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I have a lower back pain due to working long hours at my desk. What should I do?

I have a lower back pain due to working long hours at my desk. What should I do?

Low back pain: The best treatment are things you can do away from your desk. Your core muscles are weak from sitting posture. Walking, crunches, pool time.. You get the idea . I don't recommend belts or straps they just take away even more muscle tone. The only item i would recommend at your desk would be standing, stretching and trading chair for balance ball. Trade off/on for chair when starting. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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I have scoliosis. Now I have a big pain at my back maibe because i work at my desk 9h/day seeting of the chair. What can I do? Can be worse then pain?

Sitting back pain: Scoliosis is only associated with back pain about 16% of the time, but poor posture hurts 85%! i agree that the sitting is the likely cause of your pain. A pmr doctor or physical therapist can assess your posture relative to the desk, and an x ray of your spine will give information on the type of scoliosis you have and act as a marker to assess changes over time. This can be helped! ...Read more

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I am 21 weeks pregnant and if I lay down for a long period of time, I get severe pain in my lower back preventing me to walk. What should I do?

I am 21 weeks pregnant and if I lay down for a long period of time, I get severe pain in my lower back preventing me to walk. What should I do?

SIJ: Pregnant teen with low back pain likely has sacroiliac joint subluxation on a background of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and secretion of hormone relaxin (elevated during pregnancy) arousing additional ligament laxity. She needs Obstetrician's opinion, possibly an SIJ belt, and perhaps an Osteopathic opinion. See Brighton Criteria and Boa.com. ...Read more

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Everytime I stand up for a long period of time or walk I start to have lower back pain. What can cause this pain?

Everytime I stand up for a long period of time or walk I start to have lower back pain. What can cause this pain?

Many reasons: It could be from disk degeneration, poor posture, poor flexibility and muscle spasm, excess weight, or multiple other causes. Conditioning and flexibility exercises with good weight maintenance is important to help your back. ...Read more

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I have frequent pains in my upper back. I want someone to massage it all the time. I sit at a computer a lot. What should I do?

I have frequent pains in my upper back. I want someone to massage it all the time. I sit at a computer a lot. What should I do?

Check ergonomics: It's imperative that you check the ergonomics of your work station/area. Lots of recommendations available online. I quickly found this one: http://www.Spine-health.Com/wellness/ergonomics/ten-tips-improving-posture-and-ergonomics. Plenty more available. Make minor adjustments and see how you feel. Then make some more adjustments & repeat ad nauseum until no more back pain. And get up frequently. ...Read more

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I have pain and burning in my lower back when i first wake up, stand cooking, lifting or i sit for a long period. What could be wrong? Im miserable.

What is Cause?: Did you have an injury? Is the pain associated with going to the bathroom or your menstrual cycle? Waking up with back pain could simply due to a mattress that does give you proper support. It is very common to strain a back muscle with every day activity especially if you are not physically active. See your doctor for evaluation and as long as it is muscular-physical therapy would help. ...Read more

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I have very bad back pain in the lower back and cant get comfortable i am 5 months pregnant what can i do i cant take one more day of this.

I have very bad back pain in the lower back and cant get comfortable i am 5 months pregnant what can i do i cant take one more day of this.

Option limited: The options are limited in someone while they are pregnant. It usually has to be something noninvasive and without imaging studies. Ask your doctor to refer you to physical therapy and there are some gentle things they can try that can often help. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some causes and solutions for back pain? A couple of hours i started to get painful back spasms in my middle back an inch or so left from my spin. At the time i was justbsitting comfortably, and i had not done anything to hurt it

I was wondering what are some causes and solutions for back pain? A couple of hours i started to get painful back spasms in my middle back an inch or so left from my spin.  At the time i was justbsitting comfortably, and i had not done anything to hurt it

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... I recommend you try stretching exercise, massage and heat pads first. You also can try Ibuprofen over the counter as needed. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have had lower back pain all my life.Now at night I tend to freq wake up to use the bathroom a lot. I don't have a problem going and no pain, why?

I have had lower back pain all my life.Now at night I tend to freq wake up to use the bathroom a lot. I don't have a problem going and no pain, why?

BPH: This may or may not be related to your back pain. You could be developing benign prosthetic hypertrophy. This may be spinal related. Maybe developing spinal symptoms. It is difficult to really answer without a formal work up. Iwould recommend seeing an orthopedic spinal specialist. ...Read more

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I have a tear on my minuscus, my surgery is in a couple months I stand at work for 6-7 hours. What can I do for it not to hurt while I work?

Support...: It is important to provide as much support to the affected joint as you can. Try to avoid very sudden movements; and definitely avoid heavy lifting! ...Read more

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I have IC and I have had lower back pain for a few months.it hurts the most at night also have numbness if I stay in one position to long.

I have IC and I have had lower back pain for a few months.it hurts the most at night also have numbness if I stay in one position to long.

Your symptoms: are not related to your IC (I assume you mean Interstitial Cystitis) They are most likely from your back! Review this with your Primary Care Provider! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my right side/back that won't go away. I took one vicodin/ibuprofen 4 hours ago and still have the pain. What to do?

Could be your back: Back pain can have refer pain to that area. You need to see a doctor to get a full exam and possible radiology study . If it is the back problem, there's several options to treat, including physical therapy, stretch exercise, trigger point injection etc. ...Read more

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I have had a pretty sever headache for 10 days. The severity comes and goes but becomes excruciating while i sleep. I don't have insurance and am not sure what to do. I can only sleep at night if I am sitting up on the couch. If i try to lay down i wak

I have had a pretty sever headache for 10 days.  The severity comes and goes but becomes excruciating while i sleep. I don't have insurance and am not sure what to do.  I can only sleep at night if I am sitting up on the couch.  If i try to lay down i wak

Diagnosis : Diagnosis of the cause of headaches is a challenge usually involving a full clinical examination, laboratory studies and possibly cat scans or other advanced testing. The duration of your headache is concerning. Headaches may be the sign of a significant underlying problem so you should be evaluated by your personal physician as soon as possible even if the headache abates. ...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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more