Hope this help,
Dr S aka Dr. Awesome
exercising, it would be beneficial to visit a chiropractor for an assessment. Chiropractors are well trained in musculoskeletal conditions and can determine where your pain is likely coming from, as well as provide treatments and therapies that can correct the problem and/or improve the symptoms. Chiropractors use physical treatments and therapies rather than
drugs or surgery. Treatments are not painful and usually take 30 mins or less. You can even continue to do a lighter version of your exercise routine while receiving care (in most cases).
If you are just starting an activity like Zumba, it will probably take a week or two to get used to the activity. Try icing and stretching the affected muscles. Do the Cat-Cow stretch, glutes, quads and hamstring stretches. If you are feeling pain more at the belt line, or at one of the two dimples, this would be inflammation of your sacroiliac joints. Try the stretches first and if the pain does not decrease, seek the help of a chiropractic physician to determine the cause of your pain and treat the cause.
I hope this helps.
Take care and be well,
Dr. Eric Miller
Don”t overdo the Zumba
Rest for one week
See a chiropractor for a low back adjustment, as back pain may be indicative of a pinched nerve
Do everything in moderation
Certainly you should see a chiropractor to examine your spine, your pelvis, your musculature to determine what is going on with your back. They would advise you on specific treatment options as well as preventative measures you can take.
Dr. Caitlin Zietz, B.Sc., D.C.
I hope that this helps you out.
First, you should have your back checked by your chiropractor. I can't tell what is wrong with you from an email, but I can give you some suggestions which do not replace the need for a medical evaluation. It sounds like you overdid the Zumba. Whenever starting a new exercise program, it is always a good idea to start slow and do less than you think you can. It is so easy to do too much and end up paying for it later. It sounds like you have inflamed your lower back, either irritated nerves, disc, or muscles. A chiropractor can examine you, find out what is wrong, and get you back on the road to Zumba. If you put heat on your low back, take it off and use ice instead for 15 to 20 minutes, then take it off for 20 minutes. You can reapply as often as you need to and it will help with inflammation and pain.
Dr. Steven Moon, D.C.
Dr. Iwanski, D.C.
Dr. Homer Wall
The biggest thing that you can proactively do to help with low back tension is to stretch it to loosen up both before and after exercise. The hip flexors, hamstrings, and quads are all very important muscle groups to stretch out if you are having low back pain.
Without an intake and examination, it is difficult to make recommendations. However, injuries can be treated through chiropractic care, acupuncture, fire cupping, just to name a few. Again, an intake and exam would be warranted before proper recommendations can be made.
I hope this helps! Feel free to call me with any questions!
Angie Skokos, DC, MS
So this is just one example that I tried to make a very important point that for any doctor to determine what is the best scenario to deal with a goal, nagging low back pain, he/she will need to conduct a detailed patient history followed by a focused physical examination in order to attain a complete understanding of its exact precipitating factors and root cause.
Then and only then can possible remedies and recommendations be entertained. I hope this will shed some light to your question.