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I have lower back tightness; however a nagging, slight burning pain the causes extreme discomfort in my hip, to the front of my leg (thigh). Not the?

I have lower back tightness; however a nagging, slight burning pain the causes extreme discomfort in my hip, to the front of my leg (thigh). Not the?

Both back and: Hip problems could be giving you these symptoms. You will need to be evaluated, examined and probably x-rayed to determine the cause and recommend a treatment plan. Make an appointment with your primary health care provider as a start. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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What would cause tight hamstrings, painful flutes and lower back when bending? Not from a physical activity.

What would cause tight hamstrings, painful flutes and lower back when bending? Not from a physical activity.

These symptoms sou--: Nd typical of inactivity for a long time. You need to start moving and do some bending/extending of the back/ /hips/knees. Start slow ; gradually build up the reps/frequency, so to develop muscles ; get them loose (limbered) so when you do these activities, they are not so painful or tight.
Muscle relaxers may also help, but I believe the exercises to stretch ; strengthen will help more.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What is Lumbar Instability and what causes it? Why are the muscles in my lower back always tight?

What is Lumbar Instability and what causes it? Why are the muscles in my lower back always tight?

Low back: Instability of the lower spine may refer to inadequate spinal or paraspinal muscles and ligaments, or spondylolisthesis producing an inadequate low back with chronic discomfort and limitation of flexibility. An orthopedic surgeon can advise you better, however. ...Read more

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What the cause of tightness in my chest and lower back pain?

What the cause of tightness in my chest and lower back pain?

You look young: And that usually means a strain of muscles and ribs in the chest and spine muscle in the back. The chest could be asthma or unlikely a heart issue. Lung functions and a possible "regular" stress test can also help, but seeing your dr will help sort this out. Physical therapy and yoga will likely help both. ...Read more

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Can tight lower back muscles in and of itself cause foot pain?

Can tight lower back muscles in and of itself cause foot pain?

Indirectly: It may be the opposite, that foot pain may cause back strain. But if you have tight lower back muscles, it can indirectly lead to foot pain by compensation during walking. ...Read more

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Can tight glutes cause lower back pain that feels like nerve pain?

Can tight glutes cause lower back pain that feels like nerve pain?

Not likely: The gluteus muscles don't impact the spinal cord enough to cause discitis symptoms. If you have nerve symptoms you should see your doctor. Could be you have a disc problem from working out too vigorously. On the other hand over extended glutes can cause back pain. ...Read more

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Can tight muscles in lower back or butt cause pain down leg or groin? Can it affect nerves?

Can tight muscles in lower back or butt cause pain down leg or groin? Can it affect nerves?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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If you had surgery to the lower back and the doctor accidentally cut your gluteal nerve with that cause the glue to get tight or just to be weak?

If you had surgery to the lower back and the doctor accidentally cut your gluteal nerve with that cause the glue to get tight or just to be weak?

Very rare outcome: If this did occur, and I have never heard of this complication in my entire career, you would experience weakness of buttock muscles with difficulty extending your leg at hip. ...Read more

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Is there a muscle that runs along the spine in the back that if it became tight wood appear swollen and cause pain in lower back wrapping around

Para spinal muscles: Yes there are strong muscles called para spinal muscles. They include erector spinae their job is to keep your posture upright they can go into spasm and become roppy in case of back pain or sprain. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. Also pain above my butt cheeks (pelvis either side) could tight muscles cause these? If so, which and how to fix?

Lower back pain. Also pain above my butt cheeks (pelvis either side) could tight muscles cause these? If so, which and how to fix?

Yes tight muscles: It is possible that tight muscles can cause low back pain. The best treatment is warm soaks or using a heating pad followed by stretching. Yoga is a good way to prevent this. Massage and physical therapy may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Why would my lower back feel really tight after standing, or walking, for a while?

Strain: Your low back muscles can get irritated even with regular activity. NSAID and rest. Warm compress. If no improvement get checked. ...Read more

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Already over weight been on ft for 5 strait hours. When you lay down ft throb intense lower back feels so tight what's the best way to relax body fasts?

Already over weight been on ft for 5 strait hours. When you lay down ft throb intense lower back feels so tight what's the best way to relax body fasts?

Tough: To say. Everyone is different. I prefer a hot shower to relax. A hot tub would be ideal. Some people like a cup of green tea. Whatever allows you to relax body and mind would work best. Medicine definitely not the answer ...Read more

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Why does my lower back feel very tight?

Back tightness: At your age I doubt that arthritis is the cause. Muscular tightness may be due to poor mattress, poor posture sitting or walking, weak abdominal wall muscles, chronic low back strain, improper exercises and structural spinal abnormalities or disc disease are less likely possibilities. A physical trainer could instruct you in proper exercises and stretching techniques. See an orthopedic specialist ...Read more

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I frequently have a very tight lower back why is this and how do I make it better?

Tight back: Could be various reasons for a tight back. Common one will include a sprain in in the lower back. If the patients do not have any pain and is just a bit tight then some pain relief with paracetamol and brufen should help. This should be allowed by a physiotherapy and some stretching exercises. If not getting better then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Recently I've been having alot of tightness in my lower back and pain on the lower right side of my back as well. Makes it hard to bend over?

Low back tightness: If you have a physical job/exercise could be musculoskeletal If not allergic see if Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen help, as well as warm bath. Alternatively could be kidneys and need to check for infection, or could be constipation, or rarely colon issue/pelvic issue. Follow up with doctor/ urgent care this week. ...Read more

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What can I do about tightness in the lower back muscles.?

Stretch: Long term answer is low back strengthening through therapy and exercises, but if you are currently suffering you should start with rest. Take anti inflammatories, rest at least for 8 hours (sleep) and then perform stretching exercises to help take away your muscle spasms. If this does not help you you may need a short course of muscle relaxants. ...Read more

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Hurt my back a yr ago& pain went away until a few months ago. Feels tight pain runs from the upper to lower back. Hard to bend&lift&excercise&carrystuff?

Your symptoms: Sound like muscle spasms, but it could also come from herniated disc. See your doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment, especially because it is a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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Tight hamstrings/lower back problems. Any advice/suggestions on how to deal with this?

Tight hamstrings/lower back problems. Any advice/suggestions on how to deal with this?

Depends: First, you need a regular exercise routine. You can try core stabilization exercises like pilates & yoga along with other flexibility routines & cariovascular conditioning as well as proper weight & avoidance of smoking. Good sleep habits on a good mattress helps & maintaining good bone density. If pain persists, get checked. ...Read more

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I had lower back surgery april 9th 2012 and ever since, my entire core spasm all the way around so tight I can't move until it resides. Help!?

I had lower back surgery april 9th 2012 and ever since, my entire core spasm all the way around so tight I can't move until it resides. Help!?

Ask your surgeon: At almost 6 months post op you should not be having spasm unless you are a smoker which can effectively negate any positive results of spine surgery. I do not have enough info about what surgery: a revision, a decompression, a disectomy, a fusion, with or without instrumentation, a combination of decompression & fusion, how many levels & approach (s) used. You need to ask your surgeon about this. ...Read more

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Found a mass near the left of the lower back eight years back it has grown to certain extent. It is causing tightness in left upper quadrant with PGL?

Found a mass near the left of the lower back eight years back it has grown to certain extent. It is causing tightness in left upper quadrant with PGL?

If you are now: Having restriction from the mass it would be time to consider removal. See your primary health care provider or a general surgeon to arrange for the procedure. ...Read more

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My lower back hurts and feels very tight when I do push-ups and sit-ups. What could be wrong?

My lower back hurts and feels very tight when I do push-ups and sit-ups. What could be wrong?

Slow down: You may want to slow down on the activities. Consider stretching and warming up before the exercises. If you doubt additional symptoms of numbness, weakness or difficulty with urine or bowels you need to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Suffering from anxiety but also feeling a tightness in the right side of my lower back and slight pain in my inner right thigh.

Probably not related: The lower back pain and pain in right inner thigh may simply be muscle strain, but could also be neuropathic pain ("a pinched nerve causing skin sensations"). Regardless, they do not sound worrisome, but the only way to reassure you completely would be to have an exam in person. ...Read more

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I have a lot of tightness and tension in my lower back and hips. Also a lot of little lumps or knots... I ride horses. Solutions?

Stretch & Massage: A daily stretching routine for you back and legs will help. You might see a licensed massage therapist. Massage will help get the current tension and knots out, then stretching will help keep you in shape. ...Read more