Spinal Stenosis and Running

author : AMSSM
comments : 2
photoCan running worsen spinal stenosis? Is it possible to compete in triathlons with this condition?

Bulging Disk and the Aero Position

author : AMSSM
comments : 0
photoI am racing in the Florida Ironman. My question is this: which position is going to be better for me to ride in, the aero position or the traditional road position?

Back Pain Prevention

author : smeeko
comments : 0
avatarA lot of us don’t spend too much time worrying about stretching and strengthening exercises for our lower back.

Member Case Study: Lumbar Herniated Discs and Training

author : AMSSM
comments : 0
photoA few years ago, I was diagnosed with two lumbar herniated discs (L1-L2). I have started a very slow build towards my first tri. Are there any recommendations or warnings I should heed?

Tailbone pain

author : AMSSM
comments : 0
photoWhat could be causing pain and soreness in my tailbone?

Member Case Study: Annular Disk Tear and Ironman Training

author : AMSSM
comments : 0
photoI know that annular tears mean there is a risk for a bigger disc blow-out. How do I continue to train and compete without putting myself at risk for worsening of my injury?

Back Injury During Peak Iron Distance Training

author : AMSSM
comments : 0
photoI strained by lower back last week. I know that I need to rest in order for it to heal fully, but I am concerned that I am going to lose needed fitness for the race. Will this affect my performance?

Member Case Study: Triathlon with Disk Replacement

author : AMSSM
comments : 0
photoHave I bitten more off than I should? What do you recommend for progress?

Member Case Study: Spinal Fusion and Triathlon Training

author : AMSSM
comments : 4
photoI've been struggling with a disk bulge for nine months with no let-up. I am seriously considering the operation. It would be nice to be even able to bike again let alone run.

Lower back injury while cycling

author : AMSSM
comments : 2
photoWhat is the recommended way to recover from a cycling-related lower back injury?

Member Case Study: Preventing Degenerative Processes in the Spine due to Running/Biking

author : AMSSM
comments : 0
photoIs there any current literature or recommendations on this subject, and when do you know it's time to stop activities like running before the damage is done or worsened?

Member Case Study: Extreme Lower Back Pain

author : AMSSM
comments : 1
photoI started playing basketball three times a week in addition to running and biking. Now, whenever I run any distance, the next day, I can hardly sit in my chair at work.

Running and Lower Back Tightness

author : AMSSM
comments : 0
photoI have been training for two months now and I am having problems with my lower back. As I run, my lower back gets extremely tight...to the point that I can hardly run.

Herniated Disc: L5-S1

author : AMSSM
comments : 4
photoFast forward to now after many triathlons and marathons, my back is worse than ever. What helps lumbar back issues? Shots, physical therapy, surgery?

Member Case Study: Activity Limitation with Scoliosis or Degenerative Disk

author : AMSSM
comments : 0
photoSwimming and cycling are well tolerated sports. Running should be limited based upon an athlete’s pain and functional limitations.
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