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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?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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 am a below the knee amputee and recently I have been dealing with lower back pain when sitting for extended periods could they be related?

I am a below the knee amputee and recently I have been dealing with lower back pain when sitting for extended periods could they be related?

Could be: The difference length in other parts of the limb may occur over time. (difference in thigh muscle girth) This might lead to a bit of a pelvic tilt and eventual unequal weight distribution on the articular elements in the lumbar spine. Plin films of the LS spine can reveal facet joint disease for example. Your therapist need to be made aware of any bone remodeling to adjust your therapy over time. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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