1

My back has been hurting when I run (Read 151 times)

garrettm


    Anyone know why? I am going to the doctor next week.


    Fat butt on couch

      That's a pretty broad question with limited information.

       

      My lower back has been killing me while I run the last 3 days too.  If you can tell me why I'm all ears.  Smile

      "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

       

      dallison


      registered pw

        It's not strong enough?

        2013 goals:

        sub 19 5k

        sub 1:30 half

        3:20 marathon on second try

        FatSweatyBullDog


          Running with awkward form

          Bad shoes

          Running to tight

          Unrelated issue exacerbated by bouncing from one foot to the other repeatedly

          Improper stretching

            That's a pretty broad question with limited information.

             

            My lower back has been killing me while I run the last 3 days too.  If you can tell me why I'm all ears.  Smile

             

            Could be one of the following:

            1.) Practicing the beer mile too much.

            2.) Leaning forward while your running.

            3.) Your just getting old.

            4.) Big man boobs.

            5.) Your significant other has been kicking you in the back at night.

            2014 Goals: (Yeah I suck)

            • Sub 22  5K
            • Sub 1:35 1/2 marathon 
            • Sub 3:25:00 Marathon

              You're pregnant?

               

                You're pregnant?

                 

                or there's a  monkey on it.


                Menace to Sobriety

                  I have no idea why you're all ears.

                  Janie, today I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go f*** himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost sixty thousand dollars. Pass the asparagus.

                    Probably a weak core and/or hip flexors. I'm guilty of both, though I get pain in the hamstrings instead. Start stretching your hips and doing more core work and hopefully that will help some.

                     

                    (I'm not a doctor, so take ^ with a grain of salt)

                    My Blog:  trailsandcocktails.com

                    I Run for Oiselle

                     

                    3/2/14:  NERRC Winter 10k 

                    3/30/14: Love Run 13.1

                    4/5/14: Tyler Trail 10k

                    4/13/14: Healthy Trails 5k

                    5/4/14: Broad Street Run 10M

                    5/9/14: Ragnar Relay Cape Cod

                    5/18/14: Dirty German 25k

                      Yeah +1 for core and strength work. A plank a day keeps the doctor away.

                        I'll throw my "free" thoughts into this.     sore back is the main sign to me that it is time for new shoes.    it also is a reminder to focus on posture while running & during day, mainly no slouching (especially while relaxing at home).  something that helps me is  to use a stability ball & sit tall while using computer and/or watching tv.   do you have a strength discrepency between your back & abdominal area?  have you been doing anything different while  running or while at home or work?

                         

                        obviously there can be many reasons & as Spaniel mentioned, too little information.  hope your doctor is able to pinpoint whats going on.  so maybe between now & your apt.  focus on posture & keep running tall.

                         

                        +1  on the planks, if done properly they help build strength in just about every area of body, just be careful with a back that is already hurting.

                        maffy95


                          Probably a weak core and/or hip flexors. I'm guilty of both, though I get pain in the hamstrings instead. Start stretching your hips and doing more core work and hopefully that will help some.

                           

                          (I'm not a doctor, so take ^ with a grain of salt)

                           

                          Wow... I actually did this and the results were awesome the back pain is diminished... looked up stretching hip flexor on youtube.


                          Bushrat Runner

                            Lots of good suggestions here, maybe they will completely solve your problem.

                             

                            But one additional point, is low back pain after running can be from leg length discrepancy. If the problem persists and the other alternatives don't fully solve it, look to see if your hips are symmetrical looking when standing barefoot on the ground. If not, you may need a lift in one shoe to reduce the difference. Discovered this problem myself 16 years ago, been fine ever since.