Low or lower back pain is a painful condition affecting the lowest part of the spine. It can occur due to muscle sprain, improper posture, lifting of heavy objects, and arthritis. Mostly it heals on its own. In some cases, physiotherapy is required. Pain relievers can be taken to have relief. In some cases, surgery is required.
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I have severe lower back pain that runs down to my foot despite taking medications. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old and have severe pain going from my lower back down my left butt cheek and the back of my thigh all the way down to my foot. Sometimes it goes numb. I have tried the tablet of Ibuprofen, stretching, steroid shots, Lidocaine creams, heat compress, ice packs, and hydros.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having a slip disc issue, where one of the nerves is getting compressed at the lumbar spine. These nerves start from the brain, travel down the spinal cord, and then exit from a narrow canal to further continue to travel down to the feet. The possible reasons... 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. Common... Read Full »
My husband got lower back pain suddenly. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, My husband is a healthy 38 year old, who does not smoke and drink. He has worked hard since he was 11 years old, and he held his current job for five years now, which includes laying carpet and floors of all kinds. He has never had any issue with his body in his entire life up until last ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It sounds like a classic case of sciatica or perhaps aggravated lumbar disc herniation.Your husband will require an MRI of the lower back to confirm the diagnosis. If true, then you should visit a chiropractor to start conservative care. Low back pain can be helped dra... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
I have pain in my lower back after working out. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been having pain in my lower back since I did a workout yesterday. Every time I bent down, I felt pain in my lower back. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your low back pain could be due to soreness in your butt muscles or paraspinal muscles of the lower back. Do not worry. This is normal if you have done a workout for your lower body. I would suggest you to Do a lot of icing in your butt... Read Full »
I am a 37-year-old female with pain in my hip area. Are there any exercises that help to relieve my pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. I am having pain in my hip area. I have a sharp pain on twisting and bending. It hurts at the front of my hip, especially on the back extension of my right leg. The pain extends all around my hip to my lower back above my hip joint. When I bend forward, my lowe... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your concern. In my opinion, you might have some postural dysfunction related to neural stiffness.Follow better ergonomic postures when you have to sit for a long time. I would recommend you to,1. Do a lot of stretches for your gluteus and hip flexors.2. Cobra stretc... Read Full »
Why do I have pain running from my left lower back to my left foot?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a pain that runs from the left lower back to the stomach, onto the left thigh and all the way to my left foot. I was stretching sideways while sitting with stretched legs when I heard a loud click. I cannot lift my leg straight to my chest, and I feel pain in my hip while lying dow... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You must have locked your vertebral facet joint in a wrong pattern, due to which the L5-S1 nerve entrapment has occurred. As a result, you are getting the radiating pain. It is a case ofradiculopathy, so get a seven-day physiotherapy session consisting of the following.... 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 »
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 »
How to cure my lower back pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I have hurt my lower back assumably while pushing a full set of drawers, around four to five months ago. I was in physiotherapy, but I have been discharged and I am waiting to see a specialist. I have been told that it may be an inflammatory problem. My skin is extremely sensitive in my l... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, go for a diagnostic test like x-ray or MRI, so that we can get confirmed regarding the cause. Before that in order to relieve pain do stretching exercises as follows. Lie down flat (face upward) on a mat, put a long bedsheet or towel behind your both legs an... Read Full »