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What does it mean when your lower back hurts when on your period?

What does it mean when your lower back hurts when on your period?

Referred pain: Menstrual cramping can frequently refer pain to the lower back. Try hot compresses on the low back, soaking in a hot tub, and flexibility exercises with nsaids to help the pain. ...Read more

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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


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What does it mean when your lower back hurts when you are pregnant?

What does it mean when your lower back hurts when you are pregnant?

Physics & nerve pain: 1) your center of gravity changes with weight and bulk being added to the front of your body, so you and your spine adjust to accommodate thus. 2)your pelvis enlarges and the sacro-iliac joints (where pelvic bones and spine join) are stretched. 3) direct internal back pressure from enlarged uterus. These factors can all activate pain sensors in your sensory nerves causing sensation of pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my lower back hurts after working out?

What does it mean if my lower back hurts after working out?

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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What does it mean if my lower back hurts when i try to work out my abs?

What does it mean if my lower back hurts when i try to work out my abs?

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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I had my period for a week then I got off my period for a week and now am back on my period and my lower back hurts what dose that mean?

I had my period for a week then I got off my period for a week and now am back on my period and my lower back hurts what dose that mean?

Irregularities: Menstrual issues may occur. If it becomes a big problem, go on a ocp and that should help. Take a NSAID and it will help your back pain. ...Read more

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If your lower back hurts, how do you know when to rest it, and when it is better to stretch it?

If your lower back hurts, how do you know when to rest it, and when it is better to stretch it?

Stretch: Almost all back injuries seem to get better quickly with return to activity, such as stretching. If the pain seems to travel down your leg or causes bowel/bladder problems (especially incontinence), see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is worng when your lower back hurts and you loss mobilityin both your legs at times, not all the time?

What is worng when your lower back hurts and you loss mobilityin both your legs at times, not all the time?

Time to go to ER: Ive seen back spasms buckle legs but best to have doc make sure nerves to legs are intact rule out severe nerve pressure from large disc herniation. ...Read more

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My lower back hurts i don't know why ?

My lower back hurts i don't know why ?

Low back bain: Certainly there can be hundreds of reasons for low back pain and without knowing your history it is impossible to narrow down. The most common cause, especially in your age group is muscle spasm and weak abdominal muscles. Provide more info and the doctors here may be able to shed more light. ...Read more

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