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Can anyone give me more information on Lordosis please, I have tremendous lower back pain when I sit up.

Can anyone give me more information on Lordosis please, I have tremendous lower back pain when I sit up.

Lordosis is an: Anatomical definition pertaining 2 spine. Ur thoracic spine has a curve prominent in the posterior aspect of the spine. Everyone has a lordotic curve @ the thoracic spine, some more pronounced than others. It & of itself is not a cause of back pain. Image is 1 of a lordosis. The protruding bones on the left R the spinous processes, Ur lungs & abdomen would B in front of the vertebral bodies 2 righ ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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What is the best way to sit if you have back pain?

What is the best way to sit if you have back pain?

Variable: Usually with ears over shoulders, shoulders over hips straight line. And find the comfortable position. Keep feet solid on ground too. ...Read more

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Why is it always better to sit upright in a chair if you have back pain?

Why is it always better to sit upright in a chair if you have back pain?

See below: When you sit upright, your spine takes on its natural curves and reduces stress on the discs and muscles. When you slouch, you put more pressure on the discs and muscles and this tends to lead to more back pain. ...Read more

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I have had back pain for the past three days and it hurts to move, lay down, or sit. Is this normal?

Muscle Sprain: How did it start? Do not do any activity that makes your pain worse. Try OTC pain meds, ice or heating pad. If it does not get better in few days then needs to be evaluated. If you have tingling or numbness or weakness then it nedds urgent attention. ...Read more

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Constant lower left back pain to where I can't bend down, get up from laying down, or sit comfortably. What is it?

Constant lower left back pain to where I can't bend down, get up from laying down, or sit comfortably. What is it?

Most commonly: What you are describing is a lumbar paraspinal or iliopsoas strain or spasm at your age. However, there are many other things that can cause this that should be checked by a physician, including but not limited to si joint pain, facet pain, and even discogenic pain that has not infringed on a nerve root yet. If it is a paraspinal spasm, then it should continuously get better each day, keep walking. ...Read more

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How should I prevent back pain when I sit for a long time?

Check posture: Most sitting problems are due to posture - look at someone on the computer or driving a car - most are slouching! Use an ergonomic chair or lumbar support whenever sitting at home, at work or in the car. ...Read more

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I get a lot of back pain when i sit at my computer. Do I need a new chair?

I get a lot of back pain when i sit at my computer. Do I need a new chair?

Possibly: A new chair or a chair with a lumbar support may be helpful. Changing positions between sitting and standing once an hour can help. Maintainence of good posture also helps. Avoid slumping. There are many online resources to help you. ...Read more

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Is that normal when u sit infront of laptop about for hours and back pain started?

Is that normal when u sit infront of laptop about for hours and back pain started?

Poor Positions: Sitting in front of a laptop can cause lower back pain, especially if you're hunched over or your legs are flexed at the his greater than 90 degrees. Make sure when working in front of a computer for extended periods of time, the computer is not on your lap and that you are sitting in a chair, not on the floor or couch.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. When u sit on sofa or chair for longer than half hour so back pain is started is that normal?

Not in someone 16yo: No sixteen year oil should have back pain from just sitting. Check that you have proper cushioning and if it continues see your primary care doctor for an x-ray. It should not be anything serious. ...Read more

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I have a back pain, I do however sit allot behind the computer. Is it because of that or could be other factors?

Back pain: Frequent sitting can certainly contribute to back pain, either from relative deconditioning or from poor posture or both. You may be able to help yourself with frequent position changes, ergonomic improvements to your workspace, and also with conservative measures such as core strengthening and range of motion. If symptoms persist or worsen, see a physician. ...Read more

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I am a CNA. I have been having lower right back pain. The pain triggers when I lift, sit down, and look down towards the ground.

I am a CNA. I have been having lower right back pain. The pain triggers when I lift, sit down, and look down towards the ground.

Mechanical pain: Is the commonest cause of low back pain and is offend movement related and settles with rest - and is difficult to treat as one has to keep one's self moving. However at a young age with low back pain particularly if not injury related then needs to be checked by dr and tests run for other possibilities including urine infection, referred pain from abdominal problem, or even ankylosing spondyl ...Read more

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Severe back pain when trying to get up or sit down its ok while im standing but if I try to straighten all the way it hurts bad?

Severe back pain when trying to get up or sit down its ok while im standing but if I try to straighten all the way it hurts bad?

Up Down Back Pain: Does your back feel better when you are leaning forward? Is it bad when you turn from side to side at your waist? Do you tasks like sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, doing laundry, loading dishwasher aggravate your back? If so, sounds like your facet joints are being attacked. Good thing is that they can be treated conservatively with non- narcotic medications & other interventions. ...Read more

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I get back pain. I exercise, stretch, eat well and don't sit for too long in a day. It's not severe but moderate. Is there anything I can do? Thank you!

I get back pain. I exercise, stretch, eat well and don't sit for too long in a day. It's not severe but moderate. Is there anything I can do? Thank you!

Core strength: Some people exercise, but really don't do mech for their back. Ideally you would do exercises to keep your core strong. Also, I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis about the specific cause of your back pain. ...Read more

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Neck and back pain all the day whether I sit or lie on bed. Feel better only first half an hour of morning. Get worse on writing, & tv, comp, ipad.

Neck and back pain all the day whether I sit or lie on bed. Feel better only first half an hour of morning. Get worse on writing, & tv, comp, ipad.

Improper posture: You are straining your back and neck due to bad posture while using your gagdets. Make sure you maintain a good posture while working. Begin your day with streching exercises. Accomodations like using an ergonomic key board, work station and adjusting the height of your chair and desk will make a significant difference. Take frequent short breaks for stretching and relaxation exercises. ...Read more

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I don't have back pain but have a single vertebra that hurts when pressed like when I sit down with a hard backrest or when lying down. Why is that?

Back pain: It's still back pain whether it is localized or generalized.
It's hard to tell why it hurts as not enough information was provided. A thorough history and exam is needed to start. Perhaps you will need an xray unless the doc is able to pinpoint the problem after an office visit. ...Read more

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I m suffering frm back pain. Plz suggest me something. I m a student and also a working partner in business. I have to travel a lot and sit 4long hrs?

Bring a back support: When you travel, including something to support your neck. Stand and stretch when traveling greater than 30 min. Drink fluids when traveling. Don't ignore exercising. Leave time for self to unwind. Stress manifest by aches and pain. ...Read more

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I sit for long periods studying as a student, how do I relieve my back pain.

Back pain: You should get up every so often and stretch. A sedentary lifestyle can actually worsen the pain. That's why bedrest is never a recommended treatment for back pain and in fact has shown to worsen outcomes. ...Read more

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I have a slight back pain today after doing some sit ups yesterday, did the sit ups cause this? Should I be worried?

I have a slight back pain today after doing some sit ups yesterday, did the sit ups cause this? Should I be worried?

Not to worry: You probably strained the muscles during sit ups. While It is very good to exercise take care next time you do this! Watch that you have a proper surface to do this on and that your positioning is symmetrical and balanced. ...Read more

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I have sciatica/back pain occasionally. If I sit down too much it gets worse. What's the best way to avoid this from happening too much?

Start simple: Sciatic/back pain has many possible causes. The most common is musle/joint related. So, it is good to stretch your back gently and exercise your back muscles every day.

When you are in the midst of a particularly bad attack, consider a hot bath/jacuzzi and massage therapy.

If this doesn't help, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Any advice for back pain on the right lower side? (Uncomfortable to sit or lay down.) I have tried stretching and apply heat. Nothing helps.

Yes!: Get a diagnosis for what is causing your back pain! There are myriad cause serious causes and treatments can be very different depending on the cause. You can try to make a virtual consult but the best thing would be to see a live doc and give a complete history and physical examination and if necessary radiological examination and laboratory examination. Then once you have a diagnosis a treatment ...Read more

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Its been 2 days im gettin upper back pain in middle sometimes goin dwn what can be yhe cause of it I can't sit for long beacuse of the pain?

Its been 2 days im gettin upper back pain in middle sometimes goin dwn what can be yhe cause of it I can't sit for long beacuse of the pain?

Thoracic pain: Thoracic pain is a nonspecific complaint which could be caused by any number of things, including pathology within the chest (i.e. Heart or lungs), cervical or thoracic spine pathology (i.e. Degenerative disc, herniated disc), soft tissue problems (i.e. Myofasciitis), etc. Initial treatment with progressive activity and anti-inflammatory meds is reasonable. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have back pain on the left side just above my hip inside the back, if I turn my body/sit down/lie down it hurts, its getting worse. What is it?

I have back pain on the left side just above my hip inside the back, if I turn my body/sit down/lie down it hurts, its getting worse. What is it?

Hip or back pain: Back problems can give you hip pain and hip problems can give you back pain. Probably not enough information here to help you know what the cause is. How long has it been present? What makes it worse? Better? Does it go down into your leg? Any fever, chills, weight loss? Any bowel or bladder problems? ...Read more

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I carried 40kgs and hurt my back a month ago, I have unbearable back pain ever since then, sharp pain throughout my back, can't sit propley, help pls?

I carried 40kgs and hurt my back a month ago, I have unbearable back pain ever since then, sharp pain throughout my back, can't sit propley, help pls?

New back pain: Unfortunately, new back pain that is not improved after 2 weeks and worse with sitting is suspicious for a herniated disk in the lumbar region. A physical examination will probably confirm this and help to grade the severity. Imaging may or may not be needed. 90% of patients improve within 6 weeks, so conservative treatment is probably still best; but a physical exam is needed to know more. ...Read more

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I have lower right back pain just above my butt, I sit a lot for school and work and favor my right side for computer work, is this a plausible cause?

I have lower right back pain just above my butt, I sit a lot for school and work and favor my right side for computer work, is this a plausible cause?

Yes: It is common for persons with desk jobs to develop back and buttock discomfort. Why are you favoring your right side? I tell all my patients with desk jobs to get up at least once per hour to stretch or walk around. Also, make sure you have a comfortable chair with proper lumbar support. ...Read more

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I have a back pain right near the wings. It have been almost 7 to 8 years but the pain is not going away. I can't sit or walk for longer time. Any help?

I have a back pain right near the wings. It have been almost 7 to 8 years but the pain is not going away. I can't sit or walk for longer time. Any help?

Yes if you have: Not been smoking, keeping your weight under control and exercising regularly, then get an evaluation by a specialist in back problems for a thorough evaluation to make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. This may include: medication, physical therapy, pain management techniques like injections, back supports, and if all fails and if warranted based on symptoms and findings, surgery. ...Read more

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Is it ok to sit down if I have lower back pain spasms?

It's ok, you have: To sit at some point in time, but be aware you'll have a hard time getting up! ...Read more

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What could be the cause of low back pain? Hurts sometimes to stand or sit.

What could be the cause of low back pain? Hurts sometimes to stand or sit.

Back spasms: The most common cause of low back pain in a young person is back strain or spasms. There are a large number of big muscles in the back that can be strained by activities. These respond with spasms that can be extremely painful. The usual treatments include physical therapy, heat, mild massage. If there is radiating pain, (pain that "shoots" into a leg), you may need further work-up by your pcp. ...Read more

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Rib and back pain. Hurts worse when I sit or lay down. Threw up the night before. What should I do?

Rib and back pain. Hurts worse when I sit or lay down. Threw up the night before. What should I do?

Chestpain: I assume you have chest pain in the front and back. May be muscular or from the bones and joints or may have pleuracy that is the inflammation in the lining of the lung, If the pain is bad enough you should have it checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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Got sudden lower back pain (more on left side). Hurts more in bending and trying to sit without back support.

Got sudden lower back pain (more on left side). Hurts more in bending and trying to sit without back support.

First thought muscl: This could be a muscle pull. It sounds more mechanical rather than internal. You can discuss this with your physician. If the back hurts you might try ice or cold packs for the first 36 hours and then heat after that. ...Read more

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Having sacroilitis. Developed severe back pain, unable to sit, stand or lie straight. Given depemedrol inj. 80mg. Explain.

Having sacroilitis. Developed severe back pain, unable to sit, stand or lie straight. Given depemedrol inj. 80mg. Explain.

Steroid injection: Sacroilitis is inflammation of the joint between your spine and hip bones. This may cause low back pain, typically one sided and worse on siting. You received what sounds like a sacroiliac joint steroid injection, which is intended to decrease the inflammation in the joint and, in so doing, decrease the pain you experience. Sometimes, more than one injection is required to achieve max benefit. ...Read more

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I can not sit for a long time because I often suffer from low back pain. I can only sit in the last 45 minutes. Why it happen?

I can not sit for a long time because I often suffer from low back pain. I can only sit in the last 45 minutes. Why it happen?

Yes: When sitting the nerves can get pinched from herniated discs and result in the numbness. If it bothers you especially with pain and not just the numbness, you may want to see a spine specialist to see if there is anything that can be done. Numbness in those positions probably only need core strengthening exercise therapy. ...Read more

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How to sleep or sit if you have a back pain. And also the type of bed and pillow good for people having back pains after waking up?

How to sleep or sit if you have a back pain. And also the type of bed and pillow good for people having back pains after waking up?

Lumbar support: Sleeping: Williams position with slight flexion of back, pillow under knees for support. (Slight W position). Sittling: use a lumbar roll (McKenzie roll). ...Read more

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Hi I have back pain just above my hip on the right side, I am not able to sit down. ..or get up immediately.. without a support. Please suggest?

Hi I have back pain just above my hip on the right side, I am not able to sit down. ..or get up immediately.. without a support. Please suggest?

Muscle strain: Most likely you have muscle strain, possibly from overuse, poor posture, lack of physical activity for example. Start there. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What cause low back pain? I seem to have it and it makes it ever hard to sit down in a chair. My back seems to be stiff how can I loosen it? Help

What cause low back pain? I seem to have it and it makes it ever hard to sit down in a chair. My back seems to be stiff how can I loosen it? Help

Evaluate Low Back: If you are not improving have your doctor order a lumbar spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the back can cause leg pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Been to physio was put in a standing frame. Since had sever back pain n now can't sit falling to ride side. It's like my back won't hold me up help?

Been to physio was put in a standing frame. Since had sever back pain n now can't sit falling to ride side. It's like my back won't hold me up help?

Back pain: Talk to your physical therapist. It may be a transient effect of the therapy given. If in doubt, get second opinion.
Also, may consult with your physician and see if new findings are seen on exam. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more