is somewhat painful, but the relief is amazing.  This probably won't help everybody, but it's worth a shot.  I have recently been able to indoor row again, because of the glute foam rolling.  Before I was doing this the back pain was too much while rowing.  Hope this helps.
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Lower back pain, going far into the leg... sciatica #1 in June 2017, wife had to take me to ER, later played tournament in August 2017, continued in league 1x/week in okay shape until early Dec 2017, sciatica # 2, X-rayed : some tailbone problem associated with sciatica, a very cold winter in CT, lots and lots of snow removal from my SUV (ouch), no play but symptoms on and off until this day, but getting much better now. 
Basically, as Baal pointed out in his most recent post above, the doc recommends doing some exercise, not much and he hopes for just waiting it out. Ibuprofen worked best for me, although some much stronger stuff was needed for the first few days each time. 
I think/hope in June I will be good to compete again. 
I say, wait it out if possible, and always let your doc monitor you closely.
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For blisters etc, I definitely suggest trying BODY Glide (blue) it will prevent blisters chafing etc
If you have back problems it might be a lot of things why:
1. You are putting to much stress on your back, you work hard (job) plus you play hard etc.
2. Perhaps you have a sitting job? with bad posture...
3. You play with shoes that do not support you well etc
4. If you play on floor with good grip such as linoleum or Gerfloor type it causes a lot of back pain..

Back pain is something that I think you should consult doctor with to better diagnose what the issue might be, sometimes you might just need custom insoles to get better posture and your back will then be mostly cured. Good luck.
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Originally posted by JacekGM JacekGM wrote:

Lower back pain, going far into the leg... sciatica #1 in June 2017, wife had to take me to ER, later played tournament in August 2017, continued in league 1x/week in okay shape until early Dec 2017, sciatica # 2, X-rayed : some tailbone problem associated with sciatica, a very cold winter in CT, lots and lots of snow removal from my SUV (ouch), no play but symptoms on and off until this day, but getting much better now. 
Basically, as Baal pointed out in his most recent post above, the doc recommends doing some exercise, not much and he hopes for just waiting it out. Ibuprofen worked best for me, although some much stronger stuff was needed for the first few days each time. 
I think/hope in June I will be good to compete again. 
I say, wait it out if possible, and always let your doc monitor you closely.


Jacek, ask the doc if he would consider prescribing a Medrol pack (a tapered one week course of prednisone).  It might speed things up a bit. 
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Aha.... I knew I was going to benefit from posting in our forum. Thank you, Baal, this might be just what I need, I will let him decide.
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Jacek

It is a pack of tablets. You take 6 on day 1 starting in the morning at regular intervals. Then 5 on day 2. 4 on day 3. Etc.

So you get a nice peak in blood levels on day 1 and then taper it off. You aleays need to taper off of a glucocorticoid to prevent a bad undershoot from the endocrine feedback loops.

I have had these kinds of degenerative back conditions. I have successfully resorted to Medrol packs three times in the last ten years. Each time it produced pretty dramatic improvement.

This is not for minor back pain. This is for the really bad ones where you are having pain to walk and aren't able to stand straight and it seems to be not going away.

This is useful.

http://www.mayfieldclinic.com/PE-BackPain.htm
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Baal, Thank you very much. This can also be useful for many others here, thanks.

Edited by JacekGM - 04/10/2018 at 9:09pm
(1) Juic SBA (Fl, 85 g) with Bluefire JP3 (red max) on FH and 0.6 mm DR N Desperado on BH; (2) Yinhe T7 (Fl, 87 g) with Bluefire M3 (red 2.0) on FH and 0.6 mm 755 on BH.
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