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Why does my lower back tighten up when I walk or stand?

Why does my lower back tighten up when I walk or stand?

Back pain: Often as people age, their low backs become deconditioned: the muscles on the front of the spine too weak, and the muscles on the back of the spine too tight. Strengthening the front muscles and stretching the back muscles slowly, daily, can help. There can be other reasons also, involving the vertebrae and nerve roots, but these are less common. Consider seeing a physiatrist or neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...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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Im fit chic & i picked up a laundry basket ¬iced my lower back killing me.I can't stand hurts when i walk.Is icing good ? When can I exercise ?

Fit at 40: Congratulations for being fit at forty! the lifting may have damaged your disc but if the pain does not radiate to the feet, most likely the nerve is not pinched. You can start swimming as soon as you can, but avoid lifting weights for now for at least 6 weeks. Icing is usually not good after the first 2-3 days. Hea would help relax the muscles better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lower back hurts when I walk?

Lower back hurts when I walk?

Spine Injury: 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. ...Read more

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I have some spinal stinosis in the lower back. When I walk it hurts mainly on my left side. ?

I have some spinal stinosis in the lower back. When I walk it hurts mainly on my left side. ?

Stenosis pain is : Usually pain into the legs standing or walking and relieved by sitting or bending over. It can affect one or both legs. There can be back pain related to the changes that created the stenosis or unrelated to it totally such as hip arthritis or a sacroiliac joint problem. If problematic, see an orthopedic surgeon as to cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm 19 and when i walk for like over 40 minutes my lower back and inner thigh hurts, i was wondering what can be the cause of this. Thank you!?

Hi, i'm 19 and when i walk for like over 40 minutes my lower back  and inner  thigh hurts, i was wondering what can be the cause of  this. Thank you!?

Muscle spasm/nerve : You may be encountering muscle spasms in your lower back from the long walk and there may be nerve entrapment due to muscle spasm in your back or your pelvis. ...Read more

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