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Tenderness in lower back left side

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 28 years experience
You : You may be straining your back muscles or facet joints. I would recommend alternating with your right side and sleeping on your back. You may also b... Read More
Dr. Nelson Simmons
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Many : Many people complain of back pain. Pain in the area you are describing is more consistent with muscle pain than with nerve pain (often referred to as... Read More

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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
Nephrology and Dialysis 34 years experience
Unlikely: Kidney pain is in upper back. Your lt lower back pain is unlikely secondary to kidney. Also you have rt shoulder and upper arm pain and tenderness- un... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Depends: would verify with a physician to be sure. Any numbness? Does the pain radiate into the groin?
A female asked:
Dr. Garrett Norvell
Emergency Medicine 13 years experience
Appendicitis vs cyst: Hello! In that area, and without other information, I am most concerned about an ovarian cyst vs. subacute appendicitis, vs. lymph node inflammation.... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Further studies: If you had a significant mechanism of injury, a ct scan of the chest would be more sensitive way to pick up an injury to that area beyond a simple X-r... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Suspect muscle: This could be a cyst which may or may not be infected. With this there could be muscle or bone or joint or combination with tendon and bursa involveme... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Sciatica : Sciatica or spinal stenosis.Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through you... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
It could just be: Anxiety, panic attack, muscle strain etc. See your dr for reassurance. Take care!
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ans: Could be as simple as a positional issue or could be more serious. Did you have any injuries? You need a good history and exam.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Contusion: Such an injury causes contusion to tissues like muscles and bones. Bone contusions or bruises in particular can cause rather long term discomfort and ... Read More

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