Post Work Out Lower Back Pain Advice Please, this feels like an open wound

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    Oct 03, 2008 7:34 PM GMT
    Hey guys-

    I need some advice.
    To start out, I was a 3rd breast stroker on my high school swim team. After three years of swimming I started to have horrible pain in my right lower back, so bad that I had to stop swimming, walk with a cane and see a physical therapist for 3 months and a massage therapist 3 times a week. Obviously that put a stop to my swimming.
    Eventually the pain went away and I havent felt this pain in about 3 years, backpacking, surfing, biking and doing yoga without any problems.
    Last night I had a first rehearsal with a dance team I joined and there is a lot of hip gyration and leg movement. I felt fine all the way through but after getting home and all the way up to now it feels exactly the way it did in high school, and it feels like an open wound. I dont know what to do. Does anyone have any regular excercises or stretches I can do so that I can continue to be physical without all of this pain? Please help me!!

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    Oct 04, 2008 12:34 AM GMT
    Sounds serious...I think you should see a doctor..maybe get an X-ray and/or ultrasound or MRI. Some things may show up on an ultrasound, but not an x-ray.
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    Oct 04, 2008 12:57 AM GMT
    Could be a herniated disk that you've reinjured. Isaac is exactly right - time to see a doc.
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    Oct 04, 2008 2:19 AM GMT
    I have spondylolisthesis in my back, and my doctor told me that although it is currently asymptomatic, it could come back any time. So, I am extra careful about doing anything that could destabilize my lower back.

    My guess is that all the gyration of the hips and leg-work caused the injury area to destabilize once again, and a nerve is getting impinged once again. Best to go see the doctor for an MRI.