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My lower back hurts all the time what could it be?

My lower back hurts all the time what could it be?

Nerve or back muscle: It is common for a pinched nerve in the lower back to cause the symptoms you describe. Other causes are problems with your spine alignment, a disc between your vertebra which is bulging, or poor posture/muscle weakness. There are many other causes as well. If it persists, see your physician. ...Read more

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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 lower back hurts all the time. My parents say it's from stress. Ae they right?

My lower back hurts all the time. My parents say it's from stress. Ae they right?

Not typically stress: Chronic low back pain of > 3-6 months is not likely from stress. Certainly musculoskeletal causes including sitting position and posture may contribute but a more serious issue is also possible including disc pain and fracture. Long standing pain should be evaluated with history, physical examination and possibly xray and MRI if warranted. ...Read more

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When i sit or lay on the. Couch for a long time. My lower back hurts. I'm. A 32 m. What could. This be ?

When i sit or lay on the. Couch for a long time. My lower back hurts. I'm. A 32 m. What could. This be
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Back pain: Are you overweight? Please provide more information,How long do you have this pain? It might be slipped disc,do you have leg pain? Sometimes slipped disc press on nerves and cause leg pains.provide more information ...Read more

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My lower back hurts from time to time what can it be?

My lower back hurts from time to time what can it be?

Lots of possibilitie: Most likely is low back strain caused by weak core muscles. Depending on the specific characteristics of the pain, there are other possibilities. If it keeps up please see your pcp to check it out further. ...Read more

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Lower back pain? Hurts only when I bend over or sit in certain spot, or when I straighten up. Have had this several times what is this?

Lower back pain? Hurts only when I bend over or sit in certain spot, or when I straighten up. Have had this several times what is this?

Muscle strain,lumbag: Typically back pain that worsens with movement in a young person is consistent with muscle spasm or lumbar strain. However, it is still appropriate to have a consultation with a PMR or sports medicine doctor and they will complete a physical examination of your spine.In addition they will also consider the possibility of other diagnoses that could be causing your symptoms such as disc disease. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain. I am only a teen and I am active not lazy. It hurts when i sit or stand for a long time. It feels like my tailbone.

Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc herniation which may cause pain without sciatica. Stress fracture (spondylolysis) occurs in 5% of the population without any symptoms. If symptoms persist, then see your doc for a more specific evaluation. ...Read more

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I sit about 8-9 hours a day for my work. Could this be why my legs feel weak sometimes and my lower back hurts? It doesn't happen all the time though.

I sit about 8-9 hours a day for my work. Could this be why my legs feel weak sometimes and my lower back hurts? It doesn't happen all the time though.

Absolutely!: Sitting at work for such a long period of time can be a drain on your spine and muscles. While at work be sure to get up at least once per hour and take a short walk. It also helps to perform simple stretching exercises a few times per day. Consider investing in a more comfortable chair or a device that provides lumbar support. ...Read more