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How do you wear a lumbar support belt for moderate to severe low back pain?

How do you wear a lumbar support belt for moderate to severe low back pain?

Securely: If your physician has prescribed a lumbar support the medical supply store professional or physician should should show you how to wear it. It should not cause discomfort and should fit securely. You should not have any pressure on your sternum and should be comfortable while sitting. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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Can a lumbo sacral support belt,help my lower back pain and my sciatica?

Can a lumbo sacral support belt,help my lower back pain and my sciatica?

Possibly: However do not rely on that belt all the time as it will make your muscles weaker and you may make things worse. Belts/supports are typically helpful in situations when you need to do activity. ...Read more

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Day after iui, having moderate to severe cramps and lower back pain, was told to have sex today, it was very painful. Normal or should I call dr?

Day after iui, having moderate to severe cramps and lower back pain, was told to have sex today, it was very painful. Normal or should I call dr?

Call the doctor: Ovulation can cause cramping, but there is a small chance of infection from inseminations (iui). A fertility clinic performing an IUI preparation should see signs of infection such as white blood cells in the sperm, before proceeding to 'wash' the sperm (prepare it for iui). If there is an obvious infection they would tell you not to do an IUI this month, but you can still have timed intercourse. ...Read more

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I'm 25, been having constant lower back pain for long time. Not over weight. Do exercise from time to time.Lumbar support to give support. What to do?

I'm 25, been having constant lower back pain for long time. Not over weight. Do exercise from time to time.Lumbar support to give support. What to do?

Core strength: Exercises to build solid symmetric core strength are readily available on the web. Stretching, particularly hamstrings can be very helpful. Yoga can frankly accomplish all of these goals, and there are many free yoga resources online. ...Read more

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I have recurring lower back pain that i experience while driving/flying over periods of 30 minutes that leads me in pain for days. I use lumbar support and i sit quite upright. My doctor advised me to just pre-medicate with tylenol. Thoughts?

I have recurring lower back pain that i experience while driving/flying over periods of 30 minutes that leads me in pain for days. I use lumbar support and i sit quite upright. My doctor advised me to just pre-medicate with tylenol. Thoughts?

Cause: If it does respond to simple things like Tylenol and a corset that is certainly fine. If it does not respond, the bigger question is what is the underlying condition that is causing you to have recurrent problems with your back. ...Read more

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Ovulation and severe lower back pain. Is it normal? Excessively ovulating i have to wear a pad during ovulation, why?

Ovulation and severe lower back pain.  Is it normal? Excessively ovulating i have to wear a pad during ovulation, why?

Ovulaiton/PMS: Vaginal discharge changes due to a preovulatory estrogen effect. There can be an increased volume of clear, stretchy, slippery mucus. The most common physical manifestations of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are abdominal bloating and an extreme sense of fatigue. Other common symptoms include breast tenderness, headaches, hot flashes, and dizziness. ...Read more

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I've had moderate/severe lower back pain (lifted something heavy) for 2 days. Now I have a numb-ish left leg. Also have nausea off/on. Not pregnant.?

See below: If your symptoms do not improve after 5-7 days, i would advise calling your doctor and getting checked out. Most back strains will resolve on their own. The numbness is a bit more concerning but i would not panic; just be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is heat or ice better for low back pain? Especially if there is a lumbar disk herniated? What are the symptoms of having a lumbar disk herniated?

Both : Both can help but it may differ from pt to pt sometimes it helps to go back and forth between heat and cold / if you feel one is much more helpful for you then stick with that / use apiece of swim noodle behind the small of your back while sitting as a "lumbar roll" I have found this to help many people including me over the years hope you feel better. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more