[QUOTE=RaeRae]I have severe back pain all the time! lower mostly, but middle too. I think my back may have too much of an arch in it, I can't stand straight no matter how I try. I also have trouble sleeping because of this, I've always slept on my stomach in a free-falling position & can't fall asleep any other way, but I have to put a pillow under my stomach to try & level my back, which helps only for a little bit. I am on the school Gymnastics team, Gymnastics is my passion so I can't quit doing it. but it hurts so bad! Even simple things like back-walkovers are difficult for me to do some days & I have bad balance because of the arch. I haven't seen a doctor, I want to wait till after the season so I'm not kicked off the team. I was out all last season because of a broken foot. But what can I do to ease the pain!? Does anyone know of any strong over-the-counter medicines or exercises I could try? please help!!
Hey Rea, See a doctor first. It can't hurt as theres a posibility that you are causing or will cause perminant damage. If you love gymnastics so much get it checked before your off the team for good. The back can be a very fragile thing if there is a problem with it. At your age most of these problems can be fixed quite easily. Don't wait, act now. I just got word today That I'll never work again. I waited.