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1 abbreviation for low back pain.
2 abbreviation for low blood pressure.

Patient discussion about lbp

Q. I have a low back pain that radiates to my leg when i pick up stuff. Is it a disc herniation? I am a 43 years old bank teller. During the past 5 months I've suffered from a low back pain. The pain is not very strong, but it gets much worse while doing physical activity. When i walk or lift heavy things the pain is even stronger, and it radiates to my left leg. Can it be signs for disc herniation?

A. It's possible that you have a nerve impingement from a disc herniation, but not necessarily so. What you need to know is that even if you have a herniated disc, the question is what would the recommended treatment be?
90% or more of herniated discs resolve without surgical treatment within 6 months. MRI imaging is generally only indicated if one is considering surgery; in other words, your pain and neurological status is such that surgery is clinically indicated. Then, an MRI may be helpful for the surgeon. If surgery is not indicated based on clinical/symptoms, then it probably is unwise to get an MRI. They often show abnormalities that are simply 'red herrings' and often prompt people to proceed with surgery that really is not needed. Beware!

Q. What is the best way to strengthen the low back muscles? After having a low back strain I've been told I need to work better on the lower back muscles as too much stress is on them and they're not strong enough to handle it...any suggestions?

A. i have lower back strains but that is because i run. my back muscles are stronger then abdomen muscles and that causes an imbalance. the best way is starting swimming. the best sport for the body... and a thing to do for now (not instead of swimming just for the time being until you'll develop muscles)- lay on your stomach on a bed with your head sticking out for about 10-15 minutes every now and then. this will lengthen your back muscle and prevent strains for now.

Q. I have developed a low back pain from some heavy lifting over the weekend. What tests in the doctor's office can I expect to confirm this. And what should the treatment be. I suspect a sacriliac strain.

A. More than likely you have developed some muscle strain. If the pain goes away on it's own after rest for a few days, I suspect that's all it is. If the pain persists and starts to radiate down your buttocks and leg(s), then you should see an orthopedic surgeon for more extensive tests. Good luck to you.

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Besides, we consider these LBP variants to examine the performance of the distance computation methods.
The Standardised Nordic Questionnaire on Musculoskeletal Symptoms often referred to as the Nordic Back Pain Questionnaire (NBPQ) (Kuorinka et al, 1987), has been used extensively as the primary measurement instrument in studies investigating LBP (Bjorksten et al, 1999; Leboeuf-Yde et al, 2011) and contains appropriate domains to investigate incidence and aetiology of LBP.
Many of the small holders are agrarian reform beneficiaries that are also amortizing their lands to LBP.
The study population included all the patients above 18 years of age presenting with LBP in the hospital during the study period.
Results: The results indicated that point, last month, last six month, last year and lifetime prevalence of LBP were 24.
The authors adopted LBP operator to make the IDA feature vector.
Methods: In total, 28 adolescent soccer players with and without LBP, from the premier league participated in this study.
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether any differences exist in strength, task duration, proprioception, electromyographical responses, and perceived level of effort as a result of muscle fatigue between uninjured (healthy) individuals and previous LBP sufferers.
There are few research studies evaluating the burden of LBP in Iran, even though the majority of locally published surveys are written in the Persian language.
sup][11] Based on these findings, we hypothesized that bipolar RFTC will be more efficacious than PIRFT in generating effective RF lesions and decreasing nociceptive input in discogenic LBP patients.
Medical imaging, in particular cross-sectional modalities such as MRI and CT, offers unparalleled ability to identify, characterize, and distinguish the myriad pathologies that can contribute to LBP.
This study sought to determine the benefit of treating acute LBP with cyclobenzaprine or oxycodone/acetaminophen in combination with an NSAID compared to treatment with an NSAID alone.