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Posted by A Caring Poster on November 18, 2000 at 18:11:16:

In Reply to: Weird Back Pain HELP posted by Jeff on November 18, 2000 at 16:32:26:

Hi Jeff, believe it or not your rollerblading is going to cause you to develop Scheuerman's disease. It's a condition of the spine caused by repetitive actions. Very common among athletes who do repetive motions like gymnists. Your constant repetitive motion of rollerblading is causing your back pain. When in the early stages of developing Scheuermans, when your actually doing the activity you will feel nothing, until one stops the activity such as your case. It's an after affect of rollerblading. It's because of the constant position your spine is in while your doing the sport.

You need to give your back a rest from rollerblading or discuss this with a doctor. Try rollerblading only once a week for an hour or 2x a half hour at a time. If you continue on your constant wanting to rollerblade you will have tremendous back problems. And believe me back problems are horrible. I don't know how old you are but no doubt young, so please protect your spine at all costs. You can't imagine what it's like to live with really bad spinal problems. You are lucky you can reverse yours by just giving up the sport. Some of us can not. We would love to be in your position right now to make such an easy decision but we can not. So please spare yourself a life of possible misery. And please do see a doctor to rule out any thing that may be the cause. But your sport no doubt will be the culprit. So if you must rollerblade do it in moderation. Your back will love you for it It's the only one you'll get in this lifetime. So treat it as if it were made of diamonds only more precious!

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