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Can i rest my back or is there exercises i can do to stop this pain in my lower back and leg 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

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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


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Are electro-muscle stimulator effective for low back pain?

Are electro-muscle stimulator effective for low back pain?

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 more

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Low back pain not muscle/bowel or prostate?

Low back pain not muscle/bowel or prostate?

Consult your doctor: I recommend that you consult your doctor about the specifics of your lower back pain. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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Low back pain thathurts with standing 15 minutes or more and then muscles tighten and only bending relievesat all?

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 more

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Im having extreme low back pain. Can barely move without crying out in pain. Muscle relaxers are not helping...what could be wrong?

Im having extreme low back pain.  Can barely move without crying out in pain.  Muscle relaxers are not helping...what could be wrong?

Disc?: Have you been evaluated by a physician? An acute herniated disc can be quite painful, especially with an annular tear. The natural course of this is to resolve over time but if you haven't had a physical exam, please go to urgent care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have low back pain with muscle spasm during orgasm?

Is it normal to have low back pain with muscle spasm during orgasm?

Yes and no: You should not be normally experiencing low back pain/ muscle spasms unless you have an underlying back condition, i.E herniated disc, or sacroiliac pain or possibly a pelvic floor dysfunction. Discuss with your primary care doctor and gyn. ...Read more

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With chronic low back pain, what does muscle spasms in only one buttock sugguest?

With chronic low back pain, what does muscle spasms in only one buttock sugguest?

Let me try to answer: One sided muscle spasm means the nerve on that side pinched which in turn could cause the spasm in the muscles. ...Read more

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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?

See MD/DO: Chiropractors are not physicians and have different, less intensive training. You need to see physician to determine the cause of your back pain and treat not only symptoms, but the pathology which led to back pain. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Low back pain that radiates down the front of my left leg. No meds help, not even muscle relaxers. This is day 5 of pain. Any ideas?

Low back pain that radiates down the front of my left leg. No meds help, not even muscle relaxers. This is day 5 of pain. Any ideas?

Seek medical eval: The symptoms you are describing warrant a medical evaluation to look for signs/symptoms of nerve root compression that can occur with some muscle spasms, or with vertebral disc problems (bulging, herniation, or spinal stenosis). ...Read more