Leader

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Spine Pain?

Collapse

300x250 Mobile

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Spine Pain?

    I was playing drums tonight, and I noticed while I was playing I get this sharp pain right on my spine in the middle of my back, then my right arm twitches a few times. This scared me, so I immediately stopped playing. I guess pains around the spinal area are serious, but this is the very first time this has happened to me. Should I get this checked out just to be on the safe side?

    Any ideas what this may be as well?

  • #2
    Are you friggin' serious?
    Sworn on September 22, 2010

    Comment


    • #3
      I know there are a few medical professionals on here too...

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by AlmostaLEO View Post
        Are you friggin' serious?
        No, I am just posting this for my own enjoyment.

        Comment


        • #5
          You are describing a early symptom of at least 400 things.

          Try a medical board.

          M-11
          “All men dream...... But not equally..
          Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it is vanity;
          but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
          for they act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible.....”

          TE Lawrence

          Comment


          • #6
            Thank you, M-11.

            Comment


            • #7
              Dr. M-11 has it right. "Back stuff" can be muscular in origin, or something to do with a vertebral disc, etc., etc. If the pain is right square up the center, it kinda rules out a kidney problem, but not 100%. ("Referred pain," ya know.)

              So take two of your NSAID of choice, and call us in the morning. And maybe lay off the drums for awhile. (Don't take up guitar, either, or at least don't start with a Les Paul-style. Those are heavy.)
              --
              Capital Punishment means never having to say "you again?"

              Comment


              • #8
                I'm a drummer too man. I've never had spin pains, but how are you sitting? are you sitting with back straight? Hunched over a lot? When did the pain hit? Were you playing normally? Doing a fill? Reaching for the cymbal?


                If you had a pain in the spin and your arm twitched, it sounds like you might have pinched the motor nerves traveling to your arms. I'm no MD, so I don't know how that might happen, but I am taking a detailed Brain and Nervous system anatomy class, so that popped to mind. Could also be due to a compressed disk. Do you do a lot of jumping, hard landing, ect?

                I'd get it checked out. Go to a chiropractor. You don't want to screw with the spine.
                "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit" - Aristotle

                Comment


                • #9
                  My magic eight ball says......................................

                  How in the #@*% are we supposed to know? Yes you should go to the doctor as he/she has gone to school for a godzillion years only to practice medicine. It only takes a high school diploma and perhaps some college to do what we do.

                  If your pee pee was going numb but it only happened once WOULD you go check it out ....just to be on the safe side???

                  OMG where do these people come from???
                  This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ChevyPower View Post
                    I'm a drummer too man. I've never had spin pains, but how are you sitting? are you sitting with back straight? Hunched over a lot? When did the pain hit? Were you playing normally? Doing a fill? Reaching for the cymbal?


                    If you had a pain in the spin and your arm twitched, it sounds like you might have pinched the motor nerves traveling to your arms. I'm no MD, so I don't know how that might happen, but I am taking a detailed Brain and Nervous system anatomy class, so that popped to mind. Could also be due to a compressed disk. Do you do a lot of jumping, hard landing, ect?

                    I'd get it checked out. Go to a chiropractor. You don't want to screw with the spine.
                    Thank you, Chevey.

                    I guess I am hunched over a bit, and I kind of sit high and far back. The pain started when I was a fill.

                    I dont do any jumping or anything, no.


                    How in the #@*% are we supposed to know?
                    Uhhh, well seeing that LE has some knowledge in medical stuff, I just thought I would innocently ask here since I am already registered here. Sorry if I inconvenienced anyone by asking.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BBM View Post
                      Uhhh, well seeing that LE has some knowledge in medical stuff, I just thought I would innocently ask here since I am already registered here. Sorry if I inconvenienced anyone by asking.
                      Coulda been worse. If you'd asked on a musician forum, the drummers probably would have sympathized with you, everyone else would just make drummer jokes.


                      So, is it still giving you problems, and have you gotten it checked out by someone with M.D. or D.O. or other such initials after their name?
                      --
                      Capital Punishment means never having to say "you again?"

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RR_Security View Post
                        Coulda been worse. If you'd asked on a musician forum, the drummers probably would have sympathized with you, everyone else would just make drummer jokes.
                        Phil Collins.


                        So, is it still giving you problems, and have you gotten it checked out by someone with M.D. or D.O. or other such initials after their name?
                        No, I am going to the docs today.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BBM View Post
                          Thank you, Chevey.

                          I guess I am hunched over a bit, and I kind of sit high and far back. The pain started when I was a fill.

                          I dont do any jumping or anything, no.
                          I hunch over a bit too. I think everyone does. The doctor should be able to tell you more about what to do to try to avoid whatever happened to you.

                          Btw, how long have you been playing?
                          "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit" - Aristotle

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ChevyPower View Post
                            I hunch over a bit too. I think everyone does. The doctor should be able to tell you more about what to do to try to avoid whatever happened to you.

                            Btw, how long have you been playing?
                            I think it may be the way I am sitting (my posture)

                            I've been play ever since I was a little rug rat - 15-16 years now.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Oh ok...I was thinking that you might be new to playing. Sometimes new drummers go through weird little things like that.


                              Missed with that one lol
                              "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit" - Aristotle

                              Comment

                              MR300x250 Tablet

                              Collapse

                              What's Going On

                              Collapse

                              There are currently 5602 users online. 327 members and 5275 guests.

                              Most users ever online was 26,947 at 08:36 PM on 12-29-2019.

                              Welcome Ad

                              Collapse
                              Working...
                              X