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Lower Back Pain After A Fall
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
What is the best way to ease lower back pain? I had a fall last week & have had pain, but I had to come in to work & am at a desk most of the day.
Core exercises: Do pelvis tilts and core strengthening. Try exerciseball. Com for suggestions. Walk hourly at work. Walk to the copier or bathroom ...Read more
I am cna, recently I had a larger woman fall, caught her as best I could and lowered her, now lower back pain reoccurring during lifts, what is it?
What does acute lumbar faciities mean? What causes it? How to treat it? I have lower back pain. Didn't fall. No injuries. Not lifting heavy neither.
Lumbar "faciities"?: Did you mean acute lumbar facet(joint pain)? If so, this is frustrating to patients since these structural joints can be aggravated without any fall, lifting incident, etc. Simple things like quickly turning over in bed, getting out of a chair, twisting to do laundry, vacuuming, sweeping mopping, etc. can aggravate these joints. Good thing is that they'll settle down without aggressive measures ...Read more
I am a 53 yo female with lower back pain and insomnia. I have amitriptyline 10 mg. If it doesn't help me fall asleep can I take 5 mg ambien also? If am
Depends: These two medicines can be taken together but you may end up feeling more groggy/drowsy than you want in AM. 10 mg of amitriptyline is a starting dose, instead of combining the two drugs, increasing the dose of it may be a better option. But before you up that dosage, talk to you doctor about the best plan of action, especially if you have any other issues like kidney or heart disease. ...Read more
I had a slip and fall about 3 months ago. I have right lower back pain. I also have tingling in my left leg and foot with shooting pain and itchiness?
You may have a "pinched nerve" in your back.
Look out for weakness in the leg and foot as well as bowel or bladder control issues as these may be signs of a severe nerve injury.
A doctor can examine you and gauge the severity of your issue and devise a plan for your evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I've had lower back pain n numbness in thigh n lower legs feel like they trying fall asleep but not would chiropractor make worse or paralyze me?
See a doctor: Chiropractic medicine is very safe but because of the numbness I feel more comfortable if you had the proper diagnostic test before you get to any adjustment see a doctor first ...Read more
Could be from a number of distinct structures need diagnostic studies and evaluation.
Interventional pain doctor with proper qualification may save you surgery look for abipp or fipp to get these not only you must have the highest qualification but you must also do a practical examination. ...Read more
Have it evaluatd: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more
If I have constant lower back pain after standing for more than thirty minutes. What should I do?
See below: The first thing to do is to begin stretching and exercising your back. You should see your family doctor to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have a very odd lower back pain after I relax for a bit, what could it be?
Ligament strain: No pain with activity, but pain while relaxing is typically from a ligament strain. The sacroiliac ligament is the typical culprit. Treatment consists of a trial of Ibuprofen 800 three times daily or Naproxen as directed. If no improvement, seek a doctor who performs trigger point and sacroiliac ligament injections. If they don't work, an MRI could evaluate for disk disease. ...Read more
Xray: Probably need a xray, but heat, light stretching and anti-inflammatories arte a start. ...Read more
See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more
Not really: Not enough info for detailed answer: how long after? Many potential causes incl. scarring, other disc injury, QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumbar vertebral dysfunction, etc. I recommend exam by a dr. skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation — someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer ...Read more
Nonspecific: This is a fairly nonspecific complaint and could be cause by any number of factors such as poor body mechanics, suboptimal technique, suboptimal conditioning, degenerative discs, etc. If the symptoms are severe, persistent, or debilitating, see a physician. ...Read more
It would be a good-: -idea to call your surgeon, a hematoma or infection can cause pain & radiation to your back. ...Read more
Not clear: Complications of spinal taps could cause you headaches or leg symptoms, but isolated back pain weeks later might not be related at all. Perhaps the condition that prompted the spinal tap could be the culprit. Rarely, an impromperly performed tap can be associated with ectopic tissue growth along the needle track in a very delayed fashion. ...Read more
See below: Rest and rehydrate for the rest of the day. Avoid laxitives in the near future. ...Read more
Stretches: 3 big muscles to keep stretched. Hamstrings, psoas, quadriceps. For me, the hamstrings are the biggest recurring issue. ...Read more
Activity modificatio: While the symptoms are going on, hold off from doing these lungs/squats till pain resolve. Take some nsaids (if you have no medical contraindications). You likely overexerted yourself, and sustained some lumbar sprain/strain. If things don't start feeling better, seek help from your doctor. Starting physical therapy will be helpful if the symptoms continues beyond a couple of weeks. ...Read more
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