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Recurrent lower back pain for the past 10 months. Sometimes r, sometimes l. Pain when sit, stand, walk. Related to cyst in s2? Or is it muscle strain?

Recurrent lower back pain for the past 10 months. Sometimes r, sometimes l. Pain when sit, stand, walk. Related to cyst in s2? Or is it muscle strain?

Pelvis/Back: A common musculoskeletal problem to back pain that persists when you walk is the sacroiliac joints of the pelvis. This is easily injured in twists and falls. It may complicate degenerative disc disease. The muscle spasms can alert you to the joint misalignment. See a chiropractor or a musculoskeletal doctor for treatment, and learn how to avert the problem with exercise, posture, and footwear. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Lower back pain. How to tell the difference between muscle strain n slipped lumbar disc?

Lower back pain. How to tell the difference between muscle strain n slipped lumbar disc?

Some differences: Muscle strain: Soreness in the back, but not buttocks, thigh or leg. Better with rest, ibuprofen, heat. Heals in 6 weeks (unless re-injured). "Slipped disc": Actually a disc herniation. Has muscle soreness as above since muscles try to protect the back. May have buttock, thigh and/or leg pain. Worse after prolonged sitting. May have leg numbness, tingling or weakness. Does not heal in 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractor treat my lower back pain if it's caused by ligament strain or muscle strain?

Can a chiropractor treat my lower back pain if it's caused by ligament strain or muscle strain?

Yes: Chiropractic techniques can relieve pain from restricted spinal movement, often seen in reaction to muscle strain or injury to a leg which changes your walk. A ligament injury (connecting bones, affecting stability) can worsen with chiropractic treatment and set off more muscle spasms and pain. Your response to chiropractic treatment can help guide medical treatment, if required. ...Read more

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Having mid/lower back pain. Now the pain after a week its starting to move into hip/buttocks after a car wreak. Thoughts besides muscle strain?

Having mid/lower back pain. Now the pain after a week its starting to move into hip/buttocks after a car wreak. Thoughts besides muscle strain?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Been sitting for weeks and limping around because of an ankle sprain. Now, I have lower back pain when i sit, stand or walk. Did i strain my lower back muscles?

Been sitting for weeks and limping around because of an ankle sprain. Now, I have lower back pain when i sit, stand or walk. Did i strain my lower back muscles?

Ankle needs care: You have probably done more than just strain your back muscles with the back condition in view of the neck condition you describe. The limping makes the distribution of pressure on your back and its' nerves uneven and this can aggravate a pre existing disc and/or back arthritic problem. A major ankle sprain should be tapped and not weight bare initially. Have your ankle seen by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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My doc said I have a strained abd. Muscle but today after a nap i'm getting mid/lower back pain. Is this related? The back pain was so sudden

My doc said I have a strained abd. Muscle but today after a nap i'm getting mid/lower back pain. Is this related? The back pain was so sudden

Possibly: The abdominal strain may be a separate entity from the lower back pain. Alternatively, the abdominal pain can the cause of the lower back pain. There are 10, 000 causes of lower back pain. The first step i would take is get a abdominal and/or a lumbar mri. Then we can possibly find out the cause of abdominal pain and/or liwer back pain. ...Read more

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Mirena 4 2 yrs w/sore c-section area during period w/ mild lower back pain. Feels like strained muscle pain. Caused by swelling of cervix/uterus?

Mirena 4 2 yrs w/sore c-section area during period w/ mild lower back pain. Feels like strained muscle pain. Caused by swelling of cervix/uterus?

Get an OBGYN consult: It sounds like you need to visit your OB/GYN right away. You may need to have a cervical exam, pap, r/o uterine process such as fibroids or endometriosis. The Mirena should be working better so best that your OB/GYN rules out contraindications and makes sure your symptoms are better controlled. Low back pain may or may not be unrelated. Talk to your GP doctor about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a lower back pain and front and back ribs pain with strain at bak...Stiff back muscle...What are the possible reasons and treatment for that?

Muscle: At your age it's more likely muscle related. Have you been more physically active than usual recently? It would be reasonable to treat conservatively with time and nsaids. See a physician if symptoms persist or are severe. ...Read more

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I have chronic PTT pain after an ankle sprain. I also get recurrent lower back pain (LBP) caused by a ligament strain and muscle imbalance. Can a chiropractor treat the LBP?

I have chronic PTT pain after an ankle sprain. I also get recurrent lower back pain (LBP) caused by a ligament strain and muscle imbalance. Can a chiropractor treat the LBP?

Chiropractic Therapy: Yes, the lbp can be helped by chiropractic care. Conservative therapy is always best, but with your cervical disc pathology, i would assume that you have lumbar disc pathology as well. It would be good to have an initial evaluation by a physician and if appropriate, then a referral to a chiropractor would be in order. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. George Yang
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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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more