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my back feels like it is on fire

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Back pain: Back pain is very common, and the sensation can be intense. Common causes include inflammation or partial breakdown of the intervertebral disks, but t ... Read More
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
39 years experience Pain Management
Lots of things: There are a lot of causes of low back pain. Assuming that this pain has been there for more than a few days then i would suggest getting in to see you ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Sauer
27 years experience Pain Management
Many causes: Most commonly at your age, this would be a muscular problem. A strain of the posture muscles of the back. Physical therapy would be the place to star ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See below: Put an ice pack on it for 20 minutes ever hour or so for the first day, then heat similarly starting on the next day. If the pain doesn't settle down ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Teal
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Muscle spasm: Likely have muscle spasms in your back from bending or twisting. Your primary care doctor may prescribe muscle relaxers and physical therapy. Lumbar s ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Muscle strain/spasm: The strong muscles in the back and neck can spasm or get inflamed from trauma and cause a sensation of pain that may last for some time. The pain coul ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Get evaluated: Your pain sounds serious. If you have fever, vomiting or this pain lasts more than a few hours then get evaluated. You could have appendicitis. There ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
10 years experience Family Medicine
Many possibilities: Considering the symptoms you describe, there are a number of possibilities that could be causing your back pain, which could include muscle strain/spr ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Cluster headache: Try topiramate or verapamil
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Fever? Infection?: Check your temperature, you may have fever. If you have fever and back pain you need to get seen right away to be sure you don't have a serious infec ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Phimosis. : The inability to retract the foreskin all the way back behind the head of the penis is called phimosis. Decreased elasticity of the skin from inflamma ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Davant
49 years experience Family Medicine
Don't have a clue: Your brain doesn't hurt--its coverings can, though and if you're having head pain and spells of confusion you need to see an md. It could be lots of t ... Read More

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