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Why do I have lower back pain when I walk for any distance?

December 31st, 2008 2 comments
Sue B asked:

I like walking in the country but it’s spoiled as my lower back starts to hurt after about 5 minutes. It also happens when shopping or if I stand for any length of time. It eases immediately I sit down or sometimes when upright I bend forward and stretch my lower back muscles which helps. It never hurts when sitting or lying.
I don’t feel it’s worth bothering the doc with but I am puzzled by this pain! Any ideas anyone and any solutions?

FREDRICKA

What position can I sleep in that will alleviate upper back pain the most?

December 31st, 2008 3 comments
I Have Answers asked:

I think maybe on my back would be the best. Is there another position you’ve used or know about?

Trying to rest my severely painful back before a 10hour day tomorrow of work.

Thanks so much!

SOFIA

What is causing my extreme lower back pain?

December 30th, 2008 5 comments
natalie c asked:

my lower back pain came on very suddenly yesterday and no matter what kind of move i make, even just laughing, sends a sharp pain all over the left side of my back. i’ve taken ibuprofen, excedrin, and advil but nothing dulls my pain even in the slightest. any ideas??

SHENA

December 30th, 2008 No comments
Jesse Cannone asked:

 

One of the most common questions I get is…..

“Please help with my back pain”

If you’ve never needed back pain help before, chances are 8 out of 10 you will. Getting help for your back pain is second only to the common cold when it comes to healthcare provider visits in the United States. And it’s right at the top of the list of occupational health hazards.

Although help for your back pain is readily available, terminology and methods used can be confusing at first. Here we’ll demystify some of the common back pain terms and diagnosis methods you’ll run into along the way as you seek help for your back pain.

Getting back pain help: Types of back pain

All back pain is classified as either acute or chronic back pain.

Acute back pain – Indicates a sudden onset of pain, typically with severe lower back pain and limited mobility

Chronic back pain – Chronic back pain refers to lower back pain or acute back pain episodes recurring for more than three months

Getting back pain help: Common back pain terms

You’ll likely hear one or more of these terms used as you seek back pain help at your healthcare provider.

Onset – How the pain begins: either acute (sudden) or insidious (gradually increasing pain over a longer period of time – days or longer)

Frequency / Duration – How often the pain happens and how long it lasts

Recurrence – Back pain with intervals of no pain in between episodes

Persistence – Back pain with pain always present

Location – Where it hurts – the spot on your body where pain is felt

Intensity – Your estimate of how bad the pain is on a scale of 0 (no pain) to 10 (worst pain of your life)

Getting back pain help: Steps to diagnosis

During your search for help with your back pain, when you ask almost any healthcare provider to “help with my back pain,” they will start with one or more of these diagnostic methods to better enable them to provide accurate help for your back pain.

Medical history – You’ll usually need to answer a number of questions related to your personal and family medical histories in addition to questions specific to your back pain

Physical examination – A physical evaluation to assess various postures and movements ranges and related back pain symptoms

Neurological testing – Testing with particular attention to reflexes, muscle strength, and general nervous system and circulatory system conditions

Diagnostic testing – Internal examinations including x-rays, MRIs, CAT scans, etc.

Getting Treatment – You should first research what might be causing your pain and once you have identified the causes you can treat them. In the meanwhile check out this video on how to eliminate back pain at work

If you suffer from back pain and would like to learn how to get relief, check out some of our back pain videos now.

Jesse Cannone

JUNIE

December 30th, 2008 No comments
peterhutch asked:

Joint pain & body pain have been a matter of serious concern. One way or other most people of old age suffer from it. But not only have the old, even young people also experienced these pains. In younger people it is mostly the aftermath of any serious injury suffered earlier which reoccurs from time to time.

Human body function like a locomotive system comprises of the axial skeleton (spine) & the limbs (upper & lower) where two or more bones meet and a joint is formed. The particular surfaces are designed to provide movement. In the form of joints life starts with movement & movement continues throughout life. Ageing joint shows wear & tear and symptoms of pain appear. A systematic phase becomes symptomatic. Aging cannot be arrested or stopped. But it can be delayed and the pain can be cured.

Pain is the most common reason that people seek medical attention. But pain is actually hard to define because it’s a subjective sensation. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines it as an “unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.

Joint pain can be caused by injury affecting any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the joint. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, and bones within the joint. Pain is also a feature of joint inflammation (arthritis) and infection, and can be a feature of tumors of the joint. Joint pain is also referred to as arthralgia.

Symptoms of Joint Pains

No matter what the cause, joint pain can be quite bothersome. The intensity of the pain as well as its duration is variable, and may increase with use of the affected joint. Weakness, numbness, tingling, sleeping difficulties, lack of energy and depression may accompany the pain. If the pain lasts for more than six months, it is considered chronic.

More severe symptoms of joint pain, often related to chronic conditions, will require prescription NSAIDs to reduce pain, inflammation or swelling. Unfortunately, most of these over-the-counter and prescription medications have potentially harmful side effects which can increase the risk of a stroke or heart attack in patients.

Menopause symptoms joint pain has a very intriguing effect. When menopause starts it is almost confirmed that the lady would have joint pain also. Survey shows that today 2 out of 3 ladies have joint pain if they have their menopause.

Symptoms of joint pain are persistent joint pain, involuntary weight loss, severe, unexplained joint pain accompanied with other unexplained symptoms. Pain can also be felt due to joint inflammation (arthritis) and infection or due to tumors of the joint.

Joint pain is due to aging, but it’s not true wholly. Menopause can also be the cause. With the onset of the menopause the joint pain starts. Firstly menopause generally attacks the smaller joints and then comes the turn of hips, shoulders, knees in the later 60s.

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RENATO

How do you get rid of lower back pain?

December 30th, 2008 7 comments
Rachel F asked:

My boyfriend has been experiencing lower back pain and stiffness, is there some sort of cracking or massage that will relieve this.. ? Do you know the cause..?

SELENA