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Are these symptoms lumbar muscle related?



  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 12/01/2014 - 3:45 AM
    There is nobody on the forum qualified or permitted to advise on causes of your pain, I suggest you see your doctor for an accurate dianosis

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    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Yeah. I "get" that. It's a forum. I was looking for opinions for what they are worth.
  • Hi Ouch! Have you had any diagnostic tests to see if you have any damage in your spine? It seems like it 'goes out' very easily & frequently. That would be worrying me. Without an MRI anyone would just be guessing what's wrong. When my back first got bad I went to my GP. She examined me & said with absolute certainty it was muscle related. My MRI revealed a severe herniation on my S1 nerve root.
    If I were you I'd want to know exactly what's causing these back flares. With an accurate diagnosis there are a number of different things a spine specialist can offer to, hopefully, stop this from happening. Some physical therapy could help strengthen your core & protect your spine, it could sort the weak muscle out (if it's muscle) but until you have a real diagnosis it's impossible to say what will help & what will hurt more.
    Have you mentioned getting an MRI to your GP?
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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