Lumbar pain while walking

Some symptoms that arise at the level of sensations should not be neglected, because they help us in time to identify the beginning of serious pathologies. Pay attention to pain and unusual sensations in different parts of the body and try, without delay, to find out from the experts their possible cause. One of these alarming signals – pain in the lumbar spine when walking – may indicate the onset of serious illness.


Pain can be caused by such reasons:


  • Overweight
  • Excessive sports loads on simulators
  • The so-called standing work (hairdresser, seller, worker at the machine or on the field)
  • Long forced sitting position, as with drivers, cashiers, accountants, etc.
  • Hard work with great physical exertion


Women are predisposed to lumbar pain during and immediately after pregnancy due to a large load on the lower back due to the weight of the fetus, as well as during menopause as a harbinger of the development of osteoporosis.


The pain, characterized as “lumbago,” says that you have serious spinal pathologies. It can also be neurological problems and even diseases of internal organs. By the nature of the pain that occurs while walking, there are pulsating, stitching and aching pains. Unpleasant sensations in the lower part of the spine can also be caused by some viral diseases, hypothermia, “breakdown” of the spine from overload or memory of past injuries.


Types of Lumbar Pain


Lumbar pain is of two types: primary and secondary.

If the muscles and vessels connecting the intervertebral discs do not receive enough nutrition due to a malfunction in the blood supply, dysfunctions of the entire spinal column occur. Its activity is weakened, you feel pain when walking and increased stress. This is the so-called primary pain. These first manifestations of the symptoms of lower back disease are often overlooked, they are often tolerant and go away on their own. For help to a specialist, the patient turns when the disease goes into an advanced stage, when it is impossible to endure the pain. Then you need a long treatment, often surgical.


Secondary pain is caused by mechanical damage to muscles, joints or the development of a tumor. The pain has a strong exhausting character, causes numbness and the inability to bend and straighten. Pain of this nature does not always indicate problems of the spine itself, be it trauma or osteochondrosis, but also be a symptom of various types of tumors on the internal organs.


Never postpone a visit to the doctor after experiencing lower back pain. Timely diagnosis is the first step to quality treatment. As practice shows, the most


Common causes of lumbar pain 




The most common cause of lumbar pain. The examination diagnoses spinal degeneration, “compression” of the intervertebral discs, which causes pain when walking.


Muscle spasm


It happens due to large physical exertion or prolonged forced stay in an uncomfortable position, in which the muscles cramp, cause pain in the lower back.


Vertebral hernia


The spine is replete with nerve endings. Hernias cause a pressing effect on these endings. Such an action is characterized by constant pain, which increases with extension and tilting of the back, when walking and standing.


Vertebral instability


This problem is most often encountered by women after 40 years. Vertebral instability causes pain in the lumbar region, aggravated by an upright position. This pathology is accompanied by a feeling of fatigue, unwillingness to move, the need for a comfortable posture and lack of movement. The problem lies in the same dysfunction of the intervertebral discs and often overweight.


Narrowed spinal canal


Pathological changes in the spine caused by proliferation in its articular structures lead to compression of the nerve processes, which is accompanied by constant pain even in a calm state.


Diagnosing the cause of lumbar pain


Popular types of diagnostics for this pathology are MRI, CT, ultrasound of internal organs, as well as X-ray examination. By decision of a specialist, other methods and analyzes may be prescribed.


Therapeutic methods


Following a diagnosis, the following measures may be prescribed:


  • Hormone replacement therapy, anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs;
  • blockade in areas of intervertebral discs or in the canal itself;
  • acupuncture;
  • medical – sports complex;
  • surgical intervention.


Any treatment will be more beneficial if it is started in a timely manner. Therefore, do not hesitate to visit a neurologist to clarify the diagnosis and quality treatment.

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