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Lower Back Out Of Alignment
Majority non op: Typical mechanical back pain is treated without surgery 90% of the time with occasional use of otc medication, bracing & activity modification along with core strengthening exercises, flexibilty routines & cardio ones-other type is acquired spondylolisthesis with 70% getting same treatment. Surgery is a fusion +- laminectomy for this other 30%. Weight control & not smoking is important too.. ...Read more
Pubic symphysis alignment leading to increased groin soreness, lower back pain, and leg burning. Been about a month. Will this go away?
More info, would
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Conservative: For most back pain conservative treatment is best including, rest, gentle massage, stretching, mild anti inflammatory medications, heat or cold packs and avoiding things that make the pain worse. If the pain is severe, persistent or associated with other symptoms, including weakness, numbness, abdominal pain or urinary symptoms it is best to get it checked out in a consultation ...Read more
Depends: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more
More ideas: Try finding a good osteopathic physician (do) who does gentle manipulation. Online sources: biodo. Com, cranial academy. Com, academyofosteopathy. Org. A good chiropractor can help, as can other bodyworkers who do feldenkrais or alexander techniques. Yoga w/ a good instructor to supervise your alignment may also be useful. Try tai chi or qi gong. Above all exercise regularly as prevention. ...Read more
Lower back pain:
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.
Determine the cause:
First things first, what is the cause of the back (pain). I assume you mean that your back hurts. There are many causes and they are often treated differently.
You should see your primary care provider who will ask you many questions and do an exam. Some things that will be considered: how long have you had pain, trauma, signs of infection, history of cancer, radicular symptoms, bowel/bladder.... ...Read more
Exercise: The best way to strengthen the back is with exercise, typically to what we refer to as the "core". That would include abdominal strengthening, but exercises such as swimming and pilates also help. Sometimes a course of treatment with a physical therapist can help, to make sure that the exercises are properly taught and performed. ...Read more
Here is a good article that discusses pain that can develop in different areas as a result of crutch use/ casting.
http://www. Stmwellness. Com/soreness-from-using-crutches-part-2-where-crutches-cause-soreness/ ** Take care. ...Read more
No: Only if you feel muscle tightness or pain afterward. Some methods of "cracking" may utilize maneuvers that can cause injury, but the "cracking" itself is not inherently bad. The sound occurs due to gas fluctuation in the joint. ...Read more
See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the muscles, joints, or discs of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more
Depend on type: A physical examination will be able to identify posture, movement patterns, muscle strength, weakness, tight muscles, etc which can play a huge role in your spine (low back) stability and function. Things that you should do anyways include: don't smoke, keep a healthy weight (bmi between 19-25), maintain good posture and ergonomics and exercise regularly. You should visit your doctor. ...Read more
Muscle strain: Most likely you've strained your back & gluteal (butt) muscles lifting something improperly. That's why it's so important to bend at the knees when picking something up rather than just bending straight over from waist (most people aren't warmed up or limber enough for this - watch pro golfers grab golf ball after sinking putt). Go see doc if any pain down legs, loss of strength or incontinence. ...Read more
Give it time: Low back pain usually improves within 1-2 weeks, but it depends on the circumstances. If your pain has persisted for greater than 1-2 weeks despite conservative management I would see your physician. You would also want to see your physician sooner if you have any fever, chills, night sweats, or bowel/bladder changes. ...Read more
No: Most people do not. The "dimples of venus" seen on some slim people overlie the sacroiliac joints. Why they are visible in some people and not others remains a mystery of medicine, just like why some people have chin clefts and others do not. ...Read more