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I took a decent fall at pretty high speed about a month and a half ago, and landed on my right shoulder/elbow. Ever since the crash I've had pain in my back on and just below the shoulder blade near the spine. 90% of the days it's a twinge in the morning worsening throughout the day. About 1 day a week, it's noticably affecting my riding or work. It's a dull pain usually, sometimes sharp if I move wrong.
I'm just wondering if anyone has ever experienced this before and if I should go get it checked out or not.
 

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GO SEE YOUR DOCTOR. My friend just went through something similar. He felt a twinge going off a small curb after multiple Chiro visits and 2 months later he finally went to the docotrs to find out he ruptured a disc! Get it checked out now! The longer you wait the worse off you might be.
 

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aixelsyd said:
GO SEE YOUR DOCTOR. My friend just went through something similar. He felt a twinge going off a small curb after multiple Chiro visits and 2 months later he finally went to the docotrs to find out he ruptured a disc! Get it checked out now! The longer you wait the worse off you might be.
Rupturing a disc isn't serious enough for an exclamation point. I'd had 3 w/o insurance, you just rub some dirt on it and call it good.
 

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Rupturing a disc isn't serious enough for an exclamation point. I'd had 3 w/o insurance, you just rub some dirt on it and call it good.
It can be. Plenty of people have herniated discs but to different degrees. Some won't even realize that there's an issue...some will have it impinging upon the nerves to such an extent that they lose significant strength in one/both legs. I herniated 3 discs as well a couple of years ago and, despite no severe long-term implications (I hope), it made 6 months of my life absolute torture.

The point being...it's not worth messing around with. If you have access to good medical care, take advantage. You can make things significantly worse by continuing as though nothing is wrong.
 

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SteveUK said:
Pain is the body's way of telling us that everything is just fine. Just ignore it. The worse teh pain, the more betterer you are.
You are amazing. Props.

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"...the more betterer you are..."

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what most people fail to realize is when you are young....you can get by with the pain....BUT BUT later in life you pay for it.....My ankle is so jacked from basketball that I can't run anymore and that is why I started riding mtn bikes.

Bottom line....take care of yourself while you are young
 

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Does anybody have any idea what kinda injury could cause this? I'm considering going to the doctor after the new year, but I want to know what to expect for time off the bike/snowmobile.
 

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Does anybody have any idea what kinda injury could cause this? I'm considering going to the doctor after the new year, but I want to know what to expect for time off the bike/snowmobile.
It could be lots of things that may require nothing or worst case surgery. It would be tough for me to speculate without X-rays, or an MD to tell me what the hell I was looking at :D .

Go see your doctor, it's worth it to figure out whats going on with your back if it's affecting your lifestyle right now. Putting it off could make a bad injury worse. FYI I wouldn't be freaking out just yet, I've experienced joint and back injuries that took 6 months to a year to heal with no more treatment than an aspirin every now and then. But go see your doctor to make sure, it won't help to put it off.
 

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schneidie said:
Does anybody have any idea what kinda injury could cause this? I'm considering going to the doctor after the new year, but I want to know what to expect for time off the bike/snowmobile.
oh that is a bad injury....you can expect to be out 17 years.....and at that time viagra won't even help you because you lose "flight".....no more strong time for the little johnson in your life....but it will come back

R U serious......nobody even knows what is injured.....don't wait till new year...get it done asap (less time off bike and less physical pain)
 

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ryan_daugherty said:
Rupturing a disc isn't serious enough for an exclamation point. I'd had 3 w/o insurance, you just rub some dirt on it and call it good.
I'd have to disagree with you there. When after letting the pain go for a couple of months and suddenly losing feeling in your leg and arm, I'd say thats pretty serious.
 
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