Playing With Back Inury

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by kenneth.macleod, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Hi All,

    I have been asked to take up rugby but just a few months ago I found out I had a herniated disk in my back. Is it advisable to steer clear or should I give it a shot. I am 6'4" & 16 stone.

    Any advice would be great.

    Thanks In Advance

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  3. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    Best advise is to find your doctor and ask him!
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    My advice if you're thinking about playing when you have a back injury... Don't.

    Take it from someone who's not had a propper nights sleep for 18 months.
  5. I am going to see a specialist in a week, I just wondered if anyone else is playing with the same type of injury. It doesn't bother other than when I sit down for long periods. I can play all sports pain free. Doctors don't generally give good advice regarding backs so that's why I was asking you guys

    Thanks for the quick reply
  6. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Listen to your mother. But make sure you get some concessions from her.
  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    I knackered my back when I was 18 in a maul (it collapsed and my back bent 90 degrees the wrong way). Over time it felt better, so I resumed my playing career the summer before last. It didn't take long for me to re-aggrivate the injury when I spiked my neck in a tackle, hurting my neck and spine, also perminatly buggering my shoulder up in the process.

    If you have a weakness somewhere vital suck as the back or neck, I would't even consider playing again. Fun as those 80 minutes are, risking serious injury really isn't worth it.

    Plus, standing on the touchline drinking beer is much more fun! :D
  8. yeah, playing with any type of injury is stupid. i broke my sholder in the 1st 15 min of a game, played the rest of it but it just makes things worse.

    imo - arms and legs can be played on to finnish the match - at best. not that i reccomend playing with a broken arm or leg etc - but comparing it to a head/neck/back injury...
  9. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    Go and see a Physio also thye know whats best for ya
  10. JuSso

    JuSso Guest

    Talk to your doctor and listen to your mom :p
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