Thread: Lower back pain
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Old 03-26-2004, 01:32 PM   #5
david aames
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Default Re: Lower back pain

Originally Posted by kevhen
I have read that wearing inserts in your shoes may help if one leg is shorter than the other which often causes back problems and I think that might be part of my problem. I also am 6'4, 33 years, and 210 pounds so the hard pounding, weight, and length of my back might just be taking their toll as I age.
It sounds like you developed a mild scoliosis. It's very typical when one leg is shorter than the other. If it's the case it won't go away and you have to see a doctor to see how you can keep it under control. Swimming, biking, everything low impact is good. Strenghen your back muscles. The Superman exercise is indeed the best thing you can do in this case.

James Blake has a serious scoliosis problem and was wearing something to support his back for a very long time FYI... Check out his website, he talks about it...

How are your legs after playing tennis? One leg hurting more than the other?
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