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Miss steps going down stairs 2wks ago. Severe lower back pain, can't walk normal due to pain, sitting hurts, burning feeling, what could I have done.?

Miss steps going down stairs 2wks ago. Severe lower back pain, can't walk normal due to pain, sitting hurts, burning feeling, what could I have done.?

See below: You may have strained a muscle or ligament supporting your spine. It's also possible that you injured your disc. Usually pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with rest and anti-inlfammatories. If the pain last longer than two weeks I recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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How can I treat my severe lower back pain? It's so painful that I can't walk.

How can I treat my severe lower back pain? It's so painful that I can't walk.

A few options: Not enough info for detailed answer, but proper diagnosis is ABSOLUTE KEY to proper treatment. I recommend exam by a dr. Skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation. Since pain could be caused by anything from disc injury to QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumber vertebral dysfunction, etc.-someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain on my left side I can't sit up or sleep or walk without pain what should I do?

I have severe lower back pain on my left side I can't sit up or sleep or walk without pain what should I do?

Back pain: There are many reasons for back pain from strain, arthritis, kidney stones to herniated disk, see your physician for evaluation of your back pain. ...Read more

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4 days now I've had severe lower back pain (L4 - L6) 2 painful to sit, stand or walk. Cannot bend. What is it and what can be done to correct it?

4 days now I've had severe lower back pain (L4 - L6) 2 painful to sit, stand or walk. Cannot bend. What is it and what can be done to correct it?

Get evaluated: After medical reasons are ruled out, needs evaluation. Can be anything from infection to arthritis to stress fx to h herniated disc to just a pulled muscle. Needs evalutation ...Read more

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Hello I have been having severe lower back pain that shots up to my abdomen. It's so bad that I can sit, stand, walk, bend even lay down without pain?

Hello I have been having severe lower back pain that shots up to my abdomen. It's so bad that I can sit, stand, walk, bend even lay down without pain?

See a doctor: With pain that severe you need to be evaluated. It's possible that it's a kidney stone, your appendix or a problem with the disc in your spine. ...Read more

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Bent down to pick something yesterday. Severe lower back pain since. Cant walk, sit, stand, bend over, sleep. Ice, heat. Nothing helps. HELP!

Bent down to pick something yesterday. Severe lower back pain since. Cant walk, sit, stand, bend over, sleep. Ice, heat. Nothing helps. HELP!

Low Back Sprain: It seems you have sprained your lower back and possibly pulled a muscle while bending down. The usual treatment for that is rest, ice pack locally and may need over the counter or prescription pain killers like Naproxen or Ibuprofen and muscle relaxants.If pain does not get better within 48 hours, then consult your Doctor ...Read more

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My wife has severe lower back pain. The pain came on gradually. She can walk with the aid of a walker. She has noradicular pain. The doctor in the ER thinks that it is a herniated disk but I think it is a spasm. Your opinion?

My wife has severe lower back pain. The pain came on gradually. She can walk with the aid of a walker. She has noradicular pain. The doctor in the ER thinks that it is a herniated disk but I think it is a spasm. Your opinion?

Herniated disc?: Sounds like your wife needs an mri. Herniated disc is likely, although it could be several different things. If your wife has new weakness, bowel, or bladder changes these are never normal and need to be worked up emergently. ...Read more

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Lower Back pain at hip level since last Monday, so severe now cannot stand straight can't walk cant sit feels like I'm bent backwards like banana.?

Lower Back pain at hip level since last Monday, so severe now cannot stand straight can't walk cant sit feels like I'm bent backwards like banana.?

U B sure U R not on-: -any meds in the Thorazine/compazine family, they have such side effects. If not get in 2 C an orthopedic surgeon & B evald. Only a hands on xam & some images. There U may find the answer. ...Read more

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31 weeks, severe pelvic pain. Hurts when I walk, associated with lower back pain. The pelvic pain is constant. Nor sure what to do or if its normal?

31 weeks, severe pelvic pain. Hurts when I walk, associated with lower back pain. The pelvic pain is constant. Nor sure what to do or if its normal?

Not normal: Call your OB to be evaluated need to make sure u are not trying to go into premature labor, also could be form pubic bone symphysis separation which can happen during pregnancy, also must r/o UTI and other causes. ...Read more

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For months had lower back pain can't lie flat on back as struggle to get up. Worse after work, limping and have to hold onto walls as I walk sometimes.

For months had lower back pain can't lie flat on back as struggle to get up. Worse after work, limping and have to hold onto walls as I walk sometimes.

Back and leg pain: If this been for months and you have tried to do conservative measures without success then you must have it evaluated further. ...Read more

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I am 21 and have had lower back pain for 3 1/2 years and now I can't walk more than half a block or stand longer than 10 minutes without pain?

Have you been seen?: Get to your doctor. Obesity likely has a role with this. Need to rule out structural problems in the back, radiculopathy (nerve impingement, disc prolapse, etc) and other sources of back pain. Can only be done by a physician, and need to see the same one so as not to unnecessarily repeat this workup. ...Read more

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Extreme lower back pain to the point when I lay down and try to get up I am stuck and can't move but when I do I'm hunched over and can hardly walk?

Extreme lower back pain to the point when I lay down and try to get up I am stuck and can't move but when I do I'm hunched over and can hardly walk?

Sacroiliac joint: 21 yo female has severe low back pain that limits low back range of motion and no injuries are described. In this sex & age group, sacroiliac joint subluxation raises to top of the differential diagnostic list. The etiology of her problem is likely a mundane mechanical and soft tissue injury potentiated by Hypermobility Syndrome. She should see an Osteopath. See comments: ...Read more

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Last month I had sudden extreme lower back pain-couldn't move or walk for a day;hurt for a few days after. It happened again today. I'm 22/female. Help?

This could be an: Early sign of a disc problem. You can minimze it by regular exercise (cardio, core strength andcflexibility), not smoking and by staying trim. If the pain becomes worse or more recurrent or constant, see your physician. ...Read more

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I have heavy lower back pain, I had 3 kids posterior and pain goes and comes mostly I can't walk or get up help?

Back pain after preg: Lumbar pain after pregnancy is common. As many as 80% will have pain, but only about 20% have persistent symptoms. Why? Likely due to ligament laxity which assists the pelvis to expand for birth. The lordotic posture of carrying a tummy full of baby can also aggravate. Pt often helps, but an eval by a doc is a good idea if pain persists. ...Read more

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Lower back pain can hardly walk stand. Or.Even. Lay down.

Back pain: This is likely to be due to a back strain, muscle spasm, bulge or disc herniation. Conservative therapy with massage, analgesic medication, muscle relaxers, and physical therapy should be done. I suggest medical evaluation and lumbar x rays. If pain persists despite therapy, then MRI should be considered. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Lower back pain to sit but not stand, walk or laying down... What is going on?

Lower back pain to sit but not stand, walk or laying down... What is going on?

Disc: Disc problems are typically worse with sitting. If physical therapy does not help am mr eelucidate. ...Read more

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I an suffering from lower back pain for over a week now and it's difficult to even sit walk or stand what can help me?

Benign or serious: Low back pain is very frustrating. If this is your first episode then you always need to make sure it is not something serious (metastatic cancer to the spine, infection). Most back pain is musculoskeletal and harmless and 90% resolves by 6 weeks. It is important to stay active and to see your pmd to make sure it is not something more serious. Motrin in the mean time, . ...Read more

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Have lower back pain and in my hips butt and tights what can it be sometime I can't even walk what may it be?

Have lower back pain and in my hips butt and tights what can it be sometime I can't even walk what may it be?

See below: The pattern that you describe is very common in persons with lower back pain. The possibilities include problems with the discs, nerves, ligaments and muscles, . If this pain has been going on for more than a few week, it is best to see a doctor with expertise in this area. ...Read more

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Due april 24. Lower back pain/pressure. Only walk if I have to. How can I relieve pressure?

Chiropractor: Even as a medical physician that specializes in the spine, I suggest to all my pregnant friends and family to see a chiropractor for low back and sacroiliac joint pain when pregnant.

As an interventional pm;r pain specialist, I treat low back and sacroiliac pain all day, but without clearance from the ob-gyn, I would not perform a simple steroid injection in the office. ...Read more

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Bad lower back pain. I've been exercising and stretching to help with the pain. Woke up this morning could barely stand up or sit down. Hurts to walk?

Back Pain: You need to see a spine specialist and have x-rays or MRI to check for disc problems and the like. At 22 years old you are way to young to be suffering from back pain where you can't stand up. Get checked as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I'm having bad lower back pain. I can hardly walk or get out of bed. I have scoliosis but could it be something else?

I'm having bad lower back pain. I can hardly walk or get out of bed. I have scoliosis but could it be something else?

Yes: You need a proper evaluation which may include xrays. A simple scoliosis should not cause that much pain. You may. Have bone. Or disc problems. Ice or alleve can help the symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been getting really bad lower back pain I've managed to lose weight but the problem is still there sometime I get that bad I'm stiff when I walk?

I've been getting really bad lower back pain I've managed to lose weight but the problem is still there sometime I get that bad I'm stiff when I walk?

Good on the weight: It's good that you got the weight down then but the pain may not only be related to the weight. You need an evaluation to help clarify whether this is muscular, whether it's joint, whether it's bone, or other cause. This is something you can discuss with your physician and you may have to be sent for consultation ...Read more

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Everytime I stand up for a long period of time or walk I start to have lower back pain. What can cause this pain?

Everytime I stand up for a long period of time or walk I start to have lower back pain. What can cause this pain?

Many reasons: It could be from disk degeneration, poor posture, poor flexibility and muscle spasm, excess weight, or multiple other causes.
Conditioning and flexibility exercises with good weight maintenance is important to help your back. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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