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Lower Back Pain Below Waist
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
Hello, have lower back pain after doing standing bar twist. (metal bar on top of back shoulders) twisting at waist like propeller. What?
Twisting @ waist AND:
You didn't even lift off the ground at any time, right? LOL!
Get a bag of crushed ice for the next few days followed by heat after the next several days. You'll need to take a break from exercises like this for a number of days to weeks. You can look me up at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi. You may sign up for an appointment slot. ...Read more
Lower back pain for over five years from a car accident and numbness from the waist down, what can I take?
Lower back pain for over five years from a car accident and numbness from the waist down. What can I do to fix this?
Work Up: Hopefully, with these symptoms you have had your back pain and leg symptoms worked up with a MRI at the very least. It is important to have a correct diagnosis. Numbness from the waist down is a very concerning finding. You would probably benefit from a visit to your internist/family physician and perhaps from seeing a neurologist. ...Read more
I have a lower back pain on my left side just by the waist. I have been diagnosed with scoliosis. What can I do to prevent this pain.
Mild, intermittent pain on right side of waist. Feels like it's lower back pain, but when the area below the front rib cage was pressed, it feels tender
I'm having lower back pain sever cramp kinda feeling with sharp pains its in middle of lower right side right of spine and between waist n ribs. No?
I am having lower back pain-mainly right side, pain in my right side-around the curve of my waist, feeling nauseous, and light headed with chills.
Sudden severe lower back pain bending at waist to pick up backpack cause? Hist: htn pcos 209lbs 18yrs old fell on tailbone 2 yrs ago no md evaluation.
Too numerous: The possible causes are too numerous to go over in detail. Without knowing your height, a diagnosis of obesity is impossible, though 209 lbs is typically quite a load for the low back muscles, disc, and joint to handle. You may in fact have an issue with your lumbar facet joints even at your young age. A proper evaluation by a spine specialist is certainly needed. For now google coccydynia too. ...Read more
Lumbar stenosis? When ever I stand stationary for 20 minutes my left leg goes numb from waist to foot does. I also have chronic lower back pain.
Lower back pain mostly on the right side just above waist line, along with left legs calf pain, increase in urination even if water intake is less.
Can Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cause lower back pain (waist area)? My UTI is better but suddenly getting lower back pain now. Lack of enough water? Had 40oz. Thank you
Been taking ciproflaxacin 500mg/phenazopyridine 100mg for 5days urinary track infection but I continue with low back pain waist level. Is it normal?
Could be: It may take longer than 5 days to become asymptomatic from a urinary infection. If that is the only symptom you have, you could wait a few more days. If you have fever, blood in the urine or other symptoms such as flank pain, then a return to your physician would be appropriate at this time. ...Read more
What originally started as right side pain and tenderness seemed to turn into whole lower back pain below hips. Was given an taragol. Kidney stones??
Probably your muscle: Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if you can!), and using an over the counter pain reliever / anti-inflammatory. If the pain becomes severe or does not start to improve, or if it's accompanied by other symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Several ways: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise & activity modification. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Most back pain is self limiting & gets better over time. ...Read more
See doctor: Low back pain is very common. Often it is just from musculoskeletal strain, bad posture, not enough stretching or exercise. However it can be caused by more serious problems so it is best to check with your doctor for an exam to make sure it is not serious. If it is not a serious problem, then physical therapy or a chiropractor may be helpful. ...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
Mobility/stretching: Increase your mobility, stretch it out along with knees and hamstrings.....do some lower back strength exercise and try to increase your core to help stabilize the area. Keep working on it and no worries. ...Read more
Physical therapy.: Low back pain is one of the most common complaints an internist will see. Physical therapy, rest, heat and if needed anti-inflammatory and/or muscle relaxants medications are commonly used. If no relief is obtained further work-up would be indicated including imaging studies. ...Read more
Depends: Many people can use Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen) and others) unless they have liver problems. Anti-inflammatory meds like Naproxen (aleve), Ibuprofen (many brands) and prescription brands, but can upset the stomach and may not be appropriate for folks with some medical conditions. All meds (over the counter and prescription) can have side effects. Read the package, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more
See below: Lose weight if overweight. Use proper lifting techniques (legs not back; don't lift & twist: turn whole body). Try otc NSAID for pain/inflammation. Stretching. If not enough, see doc for rx pain med & muscle relaxer. Give time for different combo's. Still not enough: see pain management physician. Pool exercises usually well tolerated by back pts. ...Read more