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Can weak stomach muscles cause lower back pain?

Can weak stomach muscles cause lower back pain?

Yes for sure: The muscles of the abdomen support the back when are tight, and that help to make the back stronger so that support lost it dose effect the back. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Is my condition a neurological problem or muscle problem? I have been having lower back pain for several months. I have been told that I have a weak back and tense muscles. I have taken aquatherapy. Help very little, may need to keep doing that. I have st

Is my condition a neurological problem or muscle problem? I have been having lower back pain for several months. I have been told that I have a weak back and tense muscles. I have taken aquatherapy. Help very little, may need to keep doing that. I have st

See PCP: Chronic lower back pain without associated leg pain, numbness or tingling most likely does not have a neurological basis. This is usually associated with spondylitis, degenerative disc disease or spinal instability. There may problems in other organ areas such as liver, kidney pancreas, stomach, etc. See your pcp for a thorough evaluation & referral to the appropriate specialist if necessary. ...Read more

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Unable to abduct upper left leg due to worsening muscle weakness. Lower back pain x6 yrs. Mri spine "not bad" mild disc herniation l4/l5/s1. Now what?

Unable to abduct upper left leg due to worsening muscle weakness. Lower back pain x6 yrs. Mri spine "not bad" mild disc herniation l4/l5/s1. Now what?

If muscle weakness: You should be evaluated by spine specialist. Either neurosurgery or orthopedic spine fellowship trained doctor who can relieve the pressure on the nerve by that disc. Assuming you have had conservative care, including physical therapy, possible injections by pain management, adjustment by chiropractor very briefly. ...Read more

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Can muscles or nerves cause lower back pain?

Can muscles or nerves cause lower back pain?

Yes: Both muscles and nerves can cause back pain and may be difficult to separate
the body protects itself, so with nerve injury it goes into muscle spasm. ...Read more

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Can a non compressive disc at l5s1 cause lower back pain that radiates to both legs. Dr. said my pain is only muscle cramps and need massage. Advise plz?

Can a non compressive disc at l5s1 cause lower back pain that radiates to both legs. Dr. said my pain is only muscle cramps and need massage. Advise plz?

Yes, it's possible: It's possible, but there are many factors that can help determine that. Did you get an MRI? What is the pattern of your pain? Even if the nerve root is not being pinched, if it gets irritated, it can cause similar symptoms ...Read more

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Lower back pain. Also pain above my butt cheeks (pelvis either side) could tight muscles cause these? If so, which and how to fix?

Lower back pain. Also pain above my butt cheeks (pelvis either side) could tight muscles cause these? If so, which and how to fix?

Yes tight muscles: It is possible that tight muscles can cause low back pain. The best treatment is warm soaks or using a heating pad followed by stretching. Yoga is a good way to prevent this. Massage and physical therapy may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain (lumbar) be cause by not stretching your calf muscles after soccer?

Can lower back pain (lumbar) be cause by not stretching your calf muscles after soccer?

Maybe: Depends on how you're stretching your calves. If you're stretching calves and lower back at the same time then lower back may have been neglected. If you're standing on a plank, and doing calf raises, lower back should not be affected. The other question is are they innerveted by the same nerves? Answer is no. ...Read more

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Having serve lower back pain with muscle spasms and trouble walking also when I breath it causes more pain. What could it be and what should I do?

Disc herniation: There are many possibilities, and I would not hesitate to be seen, but one of the more common things that can cause symptoms like you are describing is a herniation of a disc. The discs are cushions between the vertebrae and they can sometimes herniate and cause severe pain and spasm. This pain can be worse with deep breathing, coughing, or anything that increase the pressure in the spinal cana ...Read more

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Can a chiropractor treat my lower back pain if it's caused by ligament strain or muscle strain?

Can a chiropractor treat my lower back pain if it's caused by ligament strain or muscle strain?

Yes: Chiropractic techniques can relieve pain from restricted spinal movement, often seen in reaction to muscle strain or injury to a leg which changes your walk. A ligament injury (connecting bones, affecting stability) can worsen with chiropractic treatment and set off more muscle spasms and pain. Your response to chiropractic treatment can help guide medical treatment, if required. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, aching muscles and neck pain. Fatigue. Lump left lower back Causes pain when pressed. Constant ache and pain.

Lower back pain, aching muscles and neck pain. Fatigue. Lump left lower back Causes pain when pressed. Constant ache and pain.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor, especially about the lump, and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Can lower back pain cause hurting in legs, pelvic, and arms. It's sometimes a burning feeling also, aching in muscles, joint pain.?

Fibromyalgia?: 30's female with "burning aching" pain in "low back, pelvis & arms" considers "muscle & joint pain". A complete examination is needed to rule out systemic disorders such as autoimmune & endocrine disorders. If nothing specific found consider Fibromyalgia. See an Osteopath. See comments: ...Read more

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What can cause severe lower back pain and leg weakness?

What can cause severe lower back pain and leg weakness?

Could be referred: Low back pain with radiation down one side of the leg could be due to a pinched nerve. If you injured your back, strained muscles of the back and hip can irritate a nerve or cause a herniated disc which pinches the nerve. Fortunately this can be resolved non-operatively in most cases. Moist heat, light stretching and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications may help. Persists? See you doctor. ...Read more

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Will arachnoiditis always show on mri? My symptoms are burning legs&feet, leg cramps weakness in legs, no loss of refelx. Lower back pain. Other causes?

Will arachnoiditis always show on mri? My symptoms are burning legs&feet, leg cramps weakness in legs, no loss of refelx. Lower back pain. Other causes?

Sometimes: Arachnoiditis is often seen on MRI as clumping of nerve roots or adherences of nerve roots to the overlying dura. The findings can range from very subtle to quite obvious. ...Read more

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Tumbled down stairs 4 days ago. Lower back pain aswell in my right thigh both hamstring and quadricep area. There is also pain in my left arm.

Tumbled down stairs 4 days ago. Lower back pain aswell in my right thigh both hamstring and quadricep area. There is also pain in my left arm.

Fall with pain: You should get checked by your doctor to find out how severe your injuries are and if you need more treatment. ...Read more

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I was recently taking muscle relaxers for lower back pain, but now I'm feeling upper-mid pain when I cough. Could it be a nerve problem?

I was recently taking muscle relaxers for lower back pain, but now I'm feeling upper-mid pain when I cough. Could it be a nerve problem?

Could be disc: If the upper-mid pain you have is in the upper mid back, worse when you move cough, bend or rotate the spine in that area, it may be a disc in the thoracic spine part of your back, a strain or sprained muscle. I'm not sure that it would be typical of a nerve problem (meaning a nerve disease), but we do feel pain because of our nerves, indicated a problem in that area. ...Read more

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For about 2 months, I have been having lower back pain. Over the last 2 weeks it has gotten much worse and feels more internal than just a muscle. Over the last 2-3 days it has radiated to my abdomen and making me nauseous.

For about 2 months, I have been having lower back pain. Over the last 2 weeks it has gotten much worse and feels more internal than just a muscle. Over the last 2-3 days it has radiated to my abdomen and making me nauseous.

Get Medical checkup: Back pain is commonly due to muscle sprain and often settles down in 4-6 weeks. If it is getting worse, there could be a more serious underlying cause. So further examinations and tests may be useful. Go see your physician and let him examine you and guide you further. ...Read more

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Are epsom salt baths good for muscle spasms and lower back pain?

Are epsom salt baths good for muscle spasms and lower back pain?

It's the water: Taking a warm bath or soak can help relax muscles. The addition of Epsom salts does not add any therapeutic benefits ...Read more

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What muscles are involved when suffering from lower back pain?

What muscles are involved when suffering from lower back pain?

Many muscles: One of the keys is core muscle strength. The core muscles focus on the abdominal musculature. But also important are the hip flexors and extensors and the erector muscles of the back.

Strengthening is important and so is flexibility. These are areas that can best be evaluated by a pm&r doctor or a do familiar with omt. Treatment is often in conjunction with a pt. ...Read more

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What could be the reason of middle to lower back pain (feeling like muscle heavy or inflexible)knowing that I am just 19 years?

Mid to lower back pa: Pain can be of one of the bodies way of letting us know something is wrong. If the discomfort is mild and short lived you can keep an eye ooh it, take alleve, stretch, use heat, avoid activities and positions which cause pain. If things don't improve, you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have been getting sharp lower back pain for a few weeks. I think it's a puller muscle, it's kinda moving upward by the week. How can I stop it?

See your doctor: You can try heat, cold, exercise, over the counter medication. If it is not getting better or worsening, see a doctor for a thorough history, examination, possibly testing. ...Read more

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Dr patrick kohlitz first I started with lower back pain and lasted for two months and now its been 3 weeks that I am having chest pain muscle like.

Dr patrick kohlitz first I started with lower back pain and lasted for two months and now its been 3 weeks that I am having chest pain muscle like.

Sounds atypical: Your symptoms sound atypical for a healthy young man. Rarely, low back pain and muscle aches can be caused by autoimmune connective tissue diseases.

If this has been going on for 2 months it is best to see a doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Left lower back pain? Hope it's just muscle spasm. How can I tell?

Depends: Muscle spasm (painful contraction of a muscle) is a symptom (complain) and can come from many problems. The muscle will feel tight and firm to the touch. It may to sore to the touch and may tighten when it is pushed on. ...Read more

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What is the difference between muscle pain and nerves pain? Because recently I have lower back pain but it feels like a shock

What is the difference between muscle pain and nerves pain? Because recently I have lower back pain but it feels like a shock

Ache vs. Sharp: Typically muscle pain is more of a aching soreness and nerve pain typically feels sharp, stabbing, burning, cold-like, shocking, electric-like, etc... Hope that helps. ...Read more

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When I lower my chin to my chest while slightly leaning forward, lower back pain increases and radiated to hips. Nerves or muscles?

When I lower my chin to my chest while slightly leaning forward, lower back pain increases and radiated to hips. Nerves or muscles?

Low back pain: Depending on your clinical history ; exam findings, that could suggest lumbar radicular nerve root or sciatic nerve pain from stretching nerves. As well, paraspinal erector muscles commonly accompanies lumbar disc degeneration, and can hurt when stretched. Meninges (membranes encasing the spine and nerve roots) can also hurt when stretched. Have your neurologist check you out. Good luck! ...Read more

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6mos post lami. Localized left lower back pain, feels muscular. Hurts when twist and extend. Dr. Wants facet rhizo. Muscles? Pain when I stretch. Mri?

6mos post lami. Localized left lower back pain, feels muscular. Hurts when twist and extend. Dr. Wants facet rhizo. Muscles? Pain when I stretch. Mri?

Possibilities: In addition to pain management, especially if it's not helping, I would talk to your surgeon about getting new imaging. I would consider getting dynamic xrays to rule out any new instability. I don't know if MRI would add much if you aren't having leg symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get physically add. To pain meds & would it help to switch from opiates to muscle relaxers to relieve chronic lower back pain?

Physical Dependence: Is not addiction and is a normal consequence of chronic opiate use. Addiction is marked by compulsive and uncontrolled use with preoccupation and adverse consequences. A withdrawal syndrome with discontinuation does not imply addiction. Discuss your concerns with your doctor. Non-opiates like muscle relaxants and snri's can help reduce your reliance on opiates to a limited extent. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and need to know if its spine or muscle pain. How to tell what it is?

I have lower back pain and need to know if its spine or muscle pain. How to tell what it is?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
If your pain persists, seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation to identify the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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Always having lower back pain, feels like pulling muscles and there is always knots there, can never massage them out, what do I do?

Always having lower back pain, feels like pulling muscles and there is always knots there, can never massage them out, what do I do?

Medical exam: Evaluation, x-rays, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and PT. You may benefit from the use of Advil or Aleve (naproxen) (if not allergic) and also the use of BioFreeze Cream, until seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Have chronic lower back pain with swelling under skin but haven't fallen or injured myself don't know if it's bone or muscle?

Have chronic lower back pain with swelling under skin but haven't fallen or injured myself don't know if it's bone or muscle?

This is seen.: Ic swimming all the time, in patients with back pain. That is a sign of inflammation, may just be due to whatever is causing your pain, which is accompanied by inflammation of the corresponding muscles and ligaments in the area. Could be arthritis, could be a disk. I would see your physician, I would have an MRI. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


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