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I Can't Sit due to left lower back pain

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I have pain in my left lower back that is aggravated by sitting (this is a real problem as I have 4 hours of intense class for 4 hours every morning.). It is relieved by standing and lying down. While on my back if I try to stretch my right hamstring I get the pain. I can never seem to stretch the muscle and I don't get relief from muscle relaxers, nsaids, lidocaine patches, and only mild relief with vicodin. I am starting to do phsyioball and core exercises and have noticed that when I contract my glutes the pain is relieved. Sound familiar to anyone?


Mike
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replied October 1st, 2005
Me Too!
I see that your post is from last year. Are you better now?
I'm having the same problem and it's really freaking me out. I think it's my si joint but my chiro doesn't think that's all. I'm starting phisical therapy on mon. But I don't know if that is going to help.

I would love any insight you may have.

Christine
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replied October 3rd, 2008
lower back pain
i have same problem of lower back pain since 1 year. now am starting phisical therapist for this problem.
i am taking bed rest from last 2 mounths. so please any one have sollution of this probleme then please suggest me.....
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replied October 3rd, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
All of you need to be evaluated by a spine specialist, either an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spines or a neurosurgeon that specializes in spines.

Without proper evaluation, MRI done you can not receive the proper care or PT that is needed.

Bed rest is one of the worst things you can do with a spine problem. It will stiffen the core muscles and all muscles and make your spine problem worse.

Get the proper evaluation and diagnosis so that you can get the help and relief of the pain that you need.

Fran
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replied March 9th, 2009
Major back pain-
I have had back pain since my teens diagnosed with scoliosis. I am a 40 year old male. It has been so bad that my physician sent me to a pain specialist. I have degenerative dics disease, scoliosis, herniated discs, two buldging discs, etc. I get epidurals, nerve blockers and cortizone almost once a month. I have a desk job and cannot even sit anymore. I am in tears as we spek it is so bad. I am getting ashot today and I look forward to it. I have to get something done quick. I have 3 young boys.
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replied June 28th, 2009
cant sit due to low back pain
Hi, I have been having lower back pain in my left side when i sit. I tried pain killers, muscle relief creams, Physiotherapy and finally facet joint injection. Nothing worked and i still cannot sit. Is there anyone who solved his/her problem?

Mett
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replied June 28th, 2009
Re: I Can't Sit due to left lower back pain
Hi Mike, Have you solved your back pain problem?

bergerm06 wrote:
I have pain in my left lower back that is aggravated by sitting (this is a real problem as I have 4 hours of intense class for 4 hours every morning.). It is relieved by standing and lying down. While on my back if I try to stretch my right hamstring I get the pain. I can never seem to stretch the muscle and I don't get relief from muscle relaxers, nsaids, lidocaine patches, and only mild relief with vicodin. I am starting to do phsyioball and core exercises and have noticed that when I contract my glutes the pain is relieved. Sound familiar to anyone?


Mike
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replied February 7th, 2011
Has anyone found relief yet?

Thanks Chris
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replied September 26th, 2012
Nada chair!
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replied September 26th, 2012
Nada Chair works for me!
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replied January 14th, 2013
look in to nada-chair this completely relieves my sitting pain. A miracle. No bs.
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replied September 19th, 2011
I am having the same problem as everyone above. Left sided back pain, they thought it was a kidney stone, ruled that out, then sent me to a gyno and then did an MRI and say I have degenerative changes between L4 & L5 which may be pressing on a nerve, now they are referring me to a pain management specialist.
I too have a desk job and am starting my 4th week off of work. I'm really frustrated. Vicoden helps but not that much. Would love to hear anyones treatment success.
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replied September 21st, 2011
Active User, very eHealthy
What helped me a lot was the seated abductor press. This exercise both rotates your hips forward and is one of a series of exercises that untwist your hips.

1) Sit on something fairly hard so you can feel your sitbones pressing evenly into the seat.
2) Wrap a strap or belt around your legs just above your knees. Thighs should be parallel and hip-width apart.
3) As you press outwards against the strap, allow your hips to rotate forward, putting an arch in your lower back.
4) Keeping your legs and hips straight press outwards against the strap for up to 5 minutes. You should feel some reaction in your hips.
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replied October 1st, 2011
I had epidural steroid injections on Wednesday. I woke up with no pain this morning for the first time in over a month! There is still a little stiffness but MUCH MUCH better!
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replied October 1st, 2011
Update
I had epidural steroid injections on Wednesday. I woke up with no pain this morning for the first time in over a month! There is still a little stiffness but MUCH MUCH better!
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replied October 5th, 2011
myopracticworks said, "Sit on something fairly hard so you can feel your sitbones pressing evenly into the seat."
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After a few minutes of sitting on a thick pillow, it feels like I'm sitting on a brick! I've also had the pain on the lower left side of my back when I sit for the past week or two. I used to get the same pain only after walking a while. I have spondylolisthesis and scoliosis, so I think the pain is likely caused by a muscular imbalance. Thank you for the exercise tips, myopracticworks. I hope they help some people here. I've endured my pain as long as I have because of the exercises I've been given through the years by chiropractors and PT's which I've continued doing on my own. However, nothing seems to work any more and the pain just gets more intense - pain and tingling (sometimes burning sensations) in my lower back, buttocks and legs, down to my feet, and sharp pains in my hips. The hip pain has been relieved pretty well by medications including Lortabs (Vicodin + acetaminophen), arthritis-strength acetaminophen, and a salicylate. But, there seems to be no relief for my other pain, so now I'm looking into surgical procedures (my spondy is now a level 3), which has been recommended by several doctors.
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replied January 14th, 2013
look in to nada-chair this completely relieves my sitting pain. A miracle. No bs.
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replied October 6th, 2011
Lower Back Pain Burning Sensation
I too suffer from lower back pain around left lumbar. It feels like a muscle strain, when I have certain movements or jolt really quick I have a sharp shooting pain like a strain, but then turns into a burning pain when sitting down. At the end of the day I cannot raise my left leg from a sitting postition to take my shoes off due to the pain it causes me in my back. I have had countless TP injection but once the lydocaine wears off I am back to square one. Does anyone have any ideas. I am sick and tired of the pain killers they just take the edge off.
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replied January 14th, 2013
look in to nada-chair this completely relieves my sitting pain. A miracle. No bs.
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replied May 8th, 2012
hey guys.. i have found something that has taken a lot of the pain away bout not all. I have a herniated L4 L5 disc and for the past 2.5 months have had extreme pain in my lower back and shooting down my leg into my foot. Its 20 times worse when sitting. I found this website that told me to get a bouncy ball and lightly bounce up and down for 5 min (apparently it puts oxygen into your discs to help rejuvenate) I also ice every hour on the hour. I put the ice over my disc with nothing in between the ice and my back (obv for some people they may be too sensitive and it may hurt their skin) and I also use biofreeze a couple of times a day. This has been a god send for me. Im still not perfect, nowhere near it but im not crying anymore lol hope that helps!
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replied July 30th, 2012
Does anybody have back pain only when they sit. I am fit, play daily tennis, cycle and walk many miles per week and enjoy a lively retirement and apart from the odd ache, feel pretty fine. However, after a relatively short time in any sitting position, I find it difficult to move, am in some discomfort and take several minutes to ' unlock'. At the tennis club, I am seen as somewhat of a fraud, as they see me bent double getting from my vehicle, creep into the clubhouse and struggle to put on my socks, only to be beaten as i warm up and chase down everything.
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replied July 30th, 2012
Does anybody have back pain only when they sit. I am fit, play daily tennis, cycle and walk many miles per week and enjoy a lively retirement and apart from the odd ache, feel pretty fine. However, after a relatively short time in any sitting position, I find it difficult to move, am in some discomfort and take several minutes to ' unlock'. At the tennis club, I am seen as somewhat of a fraud, as they see me bent double getting from my vehicle, creep into the clubhouse and struggle to put on my socks, only to be beaten as i warm up and chase down everything.
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replied January 14th, 2013
look in to nada-chair this completely relieves my sitting pain. A miracle. No bs.
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replied August 1st, 2012
Hurts to sit SOLVED
People! I had the worst pain when I sat. Spine pinching the sciatic nerve and causing pain only when I sat.

For years I struggled with it.

NADA Chair saved my butt.. I can now sit indefinitely with no symptoms.

It works by making it impossible to slouch, which makes it impossible for your sciatic nerve to get pinched.

I am not affiliated with NADA chair at all.

I sat in pain for years till I found it. 100% relief.

You could probably make one.
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replied September 12th, 2012
serious about nada chair cant believe no one'!**@! me up
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replied September 26th, 2012
nada chair people
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replied January 9th, 2013
Prevent Back Problem
hello,

The actual cause for this problem is if u sit on hard surfaces for hours. Also while sitting if you happened to bend on one side and concentrate your body sitting only on some part of your back it may occur.

That inflammation can be reduced or eliminated through simple procedure. Put a "square" shaped pillow (even surface), i've tried different pillows but they werent working, so only square shaped even sofa pillow kinda thing and the most important part is you have to put some pillow at the back(either horizontally or vertically though i prefer horizontal since it covers my back evenly)... The main idea is that when your left back is suffering because it doesnt have support(i guess so .. dont know the mechanics but my intuition says so)... So put that beneath.. and lean back...

Bhargava
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