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Old 10-11-2006, 05:34 PM   #1
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What does Larry do about his back problems?

Hope this is the right forum for this...

Some backstory (haha! cheesy pun!) -- I've been having back problems, and TMJ pain consistently for the better part of this year -- Both related to each other and ultimately caused by stress methinks.

I am a whitewater kayaker and just recently took up drumming...and both activities happen to really aggravate my injuries!

I love them bot too much to give them up, so I am wondering, being the geeks that we are -- What do you guys know about how Larry deals with his back problems? I have found that strengthening of the supporting muscles does help a bit but I've found it hard to maintain the discipline to keep up with it. (I'm no Larry Mullen!) But while I work on improving that, I can't help but wonder if anyone knows what sort of special ergonomic equipment he uses (I know he has a special chair) or maybe even if there are some drummers here that can recommend some stretches or something? I have a very flexible back and find it hard to get a good stretch sometimes!

Thanks kiddos~
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I'mnot sure if this helps, but I believe he uses custom made cymbals and sticks... maybe someone sells them as an artist model. Good luck!
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he gets injected with bulls blood

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I'mnot sure if this helps, but I believe he uses custom made cymbals and sticks... maybe someone sells them as an artist model. Good luck!
That's for his hand troubles ... arthritis, I believe.
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That's for his hand troubles ... arthritis, I believe.
and Tendonitis.

What i dont understand is how can he possibly do weights and shit with a bad back and weak wrists ?

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Didn't he also have surgery on his back, before Pop? Or was that something else?
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yeah i thikn he had some kind of surgery or something...but he definitely had spent a lot of time seeking medical attention during the Pop era....
i think i read somewhere that it slowly developed because he never really had formal lessons (he quit really early) and sorta taught himself how to play, so he didn't get his techniques right, so playing like that for so long took a toll. but i could be wrong, i don't really remmeber where i read that...could've been U2 at the End of the World by bill flanagan
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he gets injected with bulls blood



Well as long as it works
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yeah i thikn he had some kind of surgery or something...but he definitely had spent a lot of time seeking medical attention during the Pop era....
i think i read somewhere that it slowly developed because he never really had formal lessons (he quit really early) and sorta taught himself how to play, so he didn't get his techniques right, so playing like that for so long took a toll. but i could be wrong, i don't really remmeber where i read that...could've been U2 at the End of the World by bill flanagan

Hmm ok well I am still a beginner so I guess I'd better get goin' on that!
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He needs kinesiology and physiotherapy

I'm a physiotherapist
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He gets massages from Bono and Adam. When they're all naked.

Yeah I read that somewhere.
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Wait, Larry has a crooked spine? Wierd. I never noticed that. His back looks perfectly straight to me. Always has.
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He gets massages from Bono and Adam. When they're all naked.

Yeah I read that somewhere.
DAMN! I just read this thread and was thinking after the first post about replying with 'man-sages" with the band.

You beat me to it.
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He gets massages from Bono and Adam. When they're all naked.

Yeah I read that somewhere.
Your dreams don't count as having "read that somewhere".

P.S. Knock it off.
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Your dreams don't count as having "read that somewhere".

P.S. Knock it off.
But you have to admit, I predicted the move to PLEBA with my post.
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But you have to admit, I caused the move to PLEBA with my post.

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He should be coming to see me

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