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My Lower Back Hurts After Excercising Body Pump Class
My lower back hurts after excercising (body pump class). How long shall I not go to the class, n what's a good cream (tiger balm?) to use?
Pain free x 2-3 days: You shouldn't return to exercise until you've been pain free with activities of daily living for at least 2-3 days. Then, do so gradually and avoid painful exercises. I don't find over-the-counter topicals very effective, especially for low back pain where the source of pain is rarely very superficial. Oral anti-inflammatories tend to work more effectively. ...Read more
Had unprotected sex a couple weeks ago. Today my whole body aches. I have period like cramps, my lower back hurts, even feel it in my thighs. Why?
Feel itchy all over my body, upper and lower back hurts, left elbow hurts, right thumb joint hurts, right hip hurts, both ankles hurt, why?
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Back pain: Not enough information to know if your pain is due to a back strain or related to a kidney stone, infection, or other causes. ...Read more
Many things: The differential is large. See your physician. ...Read more
Possibly: If you've had a chronic, hacking cough and been in the bent postion frequently that may cause musculoskeletal pain in your back and joints. If the back pain persists and occurs frequently when you aren't coughing and not related to trauma or severe exertion, or if associated with infection, fatigue, weight loss or change in general well being, you should get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more
Pain: Try taking some antiinflammatories like ibuprofen. Rest it a bit. If the pain doesn't subside enough to get up and walk, you should see a physician. It should settle down fairly quickly if it is a muscle strain (most common reason for sudden back pain). Ice/heat and massage and stretching can also help. ...Read more
Shoes: It could be that your shoes are not providing enough padding and shock absorption. If your shoes are old, try replacing them with a newer pair of running shoes. Try running on a dirt path or in the grass instead of hard pavement if possible and see if this helps with your pain. Also, may be wise to do some stretches before running and see if this helps. Lastly, drink lots of water. ...Read more
Tight muscles: If the muscles, or fascia (the layer covering them) becomes tight, movement in one area of the body will cause pain/pulling in another area. A physiatrist or sports med doc can examine you to see if this is the case. ...Read more
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Need to get checked: Shocks suggest nervous system cause, like a herniated disc or something. Easily evaluated in the doctor's office. ...Read more
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