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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How to get rid of increasing back pain?
Query: Hi doctor,I have heavy backbone pain for a quite few days. I also face severe pain after cleaning the floor by tilting for a quite period of time. I use to sit in a bad posture while working and it is getting improved now. I am working a lot by sitting on the chair and I have high screen time withou... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain is considered chronic when it lasts more than three months and it exceeds the body's natural healing process. Chronic pain can occur in the lower back due to disc problems, joint problems, or irritated nerve roots. The other common causes are lumbar herniated disc,... Read Full »
Can I work out in the gym with lower left back pain and reports showing bulging annulus at L3, L4, and L5 regions?
Query: Hello doctor, Can I work out in the gym with left low back pain? The scan report shows a bulging annulus at L3, L4, and L5 regions. Is it serious, or can I work out in the gym? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. As reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) show disk bulge, it is not good nor adviced to lift weights which causes more severe nerve damage. Instead, take proper treatment for disk bulges a... Read Full »
What exercises can I do to strengthen my lower back and overcome lower back pain?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 32 years old and doing a desk job. I have slight lower back pain. When I consulted the doctor, he told me that my back was weak and gave me a Flexi Pep supplement. I take it regularly, but my friend told me exercises could help. What are the best exercises for strengthening the low... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The exercises can strengthen the lower back muscles. The following exercises help reduce lower back pain: Lower tummy strengthening. Deep abdominal strengthening. Bridge. Pelvis tilt. Lower back stretch. Leg stretch. Piriformis stretch. These exercises can be done... Read Full »
Does wearing a heavy backpack during adolescence affect growth and development in the later years?
Query: Hi doctor,Does wearing a heavy backpack during adolescence affect growth and development in the later years? Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The bones present in the lower spine are called lumbar discs. Young adults have fluid accumulation around the discs for easier movement. These discs contribute an inch to your height. During the later stages of life, the fluid becomes dry and starts to wear. This is a physi... Read Full »
Why do I sprain my back at the same spot three to four times a week?
Query: Hi doctor,I got a sprain in my back before eight years. Now I am getting a sprain on the same spot three to four times a week. I am getting sprain easily when I do simple exercises in my ankle, shoulder, neck, and back. I am doing physiotherapy and stretching every day. But nothing helps me. What to... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sprained muscles can be reduced by doing ultrasound therapy for ten to fifteen days. Applying hot water fermentation along with Diclofenac ointment help in reducing pain. After having a reduction in sprain, relaxed muscles have to be stretched step by step slowly by... Read Full »
Why do I still feel pain or discomfort due to a back injury two months back?
Query: Hi doctor,I had a back injury two months back. It happened while doing backbend training. I got soreness in my back for few hours. On the next day, my range of motion got limited and I was unable to do extension or flexion. I had pain and compression around the sides of the lower back and middle bac... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not try to stretch any body part or a full-body first. Stretching needs to be done regularly while doing exercise and it can be extended day by day and not by once. For low back pain, I suggest you do some exercise slowly first without any pressure for a ... Read Full »
Please suggest some exercise for back pain that radiates to the right leg, hip, knee, and foot.
Query: Hello doctor, I have back pain that earlier moves to my right leg through the hip, knee, and to the downside of the foot. During the last year, it had started in the left leg also. Though left side pain does not move to the foot at the hip, it pinches like a needle while driving. During the lockdow... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I got your point and understand how you feel when it pains. As per MRI reports you mentioned, it is an LBA (low backache) that radiated to the leg and now shifting to the left lower body. And about your cervical problem, maybe there is nerve compression, and neck pain ... Read Full »
Please help me with lower left back pain that spreads to the left leg and knee.
Query: Hi doctor,Before three months, I started to do my office job. It is desk-based but it involves some lifting, carrying, and a driven commute for an hour every day. I was doing my office work for some years. Before eight weeks, I started to have my back pain and it is getting worse now. The pain is sh... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. You are suffering from LBA (lower backache). It occurs due to prolonged sitting, improper posture, and bending straight. It often gets radiated from knee to foot. I suggest you take an X-ray or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the ... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Co... Read Full »
Please provide some measures to have relief from left lower back pain.
Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I have lower back pain on the left side for two to three years. I am doing exercise to get relief. But it did not help me in the long term. When I do squats, I feel the muscles working on the right leg. But I do not feel any effort when I do it on the left leg. I feel ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Physiotherapy treatment includes both interferential therapy (IFT) and ultrasound therapy (US). Traction can help you to provide relief. After the pain reduces, you need to do some exercises such as lower tummy strengthening, deep abdominal strengthening, bridge, pelvis... Read Full »