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I was in an accident a little over 3 months ago. Scans showed a minor lumbar spasm. My back is tender touch still. My stomach has gotten boated also.

I was in an accident a little over 3 months ago. Scans showed a minor lumbar spasm. My back is tender touch still. My stomach has gotten boated also.

Back injury : and trauma can take a long time to heal. Not sure about the interpretation of your "scan"..CT or MRI don't really show spasm but if there was nothing else your doctor could easily have made the clinical diagnosis of spasm. Continued avoidance of aggravating activities, heat, massage, stretching, appropriate exercise can all help. Bloating probably unrelated but ? due to reduced activity. Stay well ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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Can i take a baclofen, if i had taken a tramodol 2 hours ago? I am having 10 out of 10 on the pain scale back spasms. I just n back has been spasming for about 6 hours. Some positions help but not for long. They just seem to come in waves.

Can i take a baclofen, if i had taken a tramodol 2 hours ago?  I am having 10 out of 10 on the pain scale back spasms.  I just n back has been spasming for about 6 hours.  Some positions help but not for long.  They just seem to come in waves.

Drug interaction: Tramadol is a opioid pain killer. Baclofen is a muscle relaxers. It is common to have them prescribed together for pain. You can take Baclofen for spasm. Please be aware that taking tramadol and Baclofen together can increase risks of dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. ...Read more

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I got serve back pain , the report says that there is a reduced disc space between l5-s1 level and loss of lumbar lordosis due to back muscle spasm?

I got serve back pain , the report says that there is a reduced disc space between l5-s1 level and loss of lumbar lordosis due to back muscle spasm?

May be better choice: Taking narcotics for acute pain is not "bad". There may be better choices, though. 2 vicodins contains up to 1000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) so you have to be careful not to exceed 3000 mg per day for nl adult size. It also has hydrocodone which is possibly addicting. Try regular tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. You may also benefit from a Medrol dose pack. Talk to your doctor who knows your history and your exam. ...Read more

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I am suffering from disease of lumbar sacral spine reveal lumbar spondylosis.And loss of lumbar lordosis due to back muscle spasm. What is the reason?

I am suffering from disease of  lumbar sacral spine reveal lumbar spondylosis.And loss of lumbar lordosis due to back muscle spasm. What is the reason?

Inflammation: Aging or degeneration of the spine is termed spondylosis which can lead to arthritis or inflammation causing the muscles to react causing them to spasm pulling out straight the lumbar spine causing a loss of its sway or curve known as lordosis. ...Read more

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Multiple hnp in thoracic and lumbar spine, causing severe spasticity in flanks/ribs. Anyway to prevent or learn them? Ortho and pcp were of no help.

Multiple hnp in thoracic and lumbar spine, causing severe spasticity in flanks/ribs. Anyway to prevent or learn them? Ortho and pcp were of no help.

Second opinion: I would assume that you have had an MRI. It seems no physicians are helping you. Get a second orthopedic opinion and clarify what YOU mean by spasticity. You symptoms cannot be diagnosed online- sorry! ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

After: Stretches and warm ups, over a exercise ball you do facing down, reverse sit ups, or find a machine at the gym that serves similar purpose. ...Read more

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The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

Back pain: The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues. You can use heating pad, over the counter topical cream such as bengay or asper cream. If symptoms persist then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly is a lumbar disc in your back?

What exactly is a lumbar disc in your back?

It is a structure: That acts like a joint by joining 2 bones together while allowing motion and weight bearing. It is 90% water at birth and dries up as we age. It has 2 distinct parts, an outer or annulus layer and an inner core, the jelly like nucleus pulposus. The annulus is similar to steel belts in a tire wrapping around forming the outer layer as a strong, tough layer that frays and cracks with age. ...Read more

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Can memory foam beds make lumbar back problems worse?

Can memory foam beds make lumbar back problems worse?

No although certain: Body positions and inadequate sleep can affect your back symptoms. In general a mattress should be comfortable and moderately firm or supportive. ...Read more