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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Very much so: "lumbago" is simply a fancy medical term for low back pain. In many cases, low back pain is very treatable and often responds well to osteopathic manipulation. In the hands of a skilled physician, omm has been shown to be very effective at treating low back pain while reducing the need for drugs and surgery. I would suggest hunting down a local do and see what they can do for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lumbago, old term: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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