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Lower back pain, bad sitting posture

Hi, over the past few feews I've developed a pretty bad lower back pain, wouldn't say it it's severe, but definetely irritates me. I'm planning to see a doctor soon, but I also want to just find out more about back problems, since this is relatively new to me.

I came to a conclusion that I have this problem because of mixure of siitting at the office way too much, excercising way too little, and having an overall bad posture. I'm a tall guy, so very often your regular sized desks and chairs do not fit perfectly for me, I tend to slouch over or "fall in" the chair a lot. Also often rest on a bed or a couch in a way where I lay on my right side, and support my upper body in an upright position with my right forearm, therefore making almost a 90 degreee angle with my spine. I always knew this wasn't a good thing, but never thought much of it. Could something like that be one of the main reasons for this issue, maybe dislocated or herniated disc?

Pain originally generated at the very bottom of my back, left side. Now all of my left side hurts, even the front, lower abdominal area, upper back and neck area too (specially when walking). There is a bit of a soreness and numbness on the very top of my left leg/hip when I touch it. It gets better when I change positions, let's say from sitting to standing or walking, but that olny lasts about 20 minutes at best. When I go lay down, or to sleep it feels better, but I usually wake up with irritating pain in my lower back.

Thank you.

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  • LizLiz Posts: 9,745

    hello edgpavl

    there are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.

    these links may help...

    https://www.spine-health.com/wellness/ergonomics/identifying-incorrect-posture

    https://www.spine-health.com/wellness/ergonomics/ten-tips-improving-posture-and-ergonomics

    please click on the link for useful information welcome to spine-health

    all new members should take the system tutorial 



    Liz, 

    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • You are describing a problem with L1-L2 disc.

    I don't think it is something serious, as you said 20 minutes walking makes it better. 

    I would walk more, and be more active in order to manage the pain. I work at the bank so I know what is prolonged sitting. 

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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,354

    edgpavl
    It may not be L1-L2 disc and you are not going to know until you see a specialist. Walking is good but if you are still having pain I would see a doctor.

    Sandra
    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator
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    Please read my  Medical History
  • I agree with you, Sandra. An L1-L2 disc issue generally involves inguinal/groin/scrotal pain. 

  • Thank you.

    I have pain in that general region, not so much scrotal, but definetely in my groin and sides.

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