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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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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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Why does my lower back hurt when i lay on flat hard surfaces?

Why does my lower back hurt when i lay on flat hard surfaces?

Hmmm: Perhaps because they are hard and flat? If you happen to lack 'personal padding' (= are skinny), then the pressure of your body on a few contact points where it impacts the hard surfaces can cause pain. Softer surfaces allow the pressure to be spread over wider area and tend to not cause pain. Use a cushion/pad/something to prevent pain. ...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?

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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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

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Why does my lower back hurt when bending slightly over? It also extends to my legs, at times; but that is not as severe as the back pain.

Why does my lower back hurt when bending slightly over? It also extends to my legs, at times; but that is not as severe as the back pain.

There are many cause: There are many causes, the most likely is a herniated disc. If the pain continues and interrupts your activities, you should consult a spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt when i lay on my stomach when being obese?

Why does my lower back hurt when i lay on my stomach when being obese?

More detail?: To answer this question, i would need more details. In general, people who are obese are more likely to have back pain because of the strain that the abdominal fat puts on the back. But it is best to see your provider, because there could be something else happening. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt when I sleep on my stomach? (has only started to do this since giving birth a year ago)

Why does my lower back hurt when I sleep on my stomach? (has only started to do this since giving birth a year ago)

Positional: This position during sleep is probably putting too much strain on your lumbar area after several hours. A good,firm mattress and a different sleeping position are probably all you need to correct your problem. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt?

Why?: You must be examined, evaluated, diagnosed, and treated: cannot be answered online. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my lower back hurt after working out?

Please explain why does my lower back hurt after working out?

See an orthopedic: Most likely you have degenerative disease of spine which occurs with aging and quicker in physically labor intensive persons. You need imaging and then whatever your physician recommends. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt. I believe its about two months now that I have had this pain. ?

Why does my lower back hurt. I believe its about two months now that I have had this pain. ?

History & physical: Low back pain is a common yet difficult to define issue. Try the site below for a start. You should visit your doctor for a proper examination and diagnostic work-up. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/symptom-checker/ds00671/symptom=308a765c-2a5d-9994-ea8ec7ccf850f88f&tab=low%2520back%2520pain. ...Read more

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My lower back hurt when i workout or walk i wanna know why and thanks?

My lower back hurt when i workout or walk i wanna know why and thanks?

Possible disc troubl: It is difficult to tell why, but scoliosis, disc disease, arthritis, spondylosis, strains/sprain can cause back pain. Severe hip pain can cause low back and leg pain as well. Without knowing more detail and without exam, it is difficult to tell exactly what you have. I suggest getting evaluated by doc. Motrin/aleve may help with pain in the meantime. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt so much when I walk?

Why does my lower back hurt so much when I walk?

Different reasons: I would need to have more history. Do you have history of injuries to the low back. Sometimes spinal stenosis is one condition that triggers low back pain with walking. Is the pain only in back or do you get numbness in the legs also? If so, neurogenic claudication could be part of the condition. Other possibilities: facet joint problem or the hip if the pain is noticed more on buttock area. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my lower back hurt/ache when i lay down?

Please explain why does my lower back hurt/ache when i lay down?

Spine Pain Options: This 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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Why does my lower back hurt even more after having sex?

Why does my lower back hurt even more after having sex?

Movement: The movement and contraction of the muscles in the area may indeed aggravate low back pain of many different kinds. Treatment of the back may give relief. If the pain is severe, see your primary provider or a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I am ill in my stomach but why does my lower back hurt so much?

I am ill in my stomach but why does my lower back hurt so much?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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My lower back hurt when i walk far and when i workout if i get me a back brace would it help stop hurting?

Strengthen your core: Physical therapy may help, as can working on strengthening your core muscles (from your neck to your knees). A back brace is usually not very effective in reducing back pain. Also, if the pain persists, you should see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt extremely bad before I have to make a bowel movement?

Why does my lower back hurt extremely bad before I have to make a bowel movement?

Shouldn't be...: You may have some constipation, which is much more common than folks think. Even if you're having a bowel movement a day, you can be constipated (the colon can expand and stretch a lot). If you have fever, blood in the stool, see a doctor. Otherwise take a softener like colace (docusate sodium) at least once a day. Do not take laxatives. Drink water! you should see a difference in a few days. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt if I stand for too long? I'm 23, F, nursing student, flat foot. Does my feet have to do with it? I wear Nike Free 5.0

Why does my lower back hurt if I stand for too long? I'm 23, F, nursing student, flat foot. Does my feet have to do with it? I wear Nike Free 5.0

Flat feet does not-: -back pain. Perhaps U R in need of some exercise that strengthens Ur core. Many times U concentrate so much on school that U forget about the need 4 exercise. @ the gym where I workout has nursing students & they manage 2 work in a good workout 2X/wk. give it a try. ...Read more

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Lower back hurt when I have to deficate?

Could be serious: Could be serious. Have primary physician evaluate to assure not related to bowel or disk disease or something more serious. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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