A 23-year-old member asked:
can back pain spread to other areas of the body?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes and no: Back pain does not necessarily "spread" to other areas, but certain causes of back pain (specifically nerve induced pain) can radiate from the back to other areas following a specific nerve pattern. This is known as radicular pain. Best example is a "pinched nerve" in the back causing back pain and radiating leg pain, also known commonly as "sciatica." see your doctor if having back pain.
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Dr. David Miller answered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes and no: Back pain can also *come from* other parts of your body. This is called "referred pain." for example, a gall stone can cause pain near your right shoulder blade, gerd can cause pain between your shoulder blades and a kidney infection can cause low back pain.
6182 viewsReviewed Jan 1, 2021
A 32-year-old male asked:
Hello sir I am facing severe sharp back pain from last 5 months body bent towards left. Sometime i can't even bend an inch forward. 5th time in 5yrs?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Severe Spasms: Could have a disc protrusion as underlying cause, but treatment if it gets better is the same. Take a full dose of Ibuprofen like 4 , 3 times a day with food for abot 2 weeks, walk as much as possible, use moist heat 3times a day, sleep with knees bent and a roll under the knees and between the knees. If not better in 2 weeks seek care and try pt.
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Last updated Jan 1, 2021
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