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Low Back Pain

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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Does my scan report suggest the cause of my low back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not remember any spine trauma. I do have morning stiffness of greater than one hour with will become better with movement. I have this issue for the past seven years. My HLA-B27 is positive. Am I suffering from inflammatory spondyloarthropathy or ankylosing spondylitis? I have attach...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The SI joints show minimal linear hyperintensity on STIR (short TI inversion recovery) sequence (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is mild edema and not the usual findings which are seen in inflammatory spondyloarthropathy. Probably, it is in the ...  Read Full »

What can be done for the low back pain after wrestling?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had excruciating lower back pain for over two weeks. I am a 38-year-old slightly overweight male. Got this while wrestling with brother. I am fine when sitting down but cannot put any weight on left leg and have sciatic to left knee. Ibuprofen, muscle relaxants, and steroids hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some further details about your pain: 1. Do you also have any paresthesias (pins and needle sensations or tingling in left foot or leg)? 2. Do you have any difficulty in holding slippers in left foot or weakness in the left leg? 3. Does your pain ...  Read Full »

I have lower back ache and leg pain that aggrevates during coughing, squeezing, and vomiting. Why?

Query: Hi doctor I have lower back ache and Cannot put weight on my right leg and toes while walking even though I Cannot stand straight. My Upper body is tilting towards the left while trying to stand. While coughing, squeezing, and vomiting it hurts my lower back, and the pain aggravates. If I am at rest...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms that you have described are typical of nerve pain which could be due to some disc herniation. Almost all of the patients respond to conservative management. If you have trust then we can start the treatment for that you need to answer a few more questions. ...  Read Full »

Why am I having lower back and abdomen pain during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently pregnant, as confirmed by a pregnancy test. Yesterday, I felt a lower abdomen and lower back pain that does not go away. May I know if I need to go to the hospital now? I just want to know if this calls for concern and we need to go to emergency. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to During early pregnancy, there are chances that you may experience a mild lower abdominal ache off and on due to uterosacral ligament laxity, which is physiological. But if lower back pain, as well as lower suprapubic pain, occurs, then there are all chances that you ...  Read Full »

Does my lower back pain indicate a kidney problem?

Query: Hello, I am a 31 year old male. I have a left lower back pain for a few days. It hurts when I move, and it feels like my kidneys hurt when I walk. I do not know if this is a muscle pull or something related to my kidneys. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Lower back pain is mostly due to a muscular or spinal problem, and kidney pain is unlikely. Kidney pain is a colicky type. The pain comes and goes, or it will be associated with other complaints like burning during urination, blood in urine, and fever. Local site wil...  Read Full »

I am a 37-year-old with rheumatoid arthritis and suffer from stiff shoulder, lower back, and hip and knee joint pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old and weigh 143 pounds. I am under treatment for rheumatoid arthritis with a rheumatologist. I am on medication Methotrexate 20 mg weekly, Folvite 5 mg daily, and Naproxen twice daily. I was on biological therapy, Etanercept 50 mg, for three months. I am facing a probl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. All the reports are blurred in the picture (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). But since you have muscle stiffness and straightening of the LS (lumbosacral) spine, I suggest you the following precautions: 1. Avoid lift...  Read Full »

I took a lumbosacral X-ray for chronic lower back pain, and my doctor says I have an inflamed spinal ligament. Please give your opinion.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to ask a few doubts regarding my chronic lower back pain. I visited an orthopedic doctor today and had lumbosacral X-rays done. He told me from what he had seen in the films that I had an inflamed spinal ligament. I could not rely much on his diagnosis because I did not even ...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. You have mentioned that you have pain in your lower back region for which you have got an X-ray done. Since X-rays are predominantly taken for bony pathology, ligaments are not visible on them. But you can send y...  Read Full »

I am having lower back pain, and I am unable to exercise and lift weights. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having lower back pain for the past three months. Pain management was done to relieve my lower backache, but it did not help. I am unable to exercise and lift heavy weights. My blood reports showed high cholesterol and triglycerides and low levels of vitamin B12 and D. What s...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concerns. I hope you have consulted a doctor earlier for pain management in the lower back. Suppose you have not consulted a doctor yet, I strongly recommend you to consult a doctor in person for a complete physical examination and also do an MRI (magne...  Read Full »

Is lower back pain an after effect of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine three days ago. I had to stand in the queue for more than an hour to get the vaccine. Since that day, I have been suffering from lower back pain, and it does not get better even after taking enough rest. The lower back pain is severe, whic...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. Most people experience body aches and severe backaches after vaccination, which is due to our body's response. I suggest you take tablet Dolo 650 twice a day after meal for three days, and you will be fine. It i...  Read Full »

I am around 22 years old with severe back pain. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am around 22-year-old with severe back pain, for which I have been taking Ibuprofen. What could be the reason? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. 1. Avoid lifting heavy weights. 2. Avoid bending your back; instead, bend your knees to pick something from the floor. 3. Avoid sitting for long hours. 4. Avoid motorcycle rides. 5. Improve your posture while sittin...  Read Full »

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