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Doctor insights on: A Lower Back Sore After Squats

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I strained my lower back while doing squats as a part of my workout yesterday. I continue to have shooting pain in my lower back like a spasm.

I strained my lower back while doing squats as a part of my workout yesterday. I continue to have shooting pain in my lower back like a spasm.

Use intermittent ice: Intermittent ice to the area should help with the muscle spasms. DO NOT do the exercises for at least two weeks, or you will certainly reinjure the area. After two days, alternate intermittent ice and moist heat to the area 3- times per day 15 min each time. If worsening or no improvement, see your Dr. ...Read more

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To sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on ...Read more


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Sore lower back after a run. Should I stop?

Sore lower back after a run. Should I stop?

No, but pay attn : A mildly sore low back is nothing to be concerned about. If it is severe, that's a different story. However a sore back is probably indicative of something going wrong. Most commonly, it is a weak core, poor form, or overtraining. One way to deal with it is to back of the volume & intensity of your running while adding in more core. Once it is better, ramp back up while maintaining the core. ...Read more

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Slight discomfort (no pain/numb) in lower back (sacrum) after sledding on back over a ramp; feels loose when jumping. Any strengthening or concerns?

Slight discomfort (no pain/numb) in lower back (sacrum) after sledding on back over a ramp; feels loose when jumping. Any strengthening or concerns?

Needs evaluation.: An orthopedic surgeon might be helpful. If his examination suggests any abnormality, MRI imaging could clarify the status of your spine. There is no x-ray exposure from an mri. ...Read more

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Sore upper back after yoga stretches. Should I stop?

Sore upper back after yoga stretches. Should I stop?

Or do a bit less and: It is possible that you are over-stretching it or that you are not doing it correctly. I would stretch a bit less and/or speak to the yoga instructor for some guidance. Proper stretching/yoga should not cause you pain, especially if you are "in-shape" for it i.E after a few weeks of doing so. If pain persists, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My upper back hurts after jumping on a trampoline for 2 hours?

My upper back hurts after jumping on a trampoline for 2 hours?

Need to rest: I am sure it can hurt after a prolonged exercise. If it does not get better with resting then try ibuprofen 600 mg . ...Read more

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I injured my back a few months ago whiie doing heavy kettle bell raises. Now my hips and groin hurt. X-ray of my lower back was normal.?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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A week after my period i started getting lower abdominal pain and some pain in my lower back. It is made worse when coughing?

A week after my period i started getting lower abdominal pain and some pain in my lower back. It is made worse when coughing?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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I've always had back problems from scoliosis. Yesterday i had a pain in my butt cheek when i bent over. Woke with intense pain in lower back. Why?

I've always had back problems from scoliosis. Yesterday i had a pain in my butt cheek when i bent over. Woke with intense pain in lower back. Why?

Disc issue: Over time the discs between the vertebral bodies degenerate. This can put pressure on the spinal nerves causing pain to shoot to buttock and down legs. ...Read more

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Are dull lower back pain lower back pain and itchy buttock a sign of herpes?also a tingle up to my neck. Like its on spine The exposure was6 weeks ago

Are dull lower back pain lower back pain and itchy buttock a sign of herpes?also a tingle up to my neck. Like its on spine The exposure was6 weeks ago

Herpes: This does not sound like herpes, and a blood test for HSV 1 and 2 IgM and IgG can help clarify that. Herpes can occur in the skin of the lower back, usually as a cluster of inflamed vesicles which scab over then heal. ...Read more

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I have extremely sore lower back pain after a popping feeling?

I have extremely sore lower back pain after a popping feeling?

Disc or facet issue: May also be degenerative in nature especially if it eases up after being up for a while ; then gets worse toward late afternoon. Exercise, weight control ; smoking cessation can help if these are factors. Sometimes, other conditions can present as back pain so if it persists get it checked. You can try some over the counter medication such as ibuprophen. The facets are joints in the back. ...Read more

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I hurt my back at work felt a pull no pain for about a min then I had severe spasms I have a very sore area when touched in lower back pulled muscle?

Most low back pain: Most low back pain is muscular. Best treatment is relative rest, antiinflammatory medications, and ice for now. It should improve with time (usually days and weeks, not months); if not, seek evaluation. ...Read more

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Lower back pain subsided after 2 weeks rest. Continued gym after that, now pain radiates from between hips and a little above it. Solution?

Seek help: If the pain keeps coming back despite your appropriate rest and time then you should probably see a doctor and have simple x-rays and perhaps an mr.I. ...Read more

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During last barbell biceps curl workout I felt pain in the lower left back area and after that I only feel pain when bending forward. What it could be?

During last barbell biceps curl workout I felt pain in the lower left back area and after that I only feel pain when bending forward. What it could be?

Possibilities: There are several possibilities, including but not limited to muscle sprain/strain, herniated disc, and aggravation of degenerative disc. Fortunately, acute back pain resolves in the vast majority of cases with time and conservative treatment such a NSAIDs and progressive activity. ...Read more

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I had a lower back pain and my abdominal right side after two weeks of exercise with leg weights. My back pain is better but my abdominal area is not.

I had a lower back pain and my abdominal right side after two weeks of exercise with leg weights. My back pain is better but my abdominal area is not.

Strained muscles: It appears that you sustained a significant strain of part of your abdominal wall and probable microtears occurred. With continued rest of the area the injury should heal but to make sure nothing else is causing the abdominal discomfort, have your md examine you. ...Read more

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What stretches/exercises can I do for sore lower back. Had surgery pinched nerve. Tingling burning in upper left thigh bad tailbone pain. Sore standin?

What stretches/exercises can I do for sore lower back. Had surgery pinched nerve. Tingling burning in upper left thigh bad tailbone pain. Sore standin?

Core strengthening: Core exercises for your abdominal, oblique, and back muscles can help strengthen and support the soft tissue envelope around your spine. Although this doesn't necessarily change the condition of a pinched nerve, maintaining a neutral position can help minimize the risk of further injury to your nerve. Once the nerve pain resolves, yoga, pilates, and general conditioning/stretching can also help. ...Read more

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Lower back pain after Intercourse? Legs hurt to move and pelvic sore why?

Positional problem: If intercourse is always in the "missionary" position with you on your back, a little variation in position can go a long way to alleviate your concerns A side to side or woman above position can be "enlightening". In other words, women are the "superior" sex. ...Read more