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My neighbor is 91 years old and planning to have a spinal fusion for chronic low back pain. They say the problem is just degeneration from age. Isn't 91 too old for this kind of surgery?never2405
I've had back pain for the past two years. I'm seeing a new doctor who wants to take more X-rays. These will be taken while I bend and extend my back. What does this show?never2143
Some of my co-workers use back support belts when they lift at work. Should I use one?17 years 49 weeks ago2738
I have low back pain. If I just use a brace, will it go away?17 years 49 weeks ago2258
Are men and women equally at risk for developing low back pain?17 years 48 weeks ago2089
Can what I do at work affect my chances of having low back pain?17 years 48 weeks ago2203
I am almost 70, and I've gotten used to the arthritis pain in my right hip. But now I have pain that goes from my low back to my knee along the front of my thigh. What is the causing this pain?17 years 48 weeks ago2270
An X-ray showed a vertebra in my low back that is slipping forward. Will it keep slipping? Could it slip completely off the rest of my spine?17 years 48 weeks ago2151
I injured my lower back a few weeks ago. It still hurts, but my doctor wants me to go back to work. Shouldn't I wait until I don't have any more pain?17 years 48 weeks ago2496
I feel like my low back pain is going to last forever. When will it go away?17 years 48 weeks ago2207
I know it's important to bend my knees when I lift heavy things. But I've had surgery on both of my knees, and they really hurt when they bend too far. How can I protect my knees and my back when I lift?17 years 48 weeks ago2067
I know it's supposed to be better to lift with bent legs. But it's easier and faster to keep my legs straight. Is lifting with straight legs really so bad?17 years 48 weeks ago1931
I started walking for exercise to help my long-term back problem. Lately I've started getting a burning pain in my legs after a few minutes of walking. It goes away if I rest. What is happening?17 years 48 weeks ago1874
I am an athlete. When can I get back to my sport after low back surgery?17 years 48 weeks ago1969
I'm using a back support belt for my intense low back pain. It helps so much. Why can't I wear it all the time?17 years 48 weeks ago1917
I've been diagnosed with sacroiliac dysfunction. What is it?17 years 48 weeks ago1734
I've heard that sit-ups can help prevent low back pain. Should I do military sit-ups or the stomach crunches?17 years 48 weeks ago3344
If I have a spine fusion in the lower part of my back, will I still be able to bend over?17 years 48 weeks ago1948
My lower back hurts. Should I go to work?17 years 48 weeks ago2705
My abdominal muscles tore when I had my last baby. Can they be fixed?17 years 45 weeks ago1818
I had low back surgery last week. There were no complications, but now my calf muscle is red and very sore. Is it related to my surgery?17 years 45 weeks ago1748
After many years of pain in my lower back and legs, I'm having spine fusion surgery. Will surgery make my pain go away?17 years 45 weeks ago3615
I am going to have surgery to take out a disc in my low back. What will replace the disc?17 years 45 weeks ago1871
I've had lower back problems for a long time. My doctor is recommending surgery. Will it help me?17 years 45 weeks ago1676
I've had problems with my sacroiliac joint since I was pregnant. It won't go away. Do I need to see a doctor?17 years 45 weeks ago1767
I am pregnant and have low back pain. I've gotten ultrasound treatments to ease my back pain before. How come I can't get them now that I'm pregnant? I just had an ultrasound to look at my baby.17 years 40 weeks ago2152
Would exercise make my back pain better? I recently had a baby, and my back started hurting during pregnancy.17 years 33 weeks ago1771
I had a baby three months ago and am wondering why my back still hurts. It started the last couple months of my pregnancy. I thought once I delivered, it would stop hurting. Is there something wrong?17 years 33 weeks ago1844
I am eight months pregnant and have gotten comments about my "waddle walk." Why is this happening? Does it have anything to do with the aching in my groin area at the end of a day?17 years 33 weeks ago1949
I've been reading a lot about back pain and learned that people who have a harder time getting along with others are at more risk of having lower back problems. Is this true?17 years 33 weeks ago1628

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