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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
1M people helped
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Why do I have back aches all the time?

Dr. Shahid Rafique
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
1M people helped
Why do I have back aches all the time?

Need to be checked: Chronic back pain in younger individuals can be a symptom of serious conditions of the spine and other structures. I suggest you see a physician and be checked for inflammatory conditions of the spine, internal organs as well as mechanical causes of low back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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32 years in practice
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
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My back has a lot of tension and only aches at night what might the cause be?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
My back has a lot of tension and only aches at night what might the cause be?

Several possible: , there are several possible causes -- do you have a mattress which is old, lumpy, or otherwise no longer suits you? Back tension can also be associated with suppressed anger -- read dr. John sarno's book, "healing back pain: the mind-body connection" to learn about this. http://tinyurl.com/kdgpwr7 another possibility is anxiety and muscle tension that you're only aware of when quiet at night. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified
32 years in practice
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Dr. Eric Hastriter
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
14 years in practice
342K people helped
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Why as I grow older as a man, do my aches and pains not go away as quickly?

Dr. Eric Hastriter
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
14 years in practice
342K people helped
Why as I grow older as a man, do my aches and pains not go away as quickly?

Youth : Metabolism slows down as one ages do all the by products of muscle use also breakdown slower and thus you are more tired then ever. Keep excercising though as it will keep you young! sleep we'll and eat well. Surround yourself with young people and you will stay fit and young feeling. ...Read more

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Dr. Mircea Petrina
Board Certified, Cardiology
19 years in practice
173K people helped
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Should I exercise when I have aches?

Dr. Mircea Petrina
Board Certified, Cardiology
19 years in practice
173K people helped
Should I exercise when I have aches?

Yes : If they don't get any worse! take it easy! talk to your personal trainer for evaluation! ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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32 years in practice
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Dr. Lisa Rankin
Board Certified, ADHD and Autism
20 years in practice
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Why does my side ( right) hurt? Feels busied a month ago but nothing was there. Now it just aches?

Dr. Lisa Rankin
Board Certified, ADHD and Autism
20 years in practice
1M people helped

Vague symptoms : Those symptoms are vague and without more information not able to say. If pain was on side or around to the back it may be a kidney stone. A contusion to a rib from physical contact or coughing is possible. A musculoskeletal cause from exercise or lifting could be considered. See your provider so they can take a good history and do a physical exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
25 years in practice
2M people helped
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My back aches really bad?

Dr. Alan Jackson
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
25 years in practice
2M people helped
My back aches really bad?

Need exam: This could be muscular or inflammitory( sciatica). Hard to determine with out an exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
143M people helped
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What could back aches be a symptom of?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
143M people helped
What could back aches be a symptom of?

See below: There are other conditions your doctor will discuss. Among them is a condition called interstitial cystitis, which is inflammation of the bladder lining. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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Books or massage products that work for back aches?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped

One possibility: I often use traumeel when i scrape or massage the back. It is a german product made from a variety of herbs. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
21M people helped
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I exercised way too much and now everything aches. What can I do to recover faster?

Dr. Stephen Southard
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
21M people helped
I exercised way too much and now everything aches. What can I do to recover faster?

Take it easy: Just rest and avoid exercising over the next several days. This doesn't mean complete bed rest, just undertake normal activity. Also try to stay hydrated. There is a chance you have a degree of rhabomyolysis, more significant muscle tissue breakdown. So if you're pain is progressive and severe and/or your urine is darkening(or even becoming brown) then seek an inperson evaluation with your doc ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Board Certified, Rheumatology
32 years in practice
476K people helped
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My back aches when i wake up and continue to lie down in the morning. When i get up, it's gone. This is the case food the last five years now.

Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Board Certified, Rheumatology
32 years in practice
476K people helped

Back pain is common: Back pain is a very common problem. Exercises to help strengthen the muscles that support your spine are frequently helpful. You can do theses in bed, before you go to bed, and after you wake up in the morning. These few minutes of exercise may help relieve your aching, and help you avoid medication. Sometimes getting a firmer mattress is helpful, but i'd try the exercises first. ...Read more

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