January 11, 2012, 10:50 am - (1 year ago) Thought I would share my Back Spasms experience :(
On a routine cross court forehand felt a snap in my lower back, next thing you know I'm on the ground and can't move. Next 24 hours were hell, had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital as I could barely move without my back spasms causing me extreme pain. Yes the pain was that bad, enough to bring any grown man to tears.
Morphine and lots of pain killers at the hospital and for the last 3 weeks, I have been seeing a physio for the last 3 weeks, doing the usual stretches and exercises. The physio suspected a muscle tear. Even now I still feel a lot of discomfort and sharp pain in my lower back / glutes, still having trouble touching my toes! I'm beginning to wonder how long it will take to fully recover? i am only 26, not looking to good for the future :(
Has anybody else ever experienced something similar, how long did you take to recover before you returned to the courts? What helped you during your recovery? Click here to read full article