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What is lumbago? Also, thoracic or lumbosacral neuritis or radiculitis?

What is lumbago? Also, thoracic or lumbosacral neuritis or radiculitis?

Back pain/leg pain: Lumbago implies low back pain. Neuritis, implies inflammation of the nerves and radiculitis implies inflammation of spinal nerve roots. With neuritis and radiculitis you will have leg pain or burning sensation. ...Read more

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Low Back Pain (Definition)

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


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What to do with my lumbago at 26?

What to do with my lumbago at 26?

Exercise: If you don't have a history of an injury then most of the people i see that are you age and have low back pain have weakness and inhibition of their hip/gluteal muscles which will readily respond to appropriate rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lumbago?

What are the symptoms of lumbago?

Low back pain: Lumbago is simply the $100 word for low back pain. It would include pain, achiness, and stiffness. ...Read more

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What are some remedies for lumbago (back pain)?

What are some remedies for lumbago (back pain)?

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

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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?

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?

Common problem: Back and leg pain are common in pregnancy. I suggest that she talk to her obstrician about it, since she or he would know the specifics of her pregancy, and what she can try for relief. ...Read more

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I have lumbago.

I have lumbago.

Back pain: Most of the lower back is made up from muscles that attach to, and surround, the spine. The vertebrae are roughly circular and between each vertebra is a disc. The discs between the vertebrae are a combination of a strong fibrous outer layer and a softer, gel-like centre. http://patient.info/health/nonspecific-lower-back-pain-in-adults ...Read more

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How is lumbago typically diagnosed?

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 more

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What are some tips to ease lumbago pain?

What are some tips to ease lumbago pain?

Multiple: Avoid prolonged sitting, driving or standing. Sit with a chair that has arms and a high back. Exercise and keep your weight under control and avoid smoking and get a good night's sleep with a firm mattress. ...Read more

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What are some of the danger signs lumbago?

What are some of the danger signs lumbago?

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 more

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Can someone who has a mild lumbago go back to normal?

Rehabiltitation: Strengthen the hips and retrrain them to fire before the back muscles do.. ...Read more

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