BPL18: Lower Back Pain after Deadlifting

by | Mar 6, 2019

 

SHOW NOTES

Lower back pain after deadlifting.

In the last episode, we heard from Dr. Sebastian Gonzales about weight training exercises that can cause back problems; specifically squats and deadlifts.

He maintains that resistance training is therapeutic if done correctly.

The key is to always have in mind why you are lifting weights; what are your goals?

We were doing movements which I still do, like deadlifts and squats. But I asked myself “OK, I deadlifted 300lb, do I need to do any more?

 

 

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Excerpts from the show

As well lower back pain after deadlifting, we cover some other common back issues.

Also effective self-help strategies.

This is the second of 4 episodes with Dr. Sebastian.

Look out for a chance to win an audiobook copy of I Will Beat Back Pain: Getting Into A Winning Mindset For Recovery in a later episode.

Today’s Guest

Founder of Performance Place sports injury specialists, and author of I Will Beat Back Pain: Getting Into A Winning Mindset For Recovery, Dr Sebastian Gonzales.

Live Pain-free Eliminate Chronic Pain without Drugs or Surgery

If you click the above link and buy on Amazon I will (probably) make a small commission at no cost to you. Check back to later episodes for a chance to win a copy of I Will Beat Back Pain: Getting Into A Winning Mindset For Recovery.

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According to Karen Gabler, most back pain is from a misaligned or stuck sacroiliac joint at the base of the spine. Find out about sacroiliac joint release.

BPL17: What Does a Chiropractor Do?

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Click the play button to listen to this episode now

Lower Back Pain after Deadlifting

Dr. Sebastian injured his back deadlifting – some 20 years after recovering from a baseball injury.

  • When I injured my back the second time, I think my goals were kinda lost
  • I felt that it was just more PR (personal record) this week, PR in a couple of weeks…1 rep maxes
  • We were doing movements which I still do, like deadlifts and squats. But I asked myself “OK, I deadlifted 300lb, do I need to do any more?
  • You get hooked into the mentality – it happens in a lot of different sports
  • Weightlifting was very therapeutic for me – and it still is
  • I needed to consider “What’s the goal?”
  • I’m not going to feel any better if I lift 350lb vs 300lb
  • I just want to feel good, look good and play baseball
  • I got a little lost with the goal setting. Now I’m much more realistic
  • I just want to to fitness and like it; it’s not always about doing more

 

Hi, I’m Iain Barker creator of Back Pain Liberation.

I got back pain young and it got worse over time. Like many others in this situation, I saw plenty of doctors and therapists – all to no avail.

In the end self-help worked best – it often does for bad backs. Now I train regularly, focus on what works, and don’t get back pain.

My goal is to share what I learned. To help you find a more effective way when treatment doesn’t hit the spot.

 

Morning Back Pain

  • The discs swell up at night. If you allow it to do this too much, it hurts
  • Rest will swell them up and de-condition the human
  • Motion is lotion
  • It’s worse in the morning “What the heck? I just lost the flexibility in my hamstrings. I’m gonna stretch it!”
  • Static stretching; no matter how many times they test it – it’s sub-par we shouldn’t be doing it

Tight Lower Back Muscles

  • Muscle tightness is sometimes protective
  • Ususally, the lower back tightens up…the subconscious brain has a whole software pattern that tightens the muscles so you can’t bend forward
  • It’s really hard to override these systems
  • The software is boss
  • The supporting areas decrease, while the pain-generating areas are amplified
  • The injury decreases but what stays is these tight muscles that are still thinking it’s helpful
  • These muscles are very protective, but sometimes they stay tight much longer than they need to. They need to be re-conditioned
  • The lower back is tight – I had this personally. It feels like there’s a big, old Band-Aid on your back. When you bend forward it feels like it’s just trying to rip off but it won’t
  • Those muscles are trying to stop you from bending forward. But if you slowly expose y ourself to the ability to bend forward, those muscles will start to slow
  • Recovery phases
    1. Don’t pick the scab
    2. 1st aid
    3. Support systems
    4. Building the engine – that’s mainly the hips
  • First aid and scab-picking avoidance – it’s not a long-term thing
  • People get stuck in this purgatory “My back is weak , I shouldn’t do this”
  • They’re stuck in there for a very long time because it’s scary
  • The foundation of getting better is improving the ball socket strength

Movement Is Medicine

  • It’s very easy to forget – it’s easy to have some drop-off
  • Things just need to change a little bit. Sometimes people get lost
  • Where possible I try to get people to a movement-based correction
  • Passive treatments (ice, heat, massage) these are all pain modifiers. There’s nothing wrong with that, but they don’t help the person establish a control system
  • More than 9 out of 10 can find a movement-based correction; they just need to be coached through it a little bit
  • Finding that movement-based correction is a really critical point in their recovery
  • Now they are realising the mechanism that irritates and sensitises the tissue. so that they can avoid that
  • Some of the largest herniations don’t freak me out. We just need to work with them
  • If anything hurts, pause. I hate to tell people to stop
  • If you could make one change in your position to be pain-free, what would it be? This may seem complicated, but it’s really not

Relaxation for Back Pain

  • You have something that a lot of people don’t have. You are able to chill the system down. And yours is with activity. Some people like to lay there and stare a the sky
  • Everyone does need that. They’re stressed out these days – go, go, go…
  • You can change someone’s pain by increasing the amount of stimulus they have – not visual but touch
  • When you get someone out in nature and they feel the ground. The brain picks this up; it chills the system down
  • Being outside and being unplugged is a big thing
  • The people who are afraid. They have a very real fear, whether it be true or not, of what structure could be damaged. They’re ususally very structural-minded people
  • We have to be very considerate of what they believe to be true. They might think their back is extremely susceptible
  • They can all get better, it’s just a different approach

Thanks for Listening!

 

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Thanks to Dr Sebastian Gonzales for joining me this time and explaining how the chiropractic profession has evolved; as well as all the other good stuff he shared with us.

Best,

Iain

 

 

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Lower back pain after deadlifting.

In the last episode, we heard from Dr. Sebastian Gonzales about weight training exercises that can cause back problems; specifically squats and deadlifts.

He maintains that resistance training is therapeutic if done correctly.

The key is to always have in mind why you are lifting weights; what are your goals?

We were doing movements which I still do, like deadlifts and squats. But I asked myself “OK, I deadlifted 300lb, do I need to do any more?

 

 

Back Pain Liberation Podcast Milestone 

 

The show has passed a milestone with over ten thousand episode plays.

Thanks to all the listeners to the podcast – I do it for you!

Because of this interest, I will be broadcasting more often. Look out for a new episode every week on Wednesday.

 

 

Excerpts from the show

Today’s Guest

Founder of Performance Place sports injury specialists, and author of I Will Beat Back Pain: Getting Into A Winning Mindset For Recovery, Dr Sebastian Gonzales.

Live Pain-free Eliminate Chronic Pain without Drugs or Surgery

If you click the above link and buy on Amazon I will (probably) make a small commission at no cost to you. Check back to later episodes for a chance to win a copy of I Will Beat Back Pain: Getting Into A Winning Mindset For Recovery.

As well lower back pain after deadlifting, we cover some other common back issues.

Also effective self-help strategies.

This is the second of 4 episodes with Dr. Sebastian.

Look out for a chance to win an audiobook copy of I Will Beat Back Pain: Getting Into A Winning Mindset For Recovery in a later episode.

Click the play button to listen to this episode now

Lower Back Pain after Deadlifting

Dr. Sebastian injured his back deadlifting – some 20 years after recovering from a baseball injury.

  • When I injured my back the second time, I think my goals were kinda lost
  • I felt that it was just more PR (personal record) this week, PR in a couple of weeks…1 rep maxes
  • We were doing movements which I still do, like deadlifts and squats. But I asked myself “OK, I deadlifted 300lb, do I need to do any more?
  • You get hooked into the mentality – it happens in a lot of different sports
  • Weightlifting was very therapeutic for me – and it still is
  • I needed to consider “What’s the goal?”
  • I’m not going to feel any better if I lift 350lb vs 300lb
  • I just want to feel good, look good and play baseball
  • I got a little lost with the goal setting. Now I’m much more realistic
  • I just want to to fitness and like it; it’s not always about doing more

 

Hi, I’m Iain Barker creator of Back Pain Liberation.

I got back pain young and it got worse over time. Like many others in this situation, I saw plenty of doctors and therapists – all to no avail.

In the end self-help worked best – it often does for bad backs. Now I train regularly, focus on what works, and don’t get back pain.

My goal is to share what I learned. To help you find a more effective way when treatment doesn’t hit the spot.

 

Morning Back Pain

  • The discs swell up at night. If you allow it to do this too much, it hurts
  • Rest will swell them up and de-condition the human
  • Motion is lotion
  • It’s worse in the morning “What the heck? I just lost the flexibility in my hamstrings. I’m gonna stretch it!”
  • Static stretching; no matter how many times they test it – it’s sub-par we shouldn’t be doing it

Tight Lower Back Muscles

  • Muscle tightness is sometimes protective
  • Ususally, the lower back tightens up…the subconscious brain has a whole software pattern that tightens the muscles so you can’t bend forward
  • It’s really hard to override these systems
  • The software is boss
  • The supporting areas decrease, while the pain-generating areas are amplified
  • The injury decreases but what stays is these tight muscles that are still thinking it’s helpful
  • These muscles are very protective, but sometimes they stay tight much longer than they need to. They need to be re-conditioned
  • The lower back is tight – I had this personally. It feels like there’s a big, old Band-Aid on your back. When you bend forward it feels like it’s just trying to rip off but it won’t
  • Those muscles are trying to stop you from bending forward. But if you slowly expose y ourself to the ability to bend forward, those muscles will start to slow
  • Recovery phases
    1. Don’t pick the scab
    2. 1st aid
    3. Support systems
    4. Building the engine – that’s mainly the hips
  • First aid and scab-picking avoidance – it’s not a long-term thing
  • People get stuck in this purgatory “My back is weak , I shouldn’t do this”
  • They’re stuck in there for a very long time because it’s scary
  • The foundation of getting better is improving the ball socket strength

Movement Is Medicine

  • It’s very easy to forget – it’s easy to have some drop-off
  • Things just need to change a little bit. Sometimes people get lost
  • Where possible I try to get people to a movement-based correction
  • Passive treatments (ice, heat, massage) these are all pain modifiers. There’s nothing wrong with that, but they don’t help the person establish a control system
  • More than 9 out of 10 can find a movement-based correction; they just need to be coached through it a little bit
  • Finding that movement-based correction is a really critical point in their recovery
  • Now they are realising the mechanism that irritates and sensitises the tissue. so that they can avoid that
  • Some of the largest herniations don’t freak me out. We just need to work with them
  • If anything hurts, pause. I hate to tell people to stop
  • If you could make one change in your position to be pain-free, what would it be? This may seem complicated, but it’s really not

Relaxation for Back Pain

  • You have something that a lot of people don’t have. You are able to chill the system down. And yours is with activity. Some people like to lay there and stare a the sky
  • Everyone does need that. They’re stressed out these days – go, go, go…
  • You can change someone’s pain by increasing the amount of stimulus they have – not visual but touch
  • When you get someone out in nature and they feel the ground. The brain picks this up; it chills the system down
  • Being outside and being unplugged is a big thing
  • The people who are afraid. They have a very real fear, whether it be true or not, of what structure could be damaged. They’re ususally very structural-minded people
  • We have to be very considerate of what they believe to be true. They might think their back is extremely susceptible
  • They can all get better, it’s just a different approach

Thanks for Listening!

 

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Thanks to Dr Sebastian Gonzales for joining me this time and explaining how the chiropractic profession has evolved; as well as all the other good stuff he shared with us.

Best,

Iain

 

 

 

 

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