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My lower back hurts and I can't stand upright after sitting too long. What should I do?

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Dr. Robert Henderson
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: NSAIDS

Probable facet joint disease/irritation.
Use nsaids and when symptoms reduce/resolve get back to gradually increasing exercise.

In brief: NSAIDS

Probable facet joint disease/irritation.
Use nsaids and when symptoms reduce/resolve get back to gradually increasing exercise.
Dr. Robert Henderson
Dr. Robert Henderson
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Exercise/therapy

Working long hours at a desk can wreak havoc on your body, particularly if you do not have ergonomic furniture.
Try exercise and core strengthening as a routine part of your day. Stretching with yoga and strengthening with pilates will help a lot. If the pain isn't getting better or gets worse, it is time to see your doctor.

In brief: Exercise/therapy

Working long hours at a desk can wreak havoc on your body, particularly if you do not have ergonomic furniture.
Try exercise and core strengthening as a routine part of your day. Stretching with yoga and strengthening with pilates will help a lot. If the pain isn't getting better or gets worse, it is time to see your doctor.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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