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Why does my lower back hurt when i get through running long distances?

Why does my lower back hurt when i get through running long distances?

2+ possibilities : Multiple possibilities: one, pain from an irritated intervertebral disk (such as one with a small tear) can increase after repetitive impact exercise such as running. A less common cause and sometimes related to disk pain is a postural issue, such as if a runner has a hyperlordotic (increased low back) curve, creating a mechanical cause for pain. Rarely, slippage of vertebrae can be a cause. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Laminectomy 4 mo ago. Have low back pain near incision / some leg pain. Epi injection didn't help. Cycling/running hurts it. Also tried resting. Mri?

Laminectomy 4 mo ago. Have low back pain near incision / some leg pain. Epi injection didn't help. Cycling/running hurts it. Also tried resting. Mri?

Laminectomy Recovery: The pain sounds incisional or from the muscles around your operation. At four months postop, you need to give it more time. Try lower impact exercises such as elliptical trainers or swimming. This type of aerobic training has less impact on the healing muscles. Physical therapy may also help instructing proper technique to prevent aggravation. Good luck on recovery. ...Read more

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I have low back pain, can I do running as my exercise?

I have low back pain, can I do running as my exercise?

Yes as long as the : Back pain is not worse with the running. Exercise, especially cardiovascular exercise, is a way to treat low back pain along with weight control, good sleep, not smoking and doing stretches and core strengthening as well . You can start cross training, if needed, initially. Start slowly. ...Read more

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Hi i'm 21 year old, I have low back pain and the main problem is i pay lots game like cricket, football and etc, i get tired very soon if i run.

Hi i'm 21 year old, I have low back pain and the main problem is i pay lots game like cricket, football and etc, i get tired very soon if i run.

Back pain: It is possible a strain back muscle. Remember to do proper stitching before, during and after exercise. Also, warm up (gradually increase the level of intensity of the exercise). Regarding tiredness, may want to discuss with your physician to make sure you do not lack of a vitamin or hormone (thyroid). Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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I take lortab 10/500 for cronic low back pain. Today i'm running a fever of 100.6 can t take a tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg to get the fever down with lortab?

I take lortab 10/500 for cronic low back pain. Today i'm running a fever  of 100.6 can t take a tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg to get the fever down with lortab?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Depends on the amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) you are using during the day. If you only take one hydro/apap a day then an additional tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe. ...Read more

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Mri no breaks, stretch and see chiro and sports med doc... Still low back pain and under right leg/hip. I run 10 miles a week. 2 c-sections. Help?

Complex: Back pain is one of the most common problem presented to primary care. Does it hurt when running, is your weight up, did the MRI show a disk bulging, does the pain radiate, ... You may need a fresh set of eyes to look at your condition. Do not give up. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt when I drink soda

Why does my lower back hurt when I drink soda

Risk of arthritis!: Soda consumption is associated with increased risk of diabetes & heart disease, but a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (7/2014) found that sugary sodas when consumed regularly can increase by 63% the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. More likely than not however your situational back pain reflects referred discomfort from a distended gut due to the fizz in soda. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt when I drink alcahol?

Several possibilites: Your body objects to processing alcohol. Pain is meant to tell us something is amiss. This could be expressed as referred pain from your stomach, liver and/or kidneys. Worth a visit to your doc to get lab work (liver function), physical exam and discuss any other symptoms going on. More diagnostic info is needed to be able to comment in any more detail. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my lower back hurt when i jog?

Please explain why does my lower back hurt when i jog?

Spine Pain Options: 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 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