What causes radiating pain in lower back and hamstrings after driving?
For the past few weeks I have been waking up with bad lower back pain which sometimes I feel down to my hamstrings, throughout the day the pain pretty much goes away I even going running in the afternoons and have no pain.. I only feel it when I lay down for long periods of time or when I'm sitting driving sometimes. It went away for a week or so completely then a few days ago I woke up with the same pain again. do you know what's causing this?
Most probably a sciatica issue
Hello sir and welcome.
Thank you for writing to us.
I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Your diagnosis is most probably sciatica, you can read up on the condition or write to me with any specific questions on the topic and I would be more than happy to help.
Let me list the causes for your reference sir:
+Long durations of standing or being seated
and a few others.
Treatment for sciatica includes the following sir:
+Avoid tight fitted clothes
+Avoid strenuous exercise
+Avoid standing for long durations without movement, try stretching, flexing and extending your legs, or just sitting for sometime
+Avoid sitting for long durations, and if you have no option like when you are on a flight then exercise your feet to help with better blood circulation
+Use NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for the pain whenever you experience it (e.g. ibuprofen, nimesulide, acetaminophen, etc.)
I hope you find my response helpful. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help.
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