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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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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 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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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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Female with lower right abdominal tightness, pressure and sometimes dull pain that radiates into hip and lower back. What are the possible causes?

Female with lower right abdominal tightness, pressure and sometimes dull pain that radiates into hip and lower back. What are the possible causes?

UTI/Kidney Stone: You may want to go see a doctor, if your lower abdomen continues to hurt and you have tight pain around the kidneys, you may have a UTI or a kidney stone. ...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

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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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 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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