Back Pain

Back pain, although common, can be due to a variety of reasons associated with spinal issues, disc problems, muscular pain, skin inflammation, etc. It is important to address it quickly as it can be a debilitating condition.

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I have had knee pain for six years with hip and back pain which does not reduce on physiotherapy and medications. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been dealing with severe knee pain for the last six years as I am a dancer. But over the past two years, this pain has moved to my hip and my back. I have been going to a physiotherapist for the last eight months and have tried different procedures and exercises. Recently it has ...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I would like to have a look at the investigation you had done before and would be keen to know if you have taken an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Based on the MRI report of your back, I can suggest you something better as we need to kno...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing back, neck, and shoulder pain after carrying a heavy backpack?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing back, neck, and shoulder pain from carrying a heavy backpack. Do you have a recommendation for a bag that will be most ergonomic? Which of these is best: a bag on wheels, a shoulder bag, or a backpack? Please help.  Read Full »

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you adjust the straps to keep the pack snug against your back. Position your pack between your shoulders and hips. Your backpack should hang just below the shoulders with the bottom in your low back curve...  Read Full »

What can be the cause of lower back pain while sitting or lying down in certain positions?

Query: Hi doctor, I have lower back pain when I am sitting or lying down in certain positions. When I straighten my back out, and when I try to stretch it, I get pain in my middle or lower back. I am a gamer, and I sit down in pretzel style on my chair with my body leaning forward, most comfortable while ...  Read Full »

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You may be suffering from a disc bulge. Pain is considered chronic once it lasts for more than three months and exceeds the body’s natural healing process. Chronic pain in the lower back often involves a disc problem, joint problem, and an irritated nerve root. Common...  Read Full »

My chiropractor made eight adjustments for my lower back pain. Now, there is no pain but discomfort. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I had lower back pain on the left side of my lower back. So, I consulted a chiropractor, and eight adjustments were done during the last two and a half weeks. The adjustments have helped in my lower back pain. But, I have a sensation in my left back thigh, whic...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you think of the body in terms of biomechanics, once you are realigned, your body is in the correct position. Though it may be in the right position, some muscles tighten, become weak, and do not activate appropriately. As a result, ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from neck, back, and shoulder pain, making it difficult for me to sit or walk. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old boy. My height is five feet and seven inches, and I weigh 61 kilograms. I am suffering from neck pain, back pain, and shoulder pain. I have been suffering from pain for a long time. For example, if I sit on a chair for a long time, I cannot walk. Also, the pain has reac...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your concern and advise you to get your neck properly examined for any postural abnormalities. You have to get your neck mobility and alignment restored with physiotherapy mobilizations. Do icing for your neck frequently. Maintain posture in all the activities yo...  Read Full »

I have had severe backache for three years after my C-section. How do I manage this?

Query: Hi doctor,After having my C-section three years back. I still have backache when I am sleeping. It is very severe.  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your concern. In my opinion, you should start working on your core stability and pelvic floor strengthening exercises. The pain after C-Section, most of the time, gets associated with the improper firing of the core and imbalance in pelvic muscle co-contract...  Read Full »

What can be done for lower back muscle spasms due to playing baseball?

Query: Hi doctor, I am coming here for what I think may be possible lower back muscle spasms. I originally felt the pain after playing lots of baseballs (swinging a baseball bat many times). I have symptoms such as tightness, limited mobility or restricted range of motion, throbbing pain, and sometimes it...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your concern. I feel that spasm could be due to less core stability and excessive spasm. Invariable loading hip joint reducing its range on movement. I would like to suggest you get more insight of your symptoms like is there any pain on bending forward touchi...  Read Full »

How to manage back pain that started after playing Foosball?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a back pain. It just started while I was playing Foosball. The pain goes down to my left thigh, hamstring area, towards the left side of the left knee and to the ankle. I have also got twinging and numb little toe finger on my left foot. I am only applying Volini ointment ...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your concern. I would suggest you get an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) done of your low back. As your complaints are suggestive of disc involvement, I would like to rule that out. I would like to know further details like pain character and movements tha...  Read Full »

I have a dull pain on the right side of the bottom of my spine. How to stop them?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male, around 199 cm tall and 85 kg weight. I have been playing sports when I was young (volleyball, tennis, and basketball) and I was fit for a long time. However, since I started with higher education (around six years ago), I tended to study in a semi-bent positio...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your concern. I feel the pain what you describe is due to bad posture adapted all these days. It could be a neural pain due to any disc issue and may not be a worse prolapse. This may warrant a thorough examination of your spine and hip. As of now, I recommend...  Read Full »

How to get rid of lower back pain post pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 5 months old. My back was fine before delivery. Now my lower back just above my butt really hurts and feels weak when I stand up after lying down on my stomach. I do not get any such feel when I stand from lying on my back. Also, after giving birth, I noticed my lower back sti...  Read Full »

Zubair Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to During pregnancy lot of changes occur in a body, one of those is increase in lower back curve (lumbar lordosis). Due to increase in lumbar lordosis some muscles of lower back remain stretched and become weak. It will cause lower back pain. I suggest you to start do...  Read Full »

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