Back problem

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  1. 2nd_Serve

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    I'm sorry if this has been posted. If it has been, could I get the link?

    So...Recently I've been getting a few back problems, and I just need a solution to it.

    Could anyone help?
     
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  2. PlayerOnLI

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    If you can be a little more specific about the type of problem you are having you might get better response.

    I'm sure we've all had some form of back problem. I'm currently dealing with a herniated disc from too much hockey. For 2 months now I haven't been able to play hockey or tennis. Except for feeding balls to my 9 y/o. :(

    It started as a minor ache in my lower back, then it cause tightness in my thigh, which in turn put stree on my knee. A big chain reaction. Yah me!

    If it's not killing you, I would probably take some form of anti-imflamatory like Aleve for a few days and rest up. If it doesn't get better, go see an orthopedist and get it checked it out.

    If you are in alot of pain, go see the ortho right away.
     
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  3. 2nd_Serve

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    Lower back. More on the right side. It's not killing me yet, but it's getting there. I just put on some icy hot thingies, and trionz magnet. I could say it's getting better, but when I take those off, it gets e ven worse than before. Do you think I should just go see a doctor?
     
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  4. SystemicAnomaly

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    Yes, if it persists or seems to be getting worse, then definitely see a doctor or a specialist. Not sure what the magnets are going to do for you, but Icy Hot (patches?) is ok if it seems to offer some relief. Many injuries to other parts of the body will often include inflammation and respond well to ice. However, lower back pain, more often than not, does not involve inflammation and therefore should not be iced.

    Heat therapy is often recommended for back pain. Only a small percentage of back problems respond well to ice. If you are unsure if inflammation is present, consult a medical professional.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_pain#Conservative_treatment

    saveyourself.ca/articles/icing-exceptions.php#id19
     
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  5. PrinceAbubu

    PrinceAbubu New User

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    I had lower back issues at one stage. Saw a physio, did some massages and stretching machine.

    A Chinese lady that massaged my bottom somehow fixed the problem. haha. sounds weird but true
     
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  6. tennisdad65

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    Many back problems generally are serve related.
    Do you use a twist serve?
    Do you use more body bow or more knee bend for your serve power?
    Where do you toss? 11 or 12 O Clock?
     
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  7. 2nd_Serve

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    I throw more at 10 o_O.

    And yes I do use a kick serve.

    And I use both the back, and knee bend equally.
     
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    tossing at 10 O clock will do your back in over the long run.
    You could switch to more knee bend and less body bow.
    Or consider throwing in some powerful topspin serves at 12 O Clock.
     
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  9. 2nd_Serve

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    Sounds like good info. Thanks.
     
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  10. DrumWizOHBD

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    Take a look at edberg's serve. You can check it on the Yootube.

    You can try tossing the ball futher into the court, so you get Under the ball instead of behind it. You can generate often times, more kick on your serves than you can with a simple back bend. Now Edberg did bend his back, however this is not necessary....just take a look at how he is under the ball while really leaning into the court and bending the knees.

    I had a serious injury from too big of a back bend in high school. I loved the kick serves i got from tossing the ball at 10 o'clock. But, the doc said i should not ever do that again...and i would had to change my serve or quit. I worked with my coaches and eventually deveolped MONSTER kick and american twist serves with zero back bend. I studied how edberg did it. This did lead to me serving and volleying more, as I was now lading pretty far inside the baseline after my serve. But my ball toss was now at 1 or 2 o'clock and i developed on of the best kick serves in my region (that's what all the other coaches and players said enyway). Now, i was turning/rotating my shoudlers, but not bending my back backwards.

    Having said all this....if the pain persists, you should definitely seek professional medical advice about diagnosis and treatment. And perhaps a chinese booty massage:oops:
     
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