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Do spine extension problems cause back pain?

Do spine extension problems cause back pain?

See below: Not sure i understand this question some people have more back pain when they bend forward, this is usually seen in people with disc problems. Other people have more pain when they bend backward which suggests problems with the back joints (facet joints) or can be a sign of spinal stenosis which is a condition that typically occurs in older adults. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

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Can military posture cause upper back pain?

Can military posture cause upper back pain?

Military posture: Hello. The stiff, knees locked, erect, shoulders pulled back posture may be an irritant to the thoracic spine when standing like this for extensive prolonged periods of time. Can't be avoided though. Soldiers won't ever be allowed to stand in a more "neutral" positions. ...Read more

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Could scoliosis cause sciatica?

Could scoliosis cause sciatica?

Possibly: If the scoliosis is causing the nerve to be pinched exiting the spine it can be the cause. Also people that have scoliosis for a long time will develop arthritis faster in those areas of spine and can cause sciatica symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Will back problems cause liver pain?

Will back problems cause liver pain?

Unlikely. Maybe meds: Back pain from work is unlikely to cause liver pain. If you are taking medications for pain they could have an impact on liver pain or gall bladder. Any medication that causes hepatic impairment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is my upper back pain due to heart problems or posture problems?

Is my upper back pain due to heart problems or posture problems?

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 more

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Will chiropractice help lower back pain problem?

Will chiropractice help lower back pain problem?

It depends: It all depends on the cause of your lower back pain. See your to determine the cause. A do is a type of medical dr who has been trained in treating muscle/skeletal problems & may be able to help. Do's can use different techniques--osteopathic manipulative medicine to help treat low back pain-kind of like a chiropractor but also using gentle techniques like stretching, relaxing muscles, realignment. ...Read more

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How long can stiff neck and upper back chest pain last from Myofacial pain? Normal EMG/Mild Scoliosis. Mild disc bulge c5. Can arthritis cause pain

How long can stiff neck and upper back  chest pain last from Myofacial pain? Normal EMG/Mild Scoliosis.  Mild disc bulge c5. Can arthritis cause pain

A long time can occu: techniques to help myofascial pain includes rest, and exercise. Local massage may also be helpful. This is a long-term program it will come and go and the better you can stay in condition the better your myofascial pain will do. ...Read more

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Will a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Will a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Possibly: Muscle imbalances can indeed cause scoliosis, but more likely to occur in the setting of a neuromuscular disease (muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, quadriplegia or paraplegia from spinal cord injury, stroke in a young person, multiple sclerosis with paralysis, etc). Existing scoliosis can worsen with certain postures & muscle imbalances. It should be monitored for worsening. ...Read more

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Can u have sciatica back problems without pain?

Can u have sciatica back problems without pain?

Sure: Numbness and tingling are not pain. Also weakness is not pain. Sciatica is a term that defines a pain syndrome starting from the spine, however sometimes people only have the above symptoms without the pain. You should probably get evaluated to make sure its not significant. ...Read more

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DDD Spondy l5-S1 severe stenosis herniated discs + abdominal injury any advice on how to correct posture & improve Severe hunching?

DDD Spondy l5-S1 severe stenosis herniated discs + abdominal injury any advice on how to correct posture & improve Severe hunching?

How about PT: Well, I know you're in pain with all that you've said..you haven't specified the nature of the abdominal injury so I don't know whether or not you are bedbound right now or able to get up and move about? Is there a plan to surgerize the back with everything there? I wouldn't necessarily unless it's your only option. But as far as posture goes, PT is usually pretty good with helping with that. ...Read more

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Can memory foam beds create added pain to necks, lower back problems or mild lumbar scoliosis?

Yes & no: Scoliosis is not painful so a mattresses don't make a difference. For back & neck pain it is hit & miss. No one mattress fits all. ...Read more

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Does a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Does a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?

Sometimes: There are many reasons for scoliosis. It is unknown whether muscle imbalance is part of the reason for scoliosis with most adolescents. Muscle imbalance can however cause scoliosis in cases involving cerebral palsy, myelomeningocele, tumors, etc. Scoliois can also be due to arthritis and idiopathic (meaning we are unsure of the exact cause). ...Read more

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Could back surgery cause neck problems?

Could back surgery cause neck problems?

Unlikely: The nerves in the low back travel downwards, into the legs, not up towards the neck, so from a neurologic standpoint, back surgery would not affect the neck. However, it would be possible for back surgery to alter your body mechanics and indirectly cause neck problems. ...Read more

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I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain , pain in my hip?

I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain , pain in my hip?

Scoliosis back pain: There are many causes for back and hip pain, sometimes not as obvious as the curve in your spine on x-ray. Get a good evaluation 2 see if your spine is truly the problem causing the pain. Often, buttock-type hip pain comes from l4-s1, but groin hip pain comes from the hip joint itself and has nothing to do with the spine, even if the pictures look bad. Good docs can find ur true pain source. Thx! ...Read more

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Can scoliosis with spondylosis of the lower back cause dizziness?

Can scoliosis with spondylosis of the lower back cause dizziness?

Not typically: Lower back problems of degenerative change ( spondylosis ) and associated scoliosis can cause pain in the lower back and legs if there is nerve compromise. There can be balance difficulty if there is enough mechanical abnormality to cause spinal stenosis. True dizziness, however, is not typically associated with a lower back problem and should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Back spasms during sex. Anyone have problems post-scoliosis surgery?

Back spasms during sex. Anyone have problems post-scoliosis surgery?

Common: In adults back pain following spine surgery should be delayed for 4 to 6 weeks. You should then find positions that are comfortable to each and provide fulfillment for your particular needs. Utilize firm surfaces. Speak to your physical therapist. Performing core strengthening & flexibility exercises may help in reducing your pain. ...Read more

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Why do memory foam beds create added pain to necks, lower back problems or mild lumbar scoliosis?

Why do memory foam beds create added pain to necks, lower back problems or mild lumbar scoliosis?

Sleep on Side: Hard to say why. Beds are so specific for each person, I would suggest trying another bed if possible. Alternatively, side sleeping puts the least pressure on the spine, especially with pillows between legs. If this is still uncomfortable consider sleeping in your back with 2-3 pillows under your legs to raise them, so back stays flat on the bed. ...Read more

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Can the spine curve after having scoliosis surgery?

Can the spine curve after having scoliosis surgery?

Yes: It can deform or curve above or below the part of the spine treated (fused, made stiff). Less commonly, if the implants are removed (for some reason) the curve can worsen. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

An abnormal curvature of the spine or backbone in which part of the spine looks curved to ...Read more