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A 49-year-old member asked:

most common symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy?

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Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
Lumbar radiculopathy: Usually, this presents with varying degrees of leg pain, weakness, numbness, and/or tingling. Back pain can also accompany it.
Dr. Robert Henderson
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 47 years experience
Leg pain: Leg pain with or without back pain. Pattern and location of leg pain remains the same.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Severe leg pain: Typical symptoms of an acute lumbar radiculopathy are severe, lancinating pain in a consistent distribution. Other symptoms include numbness or tingling and occasionally weakness. Symptoms are usually better with rest and worse with activity. Check out spine-health.Com.

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What are some tips for how to treat back acne?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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Acne Therapy: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. There are topicals like ziana and epiduo and oral medication like solodyn (minocycline). See your dermatologist.
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What are the reasons for needing surgery for back pain?

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Dr. Mark Weston
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Unstable spine: With nerves at risk . Back pain surgery are attempts to change out uncomfortable strucures for more comfortable structures or to stop painful small joint movements although scarred muscle hurts and stiff joints arent always percieved as more comfortable works occasionally is very diagnosis and patient dependant patient selection is key.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Which habits cause back pain?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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A few: Lack of physical activity or exercise, obesity, poor sleeping habits and smoking can be factors.
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My daughter just came back from haiti..She has a 1" radius of redness with a black center? Is this a spider bite? She is having pain with it.

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Could be : She needs to be seen and have that evaluated. Black center means a necrotic center and may need to be debrided. Make an appointment.
A 25-year-old female asked:

I feel like I have pain in my kidneys. What could this be?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Muscle pain?: Pain in back muscles is more common reason for this complaint than actual kidney pain. But kidney stone possibility cannot be ruled out. Also, could be related to kidney infection esp if you have signs of of UTI e.g. Burning, frequency, or foul odor with urination. A visit to your doc will help differentiate this.

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