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Stiff neck, back pain above spine, lack of energy. Due to excessive running?

i have sore/ stiff neck , back muscle pain and pain on top of spine . it gets really bad whenever I sit in a chair or on a couch and lean back with my weght on it. I am 5 7 and only weigh 148 so not overweight . I have very little energy. I am runnin 3-4 miles 4 times a week, could the running be causing the back trouble?
Asked On : Mon, 24 Sep 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
A whole host of problems could be causing the back pain, but running could certainly be one of them.
Physiotherapy is essential, and you will need to stretch in the long term. However, in the short term, you MUST NOT OVER STRETCH THE PAINED AREAS. Indeed, a back brace/strap is essential to support you through this acute phase rather than pushing through with excessive therapy.
Heat and cool therapy will also be excellent, and I would recommend NSAID medication such as ibuprofen.

If you are carring any injuries in your knees or ankles, or if you have a problem with your instep or gait would also be exacerbated by jogging, and could "jarr" your back. I suffer from this terribly with cycling; which forces me into uncomfortable positions for long periods of time, and also when jogging on my arthritic left knee.

Typically, back pain is a muscular pain, and will tend to "move around" as different lower back muscles take up the strain at differing times.

A back brace may help with this and enable you to continue to jog. alternatively you could look into the probloems I suggested above.
Answered: Mon, 24 Sep 2012
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  User's Response
hello patient,
It is sure u r not over weight,
I under stand u r not using right posture for sitting, walking etc.
It is not advisible to run 4 miles,where as u can walk regularly without jurk.

1. place south poles of med. power magnet toyour neck, back.
2. north pole of small magnet near thumb of hand and leg twice a day.
do the same for 15 dqays.
3. drink magnetic water charged with both poles.

Feel free to contact if required
Answered: Tue, 25 Sep 2012
Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Priyanka Sethi's  Response
Hi, as you said that pain is aggravted while sitting and leaning,you need more of stretching and posture correction. As is you have more of sedentary lifestyle/sitting job--u need to take some breaks in between ,walk around your sest and do some activity to relax the structures/muscles coming in tension..Rest you can consult with a PHYSIOTHERAPIST who can demonstrate some stretching and some exercises for the involved muscle group.
Precautions to be taken- avoid weight bearing at the painful site and do hot fermentation for 15 minutes,while picking something from the floor,,,bend on knees rather than going directly.

Let me know if you have any other queries..
Answered: Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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