Doctor insights on:
Pain In Lower Back Muscles
Can i rest my back or is there exercises i can do to stop this pain in my lower back and leg muscles?
Depends: If its an acute problem rest and alternate heat and cold as tolerated. If its chronic muscle strengthening may be helpful to prevent future problems. See a doc or physical therapist to get specifics.You need to make sure you dont have a ruptured disc before doing any therapy. Make sure if your doing routine execise that you are doing them properly and its not the cause as well. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Sometimes: I have had pros and cons. Some folks feel that it increases their pain. Muscle stimulators are really nerve/muscle stimulators and have a multitude of chemical effects upon the nerve and the muscle which can promote healing and improve pain. You really are not going to 'hurt" anything by giving it a try. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low back pain thathurts with standing 15 minutes or more and then muscles tighten and only bending relievesat all?
Spinal stenosis: Reduced tolerance to standing and/or walking may be an indication that you could have spinal stenosis (narrowing of your spinal canal). Like you, patients with stenosis typically have improvement of their symptoms when they bend forward. This is called a positive cart sign because leaning forward against a shopping cart can help open up the canal and can, therefore, lead to symptom improvement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im having extreme low back pain. Can barely move without crying out in pain. Muscle relaxers are not helping...what could be wrong?
Went to chiro for low back pain
seen him for 1yr+. Pushed on my back to stretch the muscles it hurt a lot now I am bruised. Why would that happen?
Been n pain for 12mnths w/pubis shearing & low back pain. Pubis shearing has been corrected almost 2wks but my leg muscles still hurt. Recovery time?
Stretch/Strengthen: If stretching and strengthening the muscles in the area do not resolve the pain, you could consider a cortisone injection to reduce the inflammation. Newer techniques with stem cell therapies have shown great success in resolving chronic tears in those muscles/ligaments as well. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer