ADVERTISEMENT

Q. Why does my back pain increase when I stand up or lift the weight?

Answered by
Dr. Renjit George Marcus
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 08, 2021 and last reviewed on: Aug 09, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am a 37-year-old male. I have been experiencing back pain for the past three months. My pain increases when I stand up and also when I lift a 20-liter water can.

What should I do now?

Thanks.

ADVERTISEMENT
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I am sorry to hear about your pain. It sounds like spinal instability. I would like to know a few more details.

1) Do you have pain extending to your thighs or legs?

2) Is there any numbness in your legs?

3) Do you feel any weakness?

If you have any of these, you should take an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to assess the disc and nerves. If it is not there, back exercise to strengthen back muscles will cure you.

You have to do it by lying on the bed. Lie down straight with the knees slightly bent. Then bend your right knee towards your chest and hold it like that with your hand for ten seconds. Repeat the same with the other knee. Do it atleast ten times for one month.

Take care.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for your valuable reply.

Until now there is no pain in my legs.

Thanks.

#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Do the exercise mentioned above.

Take care.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
Experiencing severe back pain following cervical polypectomy. Is it normal?

.. normal to experience reddish brown discharge for 4-5 days post cervical polypectomy, but it should not cause any back pain per se unless there has been a secondary infection or vaginitis or bacterial vaginosis which is quite likely with vinegar sm...   Read full

MRI says degenerative changes seen. Is any treatment required?

A lumbar brace can help too, coupled with physiotherapy ...   Read full

I have lower back pain in the mornings. Can you interpret my X-ray?

Hello doctor, I have lower back pain in the morning and from recently, I cannot bend and I have weak legs and pain in the calves, hips, and hamstrings ... For the symptoms you have, I would recommend an MRI of the lumbar spi...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Dengue Fever: Common Questions Answered
Dengue fever is a self-limiting mosquito-borne viral illness that has taken a massive toll on public health. Read below ...  Read more»
Listeriosis - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Listeriosis is a bacterial infection, that can result in severe complications like meningitis, sepsis, and even death. R...  Read more»
Myositis - Types, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Prognosis
The term "myositis" refers to a set of uncommon diseases. To know more about myositis, read the full article below.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Orthopaedician & Traumatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.