Osteoarthritis lower back exercises

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Avatar f tn I have osteoarthritis in my back and hips. The physiotherapist has given me exercises to help with the pain. Best thing is to keep active, if you can. Hopefully the ortho will help, and a rheumatologist, like I have seen, will help you cope with the arthritis.
Avatar m tn i have oa moderate in my neck mild in lower back for about 3 years now.How fast does oa get worse or stay the same?Im thinking of getting a inversion table, will that help?My legs have been feeling tired weak kinda like losing sensativity in my legs. Could that be cause of the oa in my back and neck?i feel sometimes like my body is lopsided a bit.
Avatar m tn My question is whether anyone can tell me if osteoarthritis in the lower spine can cause grabbing, debilitating pain that causes the patient to cry out it is so severe. These pains act like pinched nerves, but MRS and Neurological testing shows no nerve damage from the spine. The regular arthritis pain increases gradually when the patient is walking and prevents walking altogether after about 15 yards. The grabbing pain is additional to the regular pain. The only relief for the pain is sitting.
7486852 tn?1410355784 I have osteoarthritis in my knees but I need a to have my hips, wrists/hands and back looked at as well the pain is disabling.. The pain in my feet, shoulders, and ribs are more of an uncomfortable feeling than actual pain, although it does get worse with movement, and the other places that hurt, hurt constantly even if I am just sitting, standing, or lying down, although lying down is when its the least painful.
Avatar f tn On a plane, you will have to get up at intervals and move around. Bringing knees to chest helps relieve pain in lower back and hips. Keep feet moving. Safe journey. Let us know how you got on.
Avatar n tn I thought I had pulled a muscle in my lower back on the right side. My family has a history of kidney problems so I ask the doctor to do a urine specimen to rule out a kidney infection so she did. That came back fine. A few weeks later the pain continued. I went back to the doctor and she did blood work. All the blood work came back good but I still hurt. All she did was give me pain pills which do not help. It hurts when I lay on my side or when I try to get out of bed.
Avatar n tn My rheumatologist and everything I have researched, says lupus does not affect the spine. I had MRI and it shows osteoarthritis in lower back. However, this does seem to be a common problem with people who have lupus and I don't know why. As for exercising, I can only suggest walking and light resistance training on days when you have energy and are pain free. The resistance training is such a benefit for our bone density.
Avatar f tn Anyways, even during all of this, where the pain was so severe in my hips, thighs and lower back, When I found out, I had originally went in for a severe stabbing pain in my butt. It had felt like someone had progressively just been digging a knife deeper and deeper into my butt bone, which then I did a Bone Scan and MRI that day.
5536514 tn?1373503602 I have had serious back pain in lower region, and it is scaring me. I am 65 and I am afraid my bones are falling apart. I have osteoarthritis. I also experience bone cracking in my neck. The same for my knees. I can almost tell when it's going to rain. The back pain starts as soon as I get up in the morning. After I have taken a muscle relaxer it is still there but only slightly. I do not want to become dependent on pill. I have hepc and cirrosis of the liver.
Avatar n tn Well day 5 of being back on Lexapro... at 3/4 tablet dose in the morning (7.5 mg) and have to say that the nervousness and edgeyness appears to be subsiding a bit... didn't have to take a Clonazapam (klonopin) yesterday to take the edge off which I am considering to be a good sign since I had to the day before. Gonna stick at this level till Wed until I see my doc and then the plan is to go up to a full 10 mg tablet for a week or so and then begin ramping up again 1.25, 1.
974371 tn?1424656729 Different PT and they have been basically doing heat and ultrasound, no improvement and I now have pain across lower back, over both hips and a burning pain on the right side of my mid back. I am also going for acupuncture but nothing is helping. On a CT scan of my abdomen a few months ago, they saw a lesion on my left kidney, don't seem concerned but have another ultrasound this week. My Alk Phos has also been somewhat elevated. GI doc is going to test again in December.
Avatar n tn Sometimes several times a day, sometimes none at all. I also have been getting increasingly stiff in my lower back, neck and legs. And my feet are feel like boards they are so stiff and very painful. Also getting a bit moodier than normal and having some trouble concentrating. I hope that I don't alarm anyone here but after doing a lot of internet searching and then speaking with a nurse friend and a doctor - not a formal visit, just a private conversation - things may be pointing to MS.
Avatar n tn I've had numerous mri's of my cervical and thoracic spine due to MS, but never lower than that. This pain is clearly near my hip area and runs horizontally across my lower back. It's getting so I can't even stand up long enough to wash dishes without having to sit down for relief. Something has to be wrong.
Avatar n tn Now, lately i have been trying to figure out where exactly on my spine is where my bones are grinding together and I think its right in the middle of my spine between my neck and lower back (the chest area, but on my back). Now, this is the interesting part....While i twisting my torso from side to side, I apply pressure with my hand on the part of my spine where I think my bones are grinding together and the noise goes away!!! (while im twisting) so I'm 100% sure that it's my spine!!..
Avatar n tn I help my dad deliver produce 2 times a week in the morning, and I am also a full time sales associate at Sears selling electronics (which I'm on my feet all day.) That may cause a little lower back pain, but it goes away when I'm not working. I have used a contour pillow, slept in all different kinds of positions (back and both sides), I always sleep with a full body pillow, and nothing has seemed to help. I would appreciate any suggestions, thanks!
Avatar n tn However, this time, I was driving home to Kentucky from Oklahoma, and my upper back began hurting very badly. Then it seemed to travel to my lower back, and then back up again. This pain has been extremely bad at times, and then other times, it seems like it is easing up. It also feels like it is in my muscles of my upper back and in my spine as well. It just hurts all over. I have tried cold packs, heat packs, ibuprofren, and get a little relief, but it is still there.
Avatar n tn I would be anything from schoolwork, to internet browsing, to watching tv, to eating, to even just laying down in the dark and I would get these intense sharp pains on the back of my head behind my right ear. This pain only occurs in this location and it comes and goes. At first the pains were simply a nuesance as they would come and go and weren't that bad, but lately they're getting worse causing me to stop what I'm doing until they go away.
Avatar n tn We had to modify a lot of exercises that pull on your back - especially core exercises because they use the same muscles to stablize your back that are hurting! Oh - and no lifting weights without doctor supervision! You'll make it worse, even with the 3lb weights I was using to get started. Chiropractic care made my symptoms worse (years ago), and I'd try accupuncture (it's about all I haven't tried yet), but insurance doesn't pay for it. Sometimes exercise hurts, sometimes it helped.
Avatar n tn Have you considered taking a Yoga class? Exercises for the front of your legs like wall squats, you stand with your back against the wall, then bend your knees to lower your hips until your thighs are near parallel with the floor. Maintain your wall squat for five to 10 seconds and then release. Include exercises for the back of your legs such as a leg curl. Stand facing a chair and then bend your knee to lift your foot behind your body and hold it still for three to five seconds.
Avatar f tn My mother is 85 years old and has had back problems since she was 40. She dove into a wave at a beach and hit her head at high speed which injured lower back discs. She had two removed (3 & 4, or 4 & 5, not sure; but fusion not done. She's always been very agile, exercising etc. She developed osteoarthritis in her 50's.
Avatar n tn Sometimes hip pain can be a symptom of lower back problems. Hope you get your answers.
Avatar n tn My mother is 59 years old & has been experiencing back pain for around 4 months now. Her back becomes very stiff every morning after she gets up. She is unable to maintain a posture like sitting for more than 1 hour & feels a lot of pain while standing up. She had a 'slip disc' incident around 12 years ago; with exercises recommended by the local doctors she was able to subside the pain. She is also a patient of osteoarthritis.
Avatar m tn the pain first started in my lower back with a single nerve paining till my knee . I have consulted local doctors of bones and nerve nothing unnatural came in reports I am also diabetic (Type 2) .
Avatar m tn Place your fingers on the back of your head and pull your elbows and shoulders back, keeping your chest raised. Lower your body as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees, as if you're about to sit in a chair. Pause, then slowly push yourself back to the standing position. Make It Easier: Grip the arms of a chair for extra support as you lower yourself. Overhead Dumbbell Squat Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
Avatar m tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Lumbago is basically low back ache due to spinal or muscle problems namely spondylitis, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc diseases etc. There is pain in the lower back along with pain along one or both legs depending on which nerve is getting pinched. Any misuse of back or overuse by any procedure can worsen the symptoms. Treatment is correction of the cause.
1797277 tn?1315632507 i have the same problem, in my lower back hip and knee, like a real painfull pain that i cant walk, im sorry im not much help, mines been going since i had growing pains but wasnt bad i thought it was just from doing sports but as ive gotten older its gotten more painfull and more serious to me.
Avatar n tn Medicines, physiotherapy, exercises and drugs to suppress immunity are the mainstay of treatment. A back pain or a referred pain due to a nerve pinched that is worse on lying down or felt mainly on lying down can also be due to a tumor within the spinal cord. A neurological examination can pinpoint the site. A CT scan or a MRI will be surely required. It can also be osteoarthritis. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage.
Avatar m tn In addition to this, I have been experiencing Sciatica like symptoms in the form of pain, numbness, and tingling from my lower back to my feet. Preliminary analysis from my PCP and a back pain specialist that included physical examination and X-rays, revealed no cause for the Sciatica symptoms. I suggested to both that perhaps my SI OA was causing the problem and both of them scoffed at the idea.
Avatar f tn The very painful leg that your mother has can be from bone problems and nerve problems at the same time. You do not say if your mother has had an xray of her lower back, hip, knee and the whole leg. An xray would show if she has degeneration of the bones in the lower spine and also in the knee joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is detected by a blood test and shows up a lot of inflammation markers in the blood - this is how rheumatoid arthritis is detected.