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Best Chair For Lower Back Pain
Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more
Yoga!: Often the best exercise for your low back doesn't involve exercising the low back at all. Stretching the back, and strengthening the abdominal and oblique muscles, as well as stretching hamstrings and glutes (buttocks) can really help. Massage (rolling on one or two tennis balls in a sock on a carpeted floor) is good, but in the longer run, yoga is terrific. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See below: You want something that promotes good posture. Anything that encourates a curvature of the back just above your hips is fine. I bought a special back support on line but actually a cylinder shaped pillow that i bought at wal-mart works better. They cost about the same, maybe 15 dollars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Education/exam: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TO8Il3vdxQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try heat too: Ice is great if you have pain, tenderness, swelling and inflammation but ice will leave you tight and sometimes increase spasms. Follow the ice with heat (15-20 min. Only) and that will help relax the muscles. Otcs like Ibuprofen can also help at times. If symptoms persist, talk to you doc about rx options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower Back pain and lower abdominal discomfort. What is the cause? I need pillow bet knees when I sleep for back pain. Any good exercise?
Several thoughts: Low back pain is often due to a strain or sprain of muscles and ligaments in the back( as from lifting heavy item) or from a herniated or bulging disc pressing on nerves that leave the spine and travel to the legs. Occasionally pain may radiate to lower abdomen. For good patient information SEE: bit.ly/1v1juFX and bit.ly/1wCMDpb ...Read more
Find out what is: Causing your pain first. Please seek help from a good gyn physician. Good luck! ...Read more
Heat, otcs, etc: Simple low back pain and spasms can often be treated with over the counter advil or aleve (naproxen). Heating pads, hot showers, massage and gentle stretching exercises also help. If these don't do it, your doctor can prescribe a stronger pain medicine and/or a muscle relaxant. ...Read more
Moderate back pain in upper back also achy pain in lower back with numbness. What is your diagnosis?
Pain in Back: I would need to know more about your pain. It's quality, intensity and associated symptoms. Also it would be helpful to know more about your medical history. The numbness is where? Pain can be due to muscular strains, sprains, muscle spasms, or more structural causes such as nerve or nerve root related. It can be due to muscle disease or related to medications or electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more
Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?
If back pain and: knee pains, then you may have different issues. Back pain can come from musculoskeletal stiffness, or degenerative disk disease with spine problems. Knee pains on the other hand often mean there is swelling with the joint or ligaments within the joint. Or osteoarthritis. Please see a healthcare provider before you take medications just to relieve. ...Read more
What is the best position to sleep in? I have lower back pain and upper right back and neck pain ?
Yes: Over time, gravity tends to pull us into a flexed position. Extension exercises counter this effect and help keep the spine neutral. Twisting exercises also help keep the spine limber and lubricated. ...Read more
Pain In left hip when walking and urinating. And there is pain when laying for long then getting up, from left side lower back to buttock to thigh.
Here are some...: Despite young age-18, your described symptoms urge you to be checked for possible sciatica ( irritation to the joined nerves from lower lumber ad upper sacral nerves-the largest peripheral nerve). To get checked correctly, follow instructions as described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how & when to work closely with Doc so to define right Dx for Rx.. ...Read more
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