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Doctor insights on: I've Get A Sharp Pain In The Middle Of My Lower Back Everytime I Bend Over Would That Just Be A Pinched Nerve

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I've get a sharp pain in the middle of my lower back everytime I bend over would that just be a pinched nerve?

I've get a sharp pain in the middle of my lower back everytime I bend over would that just be a pinched nerve?

Maybe not: Central low back pain is most often due to inflammation/arthritis of the disk/joints in the spine or inflammation/injury the soft tissues (muscles/tendons). Occasionally, lumbar nerve root compression can begin as midline pain but this is certainly not the most likely cause. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I get a sharp pain in my lower back when I stand for a long on the left side. Its like a pinch...Could it be a nerve?

It could be but more: Likely it is more related to a structural problem in your back in terms of load bearing across the joints of your back like facet joints or the discs or even a sacroiliac joint issue. So avoid prolonged positioning and keep in shape in terms of exercise, weight control and not smoking. If it worsens or does not improve, get evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve or pulled muscle? Lower left back has sharp pain not constant, doesn't hurt to lift things or ride horses just when I stand, sit bend

Pinched nerve or pulled muscle? Lower left back has sharp pain not constant, doesn't hurt to lift things or ride horses just when I stand, sit bend

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I have had leg and back pain for over a month. My leg aches all the time and when I beND forward a get a sharp pain in my hip and lower back and buttocks region?

I have had leg and back pain for over a month. My leg aches all the time and when I beND forward a get a sharp pain in my hip and lower back and buttocks region?

Arthritis vs sciatic: Get X-rays of hip/low back then mdi to show tissue/joint or lumbar disc protrusion. Get labs to check for low iron levels, if resultless legs. Never smoke which degenerates bones/joints plus cancer. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I bend over, a sharp pain shoots up my lower back for a second, almost crippling me and making me fall over, what's going on?

SI joint: Sharp back pain from bending over is frequently cause by si (sacroiliac) joint dysfunction. Disc dz of the spine usually travels down a leg when the disc irritates the nerves. Lumbar arthritis can also cause a lot of mechanical lbp with movement. Muscle spasms of the lumbar spine can be so severe as to "lock you up" and make it hard to move. Usually treatable with therapy, meds, exercise. ...Read more

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What might I do to get relief from a pinched nerve in my lower back?

What might I do to get relief from a pinched nerve in my lower back?

Back pain: Often times, conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching) and anti-inflammatory medications will work. It would also be reasonable to try massage, ice or heat, or over the counter creams such as aspercreme or capsaicin creme. See a physician if your symptoms do not improve - further treatment options would include spinal injections and even surgery. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a pinched nerve cause sharp pains in lower back?

It could be possible that a pinched nerve cause sharp pains in lower back?

Numb leg: Yes! Sharp pain in a lower extremity due to nerve compression can cause this. Relieve by squatting down to flex the lumbar spine. Usually, anti-inflammatory medications can help, as well as some core strengthening with a flexion-based exercise program. Make sure nothing else is the cause of the leg pain! See a doctor and maybe have a scan performed. U need a diagnosis! ...Read more

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Ihave pain in my lower back so bad I can't bend sitting is very hard. I hardly can get out of bed. Is a sharp pain when I try and do those things h?

Incomplete info: Did this happen while doing some activity and how long ago. If this is 1st. Attack then it will likely improve with rest, motrin, hot baths but could take 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this pinched nerve in my lower back?

How do I get rid of this pinched nerve in my lower back?

Pinched nerve: With such limited information, one can only talk in generalities. Most back difficulties resolve on their own in six to twelve weeks. For persistent symptoms, seek the consult of a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Every time I bend down to touch my toes or I'm getting up from sitting down on the couch or the chair I have a sharp pain in my lower back.

Herniated disc: While your symptoms are suggestive of herniated disc, you are a little young for such a degenerative process. It may just be a lower back muscle spasm due to excessive use. In either case, try Ibuprofen 400 mgs (2 ADVIL (ibuprofen) tabs) 2-3 times daily for a wk and a heating pad to local areafew times daily. If no improvement, see your doctor for a definitive assassment. Feel better soon:) ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my lower back n the right side, right above my butt. It is a constant pain, its worse when I bend over, and stand too long.?

Sacroilitis: Diagnosis: Your description is most likely a lumbar muscle strain, myofascial pain and or sacroiliac ligament strain.

Home Treatment: Choose between Advil (ibuprofen) or IB, but don't take both. Follow dosage directions for all medications.

Family Doctor: You would benefit from a trial of 'trigger point injections' and sacroiliac ligament injections. Call to make sure they do it. Chiropractic could help. ...Read more

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I been having this sharp pain in my lower back right above the buttocks. It hurts worse when I stand up and bend over. Been going on for over a month?

I been having this sharp pain in my lower back right above the buttocks. It hurts worse when I stand up and bend over. Been going on for over a month?

Trigger point pain: You have hip pain trigger points in the muscles of the butt or low back. No. .. It in not you hip joint proper and no it is not sciatica and no need to get an xray. (yet) get to a massage person who will confirm and release the hip muscles. I do acupuncture and trigger points in the office because it is quicker. Do hip stretching. .. Mandatory. See my other hip pain answers. ...Read more

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Feels like l get a shiver in my thigh. I have a pinched nerve in lower back. Low iron levels. What could be causing this feeling?

Thigh shivers: If these are muscle twitches, localized muscular or superficial nerve irritability is likely. If frequent diffuse muscle twitches or cramps occur, deficiencies of calcium, magnesium and potassium must be ruled out. I don't think it's a symptom of iron deficiency. The pinched low back nerve may be a factor, however. A neurologist could evaluate you for this. ...Read more

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Lower right back muscle inflamed causing sharp pain (pinched nerve)down entire leg. "not spinal related".

Sacroiliitis: Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint can mimic a ruptured disc in the back with radiating leg pain. By pushing over the dimple in the low right part of the back pain will be elicited (fortin test). See a chiropractor or neurosurgeon to obtain relief of the pain. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain and sharp shooting pains down the back of my upper thighs. Mri and x rays show nothing. Could this be a pinched nerve?

I have severe lower back pain and sharp shooting pains down the back of my upper thighs. Mri and x rays show nothing. Could this be a pinched nerve?

Yes: A normal mri usually means that you don't have a pinched nerve due to a disc or arthritis but you can still have a pinched nerve in other areas like your buttocks muscle, ie. Periformis syndrome. ...Read more

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Whenever sitting in a chair or seat for more then a few minutes I get a sharp pain in my lower back any position I sit it hurts, what could be the cause?

Sitting hurts-causes: You need to see your pcp as you may have a herniated lumbar disc and need MRI to diagnose. Is there any pain radiating down leg (s)? If so tell your pcp this as well. Also be careful picking up objects. Bend your knees and don't bend over. ...Read more