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How do I know if I'm pinching nerves in my back? And how do I avoid doing so?Because there was pain on one side of my lower back earlier and I'm wondering maybe that's what caused it.

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Violet, with only the limited information of a pain in the lower back, I don't think there is any way to know. Can you be more specific about exactly what is happening and when it is happening? There are SO many things that can go wrong in the back, and we are not doctors here, however, if you tell us a bit more, we might be able to have some idea of what is going on, and whether a specialist is required or not.

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I don't think it's anything serious. It only started hurting today. The pain comes and goes, and it only lasts a few seconds. I've been doing a lot of stretches that require bending the back (usually forward), and I've been doing some back stretches.


My main concern is that maybe I'm stretching wrong and I'll really hurt my back. How can I prevent that? Are there any stretches I should avoid?

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Guest balletandsynchro

Hello, I am not a teen, so feel free to delete my post. However, my daughter did pull a deep muscle in her behind, which when she bent forewards pinched the sciatic nerve. Please do yourself a favor, and see a doctor. My Dd went through Physical Therapy, and now has daily exercises she does to keep that muscle loose. Recovery time was relatively short, with only a limited time off.

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I am very very prone to getting pinced nerves in my back, mainly near my shoulders. Theres not alot anyone can do for me except rub it vigoresly, which I HATE. I also use heating pads and Ibuprofen (just dont take more than a few pills a day, its not good for you). I usually just take two when I start to feel bad, and it lasts for a while. From what you have described, it doesnt sound like you have a pinched nerve. Pinched nerves feel like every time you move that part of your body, a needle is pushing in, even twisting around, if its bad enough. At least thats what it is like for me. Maybe you are just sore, but if it lasts longer, you should probobly see a doctor/physical therapist.

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