Spinal adjustment

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Dedicado, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. Dedicado

    Dedicado Machetero

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    Yesterday I was in my opponents triangle, no-gi. I stood up, pulled my trapped arm up towards myself, and shook. All of a sudden, I felt my spine start to stretch, in between my shoulder blades, and I heard several loud "pops".
    Has anyone here experienced this?
    I feel an inch taller today and I was wondering how long I'm gonna have to rest this for. Any thoughts on this or what I can do to prevent it next time?
     
  2. Dr. BadAss

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    Sounds like it felt good. :) How do you feel today?
     
  3. Dedicado

    Dedicado Machetero

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    I feel o.k., but I'm really aware of those vertabrae. They are saying " Why,D? Why?"
     
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    See a doc, for precaution. Spines are precious. You only get one and it
     
  5. Dedicado

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    Good idea!
     
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    ouch... i would def see a doc if you feel uncomfortable
     
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    It wasn't just a normal cracking sound, like cracking your knuckles? I crack mine every so often because it feels nice. I can do it on the back of a chair or by just suspending myself with my arms and relaxing my back.

    I'm not a doctor but it doesn't sound like a serious injury.
     
  8. FStep

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    i wouldn't roll for a couple days if it doesn't go away by then see a doc the spine is one place you don't wanna mess with cause its really hard to fix if something happens
     
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    i've experienced it in the same region. once i was bailing a guy out of a failed max bench attempt and popped it, another time i was doing military press and for some reason i popped it, and once i took a hook flush while boxing and popped it in a different way.

    it's different from 'cracking' your back as you would your knuckles because it hurts for a few days after.. i don't think the same thing happens physiologically.

    it goes away though. like everyone said, if you keep having pain then see the doc.
     
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    okay guys, I'm cool now, 2 days rest and it's all better. :) yay.
     
  11. TrueHeart

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    I have experienced the exact same thing. I just rested it for a couple of days, and did my back exercises (hindu pushups, briding...) as normal before i tried rolling again, to test my spine. It felt like normal, but you should go see a doctor or a specialist if you're worried or feel any pain.
     

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