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Low Back Strain Recovery Time
Depends on Diagnosis: Depends on specific type of injury -- both for most types of injuries for this sort of mechanism, if you follow treatments recommended by your doctor including nsaids, lumbar stabilization program, avoiding heavy lifting, and repetitive squating/bending, it should resolve in about 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Back injury d/t pt pulling me forward & leaned back against force. Hernia L5-S1(MRI L3-5). Mid back sore 3 months later.Called strain but not healing.
Consult: Physical therapy is important. Can Consult neurologist, pain specialist, back specialist, sports doctor, physiatrist and yes neuro or back surgeons for additional options on treatment. Alternative and complementary practitioners that are experienced in back pain can also help. Get all opinions and options available and research your surgeons before disk surgery which may be what is needed. ...Read more
Lower back muscle strain. Better to lie on hard surface or bed for quicker recovery? Pain when sit, stand or walk. Bed rest for how long?
Not hard: For lower back pain latest advisory is avoid hard mattress & tend towards a medium between hard & soft for more even support for spine between shoulders & hips; enabling a fetal position, which might be most comfortable. But with this problem, which can be more than nagging, do whatever works to reduce pain. Some like lying on couch with head flat & legs up on farthest armrest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic lumbar pain: The presence of lumbar back pain and referred hip pain is very common. An appropriate diagnosis is necessary to determine the cause of those symptoms. There are studies linking the presence of pain and fibromyalgia to early chronic dna viral infections. Some types of dna virus (ebv, cmv, hsv, hzv, parvovirus, hhv6) replicate inside the ganglia along the spinal cord causing motor and sensory deficits. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After some short term high intensity exercise, i rest flat on my back to rest. Then the leg muscles below my knee begins to hurt a lot which subside.
M58, have severe back pain when stand up from sitting after that its fine. Is this herniation or slip disc. Also general joint weakness pain all body?
Back pain: Pain that is worse after rest, but better with activity tends to be some kind of a degenerative or inflammatory condition like vertebral disc disease, or disc degeneration. A herniated disc would tend to have some kind of symptoms that radiate into the leg. Sounds like a general rheumatological workup including some imaging study of the lower spine is something to consider. ...Read more
What are some good exercises to strengthen the back muscles (i have chronic back pain from sitting down at work)?
"superman" exercise: Back injuries should always be checked by your doctor, especially if chronic or if one experiences symptoms down the leg(s). The superman exercise is ideal for strengthening the back muscles. Lie on your stomach, arms outstretched in front; lift the rt. Arm/shoulder and left leg/hip off the floor for 5 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side, do 12 sets, twice a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper back and collarbone/neck pain - pull a muscle working out/doing yoga? pain from slumping over desk? got a flu shot last week - pain from that?
Bad pain low rt side back near upper buttock. Hurts most any movement worse if bent over/sitting an get up takes long time to straighten up slowly?
Virus: Most viral infections of the upper respiratory tract are self limited and resolve after 5to10 days. Treatment is only symptomatic as antibiotics are not effective for these infections. However if symptoms worsen or cough deepens with ongoing fever, sweats, chills antibiotics may be necessary and an examination for possible pneumonia is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I encountered low back strain due to bending down too low, last Friday night. Still a lot of pain at times. What is the general rule on ice vs. heat?
Varies somewhat: In general, if you have pulled a muscle and created a spasm; moist heat is particularly helpful to relieve; whereas ice tends to make people tighten up but can help to numb a superficial cause of pain. For some it is a little of trial and error. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest, ice, nsaids: In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of rest, or a combination of rest, ice nsaids and physical therapy to alleviate your symptoms. While the severity of lower back injuries varies greatly you must pay attention to your symptoms and return to activities gradually to prevent reinjury. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
have had lower- mid back pain month+, pain is from tight muscles. would skating injure my back more/ increase pain? wait 2 skate until healed?
It depends.: What you describe may be coming from your muscles as in a "pulled muscle" or may be coming from another part of your body such as your spine. Generally a muscle strain or sprain will resolve up to four to six weeks and rest, gentle stretches along with ice or heat, and over the counter antiinflammatory medications (if not contraindicated) may be helpful. After that time get a medical evaluation ...Read more
Awful low back pain. Scoliosis. L4-l5 bulging disc. 1 year last time pain. Hurts to walk, sit, do anything . Radiates to thighs. What's causing this?
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