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What causes your lower back to hurt?
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: More ideas
Try finding a good osteopathic physician (do) who does gentle manipulation.
Online sources: biodo.Com, cranial academy.Com, academyofosteopathy.Org. A good chiropractor can help, as can other bodyworkers who do feldenkrais or alexander techniques. Yoga w/ a good instructor to supervise your alignment may also be useful. Try tai chi or qi gong. Above all exercise regularly as prevention.

In brief: More ideas
Try finding a good osteopathic physician (do) who does gentle manipulation.
Online sources: biodo.Com, cranial academy.Com, academyofosteopathy.Org. A good chiropractor can help, as can other bodyworkers who do feldenkrais or alexander techniques. Yoga w/ a good instructor to supervise your alignment may also be useful. Try tai chi or qi gong. Above all exercise regularly as prevention.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Lots of things
Low back pain will resolve in normal people in 4-6 weeks max.
If you have other signs such as bowel or bladder changes, severe searing pain, weight loss, night sweats, shortness of breath, etc, go immediately to your doctor. For most people being out of shape or lifting, sitting poorly may all contribute. If your doctor says you're ok, start a gentle exercise program and keep core muscles strong.

In brief: Lots of things
Low back pain will resolve in normal people in 4-6 weeks max.
If you have other signs such as bowel or bladder changes, severe searing pain, weight loss, night sweats, shortness of breath, etc, go immediately to your doctor. For most people being out of shape or lifting, sitting poorly may all contribute. If your doctor says you're ok, start a gentle exercise program and keep core muscles strong.
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