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Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Rumbling left side of stomach and pain, lower left back pain, no blood. Pain lifting left leg in sitting position, no nausea?

Rumbling left side of stomach and pain, lower left back pain, no blood. Pain lifting left leg in sitting position, no nausea?

Pain: There are many possible causes for your pain. A lumbar muscle sprain and spasm can cause this pain since these muscles connect the hip and spine through the pelvis. Also a serious infection, such as diverticulitis or peritonitis, can cause abdominal or back pain triggered by movement. See a doctor today. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of right sided pain, no activity prior to have pulled a muscle, pain from right lower rib area towards right hip, intense pain then ease?

Sudden onset of right sided pain, no activity prior to have pulled a muscle, pain from right lower rib area towards right hip,  intense pain then ease?

Could be a problem: Pains in the right side of your abdomen could be gallbladder related - these could give you that squeeze and release quality to which you seem to be referring. Other possibilities include appendix and colitis. The long and short is, you need n evaluation right away - abdominal ultrasound and CT. ...Read more

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Pain in back of foot now radiating up leg & swelling No injury?

Pain in back of foot now radiating up leg & swelling No injury?

Differential : Diagnosis would include achilles tendonopathy, post tibial tendonopathy, post tibial neuritis, clot in leg Without examine you the first concern would be a clot in the leg particularly if here is swelling or pain in the calf region. If pain is not there I would not worry as much for a clot and then can move on with he eat of the differential... ...Read more

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I'm having severe lower back pain. Pain goes down right leg and throbbs. Have history on protruding disk. Why is pain so severe?

I'm having severe lower back pain. Pain goes down right leg and throbbs. Have history on protruding disk. Why is pain so severe?

It may be that there: Is a further protrusion of that disc or at least a further tear of the outer part of the disc known as the annulus & called an annular tear or both-any of those scenarios may cause increased pain symptoms. One also has to consider other causes of pain in the region & if the pain is so severe you should seek medical attention for an accurate diagnosis & appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Cause of left lower back pain radiating to hip?

Disk, sij: Pain could be from a bulging disk, sacro-iliitis (sacro-iliac joint), facet joint arthropathy, lumbar stain, muscle spasm or many other causes... Go see a medical specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have sudden onset low back pain with radiation of pain down the leg, no injury. What's causing this?

I have sudden onset low back pain with radiation of pain down the leg, no injury. What's causing this?

Disk perhaps: A common cause would be a disk herniation (rupture, slip) in the low back. It can also be caused by nerve irritation by bone spurs in the low back. Less commonly, disk injury without herniation can also cause this type of symptoms. Often such problems will improve with time. Seek help if you have problems emptying your bladder or you have weakness in the leg muscles. ...Read more

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While bending over, exp sudden intense pulling/popping in lower back. Severe pain. Muscles tightening, posture distortion. Hurts to move. Advice?

While bending over, exp sudden intense pulling/popping in lower back. Severe pain. Muscles tightening, posture distortion.  Hurts to move. Advice?

Should see: Your doctor for a more thorough history and exam in order to give you any advice. Try moist heat, gentle stretching and Ibuprofen (if not allergic) for now. Good luck! ...Read more

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Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

Stretching needed: If there is pain and tightness to outer side (lateral) knee as well as the thigh, this may be a tight iliotibial band (ITB); when it affects function at the knee its called ITB syndrome. Stretching of the lateral thigh and knee, and the use of a foam roller or massage here can help. Tightness of the hamstrings can also cause some lower back pain. If popping is painful get check by your doctor. ...Read more

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Potential cause of severe stabbing pain lower right back for 3-5 minutes then duller stabbing and aching. 10/10 pain. Slight radiation to bottom rib.

? Kidney stone: Right lower quadrant pain is difficult to ascertain but the nature of your symptoms look like due to kidney stone. If you had these symptoms and fever and nausea, then that could be due to appendicitis. In female, may be due to pelvic inflammatory disease and sometimes due to ovarian pain due to ovulation. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lt calf sudden pain no redness or swelling?

Sharp   pain in lt calf sudden pain no redness or  swelling?

Muscle cramps: This is commonly known as Charlie horse. It occur due to fatigue of the muscles. It can also occur in the unconditioned athlete. If that happens to you again you can stop what you're doing massage the muscle apply either hot or cold compress. You can also do some stretching of the muscle. If the problem continues visit your PCP for further evaluationyou may need to have your calcium an ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more