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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Overview)

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 with the internal organs.


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What cause back pain?

What cause back pain?

Several options: Back pain is usually related to arthritic changes to the spine. Sometime back pain can be related to infections, cancer, fractures, or even other organs such as the kidney, bladder, etc. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks i would see your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,099 doctors shared insights

Back Pain (Overview)

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 with the internal organs.


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I have a back pain, I do however sit allot behind the computer. Is it because of that or could be other factors?

I have a back pain, I do however sit allot behind the computer. Is it because of that or could be other factors?

Back pain: Frequent sitting can certainly contribute to back pain, either from relative deconditioning or from poor posture or both. You may be able to help yourself with frequent position changes, ergonomic improvements to your workspace, and also with conservative measures such as core strengthening and range of motion. If symptoms persist or worsen, see a physician. ...Read more

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Back pain (Tip)

Back pain

Is surgery an option with my type of back pain? ...See more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What are treatments for thoracic back pain?

Depends on pain: The treatments for thoracic pain will depend on the nature of pain. If it is degenerative disc disease, it may be treated with physical therapy (range of motion, vibration, massage, heat/cold etc). If it scoliosis, again, physical therapy +/- surgery may be an option. If the pain is referred to the thoracic area, but is caused by a chest or abdominal disorder, those need to be diagnosed & treated. ...Read more

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I have back pain. Do I need diagnostic tests?

No necessarily: Not necessarily. Pain needs to be assessed completely. If it is only a muscular pain caused by strain, then diagnostic tests won't be helpful. Doctors should order diagnostic imaging and testing if progressive or severe neurological deficits are suspected, or when they are thinking of serious underlying conditions on their examination. ...Read more

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Back pain (Tip)

Back pain

How can i prevent back pain in the future? ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What can cause back pain and what can I do to relieve it?

What can cause back pain and what can I do to relieve it?

Pain: There are many causes of back pain: strain, arthritis, herniated disk, cardiac, kidney stones or infection, sciatica , shingles among many others. Treatment depends on the cause and ranges from conservative to surgery. ...Read more

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I had protected sex with my partner and now have white milky discharge what does it mean with little back pain not sure feels like cramps?

I had protected sex with my partner and now have white milky discharge what does it mean with little back pain not sure feels like cramps?

Unclear-See a MD: Probably worth getting seen and checked out. Could be that you have a Urinary tract infection. Seems hard to believe, but maybe a sexually transmitted disease. Could be just from hormones and progressing through your cycle. If you don't normally get back pain with your cycle, worth seeing a physician to be seen for this further. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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