Backache can occur due to strain, tension, or injury to the back muscles. It causes pain in the back muscles. It can also occur due to discomfort in the intervertebral joints and spinal nerves. Pain in the upper back can occur due to disorders of the aorta, tumors in the chest, and spine inflammation. Lifting heavy objects and poor posture aggravates backache. Ruptured disk, sciatica, arthritis, kidney problems, and osteoporosis can cause back pain. Cancer of the spine, cauda equina syndrome, and sleep disorders can cause back pain. Doing physical therapy, taking cortisone injections and botox injections helps to provide relief.
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Query: Hello doctor,I have been an avid weightlifter for years. Recently my back has been cracking a lot and causing intense pain during my leg workouts. I cannot lift weights for more than 15 minutes and must stop because it gets sore. I am a certified personal trainer, so I understand the form and have t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. In my opinion, that crack sound is due to excessive loading of facet joints leading to irritation and spasms around the muscle. Again, sometimes we might not control posture completely, so the loading of facet joints ha... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am having prolonged backache, especially after driving. I face pain when I stretch and I get relief when I do it. And when I push my hands on the back towards the front I can hear bone cracking, like when we stretch. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, with the limited narration that you have provided to me in your query, I feel you have less stability in your core muscles. You should maintain posture while driving which can be achieved by placing a pillow behind your low back (in case you drive the... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My wife and I just bought a new mattress, and both are experiencing lower back pain when bending forward. We used to sleep on a soft and firm (dual mattresses controlled by air) mattress. The new one is a memory foam which is considered soft but is firm under the very soft three to four i... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to me, the change of mattress has caused back pain since you both used different type of mattresses. The mattress should neither be very soft nor very firm. It should be medium. It will take time for both of you to adjust to the new mattress. For pain relie... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I hurt my lower back maybe a year or two ago, and I was in a lot of pain. I am a dancer and was lifting my dance partner into the air without stretching and hurt my lower back severely. I could not even walk at that time. I was in agony. I never saw a doctor for this pain as I was scar... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you need to take care of your back more than before. First of all, you need to do an x-ray and MRI to get the root cause of the pain. Until and unless you do not get the exact cause, it is better to avoid any kind of stress on the back. It is always necessar... Read Full »