Does golf make low back pain worse?

Yes. Comfortanle golf requires comfortable facet joints and comfortable muscles the ledbetyer swing requires simultaneous extension and lateral bending as wel as torsion forces the lumbar spine is not designed to rotate why do you think the pros are on and off the tour with back problems david duvall still recovering.
Bending. and Twisting motions can place a lot of stress on the spine, so yes it can make things worse.

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17 yr-old competitive golfer with right low back deep burning pain on and off for 7 months. CT and 2 MRIs were negative. What to evaluate next.....?

Back pain. In addition to the excellent care and advice already given, consider a mind-body approach. The work of John Sarno, MD, would be a good next step. There are lots of videos on the net about/with him. One book is called "The Divided Mind." Peace and good health. Read more...
Overuse of Radiography. Try EMG & physiatry eval, heat, TENS unit. If imaging has not revealed anything, then consultation with PM&R (Physiatry) or Sports Medicine may be indicated. An EMG (electromyogram) may reveal some abnormalities, but it is terribly nonspecific and has low sensitivity. You may be better off with an empiric trial of a TENS unit, back massage / physiotherapy, & heating pads. Later, NSAIDs or other analgesics can be tried. It is VERY common to have back pain without any imaging findings. Imaging is actually a waste of time, expense, and money in this situation unless there are warning signs (weight loss, fever, loss of bowel/bladder, &c.) Read more...
Merits phys therapist. A physiatrist (physical therapy expert) could readily assess this problem and decide upon a proper therapeutic approach. Read more...
Internal Disc Disruption Syndrome. Chris. Sorry to hear about your pain. You may have internal disc disruption syndrome. Your MRI may actually show a small annular tear (which is at the periphery of the disc; sometimes they go unseenas well. This intern can lead to a leaky disc which will cause chemical irritation of the nerves in your spine because the material inside the disc can leak into the spinal canal causing inflammation and the pain with numbness into your foot. Called a chemical radiculitis. Seen a interventional spine specialist and considering a spinal nerve block or epidural may be beneficial after a comprehensive physical exam. The other syndrome to consider in the differential diagnosis is Piriformis syndrome. There is a lot of available literature online and stretches that may assist if this was a source of your pain. Good luck! Read more...
? back mice. Rule out internal causes, CTD, seronegative arthropathy, etc. Consider cluneal neuritis or neuromata, vs back mice (subcutaneous fibroadenomatous nodules), PSIS bursitis and iliolumbar ligament enthesopathy / ILL syndrome, even facetogenig. Check posture for lumbar lordosis, core strength, hamstring flexibility, etc which stress this area. injecting the PSIS area with local anesthetic to block the cluneal nerve, follow with steroid injection if diagnostic block is positive. If no improvement consider Prolotherapy for ILL. But, the most important thing is to address the bio-mechanical imbalances. High-resolution MSK ultrasound by a trained physician may be a better imaging modality in this case. Consider sports medicine and PM&R consult. An osteopaths (DO's) may be able to find and treat the somatic dysfunction. Read more...
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Physical therapy assessment should be considered. The case history states that the physical exam showed nothing. It would be helpful to know if there is any limitation of motion with rotation or flexion or extension and more documentation of his core strength and flexibiltiy. At 17, this patient will have just completed his growth spurt and often it takes general muscle stretching and training to balance the increase in bone length. Overuse injures are not just limited to stress fractures but involve soft tissue as well. Read more...
???? Deep burning pain is unlikely caused by stress yet can be. Have you tried physical therapy or massage or deep relaxation/trance? Read more...
Nerve root. Although CT/MRI are good for obvious nerve damage, muscular and soft tissue injuries are not as easily to pinpoint, as well as stretching of nerve roots and the resultant pain - I suggest symptomatic treatment including appropriate physical therapy, rest, and medication, if appropriate from your provider if choice. Read more...
What did your LB X-rays show? MRI's are great for soft, ligamentous, nerve root imaging that's specific. CT's are great for bones. What does your spinal x-rays show? These must be specifically asked for in imaging so measurements can be taken. ou need to see if you might have spondylolisthesis occurring that occurs in some golfers, when their anterior lumbar disc (L5 is slightly anteriorized over the sacrum, just enough to provide LBP that's often missed when doing these global imaging. If your x-rays were normal, then you must consider how you are using your swing that rickershays (sp?) your hips in a whipping motion, when swinging the ball, and again puts pressure on L5/S1. See an DO. osteopathic physician to evaluate your neuromuscular-skeletal (NMM) medical system to see where your imbalances are that need to be decompressed. Using orthotics would be helpful too. See a DO, who is NMM board certified is best. Call around, or look up on CranialAcademy.org. Read more...

I have lower back pain (bottom right). Do pt stretching exercies 4x/wk. Have relief until next activity (golf, run, etc). Need a better solution?

If you are getting . Relief with your exercises at 4x/wk then maybe it needs to be 7x/wk and/or modifying your activities or increasing your core workouts. Sometimes, use of otc meds with activities that may provoke your symptoms can help modify the symptoms as well as long as there are no medical reasons that you cannot use medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen).. Read more...
Core strengthening! The benefits that you get from stretching will be short lived if they are not complemented by a core strengthening program. A good physical therapist that specializes in treating patients that perform sports similar to you can not only give you a program that is tailored to your level, but can also look at the mechanics of the activities that exacerbate your symptoms- and can prevent them. Read more...

I've been experiencing a lot of lower back pain and found a lump the size of a golf ball on my lower left back closer to my spine. It hurts to touch so?

Back pain and lump. There are several causes of lower back pain. Was there any injury to your lower back causing a lump? You need to see your physician to get a detailed history and exam findings of your lower back pain and lump. Read more...

I had lower back pain since long which use to get better and often come back. The pain never travel towards legs or no weakness is felt. I play golf?

Have fun. Ok to play golf with the symptoms as described. If it gets worse, or the pain goes down the legs, weakness develops, or difficulty controlling urine, see your doctor ASAP. Hope this helps! Read more...

Real bad head ache and 5 weeks pregnant lower back pain and cramping and blood clots the size of golf balls?

Bleeding pregnant. You maybe miscarrying call you doctor or go to ER today as soon as possible as you can get very weak from blood loss and may be losing a lot and may need IV fluids. Go to ER now . Read more...

Had low back pain for ten years, over last year it has been constant and gets worse with activities. Time for surgery?

Not necessarily. You need to start by seeing a physician. There are many causes of low back pain. Most cases of mechanical low back pain (even chronic pain) can be treated conservatively. Read more...
No. Surgery is considered for back pain if you have cauda equina syndrome, which is pain radiating from your back down your leg to your toes, accompanied by numbness, weakness, muscle loss, diminished reflexes and problems controlling urine, or if you have imaging documented spinal instability or compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots (spinal stenosis). Non-radiating back pain doesn't qualify. Read more...
Time for surgery. If the pain is severe and you can no longer tolerate it than surgery may be an option. Pure mechanical back is an indication for spinal surgery. If your orthopaedic spine surgeon can identify the source of your pain be it the disc, facet joint etc....Than a fusion is an excellent surgical option if done correctly. 'you don't have to have just neurological deficits for surgical intervention. Read more...

I went to emer rm & passd kid stone. Went cuz of history w/them & severe low back pain. Tests neg for all infectns but low bck pain worse than b4 help?

Urology. Please, stop going to the er for health care that should be managed by your primary care physician or the urologist who is a specialist in kidney stones. You definitely seem to be experienced with this. Please go get this taken care of at the kidney stone specialist's office. Read more...
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