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Old 05-26-2014, 02:04 AM
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Dont know what to think so I thought about just typing it. Back around January my lower back started hurting, I just thought it was bad posture when sitting and maybe needing a new mattress. So my wife made me a dr appointment a week ago for my ankle since i have been having issues with it for a couple of years, Well they took exrays of both my back and my ankle, turns out i severly strteched a tendon in my ankle about ten years ago and forgot about it and now its giving me fits. Thats not my issue, they said have three or four hurniated discs in my lower back and i have spacing and some small spures starting on my vertabra, the problem is if the spurs get bad they could cut one on my arteries, so I asked about disc golfing and he said most likely would have to quit. That has made me depressed for the last week, its not that i'm very good at it but I just love the sport and would feel lost without it. I think learning and changing to forhand would help to prevent me from turning my spine so much, but when i have tried forehand I sucked real bad, so I will have to start over and learn it anyway, however if my back still hurts doing it that way i may still have to quit.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:09 AM
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Believe me. Your health, and life, are worth more than this game. Take care of yourself and don't aggravate your condition any more. If you heal and are cleared to play, disc golf will be waiting for you.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:48 AM
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Probably all the stress from being a Hawkeye fan. Go Cyclones!
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:56 AM
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Sorry for you man. As an older guy, I see this happening soon with my friends and in my near future. Take care of yourself.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:16 AM
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Sorry bud. I agree with bigsky. Nothing is more important than living.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:34 AM
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Are there surgical solutions?

Forehand is not the answer. It will impact your back as well. I know players who throw both, but forehand causes them back pain.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:47 AM
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If you can't imagine yourself without the game you could get involved with course design, TDing events, or starting a league. You only have one body and back trouble is no joke.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:52 AM
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Make sure you get yourself back to 100%. Don't push the forehand thing, get surgery or whatever you can. Hopefully you'll make a full recovery and be playing disc golf again. Good luck!
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:12 PM
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Give the back time to heal all the way. I have re-injured mine many times by trying to come back too soon. Better to wait a extra month than be down for an extra 3 months.
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:53 PM
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If you can't imagine yourself without the game you could get involved with course design, TDing events, or starting a league. You only have one body and back trouble is no joke.
This. I'm so thankful for the league that i joined last year. Just a bunch of great people and a place I never would have found in social circles otherwise. There is more to dg than throwing stuff in the woods. Good luck.
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