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Back Pain from Mowing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Sprinkler Buddy, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    How many of you guys that have been a LCO for awhile, have your kids or wife walk on your back after a long day mowing?

    I know its not the best thing for you but it feels good and saves some $$$ at the chiropractor's office. lol
  2. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,218

    My son always has somebody walk on his back. Sounds like pop corn machine.
  3. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    lol It sure feels good when it pops! Mine is often so tight it doesn't pop but it still gives some relief.
  4. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    Sciatica get a taste of that and you race to a chiropractor. I see mine every 4-5 weeks its 50 dollars for a quick adjustment and I have been pain free for over a year now.
  5. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    I have tried a couple, it doesn't hold for me. I'm back out sometimes before I have left the parking lot. Wish it would work for me also. The winter helps mine more than anything.
  6. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    I have a customer who is a chiropractor, we barter each mow for an adjustment. I used to have 2 chiropractors for my wife and I that bartered.
    Dont be afraid to trade for services.
  7. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,012

    Hell my wife weighs to much to walk on my back. Is be going to the hospital, afterwards haha, just kidding
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  8. siclmn

    siclmn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 364

    I do an exercise where I lay on my stomach and push up with my elbows, that does the job for me.
  9. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,251

    Chiro is all thats kept me going in this business.
    If you get a sore back, try getting the wife to push on the Sciatic nerve. It should be just below the hip on your back side. Easy to find cos it hurts like hell if its pushed on. Do both sides, 2 or 3 mins pushing heavily on them. My chiro uses his elbow!!!!! Enough to bring tears to the eyes!
    But, it works! No pain, no gain kind of thing.

    Again, see a good "sports" chiro. Someone who looks after pro sportsmen and women. Get a referral from someone that uses one!
    The guy I go to sees pro iron men, basket ball players, surfers etc. He knows his stuff!

    Im over due now actually!

    Something else thats helped in the past is a hard core massage. Not the nice, happy ending or hippy kind but he terribly painful kind!
    Had whiplash once from hitting my head on a bird feeder. Had physio and all the associated gizmos but nothing helped. My friend was seeing a masseuse. I went over to have a few beers and she saw I couldn't turn, robot like, sat me down and punished me big time. (Not in a good way! hehe) but the next day I woke up and was like there was never a problem. Blew me away. 4 weeks or so I was seeing "real" doctors, physios etc costing many hundreds and she sorted it only 20mins or so. She was hot though! ha
  10. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    I also got a good massage chair that really digs in and limbers me up. If I use it before I go out the door my back feels much better. I have a cracked L4 vertabrae and this combo worked for 12 yrs.

    Best part is it never says No, or" Do you have an appointment, or the "I got a headache . haha

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