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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Back pain putting a stop to fishing

    I don't see why not, I for one would not have a problem with that, and as for hoghjng a spot, that is just what happens bad back or not so I wouldn't lose any sleep over that either.

    We had a member on the river who had cancer, not very mobile, couldn't do the cast and step in the rules. Members knew, bailiffs new, we would fish down to where he had set up and fish around him, he was happy, we were happy, he just wanted to be on the water in the time he had left.

    Sometimes we are so up ourselves we need to give others a big of thought as we have no idea what battles they are fighting.
    Good health all.

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Back pain putting a stop to fishing

    The longer you stay active the better. So if you can manage short periods of wading/standing and then maybe a longer period of sitting down then that might not be a bad idea.

    You mentioned you were getting it sorted and I'm not sure what that entails, but I would say that either Yoga or Pilates are great for sorting out that sort of thing.

  3. #23

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    I'm going to physio and gym. I am a pretty active guy at work just in pain for the majority of it. I am working on strengthening the muscles that support my posture. I think after being a lazy b*****d for too many years they have forgotten how to work or when to work.

  4. #24

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry_tweedie View Post
    I'm going to physio and gym. I am a pretty active guy at work just in pain for the majority of it. I am working on strengthening the muscles that support my posture. I think after being a lazy b*****d for too many years they have forgotten how to work or when to work.
    I found the muscle training bit really hard to trust at first, after years of bending badly I had to learn to stop and do it differently, but its surprisingly quick to see results, the only downside for me was that the damaged bit is still there and I feel it now and then, the restrengthening protects it and there is no pain but if I stop the exercises for a couple of weeks I can feel it coming back.
    The misery is a distant memory for me now, fingers crossed you get a solution.

  5. #25
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    Default Re: Back pain putting a stop to fishing

    Have you ever tried a float tube.
    I dont have the same problems you describe but I do get a sore back after a days bank fishing.
    Tried float tubing last year and was instantly hooked on it and one very welcomed side affect was the lack of any back pain.
    Takes relaxation to another level - definitely worth a try.

    good luck

  6. #26
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    Default Re: Back pain putting a stop to fishing

    Lidl are sell8ng an ectremely light backpacking chair that clips on to a rucksack

    Crivit Lightweight Camping Chair - at Lidl UK

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    Default Re: Back pain putting a stop to fishing

    I do a lot of my still water fly fishing sat down, there's nothing better on a warm day than sitting on the grass on the bank. And remember; boat fisherman sit down all the time.

  8. #28
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    Default Re: Back pain putting a stop to fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by ohanzee View Post
    I found the muscle training bit really hard to trust at first, after years of bending badly I had to learn to stop and do it differently, but its surprisingly quick to see results, the only downside for me was that the damaged bit is still there and I feel it now and then, the restrengthening protects it and there is no pain but if I stop the exercises for a couple of weeks I can feel it coming back.
    The misery is a distant memory for me now, fingers crossed you get a solution.
    I have to agree with Ohanzee on the exercise regime.

    I had problems getting out of bed in the morning due to a stiff back about 13 years ago, and I was only in my early 40s. Three sessions with the physio and some exercises sorted out the problem. I didn't keep up with the excercises over the next few years and kept getting back pains. When I had some pain I did some excercises for a few weeks coupled with a few Panadol and the pain went away.

    Wind forward to 2013 and I got a severe spasm one evening after a lot of work in my garden. I went to a physio to started a course of treatment and excercises, which I was told I had to keep up. After about 6 weeks of treatment and excercises, one Saturday I went kicking a ball with my kids, picked up lots of leaves etc.
    That evening I got 2 awful spasms in my back, called the emergency doctor. I got an injection in the butt (could just about stand up) he gave me some valium to take, great stuff!
    I went for an MRI scan and the results showed I had 4 bulging and 2 torn discs in my lower back. When I went back to the physio with the results her comment was "The only backs I've seen like that have belonged to some of the Leinster Rugby players"

    Anyway after Physio every 2 weeks for 6 months and 20 minutes of excercises every day I got back to reasonable shape, pain free. But I'm a weaker version of myself compared to pre 2013, I'm careful bending, don't lift anything more than 20kgs

    I've sold my 7 weight rods and now use 5 or 6 weights and don't fish for more than 3 hours without a sit down break.

    I attend Pilates once a week which is run by a physiotherapist practise, and have my own 15 minute Pilates excercise sessions 4 times a week. The combination of excercises keep me in reasonable shape and free of pain. I have managed to pull muscles in my back about 4 times since my major problems and managed to get over these setbacks apart from one occasion where I had to go to the physio lady.

    No spasms or major pain. Pilates the way to go and stay away from Chiropractors and Orthopedic surgeons.
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  9. #29

    Default Re: Back pain putting a stop to fishing

    Do you ever go out on a boat. You will prob still need a seat in it. But I mind you were good enough to give me pointers on the river years ago and said you would take me out. So if you have a boat seat or can get a loan of one I will take you out on a boat when the my kids are back to school if you would like.

    Sent from my H3113 using Tapatalk

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    Default Re: Back pain putting a stop to fishing

    I slipped in Inverness Bus station last Saturday and landed on my left hand side, badly, docs gave my pain killers buit not working that well, so I have probs getting up and sitting down, it's bloody painful, I can only move very carefully, and the pain killers have constipated me, doc says about 3 months to sort it out, so I reckon that will be the end of the season just a wee bit miffed,
    easker1

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