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back pain after sitting down

edited 08/17/2015 - 5:42 AM in Lower Back Pain
I work in an office environment and work long periods at my desk.

Every time I get up, I have the appearance of an old person due to the pain I have in my lower back (buttock area) and my left hip.

Once I have walked around for a few minutes, the pain goes away and I am able to straighten my back and walk like a normal person.

What is causing this?

Advice gracefully recieved as my doctor is useless.

Thank you in advance.

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  • I do have the same problem always, this in my case is bulging disk on my lumbar L2 L3, L3 L4, L4 L5 and L5 S1...
    When they are inflamated it is horrible for me as i also work on computer... if i sit even just 15 min and want stand... its like old man i cannot stand straight it take maybe 20 to 30 sencond before i can stand straight. .. then as soon as im standing and moving a bit im all good.
    See a doctor and get an MRI, hopefully you have only 1 bulging disk ... me i do have 4 :(
  • everyone has back issues..degeneration. Mine has gotten so worse since hip replacement in 2010 and spinal stenosis set in. I have to get up and move and stretch a lot. I've dealt with lower back since I was 18 and I'm 77. An osteopath who worked on my back for years told me when I was in my 30's, that I had a back of a 90 yr old.

    I've resisted any kind of back surgery. I deal with it in other ways. I don't have a mindset for surgery, unless a real real necessity or emergency.
    Bodywide OA, Fibro and complications from Hip Replacement.
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