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Back hurts when I'm laying down belly up? Its the lumbar region and I haven't bruised or injured it. I crack my back a lot, could this be the problem?

Back hurts when I'm laying down belly up? Its the lumbar region and I haven't bruised or injured it. I crack my back a lot, could this be the problem?

Probably degenerativ: Don't believe that "cracking ' your back is the problem. Stretching exercises may actually be helpful for flexibility. You may actually have degenerative disc disease of lower back. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, I burp alot. Pain goes to my shoulder, down my back. Also hurts when I lay down. Alsowhen breathe?

I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, I burp alot. Pain goes to my shoulder, down my back. Also hurts when I lay down. Alsowhen breathe?

Probably chest wall: It needs to be checked by your doctor but it seems it is in the chest wall according to your symptoms. The other causes can be gastro esophageal reflux, pleuritic pain. At your age it is unlikely to be from your heart. Get it checked by your doctor to find the exact cause. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my lower back hurt/ache when I lay down?

Please explain why does my lower back hurt/ache when I lay down?

Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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I have pain in my mid to upper left back hurts when I walk or even lay down?

I have pain in my mid to upper left back hurts when I walk or even lay down?

Pain: You will need to see physician. Concerned pneumonia pleurisy. Could be simply muscular but generally feels better at test. ...Read more

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I have lwr rt quad pn in abdomen and rt back flank. My back hurts most when laying down. I have a CT in 3 days. Fam hst of colon cancer dad & brot?

I have lwr rt quad pn in abdomen and rt back flank. My back hurts most when laying down. I have a CT in 3 days. Fam hst of colon cancer dad & brot?

Many possibilities.: Right lower quadrant pain with radiation to the flank can be many different things. Possibilities include appendix inflammation, constipation, kidney infection, kidney tumor, colon tumor, etc. The imaging study will be very helpful. If the imaging study is inconclusive consider having a colonoscopy to be complete. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does the back of my head hurt when I lay down on a pillow at the end if evrryday?

Why does the back of my head hurt when I lay down on a pillow at the end if evrryday?

Not sure: Without examining you one cannot be sure. Some things that come to mind are: muscle tension in the back of your head or neck, problems with the cervical spine (spine in the neck), local skin irritation. Best to have someone examine you. ...Read more

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How come my back hurts more when I sit? I have burning pain to my knee please help it also hurts when I lay down I wear a tens unit when I sit

How come my back hurts more when I sit? I have burning pain to my knee please help it also hurts when I lay down I wear a tens unit when I sit

Sacroiliac instabili: The pain you describe is a classic type of pain symptom for sacroiliac instability.

This is best treated by prolotherapy ot refurbish the ligaments that are damaged.

Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org for information about and to find a prolotherapist. ...Read more

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I have severe lower right back pain it hurts when I lay flat and try to stand up straight. And when I lay down and move my legs it hurt too. I also?

Back spasms?: May have strained back? Lift something? In jury? If urine symptoms may have kidney stone? Drink lots of fluids, take excedrin or aleve and tylenol. use biofreeze gel and ice pack or heat pad whichever works, rest 2 days, if not better see a dr. Be sure not constipated. ...Read more

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My right middle back hurts I don't know why. When I poke it it hurts. N it just hurts randomly. But it feels better when I lay down.?

My right middle back hurts I don't know why. When I poke it it hurts. N it just hurts randomly. But it feels better when I lay down.?

Trigger point: Local tenderness is a muscle strain right middle back is usually a rhomboid muscle a good massage can help this muscle fires with every intentional shoulder action to stabalize the scapular for shoulder function and canbe a place stress affects like neck and tension headache rest relax and don't over train I used triggerpont injection very effectively. ...Read more

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My back hurts every time I lay down flat, it's a sharp pain that usually only lasts a few seconds.?

Back pain: This is likely musculoskeletal. .. You may have a pulled tendon that intensifies when you lie down. .. Get some stretching exercise to see if there's improvement. ...Read more

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I have had back pain for the past three days and it hurts to move, lay down, or sit. Is this normal?

Muscle Sprain: How did it start? Do not do any activity that makes your pain worse. Try OTC pain meds, ice or heating pad. If it does not get better in few days then needs to be evaluated. If you have tingling or numbness or weakness then it nedds urgent attention. ...Read more

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What's does it mean when I'm having a lot of back pain. When I lay down my back hurts a lot. It's been having for a couple of months now?

What's does it mean when I'm having a lot of back pain. When I lay down my back hurts a lot. It's been having for a couple of months now?

Many possibilities: Most common back pain is due to muscle spasm of your back due to abnormal posture ; radiculopathy due to vertebral disc abnormalities can also cause back pain. May need physical exam and back x Ray ...Read more

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I have back problems, my middle back hurts terribly im only 16 and its to the point where I cannot breath well or lay down flat I have no idea what to do

I have back problems, my middle back hurts terribly im only 16 and its to the point where I cannot breath well or lay down flat I have no idea what to do

Breathing: Breathing pain is less typical for back problems. I recommend seeing your primary care doctor. Depending on the findings you may need to see a specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Rib and back pain. Hurts worse when I sit or lay down. Threw up the night before. What should I do?

Rib and back pain. Hurts worse when I sit or lay down. Threw up the night before. What should I do?

Chestpain: I assume you have chest pain in the front and back. May be muscular or from the bones and joints or may have pleuracy that is the inflammation in the lining of the lung, If the pain is bad enough you should have it checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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Back Pain on right side radiates to the front lower rib area. Hurts when I breath or cough. Hurts to lay down even.

Get evaluated: You should have your chest pain evaluated by a physician in person. Several serious conditions could be causing those symptoms including pneumonia, blood clots in your lung, tumors, and gallstones. Less serious causes like viruses or muscle tears/spasms could also be the source. Best to have a professional help you sort it out. ...Read more