• Julio Ramirez Julio Ramirez
    February 05, 2010
    Dull, aching pain in the lower back?
    Julio Ramirez Julio Ramirez
    February 05, 2010

    I had lower back surgery a year ago for pain and muscle weakness of my right leg. Two discs (L4 and L5) were removed and replaced with bone implants. My severe pain improved, but I am still having symptoms of a dull, aching lower back pain, plus pain in both of my hips and butt. Does anyone know what I could do to improve it?

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  • Renee Culver
    Health Guide
    July 15, 2014
    Renee Culver
    Health Guide
    July 15, 2014

    Julio,

     

    One thing you might consider is starting a gentle regime of stretching/yoga in order to improve flexibility and blood flow back to your lower back. It's common for people with back pain and for people who've had surgery to avoid exercise of any kind, hoping they'll prevent pain. It works for a while, but over time it makes your muscles weak and unflexible, which contributes to pain. Talk to your doctor about any exercise plan, but do consider what a gentle yoga regime could do for you.


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  • Ozigal February 05, 2010
    Ozigal
    February 05, 2010

    Dear Julio I have Fibromyalgia and very similar symptoms. If I try to go for a walk my leg muscles will become very fatigued, then my hips and sometimes knees become painful, then the pain travels up my back. By then I have to stop as I can no longer take another step. This can all happen within 5 or 10 minutes!

    While you may be able to relate to some of this we all suffer FM differently.

    You owe it to yourself to have this investigated as your symptoms may fit many conditions (I wouldn't know). If you are not happy with diagnosis/uncertain, seek a second opinion, ask here for the name of doctor in your area. Someone may have a good doctor they could share with you.

    Good luck, and all the best, Ozigal

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