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What Can I Do About Tightness In The Lower Back Muscles
Stretch: Long term answer is low back strengthening through therapy and exercises, but if you are currently suffering you should start with rest. Take anti inflammatories, rest at least for 8 hours (sleep) and then perform stretching exercises to help take away your muscle spasms. If this does not help you you may need a short course of muscle relaxants. ...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
Find the source: This is tough to answer without knowing the source. There are several things that can cause this type of pain so you should discuss these symptoms with your primary care physician. ...Read more
Chronic Back Pain: Chronic upper and lower back pain is quite common symptom.It is cause most of the times due to degenerative disease of the spine, which can cause herniated disc which puts pressure on the spinal nerves, it can also cause narrowing of the spinal canal, caused spinal stenosis and sometimes due to inflmmed muscles of back.You need imaging of your spine and may need physical therapy, meds, and back exercis. ...Read more
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
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
Back pain: Back pain can be a result of problems in the muscles, the spine or the spinal roots. If it is worse with certain movements, suggests a mechanical issue. Important to know if the pain radiates, or if there is any numbness or tingling in the legs that occur along with the pain. First, sounds like it needs evaluation, and then if it is more muscular in nature, physical therapy would probably help. ...Read more
Muscle pain in the left side of my lower back. How can I exercise it or stretch it to feel better?
Back pain : I would rest the back and hamstrings so upper body exercises can be done for now. If you dont aggravate your back doing them. If you do, stop and take a rest for a week. May take some over the counter advil (ibuprofen) and a hot bath and massage may help relieve the muscle pains.If this does not help see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am in pain in my right upper thigh, pelvis area, and stomach/lower back. What can I do to alleviate the pain?
Depends on the cause: Why do we call it blue? What if it wasn't all in your back, pressing on a nerve going into your leg, or in your stomach or pancreas cancer eating away at nerves of back? What if it was you, stressed, then manifesting by symptoms such as these? Evaluation tedious, but necessary to pin point treatment. Otherwise, everyone gets pain killers and those who die, die, & those who live, call it indigo. ...Read more
Eval: It is important to determine the cause of the pain prior to providing treatment recommendations. Start with your primary physician. He or she may have a good answer or may refer you to a dentist or ENT provider depending on his or her findings. ...Read more
Rest, heat, meds: Everyone reacts differently to pain. If it just occurred, sometimes icing the area helps decease swelling and pain. If it was days age, warm heat often helps relax the area and can cause some pain relief. Nsaids like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) can help with pain. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For more definitive tx, best wishes. ...Read more
See MD: Low back pain going down the leg sounds like sciatica, ie one of your lumbar spinal nerves is irritated. This can often improve on it's own, but if pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. There are many non-surgical options including medication, therapy, and injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have very tight knots on the tops of my shoulders with pain in my back and torso muscles. What can I do to relieve the pain of my shoulders?
Exercise/stress man.: Sounds like musculoskeletal manifestations of stress. Some patients will develop a condition called myofascial pain dysfunction which is treated with some simple stretching and strengthening exercises but also learning to manage stress for which there is a ton of literature. Red flags for immediate eval: unexpected weight loss, weakness or muscle atrophy, or loss of bowel or bladder control ...Read more
Therapy, medications: Initial treatments for pain due to a back injury include physical therapy, massage, medications. Some try acupuncture or chiropractic manipulation. Weight loss, if possible, can help. If symptoms are more severe, consider pain management for stronger medications. Sometimes, despite all these treatments, symptoms are still there. Consider an evaluation by a spine surgeon to discuss surgery. ...Read more
Have a bulging disk in my lower back and the pain keeps getting worse what can I do to ease the pain?
Bulging disc: is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the US leading to nerve problem. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist. It is a conservative non-surgical treatment. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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