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What can I do about tightness in the lower back muscles.?

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

Muscle (Definition)

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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What is Lumbar Instability and what causes it? Why are the muscles in my lower back always tight?

Low back: Instability of the lower spine may refer to inadequate spinal or paraspinal muscles and ligaments, or spondylolisthesis producing an inadequate low back with chronic discomfort and limitation of flexibility. An orthopedic surgeon can advise you better,however. ...Read more

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Can tight lower back muscles in and of itself cause foot pain?

Can tight lower back muscles in and of itself cause foot pain?

Indirectly: It may be the opposite, that foot pain may cause back strain. But if you have tight lower back muscles, it can indirectly lead to foot pain by compensation during walking. ...Read more

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Could this be a pulled muscle or my kidneys my lower back has a tight like feeling no sharp pain or anything.i was doing something then It started?

Could this be a pulled muscle or my kidneys my lower back has a tight like feeling no sharp pain or anything.i was doing something then It started?

Most likely it is an: acute muscle strain (pull) . If you have trouble with urination (pain on urination, increased frequency, radiating pain from back to bladder, frank blood or pink urine, fever/chills, etc.) then you may have kidney stones. Or you could have referred pain from gallbladder stones if it is right side of back and you have indigestion, increased gas, colicky pain after you eat. ...Read more

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Can tight muscles in lower back or butt cause pain down leg or groin? Can it affect nerves?

Can tight muscles in lower back or butt cause pain down leg or groin? Can it affect nerves?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Lower back feels sore and tight, could this be a result of tight leg muscles. It hurts more in the morning. How can I fix I am a HS athlete?

Lower back feels sore and tight, could this be a result of tight leg muscles. It hurts more in the morning. How can I fix I am a HS athlete?

Could be: You would first want to make sure that your pain that is worst in the morning is not because of something other than muscle tightness such as a developing spinal condition. Any tight muscles in our posterior chain from our legs to our upper back could potentially put undue stress on the lower back. Are your legs lacking flexibly? What about your lats? Yoga can never hurt in the morning. ...Read more

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I get lowerback muscle spasms.. I have constant tight and sore lower back muscles.. I have seen a number of phys. Oest. Etc.. What is my next option?

I get  lowerback muscle spasms.. I  have constant tight and sore lower back muscles.. I have seen a number of phys. Oest. Etc.. What is my next option?

You need a complete: Evaluation by a spine specialist if your symptoms are persisting over time. This would include a complete history and physical examination with the appropriate testing being indicated. Then, based on the results, a treatment plan can be recommended and initiated as well as modified by how you respond. ...Read more

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Is there a muscle that runs along the spine in the back that if it became tight wood appear swollen and cause pain in lower back wrapping around

Para spinal muscles: Yes there are strong muscles called para spinal muscles. They include erector spinae their job is to keep your posture upright they can go into spasm and become roppy in case of back pain or sprain. ...Read more

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Lower back pain.. also pain above my butt cheeks ( pelvis either side) could tight muscles cause these? If so, which and how to fix?

Yes tight muscles: It is possible that tight muscles can cause low back pain. The best treatment is warm soaks or using a heating pad followed by stretching. Yoga is a good way to prevent this. Massage and physical therapy may also be helpful. ...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