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a good hill for a bad back

a good hill for a bad back


Postby litljortindan » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:08 pm

Date walked: 06/10/2013

Time taken: 1 hours

Distance: 2 km

Ascent: 100m

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Had a back/disc problem since mid September, sometimes wondering if I'll ever recover my former walking stamina. Decided to try out a small walk after a couple of physio sessions that have put me near to my normal shape.
Fourman Hill proved ideal with its easy gradient and trainer friendly, soft going.
Now at home though as a follow up physio appointment has indicated a need to focus on recovery with more intensive exercise and minimal sitting. Fingers crossed...

Believe it or not, my very modest hillwalking ambition for this year was simply to climb a hill of any description each month. Almost scuppered in April by lethargy but I made it to the bump of Burnswark then almost scuppered in July by hayfever induced asthma. Now this! Aghhhh! Planning for something easy around Nov 30/ Dec 1st.

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Knock Hill from near the start
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Ben Rinnes
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Ben Rinnes zoom
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The Buck zoom
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looking east on the way down
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Re: a good hill for a bad back

Postby Gordie12 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:16 pm

Hi litljortindan

I've only suffered from a bad back a couple of times and on neither occasion could I have climbed a hill - good effort and best of luck with the recuperation.
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Re: a good hill for a bad back

Postby alfredo » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:24 am

Well done. :clap: Hope you get better soon. :)
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Re: a good hill for a bad back

Postby bar72 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:14 am

litljortindan, can fully sympathise with the back problem as i have a disc bulge in L4 lower lumbar. Is a crippling thing and am in pain on a daily basis for last few years now. I find that if i just remain mindful i can do a healthy days walking without the pain getting worse, although, usually it niggles me a bit more the next day. I was on Dyhydrocodeine for 9 years with it and doing no exercise and it never got better. Since starting hill bagging last year, i now hardly ever take pain killers for it and can manage the pain through excercise. Each case of back pain is different but well done on doing something about it :clap:
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Re: a good hill for a bad back

Postby litljortindan » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:58 pm

Gordie12 wrote:Hi litljortindan

I've only suffered from a bad back a couple of times and on neither occasion could I have climbed a hill - good effort and best of luck with the recuperation.



Thanks. I felt not bad on that day and then one hour in the car going to work next day undid all that.
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Re: a good hill for a bad back

Postby litljortindan » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:59 pm

alfredo wrote:Well done. :clap: Hope you get better soon. :)


Thank you. Another four weeks hopefully...
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Re: a good hill for a bad back

Postby litljortindan » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:03 pm

bar72 wrote:litljortindan, can fully sympathise with the back problem as i have a disc bulge in L4 lower lumbar. Is a crippling thing and am in pain on a daily basis for last few years now. I find that if i just remain mindful i can do a healthy days walking without the pain getting worse, although, usually it niggles me a bit more the next day. I was on Dyhydrocodeine for 9 years with it and doing no exercise and it never got better. Since starting hill bagging last year, i now hardly ever take pain killers for it and can manage the pain through excercise. Each case of back pain is different but well done on doing something about it :clap:


Sorry to hear you've had it so bad over a long time but good that walking is helping. Pain is coming and going for me. My legs just won't do what I want them to though and I still have odd distortions here and there. Physio has me off work for two days just now wiith no sitting, eight half press ups every hour and otherwise standing, walking or lying face down.
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