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Posted on Wed, 20 May 2015
Question: Experiencing lower back discomfort over the last few months.The discomfort is more when I commute to work by two wheeler. Feel the need to stretch my back by bending towards my feet and or using a cushion while sitting.Been a regular runner .Kindly suggest if this is a disc related injury or any muscular injury.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Probably muscular pain.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mr XXXXXXX

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms.

Based on that, the most likely cause of your symptoms is mechanical back ache, due to muscular spasm.

As of now, you can start back extension exercises under the guidance of a physiotherapist. For pain relief, they would also start IFT/ultrasound treatment.

If the symptoms persist, you can go for MRI spine to exclude disc disease.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
     
Best wishes,     
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX
For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
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Brief Answer: Probably muscular pain. Detailed Answer: Hi Mr XXXXXXX Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your symptoms. Based on that, the most likely cause of your symptoms is mechanical back ache, due to muscular spasm. As of now, you can start back extension exercises under the guidance of a physiotherapist. For pain relief, they would also start IFT/ultrasound treatment. If the symptoms persist, you can go for MRI spine to exclude disc disease. I hope my reply has helped you. I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/