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My Childs Lower Spine Sticks Out
My baby is 7 weeks old and his spine curves out at the bottom, and sticks out noticeably. Is this normal?
Spina bifida: have your baby checked for that specially if there is a dimple there ...Read more
When I bend over, the lower part of spine sticks out. Not the spine but there are two "muscles" along the spine that pop out? What is going on?
Varies: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. Could represent normal paraspinal muscles or related to a variety of spinal deformities among other possible causes. A detailed exam would likely show the cause followed by appropriate radiologic studies. ...Read more
Good Morning, I am female, 59, 5'1 and 1/2" tall, I have a 35 % curve in my lower spine, I have one child. My question is how much should I weigh?
Muscular or not...: A woman weighs around 100 pounds at 5 feet, with 5 added pounds for each inch above 5 feet. Thus, at 5 feet 2 inches, she would be around 110 pounds. If she is muscular, she can weigh more. After having a child, she might weigh a bit more temporarily. After menopause she might weigh a bit more too, but can usually aim for the 110-125 pound range. ...Read more
My 13-month-old's spine in lower back sticks out a lot and is very prominent. Is this normal? He can walk while holding onto things only at this point
Can be normal.: If he is almost walking, it's a good sign. Have him seen by peds, to ensure it s not a spine deformity, which is not common. Without an exan or an image I cannot determine that. I consult would help with healthtap. ...Read more
Hard painful lump my lower back by spine,sticks out when i bend over,it hurts feels like alot of pressure or something.Specially wheni bend or stretch?
Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and have CT of spine to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
25f i've had back pains/probs since i became pregnant with first child, 4 yrs ago. Lower back always hurts. Here recently my husband was feeling my spine , the lower spine hurt to touch! like being stabbed. Hurt all way down onto buttocks!?
Back pain: With chronic lower back pain, we usually try conservative methods first - with a focus on anti-inflammatories, abdominal core strengthening, physical therapy, weight loss, and exercise. Even with mild nerve impingement, this is usually tried first for at least a few weeks. 90% of back pain resolves within 1-2 months. If no improvement, then further imaging and specialist eval is warranted. ...Read more
I had a lower back pain along my spine throughout my 2nd pregnancy. Baby is 5 mos now and I still get the pinching pain when in certain positions. ?
Back pain: Back pain that lingers after pregnancy is not all that uncommon. There can be many potential causes. When a women is pregnant, their pelvic ligaments which hold the pelvic bones together loosen to accomodate the growing baby. Sometimes they do not tighten up again which can cause problem. It could also be how you are holding and carrying your baby. A physiatrist can help assess this. ...Read more
22 wks pregnant 1st baby ,I have untreated scoliosis, my lower spine curves quite badly, will this effect me having a vaginal birth ? already in pain
Scoliosis: You should be able to have a vaginal delivery with scoliosis. Talk to your obstetrician who will best be able to advise you. If you are having pain, it is not likely due to scoliosis and some physical therapy and postural exercises should help. If you are having pains during your pregnancy your OB should know about it. Good luck. ...Read more
14 month old baby has to have mri on birth mark on spine mid lower back... Dr didn't tell me possible problem do you have an idea what it could be?
Spina bifida: This is a birth defect in which the spine does not completely form around part of the spinal cord. ...Read more
Hi, i had a baby 7 months ago. Bad back pain afterwards. Felt a knot on left side of lower back by spine. Bigger now & knee & little toe numb.
Be see : It sounds like possibly a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back causing symptoms down the leg. Many cases can be treated conservatively, but when the leg starts going. Numb , you should be seen, just to make sure it is not going to cause you long term harm. Thanks. ...Read more
Dimple: A dimple on the spine area is common considering how the body develops embryologically. If this is on the lower spine it could be a pylonidal cyst. Those can get infected and need treatment. Double check with your doctor. ...Read more
Time: If the pain has progressed beyond a few weeks then a visit to your pcp is needed. Time and modification of daily activity is the best first treatment. If still hurting after a few weeks then physical therapy, chiropractic care and massage can also help. Otc pain meds are usually adequate. If conservative care is not effective then imaging with a MRI scan could help identify a source. ...Read more
Surface anatomy: The preceding answer suggested these are seen in thin people. These are part of the normal surface anatomy and one need not be thin, or female, although they are celebrated in art, usually in Rubenesque women. Google "sacral dimples of Venus" for some illustrative examples. ...Read more
Check it out: Symptoms may include lesions, hairy patches, dimples, or fatty tumors on the lower back; it supposed to be investigated for possible problems. ...Read more
If painful see PCP: There are a variety of reasons why this can be going on. You will need evaluation by a doctor to figure out the diagnosis. It could be either some type of scoliosis, or scheuermann's kyphosis, etc. Or just a normal spine. Nothing necessarily to be alarmed about if you are not having any pain. But having your concerns examined and evaluated will be recommended. ...Read more
I have pain on the lower part of my spine when i push on it. Why? The lower part of my spine just hurts when you push on it.
It means the muscle : Of the back are involved and tender to touch so look to stretch them out and work on core exercises as well as some cardio endurance training with a regular exercise routine to prevent any worsening of symptoms while staying trim and not smoking. ...Read more
I have a curve in my spine and theres pain in the lower part of my back do you know what the curve would be it spasms alot also?
Many type of curves: There r many types of curves in the spine: lordosis (backwards), kyphosis (forwards), scoliosis (sidewards). Depending on what segment is affected & how, they can all cause pain. Spasms are more often muscular problems, & may not be related to spinal curvaturl. See your doctor for referral to a local spine specialist and physiatrist (rehab doc) for better evaluation. Surgery is prob not needed yet ...Read more
Several times, when i'm in mood to evacuate, i feel a small pain that seems to be in the lower part of my spine. What could it be?
I wrecked my 4wheeler 3 years ago and still have a softball knot on my lower spine and it hurts all the time what is wrong with my back?
Have it looked at: You'll have to go to your physician to have it characterized and probably imaged. ...Read more
Torn ligament?: Without a fairly significant injury, a truly torn ligament (a sprain) is fairly uncommon. It is also difficult to diagnose without an mri. Presuming you have a torn ligament, treatment is based on if there is a risk of instability. If a minor sprain, rest, ice, anti-inflammatories and time usually heals. More severe injuries occasionally require surgery--falls, auto accidents, etc. ...Read more
No: No not concerned. It has been shown that 30 percent of people over 35 and 90 percent of people have at least one degenerative disc in the spine; so most patients will develop this at some point. ...Read more
See your doctor: I would recommend that you see your orthopedic spinal specialist. Your specialist should be able to put you on the right track to get better. ...Read more
ESI: Esi is indicated for arm pain or leg pain associated with a pinched nerve—whether disc herniation, bone spur, or spinal stenosis. Any of these problems usually respond well, at least temporarily, to esi. If you do not have an MRI to confirm, then there is less ability to predict success with this injection. Long term success is around 50-75% (meaning 1 year of relief). ...Read more
How do I get fat to just my back? I can see and feel my spine pop out in my lower back when I bend forward.
Not possible: No way to do that. My advice would be to work on core strength. Increasing your muscle tone around the spine will be beneficial and may produce the cosmetic result you are looking for. ...Read more
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