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Questions tagged [back-pain]

Back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine.

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My shoulders are uneven. How should I adjust my backpack straps? [on hold]

There are two choices: Uncomfortable: Keep the straps at an even length. Due to uneven shoulders, the result is either first strap feels good and second feels too tight, or first feels too loose and ...
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Back issues and running?

I have played sports and ran all of my life - plus some seriously heavy lifting. As I have gotten older I noticed that the extra muscle has stunted long-distance running. So I have limited myself ...
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Relieve muscle tension between the shoulder blades

I got some pain between the shoulder blade and spinal for a week now. It's not really a strong pain, but it really bothers me over time. My doctor did feel my muscles there and said its a muscle ...
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Hex Bar Deadlift: Should my upper back be sore?

Not sure how I can elaborate on the title - thanks for input.
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Deadlift/squat: should I spread or pinch together the shoulder blades? What can happen if I got it wrong?

I did squats and deadlifts with my shoulder blades spread (as a trainer told me - every exercise, he says, the shoulder blades should be pushed back spread). That correlates with some weird twitching ...
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Pain in Back after lifting body [closed]

I was doing decline bench press with dumb bells, and after exercise i put dumbbell on my chest and tried to lift my body but middle back felt pain middle of thoracic , my body was not lifted enough ...
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Excercise to avoid Back Pain after crunches

There are number of articles saying some hip flexors inflexibility cause stress on spine and hence cause pain in lower back due to crunches or leg lift or even squats. What can i do as exercise which ...
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Carrying a child out of a pram (back pain)

Working with toddlers, my girlfriend has to lift them in and out of various kinds of prams. That has led to lower back problems for her since the common lifting advice do not apply for all prams. In ...
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Mid-back pain after front lever exercises

So , I've been having these issues for a while now and did a little research on that across the internet. Surprisingly I've found a quite a bit related topics though haven't really found a good advice/...
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Lower abs not hurting

I am doing excercise cruches for abs but my upper and near chest only hurt while lower down I don't see any effect at all. Why is this are abs are worked out separately for lower middle and upper ? ...
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Back Pain after workout and Remedies

Why does back pain hurt after doing exercises that has nothing to do with back , line bicep curl etc.? Can I strengthen my lower back to avoid this pain ?
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Should maintaining neutral sitting posture be tiring for someone trying to fix anterior pelvic tilt?

I have a significant anterior pelvic tilt, which is problematic because it has resulted in lower backpain. I've decided to fix this problem by doing the necessary exercises and maintain a good ...
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Should I do yoga to avoid upper and lower back injuries?

I do regular body weight exercises like push-up (25reps,3 sets), chin-ups (10reps,3 sets), Inverted Rows (15reps, 3sets), Squats (20reps, 3sets), Lunges (15reps, 3 sets), Chair Dips (10reps, 3sets), ...
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Do planks tighten up hip flexors? (Back pain when doing core exercises)

So I have really tight hip flexors and weak glutes, abductors and abs. I've been trying to fix this problem by working my glutes, hamstrings and abductors but I want to slowly start doing ab ...
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How Long to Rest After Back Spasm

It's been three days that I have not hit the gym. I got a back spasm when I was doing squats due to heavy weights. My back is fine now but I feel pain sometimes in left of my lower back above my ...
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Back pain after standing still but not after walking [closed]

I was in public transport this day standing for about an hour. Now I noticed that I got quite a noticeable pain in my lower back (only 19 yo). I have noticed in the past that my lower back would hurt ...
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Lower back pain when performing lying leg raise

I was trying to do the exercise "Leg raising" : The problem is that : First it feels very difficult while raising my legs with a sharp lower back pain. Inaddition, during moving my legs up and ...
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I want to know specific exercises for (preferred yoga) for weight loss considering my slip disk [closed]

Two years back I had fallen from a tree from a height about 2 stories straight standing on the ground. I had the x-ray at that time which showed I was ok. I ignored it and later on the pain grew to ...
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Flat lower back and pain [closed]

I have pain in the lower part of my back. When I go to the gym I try to not overload that part of my body. I just bought a foam roller to stretch out my back before and after my workout. I also seem ...
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Back pain chart [closed]

Is there a chart describing via a figure or set of figures, with explanations, the different kinds of back pain one can experience and their causes? What about medical computer simulations, depicting ...
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What kind of Exercise can be done amidst in office hours? [duplicate]

I am a typical office goer who sits around 9 - 10 hours in front of my system. There are no possibilities here to do any ground exercises. Usually I play badminton after office hours for atleast an ...
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Body twisting exercise after back injury

I've been wondering if Torso / Back twisting exercises (like twisting from side to side, with weight or without weight) can be harmful to the back. Mainly, if you'd have a herniated disc - would a ...
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Fitness equipment for back muscles

I used to go this gym which had an equipment for back muscles training. The equipment helped me get rid of horrendous back pain I had for several years. I am looking to buy one of these for myself ...
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Ab workout with lumbar spinal stenosis

I am 32 years old, and a few months ago I had a lower back pains which kept me up at nights, NSAIDs eased the pain but I was left with a mild pain in the lower back. I had an x-ray which showed a ...
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Determining cause of, and counteracting, anterior pelvic tilt

Background Over the past 3-4 months, I seem to have gradually caused myself an anterior pelvic tilt, and it's gradually causing stiffness and pain in my lower back. I wish to analyze possible causes ...
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Can I passively do anything to fix an anterior pelvic tilt?

I'm not sure I worded the question right, hope I can explain myself better here. If someone can help, please edit the title and remove this. I suffer from APT and have been trying to fix it for ...
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Back pain and stiffness if not working out regularly

For the last few years, I have found that if I don't exercise regularly, especially movements where my back is involved, I'm experiencing back pain and stiffness in the morning after waking up. I ...
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What kind of exercises can I do to strengthen my back?

I am a 21 years old male, around 1.80 cm and 72 kg. I study at college so I spend most of the day seated, I try to keep a good posture but if I spend a lot of time seated I end up having bad ...
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How to avoid back pain when you are older?

I have read that nearly 80% of Americans complain about back pain sometime in their life, usually nearer to the end of it. I am wondering what you can do when you're young, and what not to do when you'...
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Will dumbbell rows cause back problems?

So we all know that dumbbell rows are good for your lats, but I am worried about the position you're in when performing them. You are bending over with a knee on the bench while pulling the weight up, ...
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Cat -Cow Stretch

I am trying to do the Cat-Cow Stretch and don't seem to know how to use those muscles. I got a physio routine from a doctor to help heal some inner-spinal muscles, which included among other similar ...
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Lower back pain at night only

I am wanting to find some strengthening exercises for my back. I think this is what I need to help me with pain I am experiencing. I only get the pain when I sleep at night, I go to sleep with no ...
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Mechanism and recovery of lower back pain?

I normally recover from lower back pain just going to run. It results from studying too much and sitting - skipping gym and sport during exam weeks. It alleviates normally after one hour running. ...
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chronic lower back pain treatment? [closed]

I got some lower back pain 5 months ago when squatting heavy (with bad form) as well as doing weighted pullups and relaxing my back. In particular, relaxing my back with weights started the back pain; ...
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What lower back muscle or tendon is located near the inside of the iliac crest and helps rotate the femur?

I can feel twin bumps on either side of my lower spine which I believe are protrusions from the iliac crest -- approximately where the erector spinae appear to originate. I can generate pain in this ...
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StrongLift 5x5 and lower back pain

After doing around 8 months of bodybuilding routines with little gains I finally decided to switch to a powerlifting workout, StrongLift 5.5 by Mehdi, I am 178 cm tall, weight around 57.4 Kg. Before ...
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I have a back pain from sitting. Can I still run? [closed]

Before yesterday and yesterday. I sat for long hours and now my back hurts me. However, I have a running schedule I must follow. Can I run ? or running would makes it worse ?
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Recurring muscle pull in Upper-back/Neck when doing overhead press/bench press - form advice

When I was doing a 5x5 based workout a year or so ago, I had issues when trying to push the weight on the overhead press. Even though the weight felt comfortable in the sense that I could do at least ...
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How to reduce stiff back when waking up? [closed]

My back is stiff and it hurts after sleep. What can I do to reduce the pain? I sit in the office most of the day. I don't have an exercise program but I cycle to work.
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Spine pain after crunches

I am doing crunches since 3 weeks. From last 1-2 days I am feeling pain in upper back/spine. The intensity of pain is not much, but i am feeling it all day. I am doing 3 sets of crunches (20 MAX in a ...
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Building Core Strength

I've come to this realization that my core has let me down (or that I've never really payed attention to my core). To be honest, I've never payed my core it's due -- 20 sit ups were a chore -- always ...
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Pain In Lower Left Lat From Squats

I am doing a 5x5 stronglifts program. I squat below parallel and I believe I have pretty good form, but my lower left lat says otherwise. After I perform the 5 reps, I feel a sharp pain in my lower ...
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My back is weak, how to train carefully with a chin up bar?

I am a 30 years old Software Engineer and for 10 years I've been suffering from muscle contractures on my right and left trapezius: I've started doing the 7 minute HIT training, cycling and swimming ...
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Exercises for loosening up back muscles

I spend most my time sitting in front of my computer, so my back often feels tight and sometimes my upper back muscles between the shoulder blades are really hurting. So I'm looking for some ...
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Why do I have a deadlift deficiency?

For a relatively long time now I have been doing Bill Star 5x5 type routine. Weight ~85kg with max bench 130kg, squat 160kgx5 but deadlift is low, I sometimes got sharp pain in my lower back when ...
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What to do if you have backpain due to many hours of sitting although going to the gym between those hours?

What to do if you have backpain due to many hours of sitting although going to the gym between those hours? I mean that are there any good (rather finnish if possible) sites on computer ergonomics? I ...
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Dull pain/soreness in upper back muscles behind right shoulder bone after pushups

After pushups I experience a dull pain and soreness in my back muscles behind my right shoulder. I believe its in the rhomboids. The dull pain varies in magnitude and is never completely debilitating. ...
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“Safe” Ab Exercise

I've been trying to find safe abdominal exercises. That is to say, executing the exercises I have learned through my life I can feel the vertebrae in my lower back rubbing/grinding against each other,...
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Building strength with Spondylosis (L5-S1 degeneration) [closed]

I realize this is a complex medical issue, but I've been frustrated with my lack of progress. About two years ago I was finally struggling enough with my back pain (difficulty standing for long ...
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Does weight loss and exercise make back pain go away?

When I was younger I could play the guitar all day without back pain (muscular). I stoped playing and exercising for many years, this with associated weight gain. Now I wanted to play the same guitar ...