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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Helping ease my back pain when I'm studying 13 hours everyday, even weekends

I am a student and I usually have to sit at my study desk each day including weekdays and weekends for about 13 hours or more. I have a pretty hectic schedule and I sometimes suffer from back pain (...
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Lower back pain relief

I have been weight training for 18 months, and in the past few months have started to get lower back pain. I particularly feel it when I wake up in the morning. Nothing too serious or painful but I ...
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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 lose weight if I have lower vertebrae problems?

According to my doctor I am having lower back disc problems. I feel pain there almost all the times when I stand or bend my body backward. Now, I am gaining fat and don't know how I can lose it as 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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Back and neck problems from sitting in front of a computer

I am a computer programmer who spends more than 8-10 hours a day at the desk. I want to know which is the appropriate kind or design of the chair that a computer programmer must use, and what types of ...
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Can psoas muscle cause lower back pain?

Can tight psoas muscle cause lower (lumbar) back pain? If yes, which exercise would be best to recover? Thanks. How do you differentiate if the pain in lower back is because of tight psoas or due to ...
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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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Psoas Muscles Hurt Using Exercise Ball for a Chair

Will my psoas muscles stop hurting after using an exercise ball for a chair for a while? I've been using the exercise ball as a chair for about a week now 4 hours a day at work, and it seems that ...
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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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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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lower back pain after running

I started a program to run 30' after 8 weeks. I am in week 2. I am overweight in 20 kilograms The problem that I have is a pain in my lower back. Is not shortly after the training, I feel the pain ...
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Chronic back pain after deadlift injury

I workout a lot and one day during my deadlift, I exceded my limit. So, I had a little pain a while after that in my lower back and it evolved a little bit. I went to the doctor and checked it. He ...
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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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What kind of exercise can I do while having neck, shoulder and back pain?

About 2 weeks ago I started having really annoying pain in the neck, shoulders and to lesser extent back. I think the immediate cause could have been sleeping in draught under inadequate cover and ...
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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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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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Lower back pain when stretching hamstrings

I went to defence forces 4 months ago and have had intense training and stuff without no good physical base before. Had to carry a 60 pound bag for miles on my back etc and now having lower back pain ...
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How does the founder exercise work?

I sometimes experience discomfort and pain in the lower back. I deadlift a heavy set once a week. This does not seem to be helping. And why should it? It makes my lower back able to stabilize against ...
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How to prevent back pain after a long day of standing [closed]

I'm heading to a concert at the end of this week and my back is usually in pretty bad pain at the end of a concert day. What are some tips I can use to avoid/prevent back pain when I know I'm going to ...
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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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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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back ache while jogging.

I recently started jogging slowly and I get a little back ache after jogging for 2 Km which stops me from jogging further. It is normal when i stop jogging. I am overweight by about 12-13 Kg. What I'd ...
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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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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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Deadlifting yesterday gave me pain in my lats. What is the proper posture for deadlifting to avoid this?

Yesterday I did deadlifts in my workout, then I got pain in my lat muscles and also in the thigh. I think this was caused by wrong posture which also can lead to back problems. But I don't know the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Adverse effects from sitting for too long

I have a desk job which requires me to be seated for a wall 10 to 12 hours each day including weekends. I perform only minimum amount of physical activities and excercise each day for about half an ...
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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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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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Are the basic barbell lifts not enough for the “core”?

One viewpoint is that the basic barbell lifts train the "core" sufficiently. And indeed it seems reasonable that anyone who can squat and deadlift large weights have very strong core muscles. Dr. ...
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My hip goes out of place within a matter of days after the Chiroproactor pops it back into place, is there any way I can pop it back myself? [closed]

It is causing a lot of pain on my SI joint when the hip is out of place, Saturday I went to the Chrio and he popped it back in place, Sunday I noticed a huge improvement in my movement. By the end of ...
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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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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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Is it typical for a person to feel discomfort while standing back up straight after a comfortable dead-lift set is completed?

After I complete some dead lifts, and lower the weight back to the ground and begin to stand back up straight un-weighted, I feel an uncomfortable stiffness (EDIT)in my lower back at the top of my ...
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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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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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Why lower back pain during Straight Leg Raises

As discussed in another question, some people have lower back pain during straight leg raises. Why? Many places on the internet will tell you that these people have weak abdominal muscles, and they ...
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Core training and muscle cramp?

I have started regular strength and core training for the part few weeks after years of no exercise. For the last 2-3 days I notice that I wake up in the night with a back ache that involves muscles ...
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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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What kind of anaerobic exercises should one avoid during lower back pain?

So, I went to an orthopaedic because I was experiencing lower back pain for several months and got an X-Ray done. The report says that my L5 is sacralised, L4 has spondylolisthesis, and a mild forward ...
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What are some exercises which are effective yet easy on the articulations

I have some back issues (mild scoliosis and kyphosis) and a history of joint problems in all of my close relatives. Thus, I kinda want to take care of my back and of my articulations. At the same ...
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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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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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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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Movement without involving back (spine disc)?

I would like to keep training but these days my back pain and sciatica is back again (which I had several years ago). What are the exercises and movements I can do without hurting my back in the Gym? ...