Back Pain

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  1. krizzle

    krizzle Rookie

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    I've had lower and middle back pain for something like a month, I think it might be a sprained or pulled muscle. I've tried resting it, applying heat, getting a massage, and trying to play through it. Problem is, my mom doesn't believe me and won't let me go see a specialist. What should I do?
     
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  2. armsty

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    Go see a specialist.
     
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  3. charliefedererer

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    The majority of pain is caused by sore muscles of the back. But there are other causes of back pain. So you really should get it checked out medically.
     
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  4. krizzle

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    It's gotten better, and my parents are still reluctant to send me to medical treatment.
    The reasons why I don't think it is a kidney problem:
    -No change with urine (not red, too much, or too little, or any problems like that)
    -No abdominal pain
    -Pain only when bending over, ie using the muscle
    -Gets better with a cold-pack
    -Less pain than Tuesday
     
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  5. crash1929

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    did you feel when you tweeked it?

    i tweeked my back a little but it wasn't on a serve or a hard play...i simply hopped to the side when at the net during a doubles match.

    i think carrying around my tennis bag everywhere has something to with it, too.
     
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  6. charliefedererer

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    It will be hard for the back pain to go away while still playing tennis. Rest for a while to see if it will heal. If it doesn't stll see that specialist. If you get clearence to do so, plenty of off court core exercises to strengthen your back will help prevent a recurrence if it does turn out to be an all too common muscle strain.
     
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  7. krizzle

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    The pain was so bad at one point that I could barely walk. That was back on Wednesday, and I haven't been doing anything physically. I take a few hops everyday to see how my back's responding, and the rest really is helping. I have minimal pain that I can easily play through, and i'm going to have a light practice tomorrow, before the season starts.
     
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