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After standing several hours, or doing heavy squat exercises (60kg) I sometimes experience light to medium low back pain. It is a kind of dull, somewhat painful feeling for about a day. Is this purely a muscle imbalance issue and can I safely ignore?

After standing several hours, or doing heavy squat exercises (60kg) I sometimes experience light to medium low back pain. It is a kind of dull, somewhat painful feeling for about a day. Is this purely a muscle imbalance issue and can I safely ignore?

Could be spinal.: This could be something purely muscular, or it could be spinal, related to arthritis or malalignment within the spinal column. You may want to at least have an x-ray with some flexion and extension views to better assess ...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


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How can I prevent back pain while doing squats?

How can I prevent back pain while doing squats?

Correct posture: Avoiding overload by not using heavy weights, using a weight belt, using correct technique. ...Read more

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I want to lose the cellulite on my thighs and butt how can't I do that if I have lower back pain I don't want to hurt it by doing squats?

I want to lose the cellulite on my thighs and butt how can't I do that if I have lower back pain I don't want to hurt it by doing squats?

Exercise: Depending on the cause of back pain, exercise may be of benefit. Most chronic back pain in a 21 year old is related to core instability. A regular exercise program can help with stability, but choosing exercises without excessive twisting is wise. You do not have to target the thigh cellulite with squats for improvement, although squats within reason and correctly done may be ok for your back. ...Read more

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I got a middle back pain when I got hungry yesterday, mostly on the left side, when I got a rest, it is mostly gone, but still there. What is it?

I got a middle back pain when I got hungry yesterday, mostly on the left side, when I got a rest, it is mostly gone, but still there. What is it?

Back pain: Left mid back pain most likely associated with muscle strain to left shoulder. Possible tome type of stomach or colon problem on left side. Your spleen is on left side too.
I am glad it is improving. ...Read more

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Sudden upper chest and upper middle back pain when inhaling or moving. What do you recommend?

Sudden upper chest and upper middle back pain when inhaling or moving. What do you recommend?

Chest and back pain: This could be serious and you should see a cardiologist as soon as possible. However, it could be minor such as a muscle spasm, but please don't ignore it. Depending on your risk factors such as cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure etc you should have perper evaluation to rule out any aortic or cardiac causes. ...Read more

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I have back pain everytime I do squats. Why?

I have back pain everytime I do squats. Why?

Unknown: Squats put a lot of pressure on the intervertebral disc so this is a possible cause of the pain. Facet joints are also a common cause of pain. To determine the precise cause, see a pain specialist. He/she can anesthetize (numb) each structure one at a time until you report relief of the pain. Then a treatment can be targeted for that specific cause. ...Read more

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Having burning in chest and middle back pain?

Having burning in chest and middle back pain?

See your doc today: You need to make sure that your heart isn't causing your problems. Go to your doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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Weight lifting and middle back pain! What can I take?

Weight lifting and middle back pain! What can I take?

See below: Rather than figuring out what to take it is more important that you evaluate your lifting technique, the amount of weight and reps you are doing rather than taking medications. You may need to alter your technique as well as the amount of weight and reps. I am sorry if this was not the answer that you are looking for but better to follow the above advice than to get hurt and not be able to lift. ...Read more

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Does bad cervical steonosis cause upper middle back pain?

Does bad cervical steonosis cause upper middle back pain?

Cervical stenosis: Yes, it could by changing your alignment, which can stress the overlying muscles, tendons, and nerves. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my upper and middle back pain/soreness?

What is the cause of my upper and middle back pain/soreness?

Multiple: There can be many reasons. Commonest is muscular due to posture or kind of activity you are involved in. There should be proper work-up to rule out more worrisome causes like fracture, infection, tumor etc. It could also be related to changes in the neck and upper back part of the spine, like degeneration or herniation of disks. If the pain has persisted past 6 weeks, do see a physician. ...Read more

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Left upper middle back pain like a knot in it with burning sensation?

Knot: More than likely a muscle knot. Take some anit-inflammatory medication and do stretches. ...Read more

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I am having middle back pain and left side rib cage pain. Please help?

I am having middle back pain and left side rib cage pain. Please help?

Too many options: Could be lung, could be spine, could be spinal nerve, could be nerve between ribs, could be muscle. To answer this one without more information, you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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25 year old female with middle back pain hurts really bad when breathing.?

25 year old female with middle back pain hurts really bad when breathing.?

Check it out: This could just muscle inflammation in the back will go away in 2-3 days after using advil (ibuprofen) or could be a sign of some thing inside the chest cage, so I will advice to check it if continued. ...Read more

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I have middle back pain that shoots around to chest pain what could that be?

I have middle back pain that shoots around to chest pain what could that be?

Needs Evaluation: It could be coming from your spine, from your stomach or gall bladder, from something going on inside your chest like pneumonia or a lung tumor, could be your heart or great vessels (aorta). Bottom line is there are too many things that it could be without some investigation. Some of these conditions are life-threatening. Get to a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have middle back pain and it hurts to breath and it is hard to get comfortable?

I have middle back pain and it hurts to breath and it is hard to get comfortable?

Doctor can evaluate: "hurts to breath" could be pain due to movement of the ribs if the movement irritates the rib joints and cartilage, could be due to irritation or pressure on nerves coming from the spine to that area, or due to other things like lung problems (infections, etc...), etc..., so if a doctor should talk with the patient and do an exam to get an idea of what might be happening. ...Read more

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Left middle back pain where kidney is, extreme thirst, unirinating less than usual. Possible conditions based on these symptoms?

Left middle back pain where kidney is, extreme thirst, unirinating less than usual. Possible conditions based on these symptoms?

Adrenal issue: Adrenal insufficiency (with associated lack of hormones that the adrenal gland usually produces) can produce such symptoms. However, pain in the back can have many potential causes (musculoskeletal, GI, gynecologic). Talk to your doctor if symptoms continue to get a thorough evaluation to identify cause of symptoms. ...Read more

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I have lower/middle back pain also hurting my thighs (mainly the front). I have not had any injuries. I have been told different by many doctors.?

I have lower/middle back pain also hurting my thighs (mainly the front). I have not had any injuries. I have been told different by many doctors.?

Drs may give u: Different diagnoses based on their assessment.Back pain among young people like u is usually muscular in origin. Of course, there are many other possibilities like arthritis, slipped disc, pinched nerve, scoliosis etc. Imaging studies may help pinpoint the exact diagnosis. Get reassurance from all of them. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/back-pain/default. Htm. ...Read more

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I couldn't sleep due to severe middle back pain on right side. I did windmill excercise this morning after long time. If I stand it starts paining.

Back pain: back pain is very common, and has several underlying causes form simple strains to more serious spinal issues. Get eval to see what your most likely cause is, so the treatment best fits your diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes middle back pain?

What causes middle back pain?

Muscular v disc: This could be muscular pain or related to underlying degenerative discs or even a herniated disc or other spine based conditions. Other issues could include referred pain from a lung or pulmonary issue or gastrointestinal issue like an esophagitis, ulcer, gallstones or reflux. Even a renal or kidney issue may be a cause. See your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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What are the causes of middle back pain?

Lots of things: Go see your physician first to make sure it isn't something scary. Then take a look at how you sit, your general conditioning, how you use your body. For help, try physical therapy to include mobilizations and increasing thoracic mobility, treatment by an osteopathic physician and a supervised stretching program. If these aren't helpful, sometimes it's from an old injury- physical or emotional. ...Read more

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Lower middle back pain, what should I do?

See a doctor: Assuming you have done the typical conservative care such as ice/heat, nsaids, rest and exercise then it is time to see a doctor to address the issue. You may need further testing/imaging depending in what the doctor sees. ...Read more

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Am 19 year old. I had a sudden I would say middle back pain. It was really sudden.

Am 19 year old. I had a sudden I would say middle back pain. It was really sudden.

Sudden bachache: Sudden bachache is usually due to trauma or lifting heavy items, you really need to check it out if is persistent or recurrent with your 1ry care physician or an orthopedic. At the mean time you can try ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) with heating pads. Good luck ...Read more

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Severe middle back pain 7 months straight. Dr appointment made didn't take test or see actual dr?

Back pain: Back pain that has lasted 7 mo is not good. However, the issues of tests - if who ever examined you did not find any objective findings on exam then testing is not indicated. What treatment did they suggest? ...Read more

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Had an X-ray for middle back pain two days ago. How long before my dr contacts me with the results?

Had an X-ray for middle back pain two days ago. How long before my dr contacts me with the results?

Contact him/her: Your best best would be to contact your doctor to see if they have the results. Usually the doctors nurse can read the results to you over the phone. ...Read more

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I had a lidocaine injection for middle back pain which provided much relief. Forgot to ask how long it will last.

I had a lidocaine injection for middle back pain which provided much relief. Forgot to ask how long it will last.

Back Pain: Depends on whether you had an epidural steroid injection or a "trigger point" injection. The duration could be anywhere from months to years based on the condition being treated and if you reinjure the area. If you have a herniated disk it will probably be a reoccurring problem. If all you had was muscle spasm from physical activity them it should be permanent relief. Learn how to avoid injury. ...Read more

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I have been having this middle back pain on both sides for a few days now it hurts to move or breathe what could it be?

I have been having this middle back pain on both sides for a few days now it hurts to move or breathe what could it be?

Anything: Back pain is very non specific and be caused by multiple things such as muscle strains, bone disorders. In addition, internal issues such as lung problems, heart problems, and stomach/pancreas problems can also cause back pain. With the development of pain with respiration this should be evaluated urgently for things such as pulmonary emobli (blood clots). ...Read more

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Lower-middle back pain. Should I be resting completely, working out still or something in between like stretching? Notice stretching helps temporality

RICE method: Studies show rest, ice, heat (modalities) and Physical Therapy are beneficial for back pain. You probably have back sprain from some activity that requires rest to heal. However a full medical history and exam are needed. For instance, if you have had trauma or have scoliosis or other contributing factors we need to know. With low back pain, studies show yoga is effective, as is physical therapy. ...Read more

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I have upper back pain after dropping barbell during barbell squats? What are some ways to relieve the pain?

I have upper back pain after dropping barbell during barbell squats? What are some ways to relieve the pain?

No. But: It sound as if you are describing musle spam. This may be resulting from a lower back muscle strain. I would recommend that you perform stretching exercise along with strengthening exercises. Would recommend that you participate in a yoga class or pilates. If pain persist see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more

Squatting (Definition)

To sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more