I had a muscle catch on my lower back couple days back. I don't have any tingling sensation or numbness. I am able to walk and stretch my legs. However it's been 4 days now and I am having pain in lower hip / butt cheek. Should I be concerned please advise on the next steps
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Hi, it could be due to mild compression of the nerve roots. Use proper body mechanics:
Stand smart. Maintain a neutral pelvic position. If you must stand for long periods, place one foot on a low footstool to take some of the load off your lower back. Alternate feet. Good posture can reduce the stress on back muscles.
Sit smart. Choose a seat with good lower back support, armrests and a swivel base. Consider placing a pillow or rolled towel in the small of your back to maintain its normal curve. Keep your knees and hips level. Change your position frequently, at least every half-hour.
Lift smart. Avoid heavy lifting, if possible, but if you must lift something heavy, let your legs do the work. Keep your back straight — no twisting — and bend only at the knees. Hold the load close to your body. Find a lifting partner if the object is heavy or awkward. Consult Orthopedician for further evaluation...