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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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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
How do I know if my back pain is due to a pinched nerve or something else?
Query: Hello doctor, I was getting into my car, and I did something to my back. I could walk, but my legs were little shaky. Finally, I could move my left leg up while sitting down, and 10 minutes later, my right leg as well. Is it a pinched nerve or a temporary thing that will go away in a few minutes? Ki... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and I can understand your concern. You are experiencing back pain. Unfortunately, I am unsure I can answer your question without more information. Do you have any numbness or tingling down your leg? Is your pain localized to one side or both? What ... Read Full »
Can an old trauma cause severe back pain while breathing in a lying position?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a question regarding lower back pain. When I go to lay down on my back, and I breathe, it makes my lower back hurt a lot. Is this normal or concerning? Should I ignore it like all my other pain? I will be lying down and cannot breathe because of the pain. I literally cannot breath... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your pain. To answer your question quite simply, no, your back should not hurt just laying down. How long has this been going on? Any accidents or trauma? Where does your back hurt right side or left side, or in the middle? Any other symp... Read Full »
What is a chiropractor's opinion in correcting back pain occurred due to work injury by lifting heavy boxes?
Query: Hello doctor, I injured my back at work after lifting, pushing, and pulling boxes. The boxes weighed up to 75 lbs. I was diagnosed with sprain or strain of the lower lumbar spine. The pain varies from time to time. It happened a month ago, and I have had physical therapy for three weeks. The pain go... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your question. I am sorry you are experiencing low back pain. In fact, nearly 80 % people experience back pain at some point in their life. In your question, you said you were pushing and pulling boxes which weighed up to 75 lbs. Since then, you have b... Read Full »
My mom is having a disc problem. Is it good to have surgery or physiotherapy?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother, aged 41, has been suffering from back pain, hip pain which became leg pain and foot numbness for almost three months now. She went to an orthopedician and had an MRI of the lumbar spine, which revealed a problem in the L5-S1 disc. I would really appreciate if you can assis... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your question and your attached MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As the MRI report stated, there is a disc bulge at L5-S1 causing the numbness and leg pain. Has your mom been to a chiropractor before? What was your orthopedic s... Read Full »
What is the cause for radiating pain in the upper back?
Query: Hi doctor, I started working 12-hour shifts about a month ago. My upper back has been hurting. It feels like it starts from the middle up to the upper back. It is not a sharp pain, but it is like a tension. We are supposed to wear steel toe shoes. I just recently changed to tennis shoes since I wo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your question. I am sorry you are experiencing upper back pain. In your question, you said you recently started working 12 hours shift and since then, your upper back has been hurting. It is not a sharp pain but feels like tension. Most likely, you expe... Read Full »