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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From the MRI, kindly explain the severity of my low back pain.
Query: Hi doctor, I have low back pain, spasms, leg weakness, and neuropathy. I had an exacerbation five years before, and the current one is severe. I had MRI and blood tests. The reports are enclosed here. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your problem is sciatica, but it has not yet progressed to a severe stage.At this stage, you need rest and the following treatment. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take treatment with consent.Tablet Aceclo SR (Aceclofenac) as needed, do not use c... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male. My height is 190 cm and weight is 85 kg. I do exercise with weights regularly. I have noticed that I have reduced feeling in the skin on my shaft. I cannot feel normal touch, but I can feel the pain if I pinch it with my nails. To best describe it; it feels li... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a localized numbness that we are bothered with. Disease starting from this region without any other associated symptoms is quite rare and without them we may not think of a systemic pathology right away. Have you tried nerve tonics? I suggest back strengthenin... Read Full »
I have pain in my lower back in the lumbar region, and it feels comfortable to use a pillow beneath the feet. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had pain in my lower back in the lumbar region for the past six months. I have severe pain during sleep. It feels comfortable to use a pillow beneath my feet. I do physiotherapy exercises at home, but I did not do them regularly, and in the last few weeks, I performed exercises in ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you follow the following instructions to relieve your lower back pain: 1. Avoid lifting heavy objects. 2. Avoid arching your back. Instead, bend your knees to pick something from the floor. 3. Avoid sitting for long hours. 4. Avoid two-wheeler rides. 5... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 spin... Read Full »
Is it safe to take Gabapentin for back stiffness?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old unmarried male, and I have a back stiffness problem for more than three years. Everyone gives the says that my posture is not proper while walking. Two years back when I consulted a doctor, he suspected ankylosing spondylitis, but HLA-B27 was negative. After seeing... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis is a clinical and radiological diagnosis. The clinical criteria is a history of inflammatory back pain, and the pain is worse in mornings and ... Read Full »
Are there blood tests or other diagnoses to test my pelvic muscle weakness?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from pelvic muscle weakness. I want to know is there any blood tests or any other diagnosis. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pelvic and lower back muscle weakness will give you symptoms of back pain and leg pain. You should do blood tests. Check for vitamin D and B12 levels. These blood tests are useful to check the vitamin levels in the blood which co-relates with muscle weakness of the body... Read Full »
I have lower back pain in the mornings. Can you interpret my X-ray?
Query: 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. I did some X-ray. Can you interpret it? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your X-rays indicate changes of spondylitis in the form of disc space reduction and osteophytes. For the symptoms you have, I would recommend an MRI of the lumbar spine with whole spine scree... Read Full »
Is it advisable to do deadlift if you have a herniated disc?
Query: Hello doctor, Ten months back, I suffered from herniated disc. The pain was relieved after a month of rest. A week ago, I started gym again. Today, I did an exercise called deadlift with low weights. Now, I can again feel the tingling sensation in the same area though without any pain. Should I st... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Deadlift should be stopped and never done if you have a herniated disc. You can do all exercises in the gym with weights wherein your spine goes in extension. You can do flexion exercises of the spine but without weights. Sit with your back straight and do as m... Read Full »
I have pain in my back on the left side and center and sometimes in my left leg. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,I have pain in my back on the left side and center and sometimes in my left leg. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest the following, Avoid lifting heavy weights. Avoid arching your back; bend your knees to pick up something from the floor. Avoid sitting for long hours. Avoid two-wheeler rides. Improve your posture while sitting. Try to get... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »