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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. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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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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Spinall cord injury atrophy both legs spasticity and lowe lumbar pain which is making my rehabilitation slow and frustrating.Incomplete para ?

Spinall cord injury atrophy both legs spasticity and lowe lumbar pain which is making my rehabilitation  slow and frustrating.Incomplete para ?

Understand needs: You hve been doing the right hting. The physical is very important long term. You may need re-evaluation by your neurologist to be certain you are on the correct pathway. Persistence is the key to your success. ...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?

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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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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Hi, I have had lower back pain since the end of January. Since then the majority of the pain has switched to the right side of my butt and my right thigh. The pain stops at the knee. I also have considerable tightness in my thigh which has been spasming.

Hi, I have had lower back pain since the end of January. Since then the majority of the pain has switched to the right side of my butt and my right thigh. The pain stops at the knee. I also have considerable tightness in my thigh which has been spasming.

Sciatica: 34yo w. several weeks of low back pain & radiation into unilateral buttock, thigh & knee has sciatica, which is a pain pattern w. several causes; including lumbar disk disorder, sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder w. presacral plexus impingement & pyriformis syndrome. The best doctor to diagnose is not Rheumatologist or Orthopedist, but an Osteopath, who understands soft tissues disorder diagnosis. ...Read more

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Plantar fasciitis both feet hip pain both hips lower back pain right thigh is spasming. Help?

Plantar fasciitis both feet hip pain both hips lower back pain right thigh is spasming. Help?

Maybe Orthotics.: It sounds like you may have a biomechanical instability in your feet that is passing problems "up the kinetic chain." custom made prescription orthotics, made by a certified lab, under the recommendations of a podiatrist can help tremendously! ...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?

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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I get left side lower back spasms after exercise or when standing still? I use the stepper 45 minutes daily plus work with a trainer 3x/week

Get it checked out: You may be over-training, or doing too much of the same kind of exercise. It's easy to fall into a "trance" when you do the same exercise every day and set yourself up for repetitive stress injury. Regardless, any persistent pain should be checked out. ...Read more

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Can lower back spasms press on your bladder ?

No: The back muscles are posterior (back side), and the bladder is anterior (front side) inside the pelvis, behind the pubis (the bone in front, below the belly). ...Read more

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What's the best cure for back spasms? In the lower back?

That is dependent on: Their cause but in general: heat, gentle stretching, massage and rest are common things along with some tincture of time. Otc meds can help as can various perscription medications depending on your health status. Be awre that opther issues like a kidney stone may be a non spine cause as well. So if they persist or worsen, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My back locking up and can barely move and I get lower back spasms too I'm thinking their coming from standing all day at work?

Possible spasms: The most common problem would most likely be work related particularly if your core muscles are not strong which includes abdominals. However some arthritic illnesses that can affect the back are seen in males between the ages of 20 to 40. If the pain has been going on for a few weeks for example, I would recommend seeing a physician for evaluation which might includes xrays and blood work ...Read more

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I have lower back spasms after eating. It only lasts for a minute or two, but is really painful, have not linked it with any certain foods?

See your doctor: Postprandial back pain may be a sign of gastic issues. These can range from "gas pain" to gall bladder disease. Pancreatitis and gastric ulcers can also present in this fashion. All of these and many more less common diagnoses can give postprandial back pain. See your doctor to rule out the more serious causes. ...Read more

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What's good for lower back spasms and pain?

Heat, otcs, etc: Simple low back pain and spasms can often be treated with over the counter advil or aleve (naproxen). Heating pads, hot showers, massage and gentle stretching exercises also help. If these don't do it, your doctor can prescribe a stronger pain medicine and/or a muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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I've been getting lower back spasms since the age of 9, i'm now 22 and still get it a lot do you have any suggestions on how to make my back better?

See a spinal doctor: You could see your primary doctor first, but if you can see one, a spinal doctor can get your whole story, examine you and determine if you need testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause lower back spasms?

Can ovarian cysts cause lower back spasms?

Possibly: Ovarian cysts and other causes of female pelvic pain can also cause referred pain to the lower back. If your doctor has ruled out other more common causes of lower back pain, such as muscle strain, then a gyn exam would be in order. ...Read more