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My back hurts so much from sitting down for long hours. What should I do?

My back hurts so much from sitting down for long hours. What should I do?

Be proactive by : checking to make sure your seating has armrests and a good back support and possibly adjustable in sitting height. Even then, make sure you get up periodically to breakup the time sitting. Consider exercising -emphasize core stengthening and keep trim along with avoiding smoking. ...Read more

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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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My hips hurt so much from sitting long hours. What can I do?

My hips hurt so much from sitting long hours. What can I do?

Several things: First get up and walk around 5minutes every half hour. Set and alarm to remind you. Next detoxify to reduce inflammation; drink 8 glasses of filtered water daily; avoid sodas, sugars, alcohol, coffee; take supplements such as cats claw and large quantities of anti-oxidants; rebounding. If not contraindicated Ibuprofen 3x/ day for 1-2 weeks www.Medac4u.Com. ...Read more

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My knee hurts from sitting down and working long hours. What should I do?

My knee hurts from sitting down and working long hours. What should I do?

Move frequently: Sitting makes your joints stiff. So every half hour get up and stretch and take a quick walk around your office or desk. Bend your knees under your desk frequently. ...Read more

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When ever I sit and when I get up my lower back is hurting a lot for few seconds. Is tht I need to worry to much.

When ever I sit and when I get up my lower back is hurting a lot for few seconds. Is tht I need to worry to much.

Low back pain: Low back pain is common and generally not worrisome. Pain that happens with change is positions is mechanical and may be muscular, disc, or even the joints. The sacroiliac joints connect the back and hips, and are often pain generators. Keep active, keep muscles in shape, and see a spine specialist if you have numbness or weakness, loss of bowel or bladder control, fevers, or worsening pain. ...Read more

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After walking around a store for so long my feet hurt really bad and I just have to sit down and take a break but I'm only 14. Why having so much pain?

After walking around a store for so long my feet hurt really bad and I just have to sit down and take a break but I'm only 14. Why having so much pain?

Painful feet: You may be wearing improper shoes that require you to be in your feet for long periods. See a podiatrist . He can fit you for orthotics, especially if you have flat feet ...Read more

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My lower back hurts when i sit down for at least 10min or longer and is painful to sit long. My dad thinks its from cheer, do u think i pinched a nerv?

My lower back hurts when i sit down for at least 10min or longer and is painful to sit long. My dad thinks its from cheer, do u think i pinched a nerv?

See below: Depending on where the pain is, it's quality, duration and intensity, whether it radiates anywhere and what relieves or exacerbates it can determine the cause. Without more info, I do not want to speculate, but i would see your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt so much after waking up from sleeping. What can I do for the pain?

My eyes hurt so much after waking up from sleeping. What can I do for the pain?

Find out why: You are having eye pain. Eye pain is not normal. There has to be a reason for it. Once the reason is known, then a treatment plan can be started. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist soon. ...Read more

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My feet hurts from standing long hours. What should I do?

My feet hurts from standing long hours. What should I do?

Rest: Wear comfortable shoes and give proper rest to your feet. Massaging your feet will help. ...Read more

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My lower back hurts and I can't stand upright after sitting too long. What should I do?

NSAIDS: Probable facet joint disease/irritation. Use nsaids and when symptoms reduce/resolve get back to gradually increasing exercise. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on the right side. It hurts if i sit or stand for too long and it also hurts when i lie down. What should I do?

I have lower back pain on the right side. It hurts if i sit or stand for too long and it also hurts when i lie down. What should I do?

Chronic Sciatica: Chronic unilaterally low back/pelvic pain is intensified by lying down & suggests sacroiliac joint disorder. Pelvic cavity disorders & lumbar disk pain problems not enhanced by lying down. Explanation is that pelvis bone structure is a ring & lying down imparts biomechanical stress around ring to loosest sacroiliac joint, thereby painfully stretching ligaments of this joint. From childbirth? ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain when I go from laying down too sitting up and when when I try too move to get comfortable while laying down. Doesn't seem to bother me any other time. ?

I am experiencing  lower abdominal pain when I go from laying down too sitting up and when when I try too move to get comfortable while laying down.   Doesn't seem to bother me any other time.  ?

You need a good...: ...physical exam please--something we can't provide you through this vehicle. What you describe is nonspecific for any one particular disease but nevertheless concerning. ...Read more

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I have really bad lower back pain and it travels down my legs , it hurts when I sit or stand too long and it really hurts when I go to bed keeps me up?

I have really bad lower back pain and it travels down my legs , it hurts when I sit or stand too long and it really hurts when I go to bed keeps me up?

See the Dr.: You should not have to deal with back pain that bad. Use a heating pad and take some NSAIDS (as long as you're not allergic to them-such as Ibuprofen) and make an appt to see the Dr. for an examination and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi can anyone tell me why i feel a lower back pain when i weakup from sleep or when i keep standing for long time?

This can be related : To some underlying degeneration of the spine which occurs in all with time that prolonged positioning can lead to some symptoms and with change of position or activity it will feel better or resolve. ...Read more

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What Should I do If it Hurts to Walk and My Hip Area Hurts After Sitting Down For More Than 30Minutes?

What Should I do If it Hurts to Walk and My Hip Area Hurts After Sitting Down For More Than 30Minutes?

Depends on where the: pain is exactly and hard to tell without exam. This could be due to something called sacroilliitis (SI Joint inflammation). While it could be related to hip osteoarthritis or multiple other musculoskeletal issues, SI joint would be my first thought since it hurts when you walk and after sitting in the hip area. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my legs hurt when i lay down or sit for a long time?

Any reasons why my legs hurt when i lay down or sit for a long time?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor for left leg behind knee pain i can barely walk on it and if i sit down to long for more than 5 min it is really bad for me?

Should i see a doctor for left leg behind knee pain i can barely walk on it and if i sit down to long for more than 5 min it is really bad for me?

Posterior knee pain: Yes, see orthopedic surgeon. Consider arthritis, gastroc soleus strain, popliteal cyst, referred sciatic pain, and rule out a blood clot with venous doppler. ...Read more

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Why do I hav so much pain in the bone of my lower back? I cannot sit for a long time

Cyst: Be sure you do not have a pilonidal cyst. If you feel a tender bump when the tail bone ends, could be cyst. Or hurt coccyx bone, muscle spasm, infection or disc problem. ...Read more