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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?

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

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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?

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?

Menstrual cramps?: The symptoms described can occur from a number of causes, but if you may have acquired an infection, see your gyn provider for testing and an exam. If your period is delayed, get a serum HCG test for pregnancy. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Multiple options: The symptoms you describe could be from an allergy, a type of arthritis, an infection or a combination. The best doctor to see to sort this out is a rheumatologist. An allergist or immunologist could help as well. ...Read more

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My lower back hurts after jumping rope what's wrong?

My lower back hurts after jumping rope what's wrong?

Multiple possibility: You can have anything from sore low back muscles to something more serious, like early spine arthritis. Does not sound like a disc bulge, or herniation, because you are not describing burning or shooting sensations down a leg. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my lower back hurts after working out?

What does it mean if my lower back hurts after working out?

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

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Lower back hurts after period and feel like throwing up? My girlfriend is having this problem

Menstrual Cramps: Sounds like menstrual cramps and pms symptoms. There are things that can help her - she needs only to see her physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises I can do when lower back hurts?

Williams: Look up williams flexion exercises including pelvic tilt, knee to chest, pelvic rotation exercises to help your back.
Use hot packs, hot tub or low back massage.
Use balms such as ben gay and be gentle with all you do.
Walking is great to relax the back as well. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what to do if my lower back hurts very bad?

Could you tell me what to do if my lower back hurts very bad?

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

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Yea they did but is it normal that my lower back hurts when I cough?

Yea they did but is it normal that my lower back hurts when I cough?

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

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Slept in a bad position and my lower back hurts. On the road. What to do?

Slept in a bad position and my lower back hurts. On the road. What to do?

Look online: Look up spineuniverse. Com. Seek williams low back exercises and perform these carefully. If it's been more than 24-48 hours, use warm compresses ro soak in a hot tub to help relax the muscles and do your stretches carefully. Walking will help also. ...Read more

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Lower back hurts when I walk?

Lower back hurts when I walk?

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

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I have lower back pain but nev3r hurt it?

Most back issues do: Not arise from injury but generally from neglect by their owners in terms of lack of regular exercise, good sleeping habits, smoking and obesity especially with age. There also can be a genetic or inherited component as well ...Read more

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I'm having lower back pain and it hurts to move?

I'm having lower back pain and it hurts to move?

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

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If my lower back hurts when I run what am I doing wrong?

If my lower back hurts when I run what am I doing wrong?

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

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Why is it that when I tilt my head forward my lower back hurts?

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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My lower back hurts very bad when I take a deep breathe what could be the problem?

My lower back hurts very bad when I take a deep breathe what could be the problem?

Pain when breathing: One possible cause could be pleurisy if you had an upper respiratory infection recently, other causes could be related to your diaphragm of thoracic spine ...Read more

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I've been having these body shocks throughout my body and lower back pain, what to do?

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I've been having these body shocks throughout my body and lower back pain, what to do?

Need to get checked: Shocks suggest nervous system cause, like a herniated disc or something. Easily evaluated in the doctor's office. ...Read more