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Broken back?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Turd Ferguson, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. Turd Ferguson

    Turd Ferguson Monkey

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    Hey, I could have posted this elsewhere but you guys know your sh!t. I ate it bad today. Full body slam. Can you walk/ride away with a broken or cracked spine? It hurts like a mofo hours later and a little swelling. Yeah I guess I could go to hospital but that =$.
    thanks
     

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  2. ncrider

    ncrider Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah you can walk away with a broken back and go to sleep roll over in bed and severe your spinal cord becoming paralized. Go to the hospital right now. Get x-rays.

    A friend of mine broke his back surfing and walked around for a day. until he finaly whent to the hospital that night. The docs freaked when they diagnosed it a a broken kneck. He recovered, but the docs said any suden jerk to the left and that would have been it.
     
  3. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    dude, don't f*** around with your back! Go to the ER! Its better to know nothing is wrong then to not know if somthing is wrong.

    No amount of money is worth you not being able to move
     
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    You need to hit the hospital, there is no question about it. Some guy broke his back on one of our drops, and actually walked out--with some serious damage. Now the drop is called the "spine tingler." ;)
     
  5. How

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    Nooo... I hope you're ok dude. I've never actually had my spine hurt after crashing, just the fatty areas on the left and right of the back usually get bruised... i'd say if you think the bone is bruised or damaged at all you should go check it out.
     
  6. Turd Ferguson

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    Thanks for all of the good advice. I got checked out. Turns out I'm just a pus.

    On a side note(everyone but me knows this) when you get your shock back from rebuild, set it up right. Otherwise you might pull a mighty Bender like myself.

    peace

    James, I got owned by the Urinator.
    fast rebound+flat landing(7' drop)= :stosh:
     
  7. snoopz666

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    ER right away, i crushed a vertebre in my back and went over a week without going to a doc. if i had crashed again and hit my head straight down again i probobly wouldnt be walking.
     
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    Yikes! I'm ok but I won't ever F around with a back injury again. thanks
     
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    Ok, I have a question too... I took a little digger, and landed on my back -- it's not painful at all, no swelling, but if I try to run, I can feel it -- ... It's not particularly painful -- it's just not quite normal. It doesn't feel like something's off or out of place, I guess it just hurts, only it's an extremely mild pain. It's been about a week and a half now since the fall, and I think the "pain" is slightly better, but it's hard to tell. What do you think, get it checked out, or just go about normal things.
     
  10. SK6

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    Hey Turd, send me a PM and I'll give you my number. Call, as my wife is a physical therapist.

    Anyone else can as well.
     
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    I broke my back two weekis ago, i had no idea how serious it was until they told me.... the mor eyou walk around with it the worse its gonna get, youll prolly need surgery bro :(
     
  12. OrthoPT

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    Get it check out by a doctor. You don't want to risk the worst case scenario. BTW, I'm a Physical Therapist (in case you missed my handle). Let your doctor examine you and decide what to do next.
     
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    great advice......

    My wife is a graduate of MCV and has been doing PT 20 years!!! She's a professor who teaches at the hospital...

    Y'all speak a VERY strange language!!!!!!

    PT = Pain and Torture

    PT = Physical Terrorist


    LOL!!!! She told me those.... :D
     
  14. BigMike

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    Hmm...... I may have to take you up on this, as my knee is not showing any signs of getting better.......... and I'll be up in the NOVA area this weekend :think:
     
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    Yeah, we all go into it thinking we just want to help people as much as we can, but it's not until later that we realize that in order to be really effective we have to be in touch with our "inner sadist", at least a little. :evil:
     
  16. SK6

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    Dude, I'm in Chester...... :rolleyes:


    :p :D