Back relief for 20 year old male in good health. Sciatica problems in the healthy.

Today is the day for young people to write in about back pain. Here is a 20-something year old male worrying about Sciatica. I think worry is a problem to have so young, but fortunately a simple stretch (can you say free and fast) daily can prevent a lifetime of pain.

Here's the Q/A.

QUESTION:

Can I get Sciatica pain? (from Zack)

Hello, to start I am an in shape 21 yea old male with no backpain history. I have had back pain for the past week plus, I had a bad deal with in september also. My back has a lot of tightness in it and some lower back pain. But the pain is not anything serious, I am able to go about my daily schedule without

A readers asks: About two weeks ago I noticed some lower back pain when standing up from sitting – why?

QUESTION AND ANSWER WITH STEPHEN PAUL WEST

A young reader asks a questions about backpain from sitting:

About two weeks ago I noticed some lower back pain when standing up from sitting. Yesterday and today it hurts so bad to get up that I clench my teeth when I stand. It's so low that it's about where I'd think my tailbone is. It's not a large area that hurts its right in the middle(also why I think it might be my tailbone). I haven't fallen or been exercising excessively. It's about two inches down from the top of my butt. I am only 18 and relatively healthy.

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Comments on suicide and killing yourself quickly.

I recently answered a question from a reader who said something very concerning:

I am writing a book and looking to find a way to have one of the characters kill themselves, but I am horrible at writing "person in vast amounts of pain" views.

Perhaps the individual was writing a book, but it is also possible they were doing personal research on their own dark thoughts. Self-harm is no trifling matter, and I mixed my reply with the possibility it was just writers research, or the possibility of suicide. My reply:

The fictional story Jurassic Park used dinosaurs as a quick way to die.

But I'm not certain you want that kind of fiction. If I could recommend a great best-seller on helping cure depression, "Depression Symptoms Decoded"

Here's and excerpt from that book:

"Dark thoughts are very common, and most likely universal, so I’m certain I have a fairly large audience as I continue.

“The survey of 3,010 people over [the age of] 15 years old found (2.6%) subjects reported suicidal ideation in the past two weeks. “


The survey shows that nearly 3% of people have harmful thoughts within the last two weeks. This was a survey of a general population, so its 3% of everybody. That’s a lot of people.

The core of all dark thoughts comes from not feeling safe – specifically in not feeling safe from pain. If we can make a safe place from pain, then we are free from violent ideations.

If you remove the fear, pain, and anxiety from our lives; our brain will refocus on lighter thoughts automatically. Too often we try to banish the thoughts without respect to the banishing the pain. This is the proverbial cart before the horse."

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A young 16 year old girl suffering from Back Pain

We all assume back pain is a problem for older adults, or those who have been in accidents. However, even teenagers are susceptible to the agonizing pain of sciatica and back pain.

In this readers' forum a 16yr-old reports agonizing pain, and asks how to get relief. You can read her question and my reply below:

A GENTLE READER ASKS:

Severe back pain, wont go away?

I'm 16, and 5'10 female...so pretty tall. For years I've always had some sort of back pain, I just put it down to the fact that I'm growing. But for the last few months the pain has gone from a 3 to 8 out of 10. I don't have a job so I can't blame it on working tohard,I

Chronic back pain? Causes? Solutions?

A reader seeks to find an answer to the chronic back pain. The answer is often something called fatigue. Read on to learn more about this debilitating problem:

A readers writes:

"Chronic back pain? Causes? Solutions?

So, I've been suffering from back pain for almost three years, but nothing major. In the past six months, however, it has worsened considerably. I wake up in the middle of the night because of it; when I cough I can feel it in my back; it stops me from enjoying some things.
The problem is that it isn't limited to any specific part of my back. All along my spine from in between my shoulder blades down to my tail bone all along both sides of my spine, it hurts. Recently, it has mostly been in the middle of my back. I went to my family physician and got several blood tests and three x-rays done.
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