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Fell And Hurt My Lower Back
Lower back injury due to deadlifting with bad form. Had a xray doc says its fine. This happened back in march and now it is july and back still hurts?
Chiropractor: I would see a chiropractor or physical therapist. Hopefully you have not continued to do heavy weight lifting but if so you need to stop for a while. If you are overweight, losing weight helps back pain. If you smoke, quitting also helps. Give physical medicine 6-8 weeks and if still having pain see a specialist. ...Read more
Rest, ice, nsaids:
In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending
on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of rest, or a combination of rest, ice
nsaids and physical therapy to alleviate your
While the severity of lower back injuries varies greatly you must pay attention to your
symptoms and return to activities gradually to
prevent reinjury. ...Read more
If: If back pain is worse with activity & better with rest, does not affect your sleep & is not associated with any weight loss, fever, chills or sweats then you can try some things otherwise see a doctor. First, stop smoking if you do so. Start exercising daily including stretching & cardio workouts which can be a fast walk to begin with but start slowly. Otc meds may help as well as a back support. ...Read more
Therapy, medications: Initial treatments for pain due to a back injury include physical therapy, massage, medications. Some try acupuncture or chiropractic manipulation. Weight loss, if possible, can help. If symptoms are more severe, consider pain management for stronger medications. Sometimes, despite all these treatments, symptoms are still there. Consider an evaluation by a spine surgeon to discuss surgery. ...Read more
Depends on injury: Type and severity ax well as how in shape you are to begin with ax well as your overall health. If just a muscle strain, 2 to 6 weeks on average while a disc issue from a couple of weeks to several months for most. This is assuming there is no injury involving a fracture. ...Read more
With a low back injury, the most prudent thing to do is simple low back stretches like williams low back exercises to stretch the muscles and allow them to relax.
Look up spineuniverse. Com and find williams flexion exercises. These can help.
If it persists, see your family md for further evaluation. ...Read more
Report it: If you have sustained a work related injury, you must first report it and your job must file first report of injury or illness to the insurance company. You will be given a claim number and assigned a claim adjuster. You mat then seek medical care through a chosen by you or sent to facility chosen by the insurance. If there is an ermergency go to the nearest er! ...Read more
Generally a few days: Up to 6 weeks depending on the injury severity and your overall physical condition ; health as well as age. If symptoms persist or worsen or change in character such as pain traveling into leg (s) there may be not just a muscle injury and then you should be evaluated if the level or degree of symptoms warrant it. ...Read more
Depends on Diagnosis: Depends on specific type of injury -- both for most types of injuries for this sort of mechanism, if you follow treatments recommended by your doctor including nsaids, lumbar stabilization program, avoiding heavy lifting, and repetitive squating/bending, it should resolve in about 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Rest heat OTC meda: Generally most just get better with activity restriction and rest but one can apply heat or cold depending what feels best and take over the counter meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) Naproxen or Ibuprofen if no medical conditions that preclude their use or allergy problems. Guided exercise after a short period of rest is helpful as well. ...Read more
What could be causing a lower back injury when bearing down on it alleviates the pain to some extent?
Yes: This is not uncommon as the muscles are interconnected. ...Read more
It depends: There are reasons to go directly to the emergency department. Short of these, you can go to a lot of disciplines. Your insurance will sometimes dictate this. Short of an emergency situation, it is reasonable to start with your primary care provider and they will direct you according to clinical criteria. ...Read more
Yes: It could but so could the act of driving as sitting creates a force of 4 x your body weight across the back and if in a vehicle, that creates a vibration of 5 hertz, which is the same frequency that a human spine will vibrate at placing a harmonic frequency stress on a 4x loaded back. That is why you feel stiff after a long car ride with no breaks, without a lower back injury. ...Read more
Spine surgeon: Once the diagnosis is established you then should be referred to a spine surgeon. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you can have pain radiation down into the groin or into the leg. There can be radiation of the pain from the back without any affected nerve roots in the back and/or there can be irritation of a nerve root in the lower back that supplies part of the leg and you may feel pain in the distribution of that nerve root. There are other things that can also cause groin pain. ...Read more
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Cortisone injections vs prp injections. Which is the better choice when dealing with a lower back injury?
Brace Should Help: The back brace should help. However, you will always have to be conscious of your lifting mechanics, weight and preexisting limitations. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask. ...Read more
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