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Back Pain Due To Poor Posture
Muscles!!!!: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc with chronic pain! began selfcare with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. In my practice I use acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Posture & Lifestyle: A simple answer is yes. Our increasing sedentary lifestyle, looking down at our phones/electronics, and lack of regular exercise are leading to more back problems. Often posture and these factors cause muscular pain, but later could lead to early degenerative changes in the spine and greater problems. Posture alone is not the greatest risk factor, but can contribute to asymmetries and thus pain. ...Read more
Physical exam: Backache due to muscular spasm usually is localised to the affected area with spasm clinically evident herniated disc usually causes pain radiating along the pinched nerve affected usually down one leg EMG of the lower extremities and MRI of the lumbar spine may be necessary in some cases to settle the diagnosis. ...Read more
Can poor posture while working on a computer all day lead to pain in the upper back or rhomboid area?
Can spondylosis cause muscle tension? Can the pain from spondylosis cause chronic muscle tension in my shoulders and upper arms?
Upper back/neck pain from poor posture and lack of stretching.. Shortness of breath from rib cage restriction. Dizziness when standing. Inflammed back?
Out of balance: You may be deficient in 25-oh vit d3, magnesium and vit k2. Dizziness on standing can come from low blood pressure. Heat, topical magnesium oil and gentle stretching are all helpful for pain and stiffness. Getting a good night sleep, eating healthy unprocessed foods every 3 hours while awake , moving through the day , and lowering stress will help restore balance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress relievers: I am right there with you! that is where i feel my stress. Make sure to carve out time during your day (at least 45 minutes) just for you. Read, take a walk or a hot bath. You can also try moist heat while you watch your favorite show on television. Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day and avoid caffeine. Exercise (play) also helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Back muscle spasm causing struggling with movement. Shooting pain in lower abdomen. Difficultly taking a deep breath due to back. ?
Is it muscle?: Would definitely need more information for this one. When and how did it start, how long has it been like this, was there an injury, any nausea, fever, diarrhea, blood in urine? How does the muscle spasm in back explain the abdominal pain? Right or left side? You should see a doctor - if severe, go to the emergency room. If muscle spasm, use heat, ibuprofen, and gentle exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Back pain and muscle problem in right arm and leg be caused due to posture during mastubation and can pinched nerve cause leg and arm pain at sametime?
Disc herniation: Can happen in both the neck and back area causing arm and leg weakness and pain. It is uncommon for for these to occur simultaneously. Sometimes neck disc abnormalities can cause arm and leg symptoms. If your symptoms return to normal quickly after the incident, then you can simply watch for any progression. If you have lingering nerve deficit even for a short time then you should get checked. ...Read more
See below: When slouching, the muscles of the back are stretched to a point where they can no longer do their job of keeping you upright. If the muscles are not working correctly, most of the pressure of your upper body is transmitted to your spine without the protective function of your muscles. Bottom line: don't sit slouchy! ...Read more
Can computer posture (leaning in, slouched) cause chest and upper back sensations/pain/discomfort? If so, how to fix?
Posture is important: Sitting at a desk (most office workers) is both unnatural and detrimental to your skeleton. From the neck down to your lower back, the spine is confined to an awkward position that can cause ligament and muscle strain, c costochondritis (inflammation at cartilage bone interface), and likely pain while this is possible, chest pain should be checked out by your physician to rule out other problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mid to upper spine pain, for 9 weeks so far, pain when bend forward. Sudden, no injury. Could it be due to posture or others?Have slouch posture. 25f
Possibly yes : That would most likely be responsible for it, in absence of an injury; unless you have started work involving a lot of slouching over, as in computer use or reading etc. Since you always slouched, its now causing pain. Help yourself by not doing so and discipline yourself to avoid it.Therapy would be helpful. Back strengthening exercises & swimming (backstrokes) + nsaids will certainly help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could sleeping on a poor pillow be the cause of tight neck muscles and tight muscles throughout the head? Have very poor posture also.
Maybe? But see a doc: Many things can cause neck pain. Certainly sleeping on a pillow that's not the right fit for you can cause such things. I note that you talk about foot numbness in "conditions". That raises the possibility of disc issues in your back, and possibly your neck. To further assess that, you really need a good physical examination and some imaging to look into the issue. Please see your doctor soon. ...Read more
Could weak back muscles cause bad posture therefore cause pain in hip to foot to a 74 yr old woman. She suffers from ostioartrithis in lower back too.
Various causes: The back pain could be coming from several areas. Bad posture could contribute to it, or could be the result of it. If she has arthritis in the lower back, she may also have narrowing of the foramen, resulting in a pinched nerve and pain down the leg. Or it could be originating from a disc. Other possibilities include leg length discrepancy from poor posture. See a physiatrist. ...Read more
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