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Due 2 improper sitting during study time; my back pain is very much have increased. Pleaz tell me any solution.
Due to back pain Dr. suggest me to use lumbosacral belt , shall I use it during my bed time also. If I did so is the any health problem ?
Sir, I have acute pain on back side top of my left shoulder since two days ,kindly advice accordingly.
Mere dad ki age 48 hai aur unke ankle ki bone bad gayi hai jisse unko chalne aur khade rehne mai bahot taklif hoti hai. Dr. ne kaha k operation se kuch fark nai padega. To Dr. ne sirf medicine diya hai jisse kuch khas fark nai pad raha hai please Dr. advise me ke kya karne se thik hoga.
Sometimes after a long walk or after a bit of exercise (which I never do, may be sometimes to reduce acidity in my stomach, I feel different sensation in my left knee (front side. I don't think out is kind of a pain, it's a different felling not sleeping me to walk properly, especially during climbing stairs. And again within few hours I forget about it and act usual. The main thing I doubt about it is, last year in December I met with a minor accident, in which I just got hurt on my left knee itself, sometimes I feel that it was due to it, our may be its just my feeling. How to clarify, will you please suggest me. Thank you.
I am running 5-6 kms daily for past week, now I got tight calf muscles, how much time it will take usually to get it ok? Any preventive measures for future.
I am 73. Suffering from knee pain for about one year. Do exercise regularly. No extreme pain. Feel pain mainly when climb stairs up and down. Do not use pain killer. Now on no medication for knee pain. Medicines I take for other reasons--Cilacar T, Deplatt75, Atorva5, Rabemac20, Eltroxin75.
What is spinal stenosis: The narrowing of the gaps in the spine or the backbone is called as spinal stenosis. This leads to pressure on the nerves and the spinal cord. 5% of cases of spinal stenosis are seen in the low back of the lumbar spine. In some cases the narrowing of the spine leads to the compressing of the nerve root, which leads to pain in the leg.
Causes of spinal stenosis: It can be caused by aging, arthritis, trauma to the spine, spondylolisthesis and tumor of the spine
Symptoms of spinal stenosis: There is constant pain in the back and legs as stenosis pinches the nerve responsible for sensation and muscle power. Other symptoms are numbness and tingling in the legs, frequent falling and pain while walking.
Treatment of spinal stenosis:
- A routine program with exercises and physical therapy are the best treatment for spinal stenosis. The exercises are not a complete cure but they are beneficial in keeping the patient active. A physical therapy can be supervised and once the period of the same is over people easily transition to the exercise program. The key for exercise is starting slowly in order to build strength.
- Generally, the patients are counseled not to perform strenuous activities as that might worsen the symptoms of spinal stenosis. In case of lumbar stenosis, patients find it comfortable when they are flexed forward. The doctor might recommend walking while being bent over and leaning when using a walker if not walking upright; sitting in recliners is also recommended instead of straight back chairs.
- Injections of cortisone are usually given in the epidural space. This is believed to relieve the symptoms of spinal stenosis temporarily. Though there have been studies which question the use of these injections as they lead to the risk of osteoporosis related fractures. This is still being pondered over by the doctors as a suitable treatment option as it has its own benefits and risks.
- Medications such as the anti inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen or aspirin are helpful in controlling the symptoms of spinal stenosis. Narcotic drugs might also prove to be helpful if used with care and for a short while. This is helpful for severe pain related to the nerves. Muscle relaxants like gabapentins might also be recommended. In some case antidepressants might also be given to provide relief from pain.
Though side effects are a concern when using these medications and the patient should let the doctor knows about their allergies.