- Q What is the cause of acute low-back pain?
Brandon Leavitt - NASM Elite Trainer, FitnessAcute low back pain can result from improper movement patterns. Improper movement patterns can lead to chronic low back conditions. Most acute low back conditions are caused by the muscles, tendons and ligaments surrounding the... Full Answer
- Q Why do I have back pain after sleeping on my stomach?
Dr. Gerald M. Silverman, ChiropracticWhen there is no acute neck or back pain, you can sleep in almost any comfortable position. However, if you regularly go to sleep feeling fine and then wake up with pain or stiffness, you probably sleep on your stomach, and that habit has to be... Full Answer
- Q What causes low back pain?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyLow back pain has many causes, ranging from structural problems with your vertebrae, an injury, bad posture, sitting at a work station that does not fit your body, a disc pressing against a vertebra, a chronic illness such as arthritis, a kidney... Full Answer
- Q What should I do after I've thrown my back out and am in agony?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineIf you experience one of those oh-my-lord moments when your back gives out on you, know the first line of action: Grab the ice. Applying ice for 20 minutes at a time is going to lower the inflammation that's occurring from the strain. After you remove... Full Answer
- Q How is back pain diagnosed?
Doctors begin diagnosis of back pain by placing it into one of three categories: nonspecific back pain, spinal neuropathy, and other spinal pain. They will typically ask the patient about the history, location, and quality of the back pain. They may also... Full Answer