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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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 been having lower back pain.....I can't stand up for a long peroid of time?

I have been having lower back pain.....I can't stand up for a long peroid of time?

See a doc: If you have not seen a doctor yet, you should see one. There are many causes of lower back pain and your doctor should be able to determine what is causing yours and then suggest a treatment regimen that should help. ...Read more

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Hi can anyone tell me why I feel a lower back pain when I weakup from sleep or when I keep standing for long time?

Hi can anyone tell me why I feel a lower back pain when I weakup from sleep or when I keep standing for long time?

This can be related: To some underlying degeneration of the spine which occurs in all with time that prolonged positioning can lead to some symptoms and with change of position or activity it will feel better or resolve. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain. I am only a teen and I am active not lazy. It hurts when I sit or stand for a long time. It feels like my tailbone.

Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc herniation which may cause pain without sciatica. Stress fracture (spondylolysis) occurs in 5% of the population without any symptoms. If symptoms persist, then see your doc for a more specific evaluation. ...Read more

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How long will shingles last and does it cause lower back pain? Does it make you feel sick all the time too?

How long will shingles last and does it cause lower back pain? Does it make you feel sick all the time too?

Rash2-4weeks, pain lo: If untreated with antibiotics at the earliest sign the rash may last 2to4 weeks. And the pain may lasst a ling timerequiring paim meds etc,
but if treated early it can shortenthe course of rash and pain may be of shorter duration. ...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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Can getting a spinal block cause long term lower back pain? I received one for a c-section and was stuck multiple times.

Can getting a spinal block cause long term lower back pain? I received one for a c-section and was stuck multiple times.

Prob Not for Long: This condition is very rare but seems to occur more often with c-sections. It's possibly related to some of the skeletal changes that happen with pregnancy combined with the spinal injection. This condition almost always resolves with time. Some pt treatments may go a long way to help resolve your situation. ...Read more

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I'm having severe lower back pain and am only 19 I can't sit for long periods of time or sleep well plus I can't bend what is it what should I do?

Back pain: First check with you gynecologist since pan may be referred from your female organs. You are only 19 and assuming this is recent and doe not follow an injury or fall this is a logical first step. ...Read more

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I'm 25, been having constant lower back pain for long time. Not over weight. Do exercise from time to time. Lumbar support to give support. What to do?

I'm 25, been having constant lower back pain for long time. Not over weight. Do exercise from time to time. Lumbar support to give support. What to do?

Core strength: Exercises to build solid symmetric core strength are readily available on the web. Stretching, particularly hamstrings can be very helpful. Yoga can frankly accomplish all of these goals, and there are many free yoga resources online. ...Read more

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Lower back pain solutions. Hurts to touch toes or stand up after long period of time.?

Lower back pain solutions. Hurts to touch toes or stand up after long period of time.?

Muscular likely: You describe a very common and annoying type of low back problem, one that affects millions of people in this country. Female patients, the younger patient should be seen and examined for rheumatologist conditions but on average this is muscular type straining, considering lack o urinary, bowel and midline spine pain. Gentle stretching, cool compresses and tylenol (acetaminophen) and or advil should help resolve. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and have been dealing with lower back pain for quite some time now. Long car rides or shopping at the mall is all it takes for it to start hurting. There is a squishy kind of lump on my spine and the left side is firm. Any idea on what this may be

Could be serious: Chronic low back pain in a teenager is always a concern. This could be due to a congenital defect in the spine or inflammation of the spinal soft tissue. A good history and examination along with some simple blood test and x-ray exam should be able to establish diagnosis and plan treatment. You should see your pcp, rheumatologist or sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Mid and lower back pain pops all the time and pight side hip pain hurts if I sit too long or walk a lot, what could be wrong? Going on months now.

Back Pain: Very common condition due to improper position and chronic strain. Will not go away immediately and slowly start stretching the back with yoga exercises- gentle stretch, avoid soft chair and bed, keep a good posture at all times, ice and get gentle massage when in pain. Firm beds are helpful to wake up pain free in the morning. Swimming is best exercise for back pain. ...Read more

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Neck pain and shoulder pain after drinking. Lower back pain after standing or sitting for longer than 10mins. Inconsistent stool and bowel movements?

Get evaluated!: At 18, these are unusual complaints.

I am concerned that you have a significant nerve compression, especially with the low back pain with standing, and the bladder and bowel inconsistency.

Please get this evaluated by a physician immediately. ...Read more

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I have Lower back pain after eating first time this happend what can it be I'm 24 years old.

Many things: Many things can present as stomach and back discomfort. Things commonly associated with eating are inflammation of your stomach, pancreas and gallbladder. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a lower back pain after working out and I'm kind of light headed and during my workout my lower back popped a few times what does that mean?

I have a lower back pain after working out and I'm kind of light headed and during my workout my lower back popped a few times what does that mean?

You probably: Are not working out properly either in total routine or on one or more of the weights or machines. Ask someone at the fun to help you you might need to slow down your workouts to prevent the lightheadedness and be sure you stay properly hydrated during the work out ...Read more

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Lower back pain at all times.?

Underlying cause: I am a functional movement specialist. Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc
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Lower back pain. At all times?

Lower back pain. At all times?

Massage, exercise: And medicine like NSAID will help. Xray can diagnose what is the problem. Proper posture is important too. ...Read more

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How long will lower back pain usually last?

It depends on the: Cause some few days to weeks and some cases for ever. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve long term lower back pain?

Depends on cause: There are many causes of chronic low back pain so treatment varies. You will need to have a proper evaluation of your back to see what treatment options are available for you. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain all the time what could cause it?

Several things: It could be a simple sprain, a persistent postural strain, some disc degeneration, facet arthritis, or even premature stenosis. It should be evaluated further by a specialist. ...Read more

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I am having fairly mild lower back pain. I am an it professional. So I spend a lot of time on the PC in a chair. A good chair help for a while.

I am having fairly mild lower back pain. I am an it professional. So I spend a lot of time on the PC in a chair. A good chair help for a while.

May need lumbar roll: Sitting is 4x your body weight across the lower back. Getting out of chair after 30 -45 minutes for a few minutes can help as can placing a rolled towel in the small of your back if there is no seat lumbar support. Also try seat adjustments in terms chair height & use a high back chair with arm supports. Regular exercise, weight control and not smoking if a smoker will also make a difference. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain when I bend over, lift things, lay down flat on my back, sit for to long, stand for to long that has lasted for 2 years?

MRI?: If you have pain radiating into your legs, or you have numbness, tingling, or weakness in your legs- you should be checked out by a spine specialist and likely get an mri. Even if you don't have symptoms in you legs, assuming you have tried conservative options, you should probably get looked at by a pain specialist or physiatrist, and still possibly need an mri. ...Read more

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I have had lower back pain on my right side for about a month, I excercise 3 times a week, I have no other symptoms, what could be causing the pain?

I have had lower back pain on my right side for about a month, I excercise 3 times a week, I have no other symptoms, what could be causing the pain?

Muscle spasm: It could be a muscle or disc problem. You need to make sure the type of exercise you are doing is not causing or adding to your problem. See your PCP. May need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Tired all the time. Headaches. Thirsty lower back pain?

Need PCP appt: Your symptoms might not all be related. I have no information regarding your age and medical history, so i'ts hard to narrow down the possibilities. You should see your PCP and have a good examination and blood work to look for diabetes, thyroid or electrolyte problems, also to check your blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain some times Ican not sleep at night what can Ido?

I have lower back pain some times Ican not sleep at night what can Ido?

See a doctor: If pain has been going on for more than a few days and is interfering with sleep it is important to see a physician to determine the cause of the pain and to suggest treatment options. The key to treatment is making the right diagnosis. Most back pain is benign but night time pain is not normal and is a reason to see a physician. ...Read more

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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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I have been having lower back pain in the left & right side at the same time. Any ideas?

Sounds typical: Nothing unusual about bilateral back pain. See your doctor if it persists or there is any fever, chills, history of cancer or bowel and bladder problems. ...Read more

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I have a lower back pain again, this time from pulling weeks all morning. How to prevent it?

I have a lower back pain again, this time from pulling weeks all morning. How to prevent it?

Pull fewer weeds: If pulling weeds causes you back pain, stop before it becomes severe. Other ideas-wear a back brace, take a Motrin before starting, strengthen your back muscles by lifting weights. ...Read more

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Constant lower back pain when I bend over or sit too long. If I even press in that area it hurts?

Back pain: TamiH- back pain can be very frustrating. Pain localized to the back and reproduced with palpation/pressing seems muscular in origin. There are many big and small muscles, tendons, and ligaments that help support your spine. When injured they are a common cause of back pain. In older folks degenerative changes/arthritis/disc disease, can also cause back pain. ...Read more

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Sever lower back pain can't bend over can't set or stand very long back pain started 4 days ago?

Sever lower back pain can't bend over can't set or stand very long back pain started 4 days ago?

Muscle Spasm: Sudden onset of Back pain may be triggered from Sudden unusual jerk, or Severe excercise, or Lifting very heavy thing, or sleeping in unusual position or uneven mattress. And rarely seemingly "untriggered"
Apply ice, Rx Ibuprofen 400 to 800 mg 3/day. May get massge and it will resolve. After that get prper Physical Therapy or learn Stretching Technique befor exrcising. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on a daily basis, mostly when sitting in certain positions or standing too long. Advice?

I have lower back pain on a daily basis, mostly when sitting in certain positions or standing too long. Advice?

Aquatic exercise: Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 4 or more days per week and add a few minutes to the program once a week, initially only add 2-3 mins per week, so you don't over do it. Don't give up and keep moving. ...Read more

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I am suffering from facetal arthropathy. Lower back pain since 7 weeks, How long will it take to come to normal.

Muscle pain?: Most back pains are benign. You are probably too young for facet disease; find out if it's just a muscle pain. Second most common in your age group is nerve root irritation due to trauma (with or without disk problem). ...Read more

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I have had constant lower back pain but can't afford time off work to see anyone. Should I just file workmans comp?

Only if job injury: A claim can be filed if there was a job related injury as the source of your back pain. You ahould check with your state's worker compensation board or an attorney who specializes in this area for further information about such a claim. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on the right side. It hurts if I sit or stand for too long and it also hurts when I lie down. What should I do?

Chronic Sciatica: Chronic unilaterally low back/pelvic pain is intensified by lying down & suggests sacroiliac joint disorder. Pelvic cavity disorders & lumbar disk pain problems not enhanced by lying down. Explanation is that pelvis bone structure is a ring & lying down imparts biomechanical stress around ring to loosest sacroiliac joint, thereby painfully stretching ligaments of this joint. From childbirth? ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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