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Back Pain Soccer
Upper left back pain during soccer and then I bent back and there was a loud pop! I can't bend down and I'm in pain. What is this? Hurts when I cough.
See a doctor: You may have torn a muscle or even cracked a rib; have it checked out;. ...Read more
Strengthening: In soccer players I have treated for low back pain I have seen cases where the muscle soreness and tightening was due to weakness and inhibition of the gluteal muscles causing facilitation i.e. Overwork of the lumbar paraspinal muscles. A good sports med doc, a do well versed in omm or a good pt should be able to help you figure this out. ...Read more
I am experiencing back pain (lower) it happens more so during physical activity such as throwing the ball in during soccer or bending down?
Muscle strain: This is most likely is related to muscle issues such as a strain or sprain and could be from lack of stretching for example If the symptoms become associated with morning stiffness or pain see a medical provider, Also if neurologic symptoms occur such as numbness or tingling down a leg seek medical attention. Good luck ...Read more
Depends on the pain: It depends on how severe the pain is and it's duration. If it is just an ache and short lived and does not stop you, it is ok. Otherwise, try cross training if only doing one type of aerobic exercise and incorporate stretchiing and core muscular workouts as well. You can try otc medication if no medical reasons that would prevent their use. If it persists, then seek evaluation if bothersome ...Read more
Lower back pain and sides of quads hurt after playing soccer? I am 16 year old boy what could be some causes of this? Growing pain?
Myalgias: Muscle strain, over-use injury. Could just be lactic build-up after a strenuous soccer game. Gentle stretching, ice therapy for 2-3 days followed by heat therapy, and moderate massage may help. If the pain is so severe that walking is painful or the pain radiates (shoots) anywhere then visit your doc for a physical evaluation ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on how you're stretching your calves. If you're stretching calves and lower back at the same time then lower back may have been neglected. If you're standing on a plank, and doing calf raises, lower back should not be affected. The other question is are they innerveted by the same nerves? Answer is no. ...Read more
Could my low back pain be caused from having knee problems? I just had my 2nd ACL surgery and have played college soccer with a torn ACL for a season.
Low Back Pain: Your low back pain could be related to your knee problems, however, it could be a separate issue all together. If there are underlying disc herniations, lumbar facet joint arthritis and enlargement, or spinal stenosis - these could all lead to pressure on spinal nerves that can cause pain. Low back pain can also be due to the surrounding parapsinal muscles being inflamed or in spasm. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Ibrahim: If you have chronic back pain - it is important that it be worked up. Since you are receiving physical therapy - suspect that was already done. Acupuncture can be very beneficial for a number of types of back pain. It can reduce pain ; inflammation and improve range of motion, blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and nerve conduction. ...Read more
Back Pain Meds:
There are multiple categories and types of medications for back pain; depending on how severe your symptoms are, how long you’ve had them, where they’re located, and what side effects you can tolerate:
http://www. Webmd. Com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/medication ...Read more
Stay active: The worst thing you could do is lay around. Try to stay active and stretch your hamstrings. Applying gentle heat can relieve muscle spasm. Over the counter anti-inflammatories (advil, alleve, etc) can help, but limit use especially if this causes upset stomach. Consult with your physician if your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more
Back pain: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read more
Different Mechanisms: Back pain can be due to multiple causes and knowing the cause will help your physician choose proper medications. Medications to treat pain are generally categorized as narcotics, anti-inflammatories, membrane stabilizers as well as oral versus topical prepations. For mild new onset back pain due to strain and sprain anti-inflammatories are usually a good start if there are no contraindications. ...Read more
See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more
Most often: muscles: The common, every day type of back pain is usually from the strain on the muscles and ligaments of the lumbosacral spine. Underlying arthritic changes can be the cause of chronic back complaints. If the symptoms travel down the leg (s), the disc structures of the spine can be involved. If ice/heat, short rest, and otcs cannot treat the pain, seek further evaluation by your doc. ...Read more
Tricky: Mechanical back pain is a term usually used to describe pain in the back caused by anything from strain/sprain and/or a variety of other issues including disc problems, alignment problems (spondylolisthesis) etc. I more definitive dx. Would be helpful to appropriately treat. So - mechanical back pain is a tricky play on words that does not help you much. ...Read more
The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
It's difficult to discuss your pain with limited information.
If your pain is persistent, you should seek medical care. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Some questions: Bony, musculoskeletal, or originating in the abdomen/pelvis? Duration and intensity of symptoms? Severity of distress? What testing have you had and what have you tried? Known contraindications to medications, therapy, manipulation? ...Read more
Rest, heat, massage: Back pain is very common problem in adults. Usually due to overuse like carrying heavy things, bending twisting certain way and goes away with in a few days of rest heating pad and some over the counter pain pills. If you have pain shoooting in leg burning or tingling and does not go away, then you could be having serious problems with pinched nerves or herniated discs. If so see your doctor. ...Read more
Investigate cause: Low back pain is one of the most common yet most annoying malady that has tendency to become life long if it does not subside within 3 months of onset. Exact cause of low back pain remains elusive in majority of cases in spite of extensive testing and imaging. If the cause is known it can be treated. If uncertain and pain becomes chronic then pain management is only option. ...Read more
Many causes: The list of reasons and causes of back pain is very lengthy. Depends on where or which part of your back; how long it's been present; what aggravates it; what relieves it; your regular activities; your unusual activities; your family history for certain diseases; the character of the pain; and very important any other symptoms. Perhaps a medical professional would be helpful in differentiating. ...Read more
Broad Question: The short answer is it depends on many factors, but most importantly what is the etiology/cause of the pain. If this is something new and not disabling usually anti-infllammatories, heat/ice, and rest will do. If the pain is severe or persists/chronic you should have a workup by a board-certified physician. ...Read more
NUMEROUS: Perhaps most common cause is lumbar strain/sprain, but wear and tear degeneration called spondylosis is very common, and not unique to injure a lumbar disc. Inflammatory arthritis may be an issue, and on occasion bone disorders including small tumors may be a culprit. Sacro-iliac issues are another common problem, but piriformis syndrome is seen on occasion. ...Read more