Back Strengthening Exercises

The lower back is most commonly affected due to improper posture, abrupt lifting of weights, and weak core muscles, which often leads to low backache and stiffness. Rotational stretches, knee-to-chest stretches, pelvic tilts, lateral leg tilts, planks, pull up, etc., are some back strengthening exercises done in repeated intervals and counts. These exercises strengthen the back muscles and prevent spine injuries and backaches.

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What should I do for my back pain that increases while standing and lifting weights?

Query: 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.   Read Full »

Dr. Renjit George Marcus

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 sh...  Read Full »

Why do I get severe lower back pain after waking up?

Query: Hello doctor,My problem is, I wake up in the morning and feel a severe pain in the lower back. Please tell me the solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is known that during sleep our back muscles relax. So, back pain is particularly felt early in the morning due to a degenerative or inflammatory disease of the spinal elements. Also, an awkward sleeping position may aggravate this symptom. Follow these simple steps:...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my severe back pain and pain in the hip, buttocks, and thigh?

Query: Hello doctor, I had lower back pain which was not bad at first. After a few weeks, it has gotten worse. I have a pain in the hip, buttocks, and thigh as well now. I recently joined work, and I cannot perform at work as the pain is unbearable.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have been suffering from a lower backache that is radiating to the buttocks and thigh. It seems to be due to a nerve compression which is the cause. You need to see an orthopedician for that. An X-ray of the lumbar spine should be done and an MRI lumbar spine also,...  Read Full »

Can you look into my back MRI and tell me what I should do next?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a back and related pain for five weeks. I had a discotomy 17 years ago and have had ongoing pain since, but it never lasted this long. Please could you look at the results of my MRI scan and explain to me what it means and what I should do next? My current medications include...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query with keen interest and reviewed the attached MRI report. The attached MRI report indicates that there is a degenerative disc disease. A kind of cushion between the different vertebra has started degenerating. It is coming out to cause pressure ...  Read Full »

How long should I not play sports after laminectomy surgery with screw placement?

Query: Hi doctor, I had undergone L2 laminectomy with L1 to L3 pedicular screw fixation three years ago due to a fall from height. I resumed almost all the activities except running, heavy lifting, jumping, and sports. My question is about back pain management. How can I strengthen my back for life long? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to By now, you should have been able to do all sports except heavy weight training and collision sports. The strengthening exercises for your back should have started as early as three months post-surgery, as the tissues would have healed by then. It is not too late to ...  Read Full »

How can I resolve my right lower back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have right lower back pain from the past two years. I have enclosed my MRI reports. I take Nucoxia 60, whenever needed, 3 to 4 days when pain increases. I cannot tolerate anti-inflammatory medicine due to stomach upset. The pain always remains, but it reduces when I lie on my stomach. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would have preferred to see the MRI films myself rather than just the to report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to be describing symptoms of back pain rather than leg pain. This matches with the MRI report that does not show a disc prolapse...  Read Full »

Can chiropractic treatment cure back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I have mild back pain for over two years. Also, I feel uncomfortable while walking, a feeling of unbalance and pain in my right leg. I have gone to orthopedician and he recommended for an MRI scan of spine. I have attached the report here. The MRI scan shows mild ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your symptoms and I saw the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no worrisome compression on your cord. You should do spinal extension exercises and isometric neck exercises to prevent significant spinal degeneration. The sca...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my severe back pain which get worse when I sit?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had bad back pain for a long time. But about two months ago, I injured my back badly. And they said my intervertebral disc was thinning. But recently, a new doctor says I have spondylolysis. I cannot sit down for more than 30 minutes. It starts hurting a lot. I could not even wal...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What do you do, and how much physical activity you have in your daily routine?  Read Full »

How to manage my dad's severe back pain and high BP?

Query: Hello, I am reaching out for some treatment and pain management advice. My father has severe and chronic back issues due to a number of things and has had about 7-8 back surgeries. In a addition to that, he suffers from hypertension with extremely high BP a few times a week and his BP meds aren’t ...  Read Full »

Dr. Harshit Dave

Answer: Hi, You need to consult a good physician and get your Fathers Blood pressure under absolute control. Also talk to him, councel him and make him relax and calm that everything is going to be ok. The more stress he takes, higher the Blood pressure goes. Meditation can really help. For chronic back pai...  Read Full »

What exercise will be suitable to keep the body fit?

Query: Hello doctor, My question is regarding exercise. I am a 45-year-old healthy male who is 60 kg in weight. I was climbing up and down 18 stairs for exercise, but the family physician cautioned me that this exercise would gradually wear out of the knee joint as I am aged. Now I am doing stationary exe...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What is your job?  Read Full »

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