Upper back pain caused by erg...Help

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Upper back pain caused by erg...Help

Post by Luca Scherba1 » May 17th, 2020, 9:21 am

I am 14 years old and about a month and a half ago I was doing a light erg when I suddenly felt a pop in my upper back. I immediately knew something was wrong so I got off of the erg. The pain is behind my shoulder blade and it hurts just doing daily things like moving, especially sneezing and erging (even though I have had to stay away)

Today, I tried going on the erg and after only 5 strokes, the pain immediately returned like it had never disappeared. I am in a lot of pain and have had to put a massive halt to my training plan which I am very disappointed about.

I am worried as, even after 6 weeks and only being 14, it is showing no signs of clearing up. This age is also a very important age to build up strength for the future.

I have been icing it every day although it seems like nothing is working.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I could have done and what I could do to help it heal.

Please respond.....

Many thanks.

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Re: Upper back pain caused by erg...Help

Post by ampire » May 17th, 2020, 1:35 pm

It may be a thoracic disk, you should see a doctor. My advice is avoid the ergometer until you can see a doctor. It is important you see a medical expert. Don't see a chiro, see a proper doctor, an MD.

I have thoracic spine neurological pain at T4-T5 and it can be brutal, though mine isn't discogenic. It is a really unpleasant region to have pain.
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Re: Upper back pain caused by erg...Help

Post by lindsayh » May 18th, 2020, 7:38 am

Luca Scherba1 wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 9:21 am
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I could have done and what I could do to help it heal.
Please respond..... Many thanks.
Yes Luca - a doctor to start with and maybe a referral - stay away from Chiros and the like.
You need a proper diagnosis and management
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Re: Upper back pain caused by erg...Help

Post by Ivan Troyano » May 19th, 2020, 4:17 pm

lindsayh wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 7:38 am
Luca Scherba1 wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 9:21 am
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I could have done and what I could do to help it heal.
Please respond..... Many thanks.
Yes Luca - a doctor to start with and maybe a referral - stay away from Chiros and the like.
You need a proper diagnosis and management
@lindsayh i couldnt help to notice your signature and saw that you completed some outrageous scores such as 6:47.4 2k and incredible other scores and you state that you did them at 65YO+?? unless im misunderstanding it, thats insane, and far under world record for that age category by nearly 1 minute. Have you considered mentioning this to concept 2 and applying for some World records?, if you havent im sure u should.
63.9kg, 15YO, 5ft 7, LP = 1:18, 2000m = 7:07.5 @1:46.8, 20' rate20 = 5109m @1:57.4, 2 x 10' rate20 = 5093m @ 1:57.8, 100m = 17.5 @1:27.5, 4 x 2000m 5' rest rate24 = 7:47 @ 1:56.8, 5 x 1500m 5' rest rate24 = 1:54.9

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Re: Upper back pain caused by erg...Help

Post by lindsayh » May 20th, 2020, 6:58 am

Ivan Troyano wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 4:17 pm
@lindsayh i couldnt help to notice your signature and saw that you completed some outrageous scores such as 6:47.4 2k and incredible other scores and you state that you did them at 65YO+?? unless im misunderstanding it, thats insane, and far under world record for that age category by nearly 1 minute. Have you considered mentioning this to concept 2 and applying for some World records?, if you havent im sure u should.
Thanks for noticing the times Ivan - they stand up pretty well but not really that close to WRs in the fat old man category (maybe you assumed that I was of the female persuasion?). The 65+ 2k WR is around 6:35 now but I sat next to Chris Cooper at the Worlds when he did his 6:39 which was the record at the time ('17). That was my 6:47 day. My longer stuff is not much more than pretty good - not very aerobic physiology sadly.
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Re: Upper back pain caused by erg...Help

Post by Gammmmo » May 21st, 2020, 12:21 pm

lindsayh wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 7:38 am
Luca Scherba1 wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 9:21 am
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I could have done and what I could do to help it heal.
Please respond..... Many thanks.
Yes Luca - a doctor to start with and maybe a referral - stay away from Chiros and the like.
You need a proper diagnosis and management
This. 100%. Doctor may well get u to a physio. FWIW icing with muscluar related issues (disc different?) is only really advised first 72hrs thereafter heat but in your case it sounds like it's something different.
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Re: Upper back pain caused by erg...Help

Post by Ivan Troyano » May 21st, 2020, 3:52 pm

Gammmmo wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 12:21 pm
lindsayh wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 7:38 am
Luca Scherba1 wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 9:21 am
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I could have done and what I could do to help it heal.
Please respond..... Many thanks.
Yes Luca - a doctor to start with and maybe a referral - stay away from Chiros and the like.
You need a proper diagnosis and management
This. 100%. Doctor may well get u to a physio. FWIW icing with muscluar related issues (disc different?) is only really advised first 72hrs thereafter heat but in your case it sounds like it's something different.
haha hello @Gammmmo, see you have met my fellow punk, Luca.
63.9kg, 15YO, 5ft 7, LP = 1:18, 2000m = 7:07.5 @1:46.8, 20' rate20 = 5109m @1:57.4, 2 x 10' rate20 = 5093m @ 1:57.8, 100m = 17.5 @1:27.5, 4 x 2000m 5' rest rate24 = 7:47 @ 1:56.8, 5 x 1500m 5' rest rate24 = 1:54.9

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Re: Upper back pain caused by erg...Help

Post by Luca Scherba1 » May 21st, 2020, 3:54 pm

Ivan Troyano wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 3:52 pm
Gammmmo wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 12:21 pm
lindsayh wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 7:38 am


Yes Luca - a doctor to start with and maybe a referral - stay away from Chiros and the like.
You need a proper diagnosis and management
This. 100%. Doctor may well get u to a physio. FWIW icing with muscluar related issues (disc different?) is only really advised first 72hrs thereafter heat but in your case it sounds like it's something different.
haha hello @Gammmmo, see you have met my fellow punk, Luca.
Ah I see hahaha
Thank you everyone for the advice, I have taken it on and will be seeing a doctor within the next few days. :D :D

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