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Lower back pain while sitting and standing what's the cause?

Lower back pain while sitting and standing what's the cause?

Back pain: Can occur from sprain, abnormal back postures, spasms and commonly from arthritis in older people

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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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Lower back pain when leaning forward, down or in certain sitting position.?

Lower back pain when leaning forward, down or in certain sitting position.?

Back pain: Is common. It could be related to chronic poor positioning or lifting technique putting strain on the back or development osteoarthritis or back acute injuries. If pain do not resolve with OTC analgesics and avoiding pressure on the back, evaluation by PCP is neccessary

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Are they any stretches I could to help relief lower back pain? It's just on the left side and it hurts worse when I am sitting down or standing.

Are they any stretches I could to help relief lower back pain? It's just on the left side and it hurts worse when I am sitting down or standing.

Cause of back pain?: Have you had the back pain evaluated by a physician to find out the cause? I think that is important to do before seeking out advice on stretching exercises by a network such as this where we don't really have the ability to examine you first. Stretches could help your condition or depending they could worsen things. Your doctor should be able to direct you to a PT specialist as well.

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Sudden intense lower back pain started two nights ago. No trauma to area, worse when sitting.?

Sudden intense lower back pain started two nights ago. No trauma to area, worse when sitting.?

Herniated disc, cyst?: THere are a few diagnoses to consider one of which is a herniated disc. Often the discs in our back wear out suddenly & if they bulge, protrude or herniate, they may contact or irritate a nerve causing pain. Often sitting increases the pressure & pain. However, other organs can refer pain to the back including the kidneys, muscle spasm, some abdominal & gyn structures ie ovarian cyst.See your PCP for eval

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Lower back pain when sitting down for a bit. What could be causing it when I am only 19 years old?

Possible disc issue: Even at your age especially if there is a family history. Sitting is 4 times your body! S weight across the discs of your lower back. If you do not exercise, start. If you smoke stop. If you are overweight, get your weight under control as all the above play a role in back pain. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor.

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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.

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Severe lower back pain and tightening that relieves after walking but resumes after sitting or lying down for a few minutes or more.

Severe lower back pain and tightening that relieves after walking but resumes after sitting or lying down for a few minutes or more.

Muscle Spasm: Pain with sitting typically stresses the disk in the lumbar spine (lower back). This is often relieved with standing or sitting as there is less pressure on the disk in these positions. Younger patients will often have only back symptoms without sciatica if they have a disc herniation. If your pain is truly severe and not getting better, that deserves an evaluation by a spine or pain specialist.

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Had lower back pain really bad for 1 day. Soak in hot tub and did some streching still a little stiff after sitting, should I be concern?

Had lower back pain really bad for 1 day. Soak in hot tub and did some streching still a little stiff after sitting, should I be concern?

Umpredictable: Lower back pain is recurrent most of time. There is concern when it is severe or when there is a possibility of cancer or severe nerve or cord damage or when vertebral fractures are recent or acute.

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Lower back pain for days. Didn't start until starting isotretinion. Hurts when I straighten my back after bending or sitting. Pulling feel. Problem?

Lower back pain for days. Didn't start until starting isotretinion. Hurts when I straighten my back after bending or sitting. Pulling feel. Problem?

You can certainly: Have joint aches and pains with Accutane, or feel like the flu, but I would speak with the doctor who prescribed the accutane and tell them your symptoms, to determine if they are indeed a side effect of accutane or a muscle strain. In the meantime try some hot compresses

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33 male I work alot lift heavy thing I have lower back pain every day when I sitting on the couch it hurts when I wear a vest it hurts what can it be?

Back strain: The most likely cause would be a strain of your low back muscles due to over use. Other possibility would be a herniated disc. Try a heating pad and some stretching.

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Lower back pain caused by walking or standing relieved by bending forward, lying down or sitting. Male in 20s.

Lower back pain caused by walking or standing relieved by bending forward, lying down or sitting. Male in 20s.

SomeSlackInTheBack: You're a little young, but that 'better by bending forward or sitting' may indicate a problem in the spinal area that needs attention. Not like immediately but soon. So make an appointment to be examined. Most likely it will be something minor; age is in your favor. Some stretching, home exercises and conditioning will help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin too.

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I do gym but don't know I have severe sharp pain in left side of my lower back. Pain increases while sitting but not in walking and laying.

Treat muscle sprain: It seems like you have sprained muscle in your left lower back. Apply heat there. Some people report better results with ice than heat. You can use both or either one. Use anti inflammatory drugs like Advil or Aleve (naproxen). Also rest is very important, Avoid bending and lifting. Also avoid exercises that cause pain in that area. If not better in couple of weeks, then see your doctor.

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Hi, I have been experiencing crucial, aching lower back pain. Laying in bed, or sitting for a while is when it feels to be getting worse.?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you.

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Iam having lower back pain, not at particular point. Always hvng stable pain since 15 days. While sitting and sleeping only its paining. Please suggest?

Iam having lower back pain, not at particular point. Always hvng stable pain since 15 days. While sitting and sleeping only its paining. Please suggest?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a pain/spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment.

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Lower back pain, I'm 41 year old femaile with lower back pain, I never had back pain it hurts when I try to stand up after sitting down for a period of time

Different causes: If the pain doesn't go down your legs then it is unlikely to be a disc related problem. Other possibilities include facet joint arthritis, the beginning of spinal stenosis or arthritis due to other causes. If the pain gets worse, is associated with fever or chills, vision changes you need some intensive testing. If not consider some otc analgesics like aleve (naproxen).

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My 60 yo daddy complains of lower back pain but refused to go see doc; should I be worried? He says pain comes after prolonged sitting

Sitting can place: Maximum pressure on portions of the back -which can translate to ^ back pain. Hard to know what the cause of his back pain is. I am guessing that his physical therapy is not for his back - judging from your question.

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