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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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'm having lower back pain and I'm feeling unstable sometimes when bending or even when walking, I feel like my back just gives out?

I'm having lower back pain and I'm feeling unstable sometimes when bending or even when walking, I feel like my back just gives out?

Try conditioning: Sounds like there may be some muscular weakness in your back.
Try going to your family md for eval and a referral to physical therapy to strengthen your low back or look for reasons for instability. ...Read more

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Lower right back pain when bending neck forward and When walking lower back pain on the right side.??

Lower right back pain when bending neck forward and When walking lower back pain on the right side.??

LBP is in the muscle: LBP starts out as simple in the back, yours has got complicated due to the other complaints. Start self-care with a Wellness Program of Vits, Magnesium supplements, sleep hygiene, exercise, massage, yoga, heat, Epsom tub soaking, stretching and formal PT. Move up to a Chiropractor. Then ask for dry or wet needling which is like acupuncture. Trigger point injections. No epidurals or surgery. ...Read more

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Lower back pain when walking, however does not hurt when seting?

Lower back pain when walking, however does not hurt when seting?

Limbo sacral disc?: At age of 80, probably it's osteoarthritis, disc disease, osteoporosis. Best advice is to see your doctor to be evaluated, examined and get an x-ray. Treatment depends on the findings. May be some safe pain medications and physical therapy will be enough. ...Read more

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Have lower back pain when lying down & butt hurts when walking. Pain eases when I lie down and lift up my feet up.?

LBA under 30: I assume there is no radiation so this points to localized lesions in a "youngster." See your doctor for an x-ray -most likely spondylolisthesis-a developmental instability in the 4th or 5th lumbar vertebra. Less likely is arthritis from old injury or a birth defect. Even less likely in NZ is discitis from a dirty needle. Poor posture is usually to minor to write about. Check 4 ankylosing spondy ...Read more

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Lower back pain. Towards the middle on top of spine. Swollen. Pain when walking/standing/sitting for long. I hit my back with a table 4 mths ago.?

Lower back pain. Towards the middle on top of spine. Swollen. Pain when walking/standing/sitting for long. I hit my back with a table 4 mths ago.?

Evaluation: I would recommend an evaluation with a spine specialist. You at least need X-rays to see if you sustained a bony injury to the posterior spinal anatomy from the injury. Considering the injury was >4 months ago, you may need a MRI or CT evaluation. In most cases, physical therapy and NSAID medication is what typically should help alleviate much of the current symptoms. ...Read more

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Gained 40 in less than 2 months. Now lower back pain when walking and feet are swollen. I've tried walking but after 5-10mins lower back pain intense?

Why?: That question needs to be answered. If you know why, you can resolve this. Consider medical evaluation, no sugar, cake, bread, deserts, soda in the mean time. ...Read more

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I been having pelvic pressure and lower back pain. I also have pain when walking, could this be something serious? I'm 27 weeks tomorrow, also seeing

I been having pelvic pressure and lower back pain. I also have pain when walking, could this be something serious? I'm 27 weeks tomorrow, also seeing

Pregnancy pain: you are carrying a significant more amount of weight during pregnancy and carrying it 24 7, and so it makes complete sense that eventually you would start to feel back pain and pelvic pain. A substance called relaxin is secreted from your placenta to make your joints as well. Consider prenatal yoga and exercise to maintain muscle support. Also try a belly band. ...Read more

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I'm having fatigue, lethargic, increased lower back pain which increases when walking and breathing my recent microalbumin urine lab was 79?

I'm having fatigue, lethargic, increased lower back pain which increases when walking and breathing my recent microalbumin urine lab was 79?

1 diagnosis or more: Though you might connect all of them into 1 cause, and doctors and patients like to do so,

back pain rarely related to miroalbuminuria

back pain walking usually due to arthritis in back

fatigue can be due to anything! -
medical or psychological

so need a careful evaluation by md with appropriate labs and maybe other studies. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing hip pain and low back pain when walking or even just sitting. Slightly limping on occasion. Started out as just tiny pain & increased

I'm experiencing hip pain and low back pain when walking or even just sitting. Slightly limping on occasion. Started out as just tiny pain & increased

See a physician: It would be best for evaluation of this to be evaluated by a physician who can test if you have associated weakness with the pain, and speak to you about the details of the onset, duration, and characterization of the pain. ...Read more

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Mid low back pain right of spine & right side of back, hip pain with right abd and pelvic pain knee gives out at times better when walking cancer?

Mid low back pain right of spine & right side of back, hip pain with right abd and pelvic pain knee gives out at times better when walking cancer?

Not cancer: It's not clear what your diagnosis is but you seem to be having a lot of different joint complaints. You need to see your physician have this evaluated. I can't be certain, because there are a lot of different Musculoskeletal issues this could be. It's unlike you to be cancer though but this is something you can discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Lower back pain can hardly walk stand. Or.Even. Lay down.

Lower back pain can hardly walk stand. Or.Even. Lay down.

Back pain: This is likely to be due to a back strain, muscle spasm, bulge or disc herniation. Conservative therapy with massage, analgesic medication, muscle relaxers, and physical therapy should be done. I suggest medical evaluation and lumbar x rays. If pain persists despite therapy, then MRI should be considered. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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How can I treat my severe lower back pain? It's so painful that I can't walk.

How can I treat my severe lower back pain? It's so painful that I can't walk.

A few options: Not enough info for detailed answer, but proper diagnosis is ABSOLUTE KEY to proper treatment. I recommend exam by a dr. Skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation. Since pain could be caused by anything from disc injury to QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumber vertebral dysfunction, etc.-someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer. ...Read more

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Lower back pain to sit but not stand, walk or laying down... What is going on?

Lower back pain to sit but not stand, walk or laying down... What is going on?

Disc: Disc problems are typically worse with sitting. If physical therapy does not help am mr eelucidate. ...Read more

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What can it be if you have lower back pain that gets worse if I'm standing or walking?

What can it be if you have lower back pain that gets worse if I'm standing or walking?

Need an examination: You are fairly young to have degenerative changes but spinal pain should be evaluated by an expert. Have your pcp refer you to his favorite spine person. This could be a physiatrist (pm;r), anesthesiology pain physician, orthopedist or neurosurgeon. All have the expertise to assess you properly with a history and examination followed by imaging studies if needed. ...Read more

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I an suffering from lower back pain for over a week now and it's difficult to even sit walk or stand what can help me?

Benign or serious: Low back pain is very frustrating. If this is your first episode then you always need to make sure it is not something serious (metastatic cancer to the spine, infection). Most back pain is musculoskeletal and harmless and 90% resolves by 6 weeks. It is important to stay active and to see your pmd to make sure it is not something more serious. Motrin in the mean time, . ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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I am 21 and have had lower back pain for 3 1/2 years and now I can't walk more than half a block or stand longer than 10 minutes without pain?

Have you been seen?: Get to your doctor. Obesity likely has a role with this. Need to rule out structural problems in the back, radiculopathy (nerve impingement, disc prolapse, etc) and other sources of back pain. Can only be done by a physician, and need to see the same one so as not to unnecessarily repeat this workup. ...Read more

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Extreme lower back pain to the point when I lay down and try to get up I am stuck and can't move but when I do I'm hunched over and can hardly walk?

Extreme lower back pain to the point when I lay down and try to get up I am stuck and can't move but when I do I'm hunched over and can hardly walk?

Sacroiliac joint: 21 yo female has severe low back pain that limits low back range of motion and no injuries are described. In this sex & age group, sacroiliac joint subluxation raises to top of the differential diagnostic list. The etiology of her problem is likely a mundane mechanical and soft tissue injury potentiated by Hypermobility Syndrome. She should see an Osteopath. See comments: ...Read more

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Last month I had sudden extreme lower back pain-couldn't move or walk for a day;hurt for a few days after. It happened again today. I'm 22/female. Help?

This could be an: Early sign of a disc problem. You can minimze it by regular exercise (cardio, core strength andcflexibility), not smoking and by staying trim. If the pain becomes worse or more recurrent or constant, see your physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible that lower back pain or injury lead to any difficulty walking fluidly?

Is it possible that lower back pain or injury lead to any difficulty walking fluidly?

Yes: Pain usually causes the muscles to spasm and tighten up. This can really limit your ability to walk normally. ...Read more

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Due april 24. Lower back pain/pressure. Only walk if I have to. How can I relieve pressure?

Due april 24. Lower back pain/pressure. Only walk if I have to. How can I relieve pressure?

Chiropractor: Even as a medical physician that specializes in the spine, I suggest to all my pregnant friends and family to see a chiropractor for low back and sacroiliac joint pain when pregnant.

As an interventional pm;r pain specialist, I treat low back and sacroiliac pain all day, but without clearance from the ob-gyn, I would not perform a simple steroid injection in the office. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have heavy lower back pain, I had 3 kids posterior and pain goes and comes mostly I can't walk or get up help?

Back pain after preg: Lumbar pain after pregnancy is common. As many as 80% will have pain, but only about 20% have persistent symptoms. Why? Likely due to ligament laxity which assists the pelvis to expand for birth. The lordotic posture of carrying a tummy full of baby can also aggravate. Pt often helps, but an eval by a doc is a good idea if pain persists. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
4,749 Doctors shared insights

Back Pain (Definition)

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