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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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How do I lose baby weight with sciatica?

How do I lose baby weight with sciatica?

Pool Therapy: Can help unload the spine and allow you to burn some calories. Try that first. If not helping consider seeing a pain specialist to address the pain first and then get back to the exercise afterwards. ...Read more

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How can I lose baby weight if I have with sciatica?

How can I lose baby weight if I have with sciatica?

Swim/diet/treatment: For most people swimming doesn't worsen sciatic pain. Weightbearing exercise usually worsens the pain but swimming is non-weightbearing. You may find that certain swim strokes may aggravate it. If so, try a different one. A healthy diet is also a big part of weight loss. Also important to seek treatment for sciatica so you can do other forms of exercise. There are specialists that can help. ...Read more

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Im very obese. I know this because I have severe low back pain when I walk. I can't even walk for 5 minutes without pain. What is the best way for me to lose weight. I cannot have weight loss surgery because i've had stomach surgery before. Please help?

Im very obese. I know this because I have severe low back pain when I walk. I can't even walk for 5 minutes without pain. What is the best way for me to lose weight. I cannot have weight loss surgery because i've had stomach surgery before. Please help?

Weight loss center: I recommend finding a weight loss center that consist of a team of professionals who evaluate you individually and not provide a "shot gun" approach. A physician should look at your drug list and make sure u are not on meds that is causing weight gain or preventing weight loss. A exercise person should eval you and design a program around your limitations, dieticians to work with you individually. ...Read more

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What exercises can i do to help to lose weight after having 2 babies 1yr and 1 month apart? l

What exercises can i do to help to lose weight after having 2 babies 1yr and 1 month apart? l

Lift weights: Most people have the wrong idea about losing weight. Believe it or not, the best way to lose weight in terms of exercise is actually to lift weights. Here's why: when you lift weights, you build muscle. This muscle is highly active tissue. It burns calories 24/7/365. So when you have more muscle, you burn more calories, and you will find it easier to lose weight. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do I lose 20lbs when I have sciatica?

How do I lose 20lbs when I have sciatica?

Viscious Cycle: You need to treat the pain to feel better so you can exercise. There can be several reasons for "sciatica" or pain down the leg. Lumbar disc inflammation with or without nerve impingment, facet joint irritation, sacroiliac joint irritation, piriformis syndrome. A thorough physical exam and diagnostic studies will help determine what will be best to get you feeling better based on your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do you recommend going gym and doing different workouts including weights, while having sciatica?

it depends: If your sciatica is caused by instability in the spine, it is best to avoid heavy lifting, that may worsen the problem. ...Read more

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What are the risk related to sciatica surgery? I am 23 male and 5'-8" and weight 105 kgs can I have surgery at this stage?

What are the risk related to sciatica surgery?
I am 23 male and 5'-8" and weight 105 kgs can I have surgery at this stage?

Sciatica: Biggest risk is failure to resolve your symptoms long term ( happens 10-15 % of time } . Other risks are associated with any surgery like infection, blood loss, nerve injury ,blood clots or anesthetic complications involving irritation of your trachea or lungs. ...Read more

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I have ddd and sciatica. I lose my insurence n 13mo n will no longer b able 2 afford my chiropracter. Any suggestions on how i can fix my back?

I have ddd and sciatica. I lose my insurence n 13mo n will no longer b able 2 afford my chiropracter. Any suggestions on how i can fix my back?

Fixing or treating: I am going to go out on a limb and offer a different opinion here. Chiropractic care is for pain relief. It should not be continued when the problem is not resolving. It will not lead to cure or a fix of the problem. It is probably time you went to a more appropriate back specialist for a real diagnosis and treatment to resolve the issue and not just treat the pain through manipulation. ...Read more

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Is loss of appetite, weight loss and weekness common in sciatica?

Is loss of appetite, weight loss and weekness common in sciatica?

Not really: Weakness could be, but the appetite loss or weight loss is not a typical problem with sciatica. See your PCP to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


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