Compression Fracture From Water Skiing
I have always had a strong back, and I have always loved the water. But I made the mistake of water skiing behind a boat that wasn't running properly. The motor kept dying out. Well it happened just as I was about to get up out of the water. It jerked and stopped and jerked again and caused a compression fracture in my lower spine. That was the most horrible back pain I've had in my life.
I didn't know what happened. I hoped I just pulled a muscle or something that would fix itself, but, it didn't and I ended up at the clinic for x rays where they told me I had a compression fracture. This was a long slow process before the pain went away and I don't think my back will ever be the same. That is the end of water skiing for me.
Now I wonder if some sort of chronic back inflammation has set in because this accident was about 15 years ago and lately my back is hurting again. Thank you for bringing back inflammation to my attention.