Low Back Pain or Kidney Pain
Muscles and ligaments surrounding it
Major muscle group: Erector Spinae, Multifidus, and Quadratus Lumborum
usually gets strain/ spasm / cramp
to the point where movement is impossible
Other symptoms include:
- nausea and vomiting
- cloudy or dark urine
- an urgent need to urinate
- pain when urinate
- a recent infection in your bladder
- blood in urine
- small kidney stones that look like gravel in your urine
Symptoms and associated conditions of back problem
Back pain can occur anywhere on your back,
but most commonly on lower back or buttocks.
If a nerve has been injured or irritated,
the pain is a sharp burning sensation
that may travel down your buttock to your lower leg or even your foot.
but nerve pain usually only affects one side.
It may get better if you switch positions or walk around.
Other symptoms of back pain:
(if it is due to a nerve issue)
you should be evaluated immediately.
You may suffer Cauda Equina Syndrome.
It can cause severe long-term damage to your spinal nerves
if not treated immediately!
Causes of Back pain:
Simple test to differentiate between back or kidney issue
certain movements of your back may trigger or worsen the pain.
will trigger or worsen the pain if your problem arises from back issues
movements of your back will not usually trigger or worsen the pain, the pain is quite constant.
Muscle injuries are usually caused by muscle imbalances,
when one group of the muscle is shortened,
the opposite group of muscle will be lengthened,
Both muscles are tight but one in shortened position and the other in lengthened position.
Tight muscles can be easily strained or injured due to loss of elasticity and loss of effective activation.
Besides, shortened muscles are also prone to spasm/cramp.
Thus, stretching can be used to loosen the tightened muscles.
Self stretching exercises
Please consult your physical therapist!
Hug knee stretch
Child post stretch
Side bending stretch
Credit to our Senior Physiotherapist, Suzane Siew
17 Sep 2021