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What Is Lumbago
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
Depends on the cause: Treatment for back pain really depends on the cause. If the cause is a muscle/tendon issue, back stretching and strengthening is usually beneficial. If it is due to poor body mechanics, then having a trainer and ergonomic specialist may be helpful. See your doctor to find the cause and discuss with him/her about what treatment options are best for your specific situation. ...Read more
My wife is 24 weeks pregnant and has regular pain in the tailbone area. This pain sometimes stretches out to legs /back and lumbago.What can this be?
Evaulation: Lumbago is a fancy medical word for low back pain. It is diagnosed via performing a history and examination of the patient. Most cases respond within 8-10 days treated with NSAID medication, short term rest (about 24 hrs), and resuming ambulation. Severe cases (continuing pain, leg pains, weakness, neurologic symptoms, bowel/bladder issues) require radiology studies and advanced management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lumbago is not : Dangerous but other types of back pain may signal something more menacing, pain that does not change with position or activity & is present at night should be checked by your doctor. Associated symptoms like a fever, chills, sweats, weight loss or loss of appetite & fatigue are troubling. Changes in neurologic status needs to be evaluated. Lumbago is just simple back pain due to degeneration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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