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Doctor insights on: When I Bend Over To Garden Why Do I Feel Like A Rubber Band Is Snapping In My Lower Back

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When I bend over to garden why do I feel like a rubber band is snapping in my lower back?

When I bend over to garden why do I feel like a rubber band is snapping in my lower back?

Tight low back: It is most likely that you have tight muscles in your lower back and perhaps tight hamstring muscles as well. Often, physical therapy can be helpful. ...Read more

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I bent over and felt something pop (like a rubber band) in my lower back. It is painful in pulses. Not constant.?

I bent over and felt something pop (like a rubber band) in my lower back. It is painful in pulses. Not constant.?

Several things: It could be that one of the joints "popped" (like when one cracks the finger knuckles). Tearing or rupturing a disk can also cause a pop and pain. ...Read more

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I was bent over the freezer when I felt and heard something like a rubberband snapping I've had a fusion in my lumbar region?

I was bent over the freezer when I felt and heard something like a rubberband snapping I've had a fusion in my lumbar region?

Sounds like a pulled: Muscle, most likely; or scar tissue breaking.
I don't think the fusion would have come apart.
You should take some pain meds, rest the back, apply ice or hot packs, and do gentle exercises to the back. If symptoms are getting worse, then definitely see your doc for further investigations.
I would think its a pulled muscle, and would be better in a few weeks.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I keep having horrible pains in my lower back, usually when I put pressure on it or bend over. What could it be?

I keep having horrible pains in my lower back, usually when I put pressure on it or bend over. What could it be?

Exam by physician: Back pain has many etiologies. One of most common causes in your age is soft tissue or muscle strain. Spondylolysis is fracture in posterior part of lumbar vertebrae L4 or 5. When bilateral vertebra can slip forward. Disc disease can also occur in young individuals usually symptoms more on one side than other, sometimes into lower extremity. Sometimes imaging with x-rays and bone scan necessary. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I bend over, a sharp pain shoots up my lower back for a second, almost crippling me and making me fall over, what's going on?

SI joint: Sharp back pain from bending over is frequently cause by si (sacroiliac) joint dysfunction. Disc dz of the spine usually travels down a leg when the disc irritates the nerves. Lumbar arthritis can also cause a lot of mechanical lbp with movement. Muscle spasms of the lumbar spine can be so severe as to "lock you up" and make it hard to move. Usually treatable with therapy, meds, exercise. ...Read more

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I carried a box wearing heals and now my lower back does not stop hurting. It has been a month now and I can't even bend over to put on my socks.

I carried a box wearing heals and now my lower back does not stop hurting. It has been a month now and I can't even bend over to put on my socks.

Subacute LBP: Combination of high heel shoes while lifting and carrying a heavy object is a setup for injuring the back. The combination of the two shift the center of gravity, place the spine into an unnatural position while loading pressure on the structures of the lower lumbar spine. More than one disc has slipped out of place in this fashion. If your back pain is not improving after a few weeks, see your dr. ...Read more

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I have these knots in my lower back, and when I stand for awhile they start to hurt more, also when I bend over at the waist the knots are visible.

Physical therapy: At your age, this sounds like muscular in origin. If you were seeing a doctor, the may recommend that you try some physical therapy as stretching, in combination with the medications you have. ...Read more

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When I bend over to touch my toes I feel a pain in my lower back. What?

When you bend: You stretch your sciatic nerve, the nerve that comes from nerves in your lower back and down your leg. You might want to get checked by an orthopedist to make sure you don't have any impingement on your sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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He bend over all of sudden he felt acute pain in his lower back and he is unable to move now he is laying down but unable to switch sides due to pain?

He bend over all of sudden he felt acute pain in his lower back and he is unable to move now he is laying down but unable to switch sides due to pain?

Conservative rx: Initial team is conservative. Gentle range of motion exercises. Anti-inflammatory like Motrin or Naprosyn (naproxen). Soak in the bath with Epson salt and Warmwater 20 minutes/day x 3. Request muscle relaxer, mild, from Primary care doctor. If symptoms persist, then you need to be in person ...Read more

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I had a fall at my lower back and now it doesn't really hurt but I can feel it when I bend over. When I put my whole weight on the area it hurts quite?

Need more info: Depends on the fall and for your physician to make a judgement whether or not you have a spine problem or a muscular problem. If it is deemed to be a muscle injury, which seems likely then I would suggest that you see a physiotherapist or a sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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My lower back hurts and I can barely bend over or pick anything up?

My lower back hurts and I can barely bend over or pick anything up?

Strain or worse: Muscle strain, spasm or disc problem are the most likely causes. If it does not improve with rest, heat, and some anti-inflammatories - see a doc as soon as possible. If you have shooting pain down your leg (s) - get to a doctor now. ...Read more

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What can I do if my lower back hurts it hurts to sit down and bend over anyone know what's wrong?

It depends: If symptoms have been progressive, persisting see your doctor for an examination, he/she will then obtain imaging studies and arrive at a diagnosis. Treatment will then be more effective after you have the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've get a sharp pain in the middle of my lower back everytime I bend over would that just be a pinched nerve?

Maybe not: Central low back pain is most often due to inflammation/arthritis of the disk/joints in the spine or inflammation/injury the soft tissues (muscles/tendons). Occasionally, lumbar nerve root compression can begin as midline pain but this is certainly not the most likely cause. ...Read more

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Recently I've been having alot of tightness in my lower back and pain on the lower right side of my back as well. Makes it hard to bend over?

Low back tightness: If you have a physical job/exercise could be musculoskeletal If not allergic see if Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen help, as well as warm bath. Alternatively could be kidneys and need to check for infection, or could be constipation, or rarely colon issue/pelvic issue. Follow up with doctor/ urgent care this week. ...Read more

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When I bend my neck, my lower back hurts and when I bend over my lower back hurts. What could be the cause or issue?

When I bend my neck, my lower back hurts and when I bend over my lower back hurts. What could be the cause or issue?

See your doc xrays: Back pain has several, causes. If you are an athletic young lady you could have caused a pars fracture in the lower back by acrobatic motion. An X-ray will tell, us if the problem is this or muscular (more common), then the correct treatment program can be given to remedy the problem ...Read more

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My lower back cracks when I bend over. Is this a normal part of aging, or a sign of osteoporosis?

Normal: This is very normal, just like when people crack their knuckles. You're simply moving your joints around and that is what's creating the popping sounds. No worries. ...Read more

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Why do my lower back hurts really bad when I bend over too scrub the toilet or bend over to clean the tub?

Why do my lower back hurts really bad when I bend over too scrub the toilet or bend over to clean the tub?

Back pain: Back pain is a function of many things, aging, genetics, repetitive activities such as bending to clean things at ground level, prolonged positions such as staying crouched or stooped while working in a bent position. All the above strains the supporting structures of the spine such as the muscles, tendons, ligaments. Try limiting certain positions as well as the length of time in them ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my lower back n the right side, right above my butt. It is a constant pain, its worse when I bend over, and stand too long.?

Sacroilitis: Diagnosis: Your description is most likely a lumbar muscle strain, myofascial pain and or sacroiliac ligament strain.

Home Treatment: Choose between Advil (ibuprofen) or IB, but don't take both. Follow dosage directions for all medications.

Family Doctor: You would benefit from a trial of 'trigger point injections' and sacroiliac ligament injections. Call to make sure they do it. Chiropractic could help. ...Read more

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I been having this sharp pain in my lower back right above the buttocks. It hurts worse when I stand up and bend over. Been going on for over a month?

I been having this sharp pain in my lower back right above the buttocks. It hurts worse when I stand up and bend over. Been going on for over a month?

Trigger point pain: You have hip pain trigger points in the muscles of the butt or low back. No. .. It in not you hip joint proper and no it is not sciatica and no need to get an xray. (yet) get to a massage person who will confirm and release the hip muscles. I do acupuncture and trigger points in the office because it is quicker. Do hip stretching. .. Mandatory. See my other hip pain answers. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back and when I bend over it shoots down my leg and into my testicles. What could it be?

Nerve pain: Probably stretching a nerve root such as the sciatic nerve. Other then stretching exercises take your wallet out of your back pocket this worked for years ago and it never returned. ...Read more

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I'm 24 and have been have a lot of lower back pain mostly on the left side even hurts to bend over I was wondering what could be going on?

Diagnosis: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc
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My lower back hurts when I'm sitting down for more than 10 minutes or when I bend over. What could be the reason it hurts and how can I prevent it?

My lower back hurts when I'm sitting down for more than 10 minutes or when I bend over. What could be the reason it hurts and how can I prevent it?

A disc: There are a couple of reasons why this could be happening. The symptoms you describe are typical for discogenic pain (pain originating from a disc). There is increased pressure on the disc with prolonged sitting or with flexing forward. It could, also, suggest be muscular pain, mechanical in origin. Would suggest you see a physiatrist. ...Read more

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My lower back is in excruciating pain! If I bend over even a little, I drop at the waist & have to push myself back up by my knees! What could it be?

My lower back is in excruciating pain! If I bend over even a little, I drop at the waist & have to push myself back up by my knees! What could it be?

Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. You should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. If this does not resolve you should see doctor for a muscle relaxant as well. If it still does not resolve, I would recommend seeing a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. You may need to get an MRI to see inside the back. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain when I bend over, lift things, lay down flat on my back, sit for to long, stand for to long that has lasted for 2 years?

MRI?: If you have pain radiating into your legs, or you have numbness, tingling, or weakness in your legs- you should be checked out by a spine specialist and likely get an mri. Even if you don't have symptoms in you legs, assuming you have tried conservative options, you should probably get looked at by a pain specialist or physiatrist, and still possibly need an mri. ...Read more