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Could driving a stick shift aggravate my lower back injury?

Could driving a stick shift aggravate my lower back injury?

Yes: It could but so could the act of driving as sitting creates a force of 4 x your body weight across the back and if in a vehicle, that creates a vibration of 5 hertz, which is the same frequency that a human spine will vibrate at placing a harmonic frequency stress on a 4x loaded back. That is why you feel stiff after a long car ride with no breaks, without a lower back injury. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Back Injury (Definition)

That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability ...Read more


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Strain in lower back from a fall few months ago?

Strain in lower back from a fall few months ago?

Back pain: Unusual to have back pain for 2 months after a fall. Concerns would be an occult fracture which should be much better by now. Recommend that you do a neutral spine core stability program for a few weeks. If not significantly improved it may be time to have it evaluated. Can see videos of neutral spine exercises on youtube. This includes planks and "birddog". ...Read more

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I slipped and fell down stairs backward. Right lower back (waist area) hurts on/off. Pain moves to front stomach/waist area. Had exact fall last year.

I slipped and fell down stairs backward. Right lower back (waist area) hurts on/off. Pain moves to front stomach/waist area. Had exact fall last year.

Pelvic girdle injury: The mechanism and pain pattern suggest pelvic girdle injury. Look for pink urine that would reflect kidney injury. Pain that radiates to the lower leg would suggest lumbar disk injury. Pelvic injury often has associated sciatica with radiation down the same side buttock and posterior thigh. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on spine, mid back muscle tightness, tingling in back of both legs from mid buttocks to knees about 50x/day. Xray normal. 8 months now?

Lower back pain on spine, mid back muscle tightness, tingling in back of both legs from mid buttocks to knees about 50x/day. Xray normal. 8 months now?

Back pain: plain film XRays are not enough to determine persistent Los back pain. You need and MRI. Talk with your doctor it sounds like a disc problem. But would need to know your full medical history ...Read more

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Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back from falling on ice when skating. No visible bruise on the skin?

Pain in lower back from falling on ice when skating.  No visible bruise on the skin?

Need Xrays.: As my old professor used to say, "we doctors don't have xray vision!" you'll need to get some xrays to make sure you haven't broken anything. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in my back lower neck. The pain stretches from shoulder to shoulder. Sometimes it stretches down my spine to lower back.

I have been having pain in my back lower neck. The pain stretches from shoulder to shoulder. Sometimes it stretches down my spine to lower back.

Neck pain: Pain in the neck that is muscular is frequently felt between the shoulder blades and down to the mid back. This follows the anatomy of the trapezius muscle. Pain is likely from spasm due to overcompensation if these muscles for painful neck muscles or joints. The other source if pain is "referred" pain. Disc arthritis pain may also be felt in this region. Treatment is nonsurgical with pt, nsaids. ...Read more

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While bending over, exp sudden intense pulling/popping in lower back. Severe pain. Muscles tightening, posture distortion. Hurts to move. Advice?

While bending over, exp sudden intense pulling/popping in lower back. Severe pain. Muscles tightening, posture distortion.  Hurts to move. Advice?

Should see: Your doctor for a more thorough history and exam in order to give you any advice. Try moist heat, gentle stretching and Ibuprofen (if not allergic) for now. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain on lower L pubic bone after run, radiate to lower L back. Hurts while walk, lift L leg, and lifting R leg toward L leg. Cause bone or muscle?

Pain on lower L pubic bone after run, radiate to lower L back. Hurts while walk, lift L leg, and lifting R leg toward L leg. Cause bone or muscle?

Many possibilities: Attached to the "sit" bones are the hamstrings which can develop tendinitis. The hip rotators are deep to that area and can have tendinitis too. An alternative source would be lower back pain which can radiate down. For people who have muscle pain from running, reducing run distance, mixing in cross training and aggressive stretching can help. If not better, a stress fracture can be considered ...Read more

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My back getting pain after fell down in sitting position.Severe pain at below inf.scapula when i do Lt. trunk rotation.My neck also getting sprain?

My back getting pain after fell down in sitting position.Severe pain at below inf.scapula when i do Lt. trunk rotation.My neck also getting sprain?

Be seen: If you are in pain after a fall, particularly when it involves your spine, it would probably be good to be seen, just to make sure your injury is not serious. ...Read more

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Sharp pain that went from my neck to the back of head while playing basketball trigger pain in my upper back? Have kyphosis and 4 bulging disc in neck

Hard to answer: This is hard to answer bass on the information given and not being able to examine you. Probably muscular but if indeed you do have four herniated discs it could be nerve root irritation. You should see your doctor for this. ...Read more

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Could motorcycle aggravate back injury?

Could motorcycle aggravate back injury?

Yes: Depending on the angle of seat and also the amount of vibration, motorcycles could certainly aggravate a back injury by both of these mechanisms. ...Read more

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Severe back pain when walking trying to stand and moving my upper&middle back doesn't radiate 2 chest no recent injury started yesterday cause?

Severe back pain when walking trying to stand and moving my upper&middle back doesn't radiate 2 chest no recent injury started yesterday cause?

Back ache: It seems like a paraspinal muscle spasms. Try muscle relaxants. It is a prescription drug. Need physical examination for correct diagnosis. If it doesn't resolve by muscle relaxants then you need spinal imaging. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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have had lower- mid back pain month+, pain is from tight muscles. would skating injure my back more/ increase pain? wait 2 skate until healed?

 have had lower- mid back pain  month+, pain is from tight muscles. would skating injure my back more/ increase pain? wait 2 skate until healed?

It depends.: What you describe may be coming from your muscles as in a "pulled muscle" or may be coming from another part of your body such as your spine. Generally a muscle strain or sprain will resolve up to four to six weeks and rest, gentle stretches along with ice or heat, and over the counter antiinflammatory medications (if not contraindicated) may be helpful. After that time get a medical evaluation ...Read more

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Horrible back pain when standing , radiates to hips , tender even to touch lower back?

Ligament weakness: Lower back kigament weakness gives those symptoms and can be from the lumbar spine or the sacroiliac joints. Find a prolotherapist at www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to learn about prolotherapy and get permanent relief. ...Read more

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Nagging pain in upper back, below the neck, also pain in right hand triceps. It started bec of pulled muscle in back while doing back exercise.

Nagging pain in upper back, below the neck, also pain in right hand triceps. It started bec of pulled muscle in back while doing back exercise.

Back&hand Pain: Pain that radiates from upper back to hand indicates a need to see your doctor. You mention pulling a muscle while exercising. That MAY be the case or it may be from a pinched nerve. Your doc will tell you and help you. Catch it now so it does not become chronic. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Back Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the spine could be considered back trauma. Classically the back includes the ...Read more