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Exercises For Low Back Pain And Sciatica
Yes as long as the : Back pain is not worse with the running. Exercise, especially cardiovascular exercise, is a way to treat low back pain along with weight control, good sleep, not smoking and doing stretches and core strengthening as well . You can start cross training, if needed, initially. Start slowly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc degeneration which is the rule not exception. If symptoms persist. Core strength is a start: pilates/yoga/piyo, nsaid's, salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt if no better but requires a doc's rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
45-year old male. Low back pain for a few years, although seldom have pain. What kind of exercise is allowed, and what kind of bed, firm or soft?
Back pain hygiene: There are a lot of advice, but the main things are: keep your back muscles strong by doing back exercises everyday, twice daily if you can, with stretching and warm ups in between. Other exercises to strengthen your core is also important (like plank and certain Yoga poses). Use your legs to lift things, not your back. And sleep on a firm(er) mattress. ...Read more
Yes: Of all of the treatments touted to help low back pain, exercise has consistently shown to be one of, if not the best way to treat lower back pain. There is no one "right" exercise for all people with back pain. Studies have shown that people who do any kind of exercise to keep themselves physically fit tend to have lower rates of back pain than people who do not exercise regularly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Core: Core excercises are very good for low back pain. There are several examples of "core exercises" on the internet. Your physical therapist should also be able to show you examples. It is also important to stay flexible with emphasis on stretching your hamstrings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have low back pain and from last two days it's paining very much please help.Please tell me any exercises or something to get relief. I am male, my ?
See your doctor: Without any additional historical details, nor a physical examination, it is difficult to recommend therapy. Of note, however, is that recent data suggest that physical therapy, yoga and/or exercises like pilates can be helpful. Nonetheless, being evaluated for the current issue should occur initially. Please see a physician promptly. ...Read more
Severe low back pain for 2+ yrs...Its getting so bad that i can't work thru pain to exercise. Pain now going to hips. Worst in am but all day is there?
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercises from book "Back Rx" help erase my low back pain, but I still wake up with pain in middle & upper back. Suggestions? X-rays clear.
Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post surgery?
Possibly: There is nothing about a laminectomy that should precipitate facet pain/arthritis. But patietns with spinal stenosis who require laminectomy often have multiple back issues including facet arthritis. There could be scarring after surgery causing some pain but typically you would have some leg pain as well. After completing pt and core exercises, facet pain can easily be tested with an injeciton. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Low back pain that goes down rt buttock down to the outside of my thigh that is10 on the pain scale Have seen a ortho & he told me to do stretching exercises then he told me pt xray dsnt show anything?
Radiating pain: The pain you describe sounds like you may have a nerve impingement syndrome like "sciatica" that is affecting your R leg. The regular X-ray will not shoe nerve entrapment. You can try Physical therapy and stretching with nsaids, but if you do not improve, you may need an MRI and follow-up with the Ortho. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am experiencing low back pain and dizziness (better by: with fluids) (worsened by: changing head position, after exercise, hot weather, sitting ...) When I have been laid down for a minute or two then stand I feel like I'm spinning yet I'm still.
I have low back pain and left hip pain. I've had tests and gone to pt but no relief. I've even tried exercises, OTC meds, and warm and cool compresses. Ii even have a tens unit but still no relief. I am in severe pain when I walk, stand, sit and now lying
I am almost 2 years post op 2 level lumbar fusion. Low back pain has improved but still having issues with back muscle tightness/muscle fatigue. Exercise regularly, weights, walking, yoga. Advice?
Everything Right: It sounds like you are doing everything right. Surgery is traumatic to the spine and muscular tissue. There can be irreparable damage as as result. Overall, it sounds like surgery was a success because you have an active lifestyle. I would recommend a short course of physical therapy so they can discuss your goals and deficits you have. You may be doing the wrong exercises. Discuss with doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Physiotherapists said My one sided low back pain and sciatica type symptoms are not ticking any boxes on what it can be,can stress cause these symptom?
Ticking boxes: Symptoms of radiculopathy cause one-sided back pain and sciatic nerve area symptoms. The symptoms may be numbness, pain or weakness. There may be reduced reflexes, especially in the Achilles tendon, if there is an S1 radiculopathy, an injury which often causes symptoms through the sciatic nerve. Testing sometimes helps, such as an EMG test. Physiotherapy is also a good idea - safe, and cheap ...Read more
Very bad low back pain and sciatica. is okay to take short course of oral prednisone if my A1c is 6.8 ?
No: Studies show no to low benefit for lower back pain with oral steroids. You need rest low back school and a pain management referral. Naproxen 500 twice a day and flexeril 10 mg three times a day prn are preferable. You need a full exam to rule out cauda equina, weakness and other surgical indications. Risk also > benefits with diabetes. ...Read more
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