Nissan 370Z Forum  

How you know you're getting old

Yesterday morning I decided to replace my rear difusser. I put down a moving blanket to lay on while installing the 4 bolts on the bottom of my bumper. After

Go Back   Nissan 370Z Forum > General > The Lounge (Off Topic)

Like Tree30Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-08-2018, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
redondoaveb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 1,039
Drives: '17 370z Sport 6 spd
Rep Power: 3895
redondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond repute
Default How you know you're getting old

Yesterday morning I decided to replace my rear difusser. I put down a moving blanket to lay on while installing the 4 bolts on the bottom of my bumper. After getting it installed with no issues I was cleaning up and the very last thing I was doing was bending down to fold up the moving blanket and felt a twinge in my lower back.Today I can barely walk.
So, after contorting my body to get in various positions to install the bolts with no problem, I bend over to pick up the blaneket and my back goes out. I was suppose to drop my car off today to have a new clutch installed and a few little things done, I can't even bend down to get into my car.
cv129, Rusty, Hotrodz and 4 others like this.
__________________
Stillen/Vortech/928/A2A/Tbatt/CJM/ID1050X/Walbro/Tial /Greddy EBC/Ecutek/Specialty Z/L-Spec/JWT/ZSpeed/RJM/Coolerworx/Fast Intentions/Motordyne/KW/Hotchkis/ SPL/Z1/Rohana/Nitto/Yuniqueled/Craftsquare/Carbon Fiber Element/Sullivan Racing/Speedhut/656whp/491ft.lbs
redondoaveb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2018, 03:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lazyboy Livin'
 
madwi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 21,286
Drives: Granma red Z
Rep Power: 785687
madwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redondoaveb View Post
Yesterday morning I decided to replace my rear difusser. I put down a moving blanket to lay on while installing the 4 bolts on the bottom of my bumper. After getting it installed with no issues I was cleaning up and the very last thing I was doing was bending down to fold up the moving blanket and felt a twinge in my lower back.Today I can barely walk.
So, after contorting my body to get in various positions to install the bolts with no problem, I bend over to pick up the blaneket and my back goes out. I was suppose to drop my car off today to have a new clutch installed and a few little things done, I can't even bend down to get into my car.

Been there, man.
redondoaveb likes this.
madwi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2018, 03:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
cv129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,728
Drives: 09 PW Nismo
Rep Power: 1214
cv129 has a reputation beyond reputecv129 has a reputation beyond reputecv129 has a reputation beyond reputecv129 has a reputation beyond reputecv129 has a reputation beyond reputecv129 has a reputation beyond reputecv129 has a reputation beyond reputecv129 has a reputation beyond reputecv129 has a reputation beyond reputecv129 has a reputation beyond reputecv129 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I twice had the same results just bending down into the Z’s trunk to get something.

And I am only 37.....lol
redondoaveb likes this.
__________________
Setrab | RE-71 | SPL | JRZ | Nismo | ARK | Whiteline | RacingBrake | CJM Oil Pan | Ti shield
cv129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2018, 03:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 567
Drives: 2018 Explorer
Rep Power: 299
Kzonts has a reputation beyond reputeKzonts has a reputation beyond reputeKzonts has a reputation beyond reputeKzonts has a reputation beyond reputeKzonts has a reputation beyond reputeKzonts has a reputation beyond reputeKzonts has a reputation beyond reputeKzonts has a reputation beyond reputeKzonts has a reputation beyond reputeKzonts has a reputation beyond reputeKzonts has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Time to see a good chiropractor...
Rusty and redondoaveb like this.
__________________
The "Z" is gone...
Kzonts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2018, 05:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
Enthusiast Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Nyc
Posts: 307
Drives: Pw
Rep Power: 7
KN21283 is a jewel in the roughKN21283 is a jewel in the roughKN21283 is a jewel in the rough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kzonts View Post
Time to see a good chiropractor...
Or surgeon.

I had a microdiscectomy, although Im not pain free I am ready and able again.
redondoaveb likes this.
KN21283 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2018, 09:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
SouthArk370Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South Arkansas
Posts: 7,042
Drives: 2014 Challenger
Rep Power: 11442
SouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond reputeSouthArk370Z has a reputation beyond repute
Default

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBmFwKH5bVY

Messed up my back about 25 years ago. Much better now but can still have problems if I pick something up wrong. I've gotten pretty good at picking things up properly.
redondoaveb likes this.
__________________
Steering Lock Links - Search The370Z Bookmarklet - FSM @ NICOclub
Mankind has progressed past the need for war but we haven't evolved that far. - NachoMahma
SouthArk370Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2018, 10:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
redondoaveb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 1,039
Drives: '17 370z Sport 6 spd
Rep Power: 3895
redondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond repute
Default

It appears I'm not the only invalid on here. Fedex dropped off my clutch kit today. When the driver handed me the box I about dropped to my knees in pain. Fortunately it didn't make it any worse and the back is feeling somewhat better now.
__________________
Stillen/Vortech/928/A2A/Tbatt/CJM/ID1050X/Walbro/Tial /Greddy EBC/Ecutek/Specialty Z/L-Spec/JWT/ZSpeed/RJM/Coolerworx/Fast Intentions/Motordyne/KW/Hotchkis/ SPL/Z1/Rohana/Nitto/Yuniqueled/Craftsquare/Carbon Fiber Element/Sullivan Racing/Speedhut/656whp/491ft.lbs
redondoaveb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 01:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
Track Member
 
old guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: S.E. Michigan
Age: 62
Posts: 873
Drives: 13 magma touring
Rep Power: 470961
old guy has a reputation beyond reputeold guy has a reputation beyond reputeold guy has a reputation beyond reputeold guy has a reputation beyond reputeold guy has a reputation beyond reputeold guy has a reputation beyond reputeold guy has a reputation beyond reputeold guy has a reputation beyond reputeold guy has a reputation beyond reputeold guy has a reputation beyond reputeold guy has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Just had an "episode" in late November and I feel your pain!
The one thing I've noticed is that the older ya get, the longer it lasts!
This last "episode " lasted 7 days and I lost 3 days of work
Good luck
redondoaveb likes this.
__________________
Rocking in the free world
old guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 01:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
Now a Ronin Samurai
 
Rusty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pennsyltucky
Age: 62
Posts: 13,310
Drives: 2011 Nismo GM 6M
Rep Power: 1518699
Rusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond repute
Angry

I blew my back out at the tender age of 33. I was working for Goodyear at the time. I was changing tires on a car, and WAM!. Felt like electric shock in my spine. I was off work for 3 weeks. Go back to work. 2 weeks later, they terminated me. Found out a couple of years later. They don't want anyone with back issues working for them.
old guy and bunk like this.
__________________
Group C Driver, After Mods-334HP-279Tor. STD.|F.I. LTH|CBE/12" Resonators|Stillen Gen3|285/35-19, 345/30-19 Mich PSS on 9.5x19 and 12x19 ForgeLine Rims, Nismo RC Brake Ducts,|UpRev Tuned|http://www.the370z.com/members-370z-...o-journal.html
Rusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 08:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
Track Member
 
bunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Southern California
Posts: 889
Drives: 2010 370z Roadster
Rep Power: 402868
bunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
I blew my back out at the tender age of 33. I was working for Goodyear at the time. I was changing tires on a car, and WAM!. Felt like electric shock in my spine. I was off work for 3 weeks. Go back to work. 2 weeks later, they terminated me. Found out a couple of years later. They don't want anyone with back issues working for them.
Probably more like they didnt want to pay workers comp!
__________________
-Drop in K&N Filter -Invidia Gemini CBE -Z1 Oil Cooler -Swift Springs - EcuTek
bunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 11:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
Now a Ronin Samurai
 
Rusty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pennsyltucky
Age: 62
Posts: 13,310
Drives: 2011 Nismo GM 6M
Rep Power: 1518699
Rusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond reputeRusty has a reputation beyond repute
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by bunk View Post
Probably more like they didnt want to pay workers comp!
They did pay me for the off time.
__________________
Group C Driver, After Mods-334HP-279Tor. STD.|F.I. LTH|CBE/12" Resonators|Stillen Gen3|285/35-19, 345/30-19 Mich PSS on 9.5x19 and 12x19 ForgeLine Rims, Nismo RC Brake Ducts,|UpRev Tuned|http://www.the370z.com/members-370z-...o-journal.html
Rusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 11:24 AM   #12 (permalink)
I's the first...
 
jwick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 12,545
Drives: '10 G37 6MT
Rep Power: 69785
jwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redondoaveb View Post
It appears I'm not the only invalid on here. Fedex dropped off my clutch kit today. When the driver handed me the box I about dropped to my knees in pain. Fortunately it didn't make it any worse and the back is feeling somewhat better now.

Just clutch or flywheel and **** too? The OEM setup is like 50#.
redondoaveb likes this.
__________________
'10 G37T 6MT Graphite/Graphite - BP - G37T Build

jwick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 12:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
redondoaveb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 1,039
Drives: '17 370z Sport 6 spd
Rep Power: 3895
redondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond reputeredondoaveb has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwick View Post
Just clutch or flywheel and **** too? The OEM setup is like 50#.
Just a clutch (ZSpeed Stage 4). It was in a pretty big box though which made it feel like it was 100# to my back.
__________________
Stillen/Vortech/928/A2A/Tbatt/CJM/ID1050X/Walbro/Tial /Greddy EBC/Ecutek/Specialty Z/L-Spec/JWT/ZSpeed/RJM/Coolerworx/Fast Intentions/Motordyne/KW/Hotchkis/ SPL/Z1/Rohana/Nitto/Yuniqueled/Craftsquare/Carbon Fiber Element/Sullivan Racing/Speedhut/656whp/491ft.lbs

Last edited by redondoaveb; Yesterday at 01:06 PM.
redondoaveb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 12:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
I's the first...
 
jwick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 12,545
Drives: '10 G37 6MT
Rep Power: 69785
jwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond reputejwick has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redondoaveb View Post
Just a clutch (ZSpeed Stage 4). It was in a pretty big box though which made it feel like it was 100# to my back. *

That sucks
redondoaveb likes this.
__________________
'10 G37T 6MT Graphite/Graphite - BP - G37T Build

jwick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 01:00 PM   #15 (permalink)
Track Member
 
Fuzzzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: MS
Posts: 786
Drives: 2014 370Z 7AT MR
Rep Power: 1255
Fuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond reputeFuzzzy has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Damn! Lots of back problems here. Mine has been a long-term problem but manageable. I have to get in and out of my Z like a little old lady, but I can manage and not be too embarrassed by it.

But every once in a while, just like OP, I'll bend over to pick something up off the floor or ground, and the ol' back just locks up. It is almost always a very simple movement that brings the most severe and longest lasting acute pain.

It's a cruel world out there, guys. Hope your pain passes quickly, OP!
jwick, Rusty and redondoaveb like this.
Fuzzzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2