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How Can Pain And Stiffness In The Lower Back A Year After Injury Despite Physiotherapy Be Treated?

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Posted on Fri, 6 May 2022
Question: I injured my lower back while working out in the gym last year. I got it treated from a physiotherapist. Still at times I feel the pain / stiffness in my muscles. Now I use hot water bags whenever i feel stiffness in my muscles.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be a muscle spasm due to inaccurate posture.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

The feeling of stiffness in the lower back is due to back muscle spasm that can be related to inadequate rest, incorrect body posture, mild unhealed sprain, etc. This can be relieved by oral muscle relaxants, proper rest on a firm mattress and hot compress. Repeated injury in the same area due to continuous stress can also cause such a pain.
: Some general guidelines can help you to reduce lower back pain. These are as follows:

1) Take adequate bed REST with maintaining posture. Individuals who do not regularly exercise to build strength and flexibility are more likely to experience recurrent or prolonged lower back pain.

2) Alternate Hot water bottle or Ice pack can help to relieve most types of low back pain by reducing inflammation.

3) Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are quite useful to reduce inflammation and back pain. You need proper prescription from your doctor.

4) Exercise for Lower Back Pain : It is a key element of almost any lower back pain treatment plan. You may contact with Physiotherapist regarding this.

I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health.
Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal
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How Can Pain And Stiffness In The Lower Back A Year After Injury Despite Physiotherapy Be Treated?

Brief Answer: Can be a muscle spasm due to inaccurate posture. Detailed Answer: Hello, The feeling of stiffness in the lower back is due to back muscle spasm that can be related to inadequate rest, incorrect body posture, mild unhealed sprain, etc. This can be relieved by oral muscle relaxants, proper rest on a firm mattress and hot compress. Repeated injury in the same area due to continuous stress can also cause such a pain. : Some general guidelines can help you to reduce lower back pain. These are as follows: 1) Take adequate bed REST with maintaining posture. Individuals who do not regularly exercise to build strength and flexibility are more likely to experience recurrent or prolonged lower back pain. 2) Alternate Hot water bottle or Ice pack can help to relieve most types of low back pain by reducing inflammation. 3) Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are quite useful to reduce inflammation and back pain. You need proper prescription from your doctor. 4) Exercise for Lower Back Pain : It is a key element of almost any lower back pain treatment plan. You may contact with Physiotherapist regarding this. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards, Dr. Praveen Tayal