Beginner Triathlete - Spinal Injuries articles

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photoWhat could be causing pain and soreness in my tailbone?
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photoI have been having pain slightly to the right side of my back for the past month. I am worried about my upcoming IM and having to climb hills and be on the bike for 7+ hours!
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photoCan running worsen spinal stenosis? Is it possible to compete in triathlons with this condition?
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photoOne of the common types of excessive natural curvatures is hyperlordosis of the lumbar spine. Many times lordosis requires no treatment if it is not causing any symptoms.
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photoWill I ever be able to run again? Will any type of exercise/physical therapy fix this? I would love to commit to a therapy regimen that would help this if there was some hope of doing more running.
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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?
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photoWhat is a realistic recovery timeline from a cervical pinched nerve?
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photoIs it too big of a risk to train for iron distance while managing a spinal injury?
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photoSwimming and cycling are well tolerated sports. Running should be limited based upon an athlete’s pain and functional limitations.
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photoHave I bitten more off than I should? What do you recommend for progress?
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photoAfter surgery for a herniated disc, is running causing a repeat injury?
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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?
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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.
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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?
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photoI tried to get on my bike three weeks post op, lasted ten minutes, and have been paying for it ever since. A new MRI just shows inflammation but no re-herniation. When can I start biking?
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