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what is the most common cause of mid lower back pain?

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Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Many possibilities: Not medical history....But .The most frequent causes of lower back pain are : muscle sprain, accidents, pinch nerve, posture, scoliosis, sciatic.Go with your pcp, good physical exam, my be need some x/r.Other test.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Muscle strain: Rhomboid or the top of lumbar erector muscles as they splice with thoracic erectors.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Every night I wake up due to lower back pain, what can I do?

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Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
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Discuss with MD: If you wake up because of your back pain, you should discuss this with your md as there are certain diseases that need to be investigated. If the workup is negative, then you should consider stretching and other modalities to help you. Non-narcotic medications may also be an option for you.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How should I choose a chair to reduce lower back pain?

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There are many ways: I'd first make sure it was comfortable and stable. Check for proper ergonomics and consult with a ergonomic specialist if necessary.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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You want a chair that encourages you not to slump forward, bending your lower back just above the hips in the wrong direction. :Push your shoulders back and note that the area of the back behind your navel is curved. A chair that when you lean back encourages that curve will be very helpful. You might get a cylinder sgaoed cushion to put there in your car as well. Walmart sells them for about $15.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

I have constant lower back pain after standing for more than 30 minutes. What should I do?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor to be examined and get tests to determine the reason for the pain. Blood tests and x-rays in addition to the examination should give the answer as to why you have the pain. Treatment will depend on the exact cause.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What should I do about a minor lower back pain?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Heat and pills: I would try using a heating pad and something like ibuprofen. Also try avoiding oifting and strenuous exercise for a while. If the pain does not improve then you may need to see a doctor and get some x-rays.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is a natural way to ease lower back pain?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Exercise: Generally, a core conditioning program with gentle strecthing, cadio routines and exercises emphasizing core strengthening in additon to keeping a lean body mass and savoiding fatigue. Habits such as smoking have a significant negative impact on the spine.

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