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Will Weak Quadriceps Muscles Cause Lower Back Pain
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
I have lower back pain that sometimes feels like my muscles are ripping apart and sharp pain that also caused leg weakness what could this be?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Lower back pain. Also pain above my butt cheeks (pelvis either side) could tight muscles cause these? If so, which and how to fix?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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.
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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