HomeAnswersOrthopedician and Traumatologydisc prolapseDoes lower back pain from lifting weights indicate a disc problem?

I felt lower back pain while lifting weight. Is it disc problem?


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Dr. Atul Prakash

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Published At August 3, 2014
Reviewed AtJanuary 21, 2022

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 25 year old male. My height is 177 cm, weight 63 kg. I have started workout since six months. I felt lower back pain while lifting weights. Is it a disc problem?

Answered by Dr. Atul Prakash


Welcome to icliniq.com.

There are chances of disc prolapse if the following conditions are associated with the lower back pain:

  1. If the lower back pain has been there for more than six weeks.
  2. If there is any radiation of pain to the leg.
  3. If there is any associated numbness in the leg.
  4. If the pain worsens during movements like coughing, sneezing, etc.

If these conditions are present, get an MRI scan done and revert back to an orthopaedician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/orthopaedician-and-traumatologist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Atul Prakash
Dr. Atul Prakash

Orthopedician and Traumatology

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