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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
New mattress: Unfortunately, you may need to get a new mattress or return that one. A mattress needs to be firm enough to support your spine in neutral alignment. ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor should check: The more common causes of lower back pain include: back muscle strain, back ligament sprain, fractured vertebra (spondylolysis), slipped vertebra (sp ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pain: You must see your primary doctor who will take your medical history, examine your back, and order xrays and blood work. Hopefully there will not be an ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
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See your doctor: You don't mention whether there was any strain or injury. If the pain is over the spine it could be from infection, disc disease, arthritis, an osteo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
10 years experience Emergency Medicine
Kidney?: You might be suffering from a kidney stone or infection. You can see your doc for a urine test and possibly an ultrasound. Motrin may make your pain b ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Seek referral: To a physiatrist or physical therapist for a physical examination and treatment. It's hard to give suggestion for treatment without knowing what this ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Back pain: It is time for you to find out the cause of your back pain by visiting your doctor. He/she will also provide ways to help that may include things lik ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Back pain: This could be many things - more information would be needed. If there was a strain or lifting - it could be a muscle strain. If fever or cough - co ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Gill
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rib pain: Likely caused by muscle fatigue. We all reach our breaking point.
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Dr. Jonathan Lau
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Cancer pain: Not knowing your current medical condition, it is hard to say. If you are healthy, it may be a sign of fatigue or muscle aches and pains. If its worse ... Read More
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