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Lower back pain

Mar 27, 2018 6:43AM PDT

Hi there,

I have been suffering from lower back pain for 3 months now. I sit at my computer desk for 8 hours daily and I started going to dance classes 6 months ago twice a week. There was this one week when I didn't go because i had the flu I noticed my back pain went away. I don't want to quit dancing. What can I do to get rid of this uncomfortable pain? Do you think the pain will exacerbate if I continue dancing?

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This isn't a medical forum.
Mar 27, 2018 8:54AM PDT
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Try this out
Dec 5, 2018 5:05PM PST

I've suffered from lower back pain my whole life. I would recommend trying to treat your pain naturally instead of just masking the pain. I'd recommend you try the stretches in this video for several weeks and see what that does for you. I don't know the science behind it but the stretching and exercise has helped me like crazy. good luck!
https://youtu.be/-AsM276Vqmk

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I got divorced !
Jan 1, 2019 1:32PM PST

and the PITA disappeared...That was 1999 Devil

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Lower back pain
Jan 24, 2019 6:14AM PST

I can give you just one tip. When you sit at your computer desk sit on inflatable ball. Helped for me.

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Lower back pain
Sep 23, 2019 6:25AM PDT

I've had an issue with the back pain for almost the same reason for quite a while. Of course exercising helps, but at some point, when the pain is unbearable, you cannot do anything, so I had to look for alternative solutions which was a doctor in Poland. He's been recommended to me by a person I know...at first I thought there's a slight chance for me to get better completely, but to my surprise, the pain completely went away for good.

Name of doctor removed by moderator.

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Re: backpain
Sep 23, 2019 6:50AM PDT

In another post, that I had to delete, Walderort asked for other suggestions. He wrote:
"Now, I wonder if there are any other advice you guys could share on keeping the shape up, because I've received some clues from the doc, but perhaps you've got some from personal experience? Thank you in advance!".

It seems he's less happy with this doctor than he told in his post above.

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Lower back pain
Oct 16, 2019 4:38AM PDT

Didn't go to the doctors yet? I think you need to consult to a doctor asap. And this totally depends on you will leave dancing or not? If you can continue then keep the dancing otherwise leave it.

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Massage
Oct 24, 2019 11:13AM PDT

You just need a professional massage

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Lower back pain ease
Sep 26, 2020 1:58AM PDT

Some tips may help you such as exercise, walking, swimming and Chest bloating, Try to meet orthopedic doctor they can suggest better.

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The treatment that cost me $20,000
Oct 17, 2020 3:27PM PDT

Hi all,

I do sympathise with your situation. I have had chronic lower back pain (left-side) for 17yrs. Most probably due to a change in gait (walk) from Sacroiliitis. I had multiple hip surgeries to try to correct gait etc.

The diagnosis is not what I want to talk about. Often the solution is pain management more than trying to fix the underlying issue, which can be very hard to accurately diagnose or just from aging. I'm 33yo presently.

What has helped me manage the pain is two things mostly.
1. Having my firm mattress on a hard base or the floor (if your base is no good).
2. Yoga Sun Salutes
2. And most important an exercise I do in the morning which activates my glutes and switches off my hyper stressed lower back.

It's very important that you warm your back up right in the morning before doing anything really. That means even before sitting on the toilet, which if your back is like mine, can lead it to spasm first thing in the morning.

The good news. If you warm up properly, the same back that hyper-spasms early in the morning can complete physical labour (at least in my case) during the day. If warmed up properly!

Okay so there are two Ytube clips that show you a wall bridge below. This is the exercise that changed my life.

The trick to the exercise is to learn how to push through your butt. There's no use doing it and using your back. You need to activate your buttocks, this can be tricky and you might need some PT to help you do it. But once you activate the glute and you do the exercise enough to get a light burn in your glute muscle, this should relax your lower back.

Best wishes and good luck!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Bpj91Yiis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNlvGCcqeuM

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I dunno probably maybe
Oct 18, 2020 12:55AM PDT

From my experience #1 losing weight helps alot, #2 thorough warmup before the dance session will help. #3 have a daily routine exercises devoted specifically to your lower back area, smthing like yoga, mb like the ones my mom sent me(link lower)
As for my story - My lower back pain used to torture me while driving and trying to fall asleep. I lost weight and it helped me alot plus got into swimming,gym. Now I forgot what it was, how terrible it was and exhausting. But before that my mom suggested me to do yoga-like stretching, that won't be risky for the back. She sent me this link www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn5ZTVzlT0c with russian-ukrainian exercises for lower back(I dont think you need to understand to repeat after the lady). Before losing weight those exercises were the only thing that gave the result that could hold for some time. I hate pain medications, mb some tylenol would help me better or some other "one-for-all-disease" drug

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RE: Lower back pain
Oct 27, 2020 4:47AM PDT

elissa, I've had the same issues with my back. I can recommend you, simply make more movements during your day. It helped me to get rid of my back pain.

Post was last edited on October 27, 2020 4:48 AM PDT