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Scatia. MRI normal. But get lower back pain which moves to leg thru butt.29yrMale. Feel fine after doing yoga but weakness returns. Shld I stop exercising?

Scatia. MRI normal. But get lower back pain which moves to leg thru butt.29yrMale. Feel fine after doing yoga but weakness returns. Shld I stop exercising?

No! Don't stop!: Supervised yoga is great for conditioning your body, keeping your core strong (supports your back) and improving overall muscle tone. Staying mindfully active with low back issues is very important. Consider consultation with a physical therapist to learn exercises that would be beneficial and those to avoid. ...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


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How does yoga help reduce my lower back pain?

How does yoga help reduce my lower back pain?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #9: Eases back pain. People who took two 90-minute classes a week for six months reduced their back pain by 56%; those who got standard medical care experienced just a 16 percent decrease in pain. Ref: AARP, 5/2017 ...Read more

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What can I do to eliminate lower back pain during yoga?

What can I do to eliminate lower back pain during yoga?

Modify poses: Assuming your back pain etiology is clear, and you are comfortable enough to stretch your body with yoga, then modify the poses (asanas) to minimalize pain yet still engaging your body to stretch. Bolsters, folded blankets, blocks, all of these aids can allow you to be in a pose comfortably and remain in the pose long enough to obtain the benefits desired. ...Read more

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Best yoga positions for lower back pain caused by a recently diagnosed scoliosis?

Best yoga positions for lower back pain caused by a recently diagnosed scoliosis?

Triangke: Triangle on both sides. I suggest putting you spine in all degrees of rotation: downward dog, reverse downward dog, both side triangles, and standing with feet parallel to wall - hands on wall and head looking over opposite shoulder - both sides. I practice yoga myself- not so good with the names though. ...Read more

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Why and how to cure low back pain after yoga workouts?

Stop yoga: Unless it's due to muscle soreness because of poor conditioning, stop any activity that's causing you significant pain and go consult your physician. ...Read more

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I can no longer do yoga or stretch due to shooting leg pain and sharp low back pain across low back crease. Manageable for 10 years, until recently.

I can no longer do yoga or stretch due to shooting leg pain and sharp low back pain across low back crease. Manageable for 10 years, until recently.

Yoga & Pain: Please see your doc to get a diagnosis and help for your leg pain. Then consider doing Qigong rather than Yoga. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am almost 2 years post op 2 level lumbar fusion. Low back pain has improved but still having issues with back muscle tightness/muscle fatigue. Exercise regularly, weights, walking, yoga. Advice?

I am almost 2 years post op 2 level lumbar fusion. Low back pain has improved but still having issues with back muscle tightness/muscle fatigue. Exercise regularly, weights, walking, yoga. Advice?

Everything Right: It sounds like you are doing everything right. Surgery is traumatic to the spine and muscular tissue. There can be irreparable damage as as result. Overall, it sounds like surgery was a success because you have an active lifestyle. I would recommend a short course of physical therapy so they can discuss your goals and deficits you have. You may be doing the wrong exercises. Discuss with doc. ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with early stage CML and am having severe lower back pain that is so bad I can't get off the floor. Is this related?

Could be: Chronic myelogenous leukemia is increased abnormal myeloid and similar stem cells in the bone marrow located in vertebrae and other bones but aside from very high white counts often do not cause back pains. There are complications: tumor outside bones that may rarely occur or even collapsed bony structures leading to pain. Best check with oncologist and do imaging. Good news is Gleevec (imatinib) cures. ...Read more

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I have really bad lower back pain. It doesn't shoot down my leg or get numb. Hurts the worst when I stand up from a sitting position. What can it be?

I have really bad lower back pain. It doesn't shoot down my leg or get numb. Hurts the worst when I stand up from a sitting position. What can it be?

Mechanical back pain: Back pain that doesn't radiate and gets worse after standing is usually musculoskeletal back pain. When we sit our iliopsoas muscles get tighter and then when we stand that tightness causes pain. Usually, a back extension program is a quick and easy fix. But see your doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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Lower back pain when sitting down for a bit. What could be causing it when I am only 19 years old?

Possible disc issue: Even at your age especially if there is a family history. Sitting is 4 times your body! S weight across the discs of your lower back. If you do not exercise, start. If you smoke stop. If you are overweight, get your weight under control as all the above play a role in back pain. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a below the knee amputee and recently I have been dealing with lower back pain when sitting for extended periods could they be related?

I am a below the knee amputee and recently I have been dealing with lower back pain when sitting for extended periods could they be related?

Could be: The difference length in other parts of the limb may occur over time. (difference in thigh muscle girth) This might lead to a bit of a pelvic tilt and eventual unequal weight distribution on the articular elements in the lumbar spine. Plin films of the LS spine can reveal facet joint disease for example. Your therapist need to be made aware of any bone remodeling to adjust your therapy over time. ...Read more

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Why do I get lower back pain only on the left side?

Why do I get lower back pain only on the left side?

Anatomical: The pain generator is on the left side, be it a out of place disc compressing on a nerve, muscle spasm, sacroiliac joint, etc., etc., etc. A more precise answer can be provided after your doctor examines you and obtains further facts about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I get lower back pain after a bowl movement?

Why do I get lower back pain after a bowl movement?

Multiple causes: The causes are multiple, they include but are not limited to hemorrhoids, anal fissure, mass, spinal issues, prostate issues including infection. If this is a persistent issue, medical attention is warranted. ...Read more

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How come I get lower back pain after drinking alcohol?

Back pain and EtOH: Not any real association that I can think of. Only rare association is with certain lymphomas. That would be a stretch, and I don't think you need to worry. Otherwise, your "back" pain may actually be related to inflammation internally—abdominal contents/organs that may be the true source of symptoms. I think this is more likely. ...Read more

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When I lay a certain way I get lower back pain only on my right side.

Nerve impingement: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the US. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can cause severe vision impairment and muscle spasms. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation.
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Everytime I lie on a flat surface, I get lower back pain and usually it feels like if it "pops back into place" and then the pain goes away.

Back pain: Sound like you need an adjustment by a chiropractor. If that does not help, get in to see a back specialist. Also, seek guidance from your primary care doc. ...Read more

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I ve noticed, I get lower back pain with regular bending while doing house work & other people don't get it, ie doing garden, any possible causes y me?

I ve noticed, I get lower back pain with regular bending while doing house work & other people don't get it, ie doing garden, any possible causes y me?

Muscular v disc: This is either muscular issue if only several weeks. If longer, it may be from a disc issue that could be a tear in the disc or a herniation. If muscular, it will get better by about 6-8 weeks and 90% of discs improve over time. Otc meds can help as can heat &/or ice as well as guided exercise & activity modification. Lifestyle changes like weight control, not smoking & regular exercise are key. ...Read more

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I get lower back pain, and it's always worse after/during my period. Why does this happen?

I get lower back pain, and it's always worse after/during my period. Why does this happen?

Fluid Mechanics: Many women retain fluid during time just before through after the period. The fluid increases pressure on the structures of your back/pelvis, --> hurts and makes u not want to move, which in turn contributes to decreased fluid movement in the tissues. Ibuprofen helps many women with menstrual pain. Osteopathic treatment can help balance the mechanics of ur pelvis/low back. Then go take a walk! ...Read more

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Why do I get lower back pain when I have not used the bathroom or when I am very bloated or gassy?

Why do I get lower back pain when I have not used the bathroom or when I am very bloated or gassy?

Referred pain: Often if you're lower colon is distended with gas or stool, you can feel pressure in your pelvis or low back. This is usually relieved with bowel movements. I recommend taking a stool softener or fiber supplement daily. ...Read more

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I get lower back pain with my cramps. I don't have a heating pad, but I have icy hot. Will it help?

I get lower back pain with my cramps. I don't have a heating pad, but I have icy hot. Will it help?

Probably: Yes Ashley, please try it. It may help because it is essentially an attempt to divert the resources of your nervous system so that it sends temperature signals (either heat or cold) rather than pain during cramps. So try it, it may help. ...Read more

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Every month during my period and a week after I get lower back pain and stiffness, only at night time, it wakes me up the pain is that bad. Thanks?

Every month during my period and a week after I get lower back pain and stiffness, only at night time, it wakes me up the pain is that bad. Thanks?

Night pain, not good: I am always worried when pain wakens my patients. Although it may not be serious, and related to a common condition, before assuming it is due to your back, I would suggest you have your gynecologist evaluate you for conditions in the ovaries or surrounding organs that could cause this. Endometriosis should be looked for as well. ...Read more

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I get lower back pain everyday. I have seen more than one physiotherapist and I have been to the hospital to get an X-Ray as well. They said they can't see anything wrong with it and they suggest more exercise. The thing is I already do loads of sport and

I get lower back pain everyday. I have seen more than one physiotherapist and I have been to the hospital to get an X-Ray as well. They said they can't see anything wrong with it and they suggest more exercise. The thing is I already do loads of sport and

Back pain needs: To be evaluated by your doc. After that you can use cognitive therapy to help change thought patterns and reduce/relieve pain. See the work of John Sarno, MD about back pain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...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