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What can I do to prevent my lower back from hurting while standing too long

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
First find the cause: You can only prevent it if you know what is causing the pain in lower back and chest.To find out what is causing you need to see your doctor and find ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Be lucky, very lucky: 80% of all people will have significant back pain during their lifetime. So prevention is a bit of a loaded term. However, core strength and good ergo ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: In general, it is good to maintain ideal body weight, keep core strong, avoid smoking, and avoid activities that aggravate your back. Followup with a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Lewis
33 years experience Occupational Medicine
Work with a trainer: There are no specific exercises that will prevent a lower back injury. If you are doing an aggressive program, it is best to work with a trainer or h ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Posture: Change your technique. Obviously your back & you are engaging in a conversation.And you're not getting the message. See a physical therapist or your p ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: you should see your doctor to have urine test and culture to R/O UTI and if urine culture positive to be treated with antibiotic.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Uncertain : This depends on what other underlying medical problems one may have. One considers this may be muscle which are tighter in cold.but there could be oth ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Alexander
61 years experience Rheumatology
LBP in youth: Best exerise for low back pain is"core" exercises: Strenghtening the spine muscles. If you can do sit-ups that is best. Multiple repetitions of 20 cru ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Second opinion: I would assume that you have had an MRI. It seems no physicians are helping you. Get a second orthopedic opinion and clarify what YOU mean by spastici ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Disc dis. or arthrit: Commonest cause of back pain is degenerative disease of spine which is arthritis. Bulging discs may also cause similar symptoms. See a neurologist or ... Read More
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