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Lifting box and went to stand and felt my lower back pop a few times. Couldn't stand up straight for awhile now it hurts to move. Any suggestions?

Lifting box and went to stand and felt my lower back pop a few times. Couldn't stand up straight for awhile now it hurts to move. Any suggestions?

Get checked out: This may be a simple muscle strain, a herniated disc, or something more serious. Same thing happened to me and I just rested, took Motrin, used heat for a few days and it did improve a bit. I then took a short course of oral steroids and had a therapist work on my back. The therapist basically told me I was way out of shape and helped me with exercises that really helped. You should see a doc ...Read more

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I have lower left back pains. It hurts to sit in an up right position & I can't stand up completely straight at all. It feels like an internal pain..

I have lower left back pains. It hurts to sit in an up right position & I can't stand up completely straight at all. It feels like an internal pain..

Back pain: This discomfort may be musculoskeletal due to strain/inflammation of lumbar muscle or ligament or spinal spurs or disc problems. It could also be due to left kidney problems including a stone. The former problems would be more affected by motions of the spine. Try rest, warm or cold applications, and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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My lower back really hurts and when I wslk it hurts to the point that I feel like I can't breath or stand up straight what could cause this?

My lower back really hurts and when I wslk it hurts to the point that I feel like I can't breath or stand up straight what could cause this?

Numerous possibles: Several possible causes, some are mechanical and some are inflammatory. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist for the proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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When I stand up straight, my back hurts after awhile. What can I do about this?

When I stand up straight, my back hurts after awhile. What can I do about this?

Standing in one: Place generates about 2 times your body weight across the lower back discs. Options are to shift position or put one leg up on an object like a footstool if you work in this position. Core exercises can help as can regular exercise in addition including cardio and stretching while avoiding smoking and keeping trim. ...Read more

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Slouched all my life and now when I try to sit up straight it hurts a little...is there a day to keep my back straight everyday or fix my posture?

Slouched all my life and now when I try to sit up straight it hurts a little...is there a day to keep my back straight everyday or fix my posture?

Exercise: Daily. Stand against a wall and try to flatten out your back there and hold it for 20 second. Repeat for 10repetitions or more if you can or work up to holding it longer ...Read more

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I have scoliosis. My back hurts 24/7 but hurts worse when try to stand up straight. I'm only 16 and I don't want my posture to be ruined? Help?

I have scoliosis. My back hurts 24/7 but hurts worse when try to stand up straight. I'm only 16 and I don't want my posture to be ruined? Help?

Be assessed by ortho: I'm not sure how severe your scoliosis is, but be assessed by orthopaedics to see if you need a brace or surgery. This is important to help you with your pain. All the best. ...Read more

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I fell straight onto the back of my head yesterday and through the night my neck started to gradually hurt more now my whole neck hurts, do I see a dr?

I fell straight onto the back of my head yesterday and through the night my neck started to gradually hurt more now my whole neck hurts, do I see a dr?

Neck strain: It's not urgent to see a doctor if this is your only symptom. Treat with Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) and ice. Its typical for muscle pain like this beginning the day after an injury. If symptoms worsen see your doctor who might refer you to physical therapy and maybe get an xray. Going to an inexpensive chiropractor for only a few times could also give some relief. ...Read more

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When I sit up straight in a stool I get sharp pains under my right shoulder blade, it hurts sometimes, and when I take deep breath it don't feel pain?

When I sit up straight in a stool I get sharp pains under my right shoulder blade, it hurts sometimes, and when I take deep breath it don't feel pain?

Muscle, nerve: Probably a rhomboid strain, scapular bursitis, costotransverse or costovertebral joint problem where the ribs meet the spine, , or a costochondritis (irritation of the cartilage between the ribs). You should check with your primary care doc just in case it is referred pain for an organ as well. ...Read more

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Hurt back@work 9/12, still can't stand straight up/fully bend over, lift arms above head, hurts/pulls mid bk when lowering head, severe pain. Can ER help?

Hurt back@work 9/12, still can't stand straight up/fully bend over, lift arms above head, hurts/pulls mid bk when lowering head, severe pain. Can ER help?

Evaluation: You need an evaluation with a back specialist. Your evaluation Will need an examination and imaging to help clarify the diagnosis ...Read more

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The back of my knee hurts when I try to stand straight?

The back of my knee hurts when I try to stand straight?

Pain back of knee.: A few things this could be. In the absence of clinical context and physical exam. Could be a pulled muscle, such as the hamstring. Tendon or ligament issue. Popliteal cyst. If his has been going on for a while, a visit to the doctor would be a good idea. ...Read more

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What is the best way to correct posture? When I try to stand up straight, my back hurts. The posture has gotten worse. Do I need a back brace?

What is the best way to correct posture? When I try to stand up straight, my back hurts. The posture has gotten worse. Do I need a back brace?

Medical Evaluation: Needed. You may have curvature of your spine. Your primary care can diagnose and refer if necessary. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Back has been hurting for days. Today I can hardly walk or stand up straight. Lower back hurts. Only stops when sitting at an angle. What's wrong?

Back has been hurting for days. Today I can hardly walk or stand up straight. Lower back hurts. Only stops when sitting at an angle. What's wrong?

Sounds like spams: If you don't have numbness, weakness, or bowel or bladder trouble then it should get better with time. Ice every 2 hours and taking ibuprofen and or naprosyn (naproxen) can help.

If not better after a week seek a doctor to assess your situation.
Try to walk as much as you can and avoid sitting as it can be hard on a sore back, . ...Read more

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Have a small lump right side lower back next to my spine. I've had this for a few years. It hurts trying to stand straight have to take my time. Help.

See MD: A lump on the lower back that hurts could be several things. Infection, cyst, tumor. Need in person MD exam and history to diagnose and treat this condition ...Read more

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I've had bad posture all my life. I recently have been practicing standing straight but when I do my lower spine hurts. Is this normal?

I've had bad posture all my life. I recently have been practicing standing straight but when I do my lower spine hurts. Is this normal?

It may be if your: Core musculature is weak as you are not accustomed to stand in a balanced manner. Regular workouts incorporating stretching, cardio and core muscle strengthening like planks or even yoga or pilates will help. ...Read more

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I'm only 19 but ive slouched my entire life, my back and my neck are In chronic pain and it hurts to stand up straight, can slouching cause scoliosis?

I'm only 19 but ive slouched my entire life, my back and my neck are In chronic pain and it hurts to stand up straight, can slouching cause scoliosis?

No it can't: Slouching does not cause scoliosis but scoliosis can cause slouching. Physical therapy may help both your slouching and pain. Please see your doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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When I get in the bed at night my legs hurt to where I can only get to sleep when they straight and im on my back no other positions?

When I get in the bed at night my legs hurt to where I can only get to sleep when they straight and im on my back no other positions?

Nocturnal leg cramps: Could be nocturnal leg cramps or restless leg syndrome.
Hard to know without additional info, Make sure you are well hydrated and have no electrolyte disorders, Drinking coconut juice may help. Check for iron deficiency.
See doctor for more info. ...Read more

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I have severe lower right back pain it hurts when I lay flat and try to stand up straight. And when I lay down and move my legs it hurt too. I also?

I have severe lower right back pain it hurts when I lay flat and try to stand up straight. And when I lay down and move my legs it hurt too. I also?

Back spasms?: May have strained back? Lift something? In jury? If urine symptoms may have kidney stone? Drink lots of fluids, take excedrin or aleve and tylenol. use biofreeze gel and ice pack or heat pad whichever works, rest 2 days, if not better see a dr. Be sure not constipated. ...Read more

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Can you make a lumbar tear worse by bending down at the waist? I did that and now my back is terrible hurts to walk straight I have to walk bent? Help

Can you make a lumbar tear worse by bending down at the waist? I did that and now my back is terrible hurts to walk straight I have to walk bent? Help

Back pain: Probable discogenic low back pain and iliolumbar ligament sprain with secondary muscle hypertonicity (lumbar strain). Begin antiinflammatory, ice, gentle stretching and neutral spine strengthening. Expect 4-6 weeks for full recovery. If worsening pain or radiation past knee with tingling, numbness, or weakness have evaluated. ...Read more

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Fell on lower right side of my back 5 days ago hurts to walk bend and sitting straight brusing and when I put pressure on the side of my spine hurts?

Fell on lower right side of my back 5 days ago hurts to walk bend and sitting straight brusing and when I put pressure on the side of my spine hurts?

Not unexpected: There's no question only a few bits of information of your post calamity of having fallen on your back. Sounds like it smarts. If you are turning all sorts of colors and it's exquisitely tender you should either go to a doctor who can look at you or an ER to get some xrays. If you're not inclined to do either then, at least ice down a bit for a day or 2 if you haven't already then, apply heat. ...Read more

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For a month I've had lower back pain n stiffness making it hurt when I sit, cough, bend. Lying down/standing straight feels best. What could it be?

For a month I've had lower back pain n stiffness making it hurt when I sit, cough, bend. Lying down/standing straight feels best. What could it be?

Consult PT: This could be a strain. There's a whole bunch of questions that need to be answered to make the diagnosis here as this is one of the most common complaints to primary care physicians. You can potentially make the diagnosis by trying a simple therapy. Lay on the floor with you face down and perform a press up, while keeping your hips on the floor. This provides back extension. Do this 10x/day. ...Read more

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My lower back feels strained after I bend over, stand, run, sit for long periods of time, hurts when I lie straight on my back. 2+yr-old issue. Help!

See a doctor.: You should be examined by your doctor to try to determine the cause and make sure your exam is normal and there is no evidence of any neurological problem. You may need an MRI or other radiologic study. If there is no structural problem found, you may benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what's wrong? My lower back is really sore. It hurts when I stand up straight. It almost feel as if someone hit me in my back with an object. Last night I also experienced lower abdominal sharp pains.

Please: Please provide more information. What is your age? Do you have medical problems or conditions? Are you having problems with stools such as blood, mucous, pencil stools, constipation? Any trauma, numbness to the legs, weakness, loss of bladder or sphincter control? ...Read more

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What's wrong with my shoulder? My shoulder hurts when I lean forward & am using muscles to hold my arm in place instead of hanging forward, and also when I move my arm straight back. The pain is on the top & front, right in front of the end of my clavicl

It: It sounds like it may be a bursitis, which is an inflammation of the fluid-filled sac around the shoulder (there are bursa on other joints also). This can get inflammed for no reason. It sounds less likely to be rotator cuff issues since you can move your arm in most directions. It is important to be evaluated for this as bursitis can lead to a frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). Please be sure you do gentle range of motion activities with your shoulder. Bend over and move your arm in little circles, or climb your fingers up the wall. You can take advil (ibuprofen) if you can tolerate it and don't have any reason that you can't take it (pregnancy, ulcer, etc). Please be evaluated by your doctor for your symptoms.

If you have increased pain, any redness or swelling of the joint, fever, or pain in the chest, then please be seen immediately as an emergency. ...Read more

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I having horrible lower back pain. It hurts really bad when I try to stand up straight. I also had some white discharge..

Low back pain: The white discharge is unrelated to the low back pain. Mechanical low back pain is caused by a tear in the disc or weak/overgrown facet joints. Physical therapy, cortisone injections, and a back brace may help to relieve the pain. ...Read more