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I have severe muscle tightness & pain around my middle back & my spine. Very painful. Hard to move. Muscles in other parts feel different. ?

I have severe muscle tightness & pain around my middle back & my spine.   Very painful.  Hard to move.   Muscles in other parts feel different. ?

Muscle strain: It sounds like you have back muscle strain from weak back & core muscles, & poor posture. Plan on starting exercises to build your back and core strength and flexibility, as well as your overall fitness. This might be all the help you need. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Hip pain inner tight pain or 3 months not severe driving me crazy can't sleep doctor says anxiety but its not MRI spine clear what can it be?

Hip pain inner tight pain or 3 months not severe driving me crazy can't sleep doctor says anxiety but its not MRI spine clear what can it be?

Specialist consults?: I'm thinking maybe you mean inner "thigh" pain? You say it's not severe but is driving you crazy. It sounds like you doubt your doctor's assessment of anxiety, although pain can lead to anxiety. Ask him/her for suggestions of specialists to see also: possibly physical medicine, sports medicine, or pain doctor. A psychiatrist may end up being helpful too. Glad you got good news on your mri. ...Read more

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Can a almost reversed cervical spine, a curve in my spine & partial sacrilization of mylumbo sacral joint cause severe back pain with muscle tightness?

Can a almost reversed cervical spine, a curve in my spine & partial sacrilization of mylumbo sacral joint cause severe back pain with muscle tightness?

See Spine Specialist: Many people have anatomical variances in their spine like you, however not everyone of those people has or will have pain. Since this has been bothering you enough, i would suggest seeing a pain ; spine specialist to see what exactly is bothering you to see what they can do to help with your pain. ...Read more

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What usually causes tightness in the lower spine?

What usually causes tightness in the lower spine?

Muscle tightness: Depending on age, muscles in lumbar spine tighten to protect the nerves and to stabilize vertebra in response to pain (acute) or strain (chronic) . Other stimuli can be deconditioning and suddenly over working muscles like weekend warriors, or bending, stooping, or leaning forward for long periods. Uti does not usually start in lumbar spine. Other conditions could be more serious, seek medical adv. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tightness and numbness in the lower spine?

What are the causes of tightness and numbness in the lower spine?

Muscle tension: Really, nothing to speak of causes only numbness in the lower spine. All i would surmise would be spasms/tension that could conceivably cause only numbness along with tightness. Address the muscle spasm with stretching, ice/heat, salonpas hot patches, core exercises, and the rest should subside. ...Read more

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When i push on my tight lower left back about 2 inches to the left of my spine my left thigh radiates w pain, also when getting up from chair. Knot?

Trigger point: This knot is probably a trigger point. Sometimes the knot can be a source of pain or a symptom of an underlying problem such as a disc herniation or pinched nerve, both possibilities given your age. ...Read more

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How to confirm sideway slant of the spine? I suspect my spine is slanted to one side giving a tight feeling to one side of my body under the rib cage

How to confirm sideway slant of the spine? I suspect my spine is slanted to one side giving a tight feeling to one side of my body under the rib cage

Exam and X-rays : Some people have a degree of kyphoscoliosis which can make the spine appear to slant to one side. You health provider can determine if you have this condition. Many cases are mild and do not require any specific treatment. ...Read more

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What causes a pressure in the back at middle of the spine it dosent really hurt it just feels like the skin is tight in that area and should I worry?

What causes a pressure in the back at middle of the spine it dosent really hurt it just feels like the skin is tight in that area and should I worry?

Back pain: You may experience a muscle spasm or stiffness. This condition can be alleviated with resting and avoidance strenuous physical activities and heavy lifting. Over-the-counter topical pain ointment can be useful to alleviate the muscle spasm. If the pain is progressively getting worse with pain radiation to the lower extremity, MRI is warranted to further evaluate the cause of pain. ...Read more

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I've been doin spinal cord stretches and my spine and my back feels tight any thoughts doctors what it might be?

I've been doin spinal cord stretches and my spine and my back feels tight any thoughts doctors what it might be?

Right question?: Are you sure you mean "spinal cord stretches"? The spinal cord can bend and twist, but not only would you damage your spinal cord by truly stretching it, truly stretching it is probably impossible without applying so much external traction you'd also rupture a lot of joints and muscle attachments. Ever hear of a device called the rack? The tightness is most likely just muscular. ...Read more