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Recovery Time Lumbar Strain
How painful is recovery from lumbar fusion surgery? Will i need pain medications to deal with lumbar fusion recovery? How long will the pain last?
Very: Most people need pain meds for 2 weeks to 3 months. ...Read more
The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more
Possible: Typical pattern of injury is from lifting particularly when combined with a rotational or twisting component. The weight of the object lifted can play a role as well as its size or bulk and your use or lack of use of proper lifting technique. Repetitive lifting can also be a factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest and time: Some rest with activity modification/ restrictions combined with mild exercise and gentle stretching will help. Heat applications and over the counter medication will help as well, ie, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, aleve, etc. Over time, it will resolve based on severity over days to weeks. ...Read more
No: Usually not as long s it is not making the pain worse it should be beneficial. ...Read more
Need treatment: If jr was jgst do to a pulled muscle it would have resolved in 6 to 8 weeks so you need to get it checked our if it is bothering you enough! ...Read more
Possibly: Musculoskeletal injuries can take a long time to heal up but at 9 months, it's probably time to see a pro to have this worked up. Avoid any injections or surgery unless you have an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes and no: A true, structural scoliosis can not be caused by a back strain because it is a structural deformity of the spine. That being said, patients who strain or injure their back can often be leaned forward or to the side as a way to ease the pain. This is a form of non structural scoliosis that will resolve as the patient recovers. If it is associate with sciatica is is known as a sciatic scoliosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should have healed: The natural history of low back pain is that it gets better within a month or so. If it hasn't please see your doctor, or a specialist in physical medicine (physiatrist), osteopathic physician who does manipulation or a trusted chiropractor. Core and abdominal strengthening programs are very helpful. Make sure your seating and work ergonomics are good, and eat an anti-inflammatory diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lumbar strain prescribed meds don't work the pain is shooting down my leg for 2days what should I do?
Sounds like sciatica: Sounds like a typical case of sciatica due to nerve compression that can be due to disc herniation but there can be other causes. Generally this is true with pain that goes past the knee and can be confirmed on exam and by imaging with a ct scan or mri. Most get better without surgery. Time, activity restriction, guided exercise & otc medication if no contraindications can help or see your pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I get my DR to listen to me? I have a lot of pain since injury 47 days ago w/o improvement! No meds are working. He INSISTS its Lumbar strain
Trauma- disc damage: trauma will give pain but not long lasting LIKE YOU HAVE SOME MD DONT HAVE TIME TO LISTEN PATIENT. A MEDICINE CAN GIVE RELIEF . ASK FOR SECOND OPINION- AS CONSUMER U CAN CHANGE MD AS NO NEED TO SUFFER TOO LONG.XRAYS PLUS MRI CAN BE DONE TEST LIKE EMG CAN BE DONE PHYS THERAPY MUST BE USED AS GOOD TOOL. U HAVE A CHOICE AND U CAN GIVE LIST OF YOUR PROBLEMS AND CONCERNS TO MD , ON NEXT VISIT , ...Read more
I have a lumbar strain and I work construction been out for 4weeks now still have lots of pain going to start pt do you think I should go back to work?
Go and see doctor: it is impossible for any body to advise about work you are the best judge of that the amount of pain and discomfort and the physical nature of your job will tell you what to do if you are afraid you are going to aggrevate an injury you need to be checked by a doctor and have some test done to determined the extent and the treatment of your injury good luck thank you for using health tap ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer