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What is the cause for chronic back pain during physical activity?

I'm 65 years old and have always worked pretty hard. The last few years I have experienced pretty chronic low-back pain. I imagine that it is activity related. This last few months though, I have experienced a "clicking" feeling in my lower back, particularly if I am doing something that involves twisting my body. The pain level doesn't change with the "Clicking" but rather has a quality of instability asociated with it. Discs worn out?
Tue, 4 Jun 2019
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

The chronic low back pain can be due to muscle spasm or stiffness due to lack of adequate stretching exercises or mild disc herniation at the level of the lower spine. Regular physiotherapy exercises can help.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response
Hello,

The low back pain associated with the activity is likely to be due to muscle fatigue. This happens due to lack of proper stretching and strengthening exercises of the back.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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