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Ian Mackenzie
01-02-2007, 04:05 AM
Don't let this happen to you!

I was reaching around the back of one of my 4345s tonight for a cable with the enclosure partly swivelled for access on its support stand.

Then it suddenly moved. :eek:

The sheer mass of the cabinet twisted my back at an awkward angle. So I had to kind of untwist against the wall with a significant amount of force to regain balance.

Nasty. :shock:

I will be okay and plan to see the physio.

Its a reminder to be carefull when moving / around these large monitors.

Ian

speakerdave
01-02-2007, 08:40 AM
Ya, that's why mine are not up on bases yet. I have not worked out a way to have them solidly placed and yet moveable for all the necessary fooling around.

I trust you'll be all right.

David

morbo!
01-02-2007, 12:13 PM
ouch :(
sorry to hear
nothing worse than a bad back
time to design a locking mechinism?

Ian Mackenzie
01-02-2007, 12:16 PM
Not as bad as I thought this morning thanks Dave.

Perhaps if Mat can share some of his lawn clippings it might ease the discomfort.

Ian

edgewound
01-02-2007, 12:26 PM
Hope you're ok Ian.

Back pulls can be a pain....no pun intended.

Robh3606
01-02-2007, 12:31 PM
Ya, that's why mine are not up on bases yet. I have not worked out a way to have them solidly placed and yet moveable for all the necessary fooling around.


That's one of the reason's I have my 4344's on short wheeled stands. So I can move them about without hurting myself. Those 4345's Yikes!!!! Hope your OK Ian.

Rob:)

Ian Mackenzie
01-02-2007, 01:24 PM
Thanks Rob,

Yep will have to design something proper.

Hot bath might be the go...but 30+ c here.......maybe the beach later.

Ian

JBLnsince1959
01-02-2007, 08:13 PM
Ian:

Hope you get better soon..try a hot bath with epson salts;)

Ian Mackenzie
01-04-2007, 04:59 PM
Unfortunately it has become uncomfortable and using a PC is not helping so I will be taking time out.:help:

If can find a cute Babe to bash the keyboard all the better.:bouncy:

Ian

grumpy
01-04-2007, 05:33 PM
Ibuprofen has been beneficial for me, but I'm no doctor. Good luck
with the other ;) -grumpy

Roddyama
01-06-2007, 09:07 AM
Get better Ian.

(As Roddyama marks down one reason not to put all his speakers in the same box.)

Ian Mackenzie
01-06-2007, 11:23 AM
Hey Rodd.

Nice to hear from you,

Yes I am considering my options. Its a lower back thing. Some exercises seem to help

Have not seen you over here for a while.
What happened? Did you get Fired as Moderator on diyaudio?

Muhhahahaah:rotfl:

loach71
01-06-2007, 12:07 PM
Maybe some Foster's will help?

I tried inversion boots for may back injury -- they seem to be quite helpful.
Hope you get beetter soon..

Ian Mackenzie
01-06-2007, 02:51 PM
I think it makes it worse.

Will have x rays this week, hope it won't mean going under the knife.

loach71
01-06-2007, 03:23 PM
:) Best wishes for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Enjoy the sun and beach while you are recuperating.:)

Roddyama
01-06-2007, 08:29 PM
Hey Rodd.

Nice to hear from you,

Yes I am considering my options. Its a lower back thing. Some exercises seem to help

Have not seen you over here for a while.
What happened? Did you get Fired as Moderator on diyaudio?

Muhhahahaah:rotfl:

If they tell you that you have to go under the blade, get a second opinion,... maybe post a thread on the AA forum, they know it all there.

Actually, I haven't posted much more than dozen times in the past year anywhere. Been busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest at work. But no, they haven't canned me yet.

Ian Mackenzie
01-07-2007, 03:47 AM
Rodd,

Thanks for the tip.

You know how when things go wrong they can happen in 3's .

Well I reackon I this is the third. :banghead:

The year can only get better.;)

Ian

pasadena
01-09-2007, 08:59 AM
Hey Ian,

I can lend you my back.....been bashed up a bit and shot but it's still working ;)

What you need is a lass with stiletto's walkin on yer back....that'll crack ya back inta place. Ooouchh!!! :blink:

Cheers
Pasadena

Ian Mackenzie
01-09-2007, 12:51 PM
I'll find out this morning what's wrong:hmm: .

Could not walk without shooting pain down my right leg. A pinched S nerve and apparently its path of the course. Could be a torn muscle or the cartlidge has moved.

hjames
01-09-2007, 12:54 PM
I'll find out this morning what's wrong:hmm: .

Be CAREFUL my friend ...
no one wants to hear they had to put you down because of a bad back ... We'd just as soon prefer you stick around a bit longer!

Ian Mackenzie
01-09-2007, 01:16 PM
Thanks for the thought.

I am up beat about physio dealing with whatever has happened. It needs to be managed and I think this is where many back problems get worse. It a real PITA as has I have been ordered to rest for the rest of the week by the doctor but can't do much at home.

I bought a heap of new music the other day and some new DVD's so I will enjoy that.:)

Ian Mackenzie
01-09-2007, 06:56 PM
No permanent damage thank God but the disk has a tear or rupture.

It will take about 6-8 weeks to heal with some therapy to help prevent a reocurrance.

opimax
01-09-2007, 07:08 PM
Good to hear it will be fine when done. My back has been going down hill slowly for 10+ years. Mine has to get worse before anything else but exercise and loose weight is suggested

Feel better soon

Mark

Roddyama
01-09-2007, 07:44 PM
No permanent damage thank God but the disk has a tear or rupture.

It will take about 6-8 to heal with some therapy to help prevent a reocurrance.

Good to hear it's not permanent:applaud: , but is that "6-8" weeks, months, years,...?

Ian Mackenzie
01-09-2007, 08:20 PM
Sorry it meant weeks so I will be taking it easy for a month or so.

The specialist did a lot of work (ultra sound, massage and electro therapy) to loosen up the back and its a lot more comfortable. I have to so back for several more treatments and start some exercises. The beer (xmas) gut also has to go so I will have to switch over to Scotch or G & T for a while.:o:

There is a lot to know and its a complex mechanism particularly when the back is in damage control mode after an event.

But as I said earlier its a reminder to to very careful when you are working on your gear.

Thankyou all for your responses.

Ian:)

pasadena
01-10-2007, 12:47 AM
Geez...you really did yourself over on this one but good to hear that you're ok. I'm sure the Scotch and Gin tonic will help ease the pain. :)

I lost about 11 kilos over the last few months hoping that being lighter would help ease the pain. I didn't see any improvement over that period but I've had injections in my back so I now I can't really guage if the loss of weight has helped in any way. On the up isde, I now look meaner and younger by all acounts :)

Hydro's a great help and spa is the best thing I looked forward to. I have a tear in my L5/S1 disc and it caused me no end in grief but I'm sure you'll have yours managed under great care.

Just make sure they don't push you too much in the beginning, especially hydro because that's what happened with me. They started up a program for me that ended up aggravting more.

I good piece of advise, when you start excercising and it starts hurting, lay off a bit and don't push too hard. I know they say "No pain, No gain" but that's crap and doesn't offer any merit to its case.

Get well soon.

Cheers
Pasadena :)

Michael Smith
01-10-2007, 09:46 PM
Ian
Sorry to hear of your little mishap and wish you a speedy recovery;however if you have still got the urge to tinker I've probably got a pair of Control 1s you can borrow to throw around
Michael

Ian Mackenzie
01-11-2007, 03:21 AM
Thanks Michael,

I've decided to drag the L100's in front the 4345's so I am not tempted.

Ian

Ian Mackenzie
01-11-2007, 03:13 PM
Well I feel better today than I have for the past few weeks.

The combination of several G & T's, Led Zepplin in concert (2 DVD set)followed by a good nights sleep and a walk to the beach for a short swim this morning seems to be working.:)