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Yuma, AZ
A 39-year-old male asked:

I have lower back pain but nev3r hurt it?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Most back issues do: Not arise from injury but generally from neglect by their owners in terms of lack of regular exercise, good sleeping habits, smoking and obesity especially with age. There also can be a genetic or inherited component as well

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A 40-year-old member asked:

I have lower back pain and it hurts to poop.

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Dr. Jeffrey Roh
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 23 years experience
Painful pooping?: Back pain when using the bathroom may possibly indicate a derangement of your disc. The act of 'bearing down' while defecating can increase the intradiscal pressure between spinal segments. Since the outer covering of the discs (annulus) contain nociceptive pain fibers, this can result in pain from a torn annulus when performing this so-called valsalva maneuver. Good luck and be careful!
Lake Oswego, OR
A member asked:

Why does my lower left back hurt in the am lower back pain?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can examine: Some causes of lower back pain include: back muscle strain, back ligament sprain, fractured vertebra (spondylolysis), slipped vertebra (spondylolisthesis), herniated disc, spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis, urine infection, kidney infection or stone; tumor in the spine, kidney, or elsewhere; fibromyalgia, etc... With such a long list of possibilities, one's primary care doctor can examine.
Lubbock, TX
A 24-year-old female asked:

Im having lower back pain and it hurts to move?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice : You are having back spasm probably due to weak muscles pt and flexible exercises are helpful. If you have numbness and tingling down your leg than you have nerve involvement.

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