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can constant lower back pain be serious

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Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
DR visit needed.: You need to be seen today, the frequent urination is many times a sign of urinary tract infection. But the loss of weight makes your symptoms much mo ... Read More

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Many Things: Too many things to take a guess (prostatitis, urinary tract infection, true spinal back, pinched nerve, spinal stenosis, low potassium. Have your doc ... Read More
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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
24 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Back+Leg pain: A combination of back- and leg pain and cramps could be due to an acute disc herniation or another cause of nerve compression. Have yourself seen by a ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Severe back pain : Using hydrocodone for back pain is like blocking your eye to not see a fire. It has no long term benefit and allows you to continue to work , move wit ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Many possibilities: The symptoms of pain and numbness during or after activity could be due to muscle strain, nerve irritation, or other causes. Best to check with your d ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not normal: Call your OB to be evaluated need to make sure u are not trying to go into premature labor, also could be form pubic bone symphysis separation which c ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Many causes: There could be a problem with the Achilles tendon and calf muscle (gastrocnemius or soleus), or there could be a problem in the lower back, related to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Knee, calf, or back?: Does the crunching occur with a sound or a feeling? Does your knee feel ok with movement when you are not bearing weight on it? I would be concerned ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: If the pain is that severe and radiating you need to see a doctor for evaluation. Sounds like a pinched nerve
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Low back pain: Treat the cause, whether bone, muscles, tissue, or medical conditions or medications.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
35 years experience Pain Management
Need proper exam: Being in 'great shape' doesn't preclude the possibility of disease, injury, or dysfunctional vertebrae, or locked si joint. It could also be an organ ... Read More
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