Spondylolysis and Triathlon Training

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photoSpondylolysis is often misconceived as having serious and debilitating outcomes, when in reality it is typically well tolerated by many individuals.

Back Injury During Peak Iron Distance Training

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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?

Running and Lower Back Tightness

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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.

Bulging Disk and the Aero Position

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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?

Herniated Disc: L5-S1

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

Lower back injury while cycling

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photoWhat is the recommended way to recover from a cycling-related lower back injury?

Degenerative disc disease and triathlon training

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photoAfter surgery for a herniated disc, is running causing a repeat injury?

Tailbone pain

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photoWhat could be causing pain and soreness in my tailbone?

Spinal Stenosis and Running

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photoCan running worsen spinal stenosis? Is it possible to compete in triathlons with this condition?

Member Case Study: Triathlon with Disk Replacement

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photoHave I bitten more off than I should? What do you recommend for progress?

Member Case Study: Spinal Fusion and Triathlon Training

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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.

Member Case Study: Pinched Nerve

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photoI have a pinched nerve in my neck at C6 which is causing a burning pain in the upper shoulder and down the triceps of my right arm. I worry about training and doing long-term nerve damage.

Member Case Study: Annular Disk Tear and Ironman Training

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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?

Member Case Study: Extreme Lower Back Pain

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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.

Member Case Study: Lumbar Herniated Discs and Training

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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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