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Back brace - help, need some advice urgently!

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willow Tue 05-Jul-11 11:54:57

So, I'm off on a week's riding holiday on Friday. Ten days ago the horse I was riding bucked - I stayed on but I jarred my back. Saw osteopath yesterday who did a lot of clicking and pummelling - then rode today and it was agony. Not sure if it's worse because of having been pummelled yesterday, but am really worried about how I will cope with a week in the saddle if my back is like this. Can anyone recommend a good back brace? Injury is middle of my back, just below bra line, and I felt it with every trot and canter today sad

HerMajestiesSecretCervix Wed 06-Jul-11 08:57:26

I've had a similar injury and it is worse directly after treatment and I was advised to rest and not put strain on the area for a few days. Can you get as much rest as possible but maybe do some gentle stretching to avoid seizing up? Lots of hot baths also helped me.

willow Wed 06-Jul-11 14:02:20

Think you are right. Feels much better today. Was numpty to ride yesterday - due to ride tomorrow also, but will hold off until the weekend now.

willow Wed 06-Jul-11 14:02:50

Love your name btw. smile

willow Wed 06-Jul-11 14:03:39

Even though, pedant that I am, I feel compelled to point out should be majesty's (but not sure you can use punctuation in names anyhow!)

HerMajestiesSecretCervix Wed 06-Jul-11 14:26:47


HerMajestysSecretCervix Thu 07-Jul-11 09:30:46

Can't have punctuation in user names but is this better? I don't think it looks as nice.

How's the back?

MitchiestInge Thu 07-Jul-11 13:48:36

I often hurt that bit of my back, usually on one side, always when horse shies in gallop or just accelerates insanely round a bend - even a fast canter if I don't keep well off his back. I can usually just about keep riding each day if I take lots of painkillers and just walk/rising trot or if must canter then stay in light seat. Hopefully you will have a comfortable armchair sort of horse/pony on holiday and not one that is wiggly or has too much uncomfortable movement.

horsemadmom Mon 11-Jul-11 23:14:59

Have a look at Vertibax range. I have a special riding brace from them that keeps my separated pelvis from rocking. Try Pilates for a longer term fix.

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