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I was pain-free when i went to bed but had lower back pain this morning. Same mattress...Possible cause? Do not recall any injury yesterday.

I was pain-free when i went to bed but had lower back pain this morning. Same mattress...Possible cause? Do not recall any injury yesterday.

"Sleep wrong": Assuming you have only back pain, done nothing physically unusual in the preceding few days, and are not menstruating/ovulating, then most likely your sleep position strained your back or compressed the facet joints in the back of your spine. Either way, such pain should be short-lived. If it isn't, something else is wrong. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Might it be that a a coccyx injury be the cause of lower back pain?

Might it be that a a coccyx injury be the cause of lower back pain?

Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Not likely to cause pain higher up, though. Back problems, however, may cause tailbone pain. Treatment includes nsaid's, and a sitting pillow. Not a doughnut, but a foam wedge with triangle cutout. This keeps you sitting leaning forward without pressure on the coccyx. If persistent, removal is rarely needed but successful. ...Read more

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Why might it be that lower back pain from an injury move around to different spots?

Why might it be that lower back pain from an injury move around to different spots?

Facet joints: Your spine is made of bony blocks called vertebrae, which are connected to each other by small joints called facet joints. When individual vertebrae are misaligned, this places strain on facets at different levels. You may benefit from gentle physical therapy or an honest chiropractor. If you have associated leg pain, see your pain management doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is it possible that lower back pain or injury lead to any difficulty walking fluidly?

Is it possible that lower back pain or injury lead to any difficulty walking fluidly?

Yes: Pain usually causes the muscles to spasm and tighten up. This can really limit your ability to walk normally. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and stiffness not from injury had for one month does not get better or worse pain moderate male 41.?

Lower back  pain and stiffness  not from injury  had for one month does not get better or worse pain moderate  male 41.?

Lot of reasons: Time for a check up. In the next 5-10 years, all your friends are in need of a check up. Better sooner than later. Continue performing the maintenance on your body to keep up good health for the next 40 years. If u had a car that was made in 1973, would u think its time for an overhaul ? ...Read more

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What does acute lumbar faciities mean? What causes it? How to treat it? I have lower back pain. Didn't fall. No injuries. Not lifting heavy neither.

What does acute lumbar faciities mean? What causes it? How to treat it? I have lower back pain. Didn't fall. No injuries. Not lifting heavy neither.

Lumbar "faciities"?: Did you mean acute lumbar facet( joint pain)? If so, this is frustrating to patients since these structural joints can be aggravated without any fall, lifting incident, etc. Simple things like quickly turning over in bed, getting out of a chair, twisting to do laundry, vacuuming, sweeping mopping, etc. can aggravate these joints. Good thing is that they'll settle down without aggressive measures ...Read more

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My 15 year old son has lower back pain, but no injury. He says it hurts at the base of his spine when he sits and sometimes has pain in one leg. ?

Time 4 medical eval.: Spondylolysis (a stress fracture or congenital defect of the pars portion of the spine) is one possible cause of low back pain in this age group. Spondylolysthesis, a condition where one vertebrae slips off the one below can be present as well and both conditions can be associated with leg pain. There are other possibilities of course , but the point is it is time to see an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Does PCOS cause back problems? I have lower back pain without injury! I can't bend properly nor do normal activities without the pain. Help!?

Does PCOS cause back problems? I have lower back pain without injury! I can't bend properly nor do normal activities without the pain. Help!?

Hard to say: Lots of things can cause back pain. And although PCOS can indirectly contribute, more things such as back bone, muscle, skin, rash, urinary and intestinal issues can also be addressed. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have lower back pain have 3 pins in it from back injury 20 yrs ago have been on narco10/370 on and off for 8 yrs and just moved hear from ax and have not went to doc to get a refill on them I have my old perpcription bottle can you refill it intill I can

Narcotic difficulty: Sorry to hear your situation. You really need to contact the last physician who prescribed the narcotic for you. That doctor will be more comfortable giving you a new prescription while you are trying to find a new doctor. ...Read more

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I'm suffering severe low back pain that radiates around to my lower abdominal area. No injury or trauma to the area.

I'm suffering severe low back pain that radiates around to my lower abdominal area. No injury or trauma to the area.

Herniated disc.: could be high lumbar or low thoracic disc herniation of arthritis called spondylosis. see primary care who will start you on NSAIDs (motrin) and physical therapy. If no better, MRI would be indicated-lumbar and thoracic. If all negative, could be intraabdominal process that is giving you referred pain. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden lower back pain?

Strain: The most common cause of sudden low back pain is a strain. This is usually of the muscles and the ligaments. Certainly other tissues can cause sudden low back pain such as a disc tear or disc herniation. The good news is that most acute low back pain goes away within a few days with rest, ice and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Got sudden lower back pain (more on left side). Hurts more in bending and trying to sit without back support.

Got sudden lower back pain (more on left side). Hurts more in bending and trying to sit without back support.

First thought muscl: This could be a muscle pull. It sounds more mechanical rather than internal. You can discuss this with your physician. If the back hurts you might try ice or cold packs for the first 36 hours and then heat after that. ...Read more

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What causes sudden lower back pain? Feels like my back is about to break in half. Dull pain almost unbearable.

Low Back Pain: Most people with sometime in their life have sudden debilitating back pain. This can be from muscle strain, disc herniation, or even be unexplained. These symptoms usually improve over time with rest, plenty of water, and occasional NSAID pain medications. If you are gradually improving with rest, you will probably get better on your own. If you do not improving you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Today I got a sudden lower back pain. it goes around to the hips too. what could be the reason ? what can i do to relieve it ?

Back pain: Most common cause of back pain is musculoskeletal in nature. Maintaining activity levels and stretching is the mainstay of treatment. As long as there is no shooting pain or weakness this should resolve. ...Read more

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I woke up with sudden lower back pain, it feels like I'm gonna poop but I can't. Also suddenly vomited?

I woke up with sudden lower back pain, it feels like I'm gonna poop but I can't. Also suddenly vomited?

Concerning: Sudden back pain associated with potential bowel issues could be serious like a bowel obstruction. Vomiting can also be seen in bowel obstruction. This could also be some less serious issues but I would recommend you seek medical attention now to rule out serious issues. This is even more important if you are an older adult ...Read more

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Left lower back pain?

Left lower back pain?

Vague: Left low back pain. Radiate into leg? Most painful movement ? Injury ? Illness ? Sudden ? Long time ? Age ? With just the question to go on, what is likely in the left lower back area with no leg radiation ? Could be your left sacroiliac joint or your left l5s1 facet joint or even early shingles. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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