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I feel intense back pain while seating from lying position. It did not happen when I do it little oblique toward Rt or left. What can be possible reason. Kindly explain treatment modality. Can it be PIVD?

Dr. Shikha Shah 90% (28 ratings)
B.P.Th, PGDM in Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I feel intense back pain while seating from lying position. It did not happen when I do it little oblique toward Rt o...
Hello lybrate-user, Yes, it is suggestive of classic back pain where your IV disc of the spine is slipping posterior, i.e. The jelly like structure between your disc is slipping out of its normal borders. This could be a clear case of PIVD (posterior inter-vertebral disc involvement) with no slipping from the sides of the disc. To begin with, avoid sitting with crossed legs and on a chair for a few days until your pain intensity is reduced. This is to avoid hitting your jelly like disc and prevent it slipping more posterior (backwards) towards the spine. This can cause more pain and might extend up to hips, legs or foot. 1. Tuck your stomach inside for about 20 percent in without holding your breath. This activates main core muscle which was hidden due to pain history. Repeat 10 reps for about 5-6 times/day 2. Standing position: Extend your back backwards without bending your neck to avoid over pressure with your hands on your hips. Gently and slowly do this exercise to push that disc back into this place. Avoid clenching your buttocks and maintain a minimum basic distance between your feet. Repeat 10 reps for 6 times/day 3. Lie on your back and lift your hips off the bed with your hands by your side. This is a bridege-like exercise in sections. I.e. Lift your hips first followed by stomach followed by chest up in a slow and controlled manner till the point of pain. If you feel better and back pain level goes down then kindly keep going and repeat 10 reps for 5 times/day. ** Exercise ball: Try to sit on a ball with a good core balance (tuck tummy in) and legs apart as per the requirement. Kindly do exercise no 1** (tummy tuck) while sitting on it and move your pelvis/hip forwards and backwards without moving any other PART OF YOUR BACK, CHEST OR STOMACH- (LIKE A CAT AND CAMEL) ** If pain arises from back or anywhere else then stop the exercise immediately and lie down on your back with 2 pillows under your knees to relax your tight muscle behind the thighs which often pulls out leading to back pain** Kindly perform these exercises and update me further regarding your pain status. Double check with ball exercise in front of mirror to avoid mistakes and feel free to ask any queries. Take care, Thank you.
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Hi, My mom age is 65 years. She is getting low back pain. Used many pain killers. nothing effect.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
Hi, My mom age is 65 years. She is getting low back pain. Used many pain killers. nothing effect.
She needs to see a spine surgeon. Needs X ray clinical examination and MRI. Most likely shall need a surgery. But first show a spine surgeon.
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Pain In Back & Homeopathic Remedies For It!

Dr. Ankita Naik 90% (67 ratings)
BHMS, INSTITUTE FOR BEHAVIORAL AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES
Homeopath, Nashik
Pain In Back & Homeopathic Remedies For It!

Pain in the back can be due to a number of reasons. It may be habitual, occupational, sports-related, or idiopathic.

  • Habitual pain is usually due to patients being habituated to a faulty posture.
  • Occupational pain is related to professions, which require standing or driving for long hours or professions like dentists who need to have a bent posture for extended periods of time.
  • Sports-related pain usually affects athletes or children who bend their back inadvertently during taking part in sports.

Apart from these, back pain may also occur due to unknown or unrelated reasons. Homeopathic is a great alternative compared to allopathic medicines because it has no side effects and the cure is long term. The several homeopathic medications that may be used for back pain are as follows:

  1. Sulphur: It is a great remedy for patients who have back pain due to a slouching posture and whose pain worsens when they stand up.
  2. Ruta Graveolens: It is the remedy of choice in cases the patient experiences stiffness in joint or muscles, accompanied with feeling of soreness and lameness all over the back.
  3. Aesculus: It is a good homeopathic remedy in cases of very low back pain, which gets worse when the patient tried to stand upright from a previously sitting position.
  4. Rhus Toxicodendron: It is a recommended medicine in cases of pain of the lower back, shoulders and neck. Pain is worsened by damp and cold weather and by movement. Relief to such pain is provided by massage, hot baths, and warm applications.
  5. Arnica: This homeopathic gel is popular for its good effect on soft tissues and muscular pain.
  6. Nux Vomica: It is a great remedy for cases where pain gets worse by damp and cold weather, especially at night and painful muscle cramps are experienced in the lower back.
  7. Ignatia: It is a good remedy for emotional distress and for pain in the muscles of the lower back.
  8. Natrum Muriaticum: It is indicated for use in the pain of the lower back, which gets better from lying down on a hard surface.
  9. Bryonia: It is recommended in cases of strong pain in the lower back that prevents the patient from even moving, turning from side to side in the bed, coughing, or making any kind of sudden movement.
  10. Kali Carbonicium: It is a good remedy for patients who have frequent and strong night pains, accompanied with increased back pain during menses.

In addition to these, there are other homeopathic remedies that are recommended in cases of back pain such as Cimifuga, Calcarea Carbonica, Calcarea Phosphorica, Dulcamara, etc. To accurately understand which medication needs to be taken under which condition, it’s always wise to consult a homeopathic doctor before popping in any globules.
 

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I am suffering from back pain and neck pain from past 3-4 months. Intensity varies from low to high. On recommendation of family physician I had done xray of cervical spine. Below is summary of result: Partial loss of normal lordosis. Marginal osteophytes are noted. Vertebrae appear normal in shape, size and contour. Alignment is proper. Intervertebral joint spaces appear unremarkable. Spinal canal is within normal limits. Posterior elements appear unremarkable. Please correlate clinically. Normal lordosis is maintained. Multilevel marginal osteophytes are noted. Cortical margin accentuation and central compression are noted at multiple levels. Alignment is proper. L5-S1 disc space appears reduced. Intervertebral joint spaces elsewhere appear unremarkable. Spinal canal is within normal limits. Posterior elements appear unremarkable. IMPRESSION: Osteodegenerative changes with osteoporosis. Please help me to understand the problem and advice treatment Accordingly.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 89% (19405 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am suffering from back pain and neck pain from past 3-4 months. Intensity varies from low to high. On recommendatio...
This is cervical pain (neck pain) and that's the reason the pain radiates until the shoulder blades. If you keep ice that would help and along side you can do hot water fermentation. You shall use cervical collar which would help you to reduce the radiating pain ie. Due to the nerve compression. Cervical spondylosis – chronic condition with radiating pain As your rightly said you have to go for traction and also you can do IFT. Please consult the near by therapist for quick relief. Since you have pain for more than 10 years it is suggestible to go for cervical muscle strengthening exercise. Use collar will definitely be helpful for him to maintain the good posture. And also cervical pillow can be used which might make you to have better posture of the shoulder neck and arm. Neck Tilt: From the sitting position, tilt your head down so your chin touches your chest. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Return to the starting position and repeat. Do this five times. Side-to-Side Neck Tilt. From the same starting position, tilt you neck toward one shoulder, leading with your ear. Hold for 5 seconds and then return to the starting position. Do this five times on each side. Neck Turn. Look straight ahead, then turn your head to one side, keeping your chin at the same level. Do this five times on each side. Neck Stretch. Holding the rest of your body straight, push your chin forward, stretching your throat. Hold for 5 seconds. From the same starting position, push your chin backward and hold for 5 seconds. Do the forward and backward stretch five times each. If any of these exercises cause severe pain or weakness in your hands or arms, stop right away and talk with your doctor.
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I am 35 year male have got lower back pain in the left side of my waist for some time.

Dr. Ramakrishna Chanduri 88% (2518 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am 35 year male have got lower back pain in the left side of my waist for some time.
Release your inner endorphins. Endorphins are hormones made naturally in your body. Get enough restorative sleep. Watch: Insomnia and Back Pain. Exercise your core. Watch: Why is ExerciseGood for Back Pain. Soothe the pain with cold and/or hot. Stretch your hamstrings twice daily. Engage your brain.
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Low Back Pain - Take A Look At Ayurvedic Techniques To Cure It!

Dr. Sukrant Sharma 92% (159 ratings)
Ms - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
Low Back Pain - Take A Look At  Ayurvedic Techniques To Cure It!

Ayurveda is an ancient healing technique that is very effective for today's lifestyle ailments. For many people a low back ache can be quite a pain. While strong pills and capsules may give you temporary relief they do not address the core issue and have a number of side effects. Ayurveda on the other hand, addresses the trigger to the back ache and has no side effects.

Certain Herbal and Herbomineral drugs can provide effective pain control and can reduce the inflammation around the slip disc. Ayurvedic medicines, also through there properties, prevent the degeneration of spine.

Intrigued; take a look at these ayurvedic techniques to cure low back pain.

Cut out on spices

We may think it unrelated, but low back pain is often accompanied by indigestion. Spinal cord nerves connect to back muscles and digestive organs. Hence, a small change in your diet can have a great impact on your health. Spicy food aggravates the digestive system and has a drying effect on the body. By cutting back on spices and oil, the digestive system can work better and there will be less stress on the nerves connecting the spinal cord and back muscles and thus lesser back aches.

Warm your body

According to ayurveda, back pains are caused by an increase in vata dosha or the amount of air and ether elements in the body. Warming the body can help lower these levels. Apply a heat pack to the back as a way of keeping the external body surface warm. Additionally, add warm food to your diet. This opens out any blockages in your digestive system and in turn reduces low back pain.

Padahastasana

Ayurveda is very closely linked to yoga. Padahastasana is a yoga asana which addresses lower back pain by opening up the digestive channels and allowing the vata dosha to flow easily through the body. To practice this asana stand with your legs together and lift your arms straight above your head while inhaling. As you exhale, bend forward from the hips while keeping your back and legs straight. Try and touch your toes. Hold the position for as long as possible and come back to the starting position while inhaling.

Anuloma Viloma

Anuloma Viloma is a breathing exercise that balances the vata dosha. This is a technique that involves breathing from alternate nostrils. To begin, close the right nostril with your thumb and inhale through the left nostril. Close both nostrils and hold your breath for a few seconds. Then, release through the left nostril. Repeat this process, starting from the left nostril.

Bishop's weed seed tea

Tea made from the seeds of Bishop's weed is can provide instant pain relief from low back pains. This is suitable for men and women of all ages except those with heart problems.

The core principle of ayurveda is to listen to your body's messages. These techniques will help you become more tuned to your body's needs and keep you free from back aches.

Hi, Someone got slipped on 8 12.2018 in bathroom I contacted Dr. a .x.ray for back was taken from that day to till no effect I got severe pain now normal x.ray i. Give me advice about future treatment.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 89% (19405 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hi, Someone got slipped on 8
12.2018 in bathroom I contacted Dr. a .x.ray for back was taken from that day to till no...
This is a general low back ache and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try which will help you relax as well will reduce the pain. It looks like you are anaemic. If you have back pain after you sit for long hours then it is due to your levels as it is important to check that. Anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having back / leg pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain. •Standing hamstring stretch: Place the heel of your injured leg on a stool about 15 inches high. Keep your knee straight. Lean forward, bending at the hips until you feel a mild stretch in the back of your thigh. Make sure you do not roll your shoulders and bend at the waist when doing this or you will stretch your lower back instead of your leg. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. •Cat and camel: Get down on your hands and knees. Let your stomach sag, allowing your back to curve downward. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Then arch your back and hold for 5 seconds. Do 3 sets of 10. •Quadruped arm/leg raise: Get down on your hands and knees. Tighten your abdominal muscles to stiffen your spine. While keeping your abdominals tight, raise one arm and the opposite leg away from you. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Lower your arm and leg slowly and alternate sides. Do this 10 times on each side.•Pelvic tilt: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Tighten your abdominal muscles and push your lower back into the floor. Hold this position for 5 seconds, then relax. Do 3 sets of 10. •Partial curl: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Tighten your stomach muscles. Tuck your chin to your chest. With your hands stretched out in front of you, curl your upper body forward until your shoulders clear the floor. Hold this position for 3 seconds. Don't hold your breath. It helps to breathe out as you lift your shoulders up. Relax. Repeat 10 times. Build to 3 sets of 10. To challenge yourself, clasp your hands behind your head and keep your elbows out to the side. •Gluteal stretch: Lying on your back with both knees bent, rest the ankle of one leg over the knee of your other leg. Grasp the thigh of the bottom leg and pull that knee toward your chest. You will feel a stretch along the buttocks and possibly along the outside of your hip on the top leg. Hold this for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. •Extension exercise: Lie face down on the floor for 5 minutes. If this hurts too much, lie face down with a pillow under your stomach. This should relieve your leg or back pain. When you can lie on your stomach for 5 minutes without a pillow, then you can continue with the rest of this exercise. Back BraceA back brace or corset can provide excellent relief for most sciatica sufferers. Those who gain the most benefit are those who find their pain eases when they wrap/bind a towel or sheet (folded-lengthwise) tightly around their stomach and back. If this simple test eases your pain, you should use a back brace in the short-term. Back braces and strong deep core muscles help to avoid a recurrence in the future. Massage TherapyYour spinal muscles will often present in muscle spasm, which responds favourably to soft tissue techniques such as massage therapy. You should seek the assistance of a quality remedial massage therapist to assist your sciatica treatment. TENS MachineTENS machines are an electronic pain relieving device that will reduce your pain and your need for pain-relieving drugs. Sciatica is the result of a neurological problem in the back or an entrapped nerve in the pelvis or buttock[1]. There are a set of neurological symptoms such as: •Pain (intense pain in the buttock) •Lumbosacral radicular leg pain •Numbness •Muscular weakness •Gait dysfunction •Sensory impairment •Sensory disturbance •Hot and cold or tinglings or burning sensations in the legs •Reflex impairment Ice or heat is often used in the treatment of sciatica. Heat or ice is usually placed on the affected area for 20 minutes every 2 hours Exercise 1: Squeeze buttocksThe patient lies supine and squeezes the buttocks. Contraction is held for 5 seconds. The exercises are repeated 10 times. The patient only contracts the gluteal muscles. - Exercise 2: SwingThe patient is standing with the legs sligthly apart. The shoulders are relaxed and the patient swings the arms loosely alongside the body. This exercise is repeated 20 times. U have to take vitamin D RICH FOODS. Like milk, cheese,yogurt, brocoli,spinach. U need calcium consumption for increase the bone density.
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Lower Back Pain - How To Avoid It?

Dr. Akhilesh Rathi 90% (45 ratings)
MCh Ortho, DNB Ortho, MS Ortho, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Lower Back Pain - How To Avoid It?

Lower back pain is a very common issue and can take place due to numerous reasons. However, one of its main causes is a ligament strain or back muscle strain. Microscopic tear or excessive stretching of ligaments can take place due to lifting very heavy objects, doing enormously strenuous task or due to a sudden twisted movement.

These conditions are most likely to be experienced by individuals ranging between the ages of 30 and 60. Other causes of lower back pain include back injury, arthritis of back bone joints, infections in the lower back area, and in very rare cases, tumours.

In case of acute back pain, these are a few important things that should be definitely kept in mind.

  1. It is absolutely essential to take rest for a couple of days and avoid any sort of stressful activity. Although back pain is self-limiting, if you take proper care, it can be cured in a few days. However, if proper rest is not taken, the situation may become worse.
  2. Using the black belt, also known as lumbo sacral corset, is a good idea. This can actually be of enormous help to individuals who have been suffering from lower back pain for a long period of time.
  3. As already mentioned, one of the main causes of these kinds of mishaps are sudden jerky movements, twisted movements, heavy weight lifting etc. So, it is necessary to avoid such circumstances, or else, a more acute back pain situation may arise due to slipping of one of the discs from the spinal cord.
  4. As much as you like long drives and bike rides, these are a strict no. Any prolonged sitting or standing activity needs to be avoided. It is important that the tear caused in the muscles due to what-so-ever reason heals properly and prolonged stay in a tensed muscle position would definitely not help the cause.
  5. Although these back pains can be handled at home by following the discussed steps, using simple analgesics or muscle relaxants prescribed by the doctor can be a way to speed up the process of recovering the strained ligament.

Apart from these important steps, regular exercise to strengthen the core body muscles is a great way to avoid such ligament strains in the future. However, if you feel that even after following the precautionary measures, you problem doesn’t subside, consult an experienced doctor for his advice.

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Hello doctor, I'm 22 years old I had sex with my partner before 5 days now I'm suffering from headache back pain & lite fever swelling problem pain abdomen part also why is it so any problem suggest me what to do I'm getting afraid of it.

Dr. K V Anand 94% (26133 ratings)
BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Hello doctor, I'm 22 years old I had sex with my partner before 5 days now I'm suffering from headache back pain & li...
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