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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. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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

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I have lower back pain in the middle of my hip in the lumbar area. The pain ranges from moderate to sharp pain from at random times throughout the day?

See pain specialist: Your pain can come from a number of different reasons that can only be determined by a thorough history and physical examination. It may be musculoskeletal in nature but can also be GI or genitourinary related. ...Read more

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Can you have lumbar spine stenosis without having symptoms of low back pain?

Can you have lumbar spine stenosis without having symptoms of low back pain?

Definitely: I have operated on many patients with lumbar stenosis who have little or no back pain and almost exclusively leg symptoms only. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low back pain (lumbar spine area) after a long walk?

What are the causes of low back pain (lumbar spine area) after a long walk?

Spine Pain Options: 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 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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Lack cervical curve, chronic lumbar pain for 13 years, low back pain by hips, lower back popping, & I am pregnant.....popping is new. It didn't happen?

Unknown cause benign: If you are not already into it, start a serious exercise regimen. Chances are great that you have a systemic arthritis. Exercise PLUS a good doc is the best RX. You may want to try Aleve (naproxen) if OK with your doc, when PG. Other meds may be needed after delivery and weaning. Popping cause MAY BE a vacuum phenomenon, snapping tendon or roughness in a joint. We don't know. Take care. Congrats. ...Read more

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I have sudden severe lower back pain, difficulty walking, any movement at all including breathing makes it worse. History of lumbar lordosis. Help!!!

I have sudden severe lower back pain, difficulty walking, any movement at all including breathing makes it worse. History of lumbar lordosis. Help!!!

U might be having an: Acute LBP due to a disk herniation. Any pain going down the leg or any numbness in your leg/foot/toes?? Any urinary or bowel problems, like loss of control? If any of the above symptoms are present, then you probably need to be seen in ER, specially if urinary/bowels symptoms are present, as you may require to be seen by a Spinal surgeon. Otherwise, resting and taking NSAiDs would help & See PCP. ...Read more

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Would an MRI of lumbar w/o contrast show cause of inten low back pain, loss of blder control, numb low abdomn that touch sends strong ting. Down legs?

Would an MRI of lumbar w/o contrast show cause of inten low back pain, loss of blder control, numb low abdomn that touch sends strong ting. Down legs?

Here are some. ..: Imaging study with MRI is intended to show if there is anatomical structural "abnormality" which is rare in the young except ones with congenital or post-traumatic change. However, the degree of structural change is not always linearly proportional with functional changes, but at times disproportional. In your condition, it's likely in such condition or with some sort of neuropathy. More? Ask Doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Wendy Askew
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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