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Am overweight, but losing and exercising. Just had thr. Having achy low back pain both sides. An issue for my ortho?

Am overweight, but losing and exercising. Just had thr. Having achy low back pain both sides. An issue for my ortho?

Could be: However unless you need surgery, likely ortho will not do much for it. I would suggest getting an MRI of your spine to be sure. It will let you know if this muscle issue versus a spine nerve impingement also known as sciatica. Recommend seeing a pain/spine specialist instead. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

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


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3 weeks ago both my ankles and feet swelled up and it lasted for a week. After that i started exercising by walking which now has been 2 weeks of doing it, i had no problems but really low back pain but i still did exercising. Yesterday my left ankle sw

3 weeks ago both my ankles and feet swelled up and it lasted for a week.  After that i started exercising by walking which now has been 2 weeks of doing it,  i had no problems but really low back pain but i still did exercising. Yesterday my left ankle sw

Swelling unrelated : The swelling in your legs is unlikely to be related to your back pain unless your back pain is related to a vascular problem. Exercise is benificial for back pain due to structural back issues like disc problems . There are several other reasons that could involve the ankles in terms of swelling and you can check this out with your doctor to make sure it is not vein related or heart related ...Read more

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I have lumbago.

I have lumbago.

Back pain: Most of the lower back is made up from muscles that attach to, and surround, the spine. The vertebrae are roughly circular and between each vertebra is a disc. The discs between the vertebrae are a combination of a strong fibrous outer layer and a softer, gel-like centre. http://patient.info/health/nonspecific-lower-back-pain-in-adults ...Read more

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What to do with my lumbago at 26?

What to do with my lumbago at 26?

Exercise: If you don't have a history of an injury then most of the people i see that are you age and have low back pain have weakness and inhibition of their hip/gluteal muscles which will readily respond to appropriate rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lumbago?

What are the symptoms of lumbago?

Low back pain: Lumbago is simply the $100 word for low back pain. It would include pain, achiness, and stiffness. ...Read more

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How is lumbago typically diagnosed?

Evaulation: Lumbago is a fancy medical word for low back pain. It is diagnosed via performing a history and examination of the patient. Most cases respond within 8-10 days treated with NSAID medication, short term rest (about 24 hrs), and resuming ambulation. Severe cases (continuing pain, leg pains, weakness, neurologic symptoms, bowel/bladder issues) require radiology studies and advanced management. ...Read more

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What are some tips to ease lumbago pain?

What are some tips to ease lumbago pain?

Multiple: Avoid prolonged sitting, driving or standing. Sit with a chair that has arms and a high back. Exercise and keep your weight under control and avoid smoking and get a good night's sleep with a firm mattress. ...Read more

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What are some of the danger signs lumbago?

What are some of the danger signs lumbago?

Lumbago is not : Dangerous but other types of back pain may signal something more menacing, pain that does not change with position or activity & is present at night should be checked by your doctor. Associated symptoms like a fever, chills, sweats, weight loss or loss of appetite & fatigue are troubling. Changes in neurologic status needs to be evaluated. Lumbago is just simple back pain due to degeneration. ...Read more

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Can someone who has a mild lumbago go back to normal?

Rehabiltitation: Strengthen the hips and retrrain them to fire before the back muscles do.. ...Read more

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Lumbago-- can you return back to excercising and daily lifestyle?

Lumbago-- can you return back to excercising and daily lifestyle?

Rehabiltitation: Strengthen the hips and retrrain them to fire before the back muscles do.. ...Read more

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How can I prevent lumbago?

How can I prevent lumbago?

Many Ways: There are many things you can try, but it depends on your underlying anatomy. Here are a few: good posture, core exercises, stretching, and proper body mechanics. ...Read more

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Is lumbago a treatable condition?

Is lumbago a treatable condition?

Very much so: "lumbago" is simply a fancy medical term for low back pain. In many cases, low back pain is very treatable and often responds well to osteopathic manipulation. In the hands of a skilled physician, omm has been shown to be very effective at treating low back pain while reducing the need for drugs and surgery. I would suggest hunting down a local do and see what they can do for you. ...Read more

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How do you beat back problem lumbago?

How do you beat back problem lumbago?

Rehabiltitation: Strengthen the hips and retarin them to fire before the gluteal muscles.. ...Read more

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Is there an effective cure for lumbago?

Is there an effective cure for lumbago?

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

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How can the doctors treat chronic lumbago?

How can the doctors treat chronic lumbago?

Depends on cause: Chronic low back pain (lumbago) can be treated with medications, therapy, home exercise and even injections. It depends on the history of the back problem, the physical examination and sometimes diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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How do you beat back problems like lumbago?

How do you beat back problems like lumbago?

Exercise: Exercises and otc nsaids may provide with the relief you seek. If pain persist see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How do the doctors describe chronic lumbago?

How do the doctors describe chronic lumbago?

Lumbago, old term: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection ...Read more

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How can I ease the pain in my lower back lumbago?

How can I ease the pain in my lower back lumbago?

Rehabiltitation: Strengthen the hips and retrrain them to fire before the back muscles do.. ...Read more

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How can you beat back problems, particularly lumbago?

How can you beat back problems, particularly lumbago?

Be Proactive: There is no one thing you can do, good posture, body mechanics, exercise, stretching, weight control are all excellent starting points. ...Read more

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