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    Hi there,

    Was working out at the local gym today when I was on the rowing machine and have now got quite bad back pains. It's not absolutely terrible, but I run at least 4 days a week and am pretty fit, so don't want it to hinder this passion. I don't go to the gym that often, this was my first time in a week or so, but it was definitely something I did on the rowing machine. Any advice on when this should clear? Could it be okay tommorow morning for example after a good nights sleep?

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    Alex
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    Take a break. Make sure you aren't arching your back too much and are using your arms and legs to pull.
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    It could be nothing or it could be serious and we have no way of telling via a few words on a screen. Smart money is on it's just a little tweak, might annoy you for a few days and then be fine but just because that most common. If it properly hurts then rest, if it hurts when you run then don't run. Missing a few running session doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. If you wake up tomorrow and it just feels a little funny then it's fine to run. If the pain stays properly painful for a couple of days without getting better then see a doctor.
 
 
 
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