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Does Everyone Have Dimples On Their Lower Back
No: Most people do not. The "dimples of venus" seen on some slim people overlie the sacroiliac joints. Why they are visible in some people and not others remains a mystery of medicine, just like why some people have chin clefts and others do not. ...Read more
I have two small moveable lumps in the dimples of my lower back. I have had them for over a year and no growth. Should I be concerned?
Lumps: Usually no cause for concern, especially if on both sides. Probably fatty tumors. ...Read more
I've got a large bump on my lower back right between back dimples, it covers the entire space between the dimples. Its hard and aches a little.
Cyst: Depending how long the lump has been present and how it formed, it may recede on its own, may need to be drained, or may need to be excised. See your physician and she/he will be better able to assess it. It is likely benign (meaning it won't cause serious problems), but is likely to be a nuisance until you get it taken care of. ...Read more
I have a puffy spot on my lower back between my dimples its always been there just not as puffy. It became that way when I was prego. Its a year later?
I fell dwn the stairs hit my lower back spine between my two dimples on my back. Now there's a round purple dark patch? . My hips feel paraylsed and hard
Need X-Rays: You may have a broken hip or back especially if you can not stand or walk on your leg please go to the emergency room so they can evaluate you especially if you fell down today. If you did it few days ago then you can talk to your doctor who can get x-rays ordered for you good luck. ...Read more
I have pain in my Lower back near the upper part of my buttocks, near my back dimples. It causes my groin and hips to hurt. What could this be?
Conservative: For most back pain conservative treatment is best including, rest, gentle massage, stretching, mild anti inflammatory medications, heat or cold packs and avoiding things that make the pain worse. If the pain is severe, persistent or associated with other symptoms, including weakness, numbness, abdominal pain or urinary symptoms it is best to get it checked out in a consultation ...Read more
Depends: 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
More ideas: Try finding a good osteopathic physician (do) who does gentle manipulation. Online sources: biodo. Com, cranial academy. Com, academyofosteopathy. Org. A good chiropractor can help, as can other bodyworkers who do feldenkrais or alexander techniques. Yoga w/ a good instructor to supervise your alignment may also be useful. Try tai chi or qi gong. Above all exercise regularly as prevention. ...Read more
Lower back pain:
Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the US. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can cause severe vision impairment and muscle spasms. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation.
Determine the cause:
First things first, what is the cause of the back (pain). I assume you mean that your back hurts. There are many causes and they are often treated differently.
You should see your primary care provider who will ask you many questions and do an exam. Some things that will be considered: how long have you had pain, trauma, signs of infection, history of cancer, radicular symptoms, bowel/bladder.... ...Read more
Exercise: The best way to strengthen the back is with exercise, typically to what we refer to as the "core". That would include abdominal strengthening, but exercises such as swimming and pilates also help. Sometimes a course of treatment with a physical therapist can help, to make sure that the exercises are properly taught and performed. ...Read more
Here is a good article that discusses pain that can develop in different areas as a result of crutch use/ casting.
http://www. Stmwellness. Com/soreness-from-using-crutches-part-2-where-crutches-cause-soreness/ ** Take care. ...Read more
No: Only if you feel muscle tightness or pain afterward. Some methods of "cracking" may utilize maneuvers that can cause injury, but the "cracking" itself is not inherently bad. The sound occurs due to gas fluctuation in the joint. ...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 muscles, joints, or discs 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
Depend on type: A physical examination will be able to identify posture, movement patterns, muscle strength, weakness, tight muscles, etc which can play a huge role in your spine (low back) stability and function. Things that you should do anyways include: don't smoke, keep a healthy weight (bmi between 19-25), maintain good posture and ergonomics and exercise regularly. You should visit your doctor. ...Read more
Muscle strain: Most likely you've strained your back & gluteal (butt) muscles lifting something improperly. That's why it's so important to bend at the knees when picking something up rather than just bending straight over from waist (most people aren't warmed up or limber enough for this - watch pro golfers grab golf ball after sinking putt). Go see doc if any pain down legs, loss of strength or incontinence. ...Read more
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