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Back Pain And Causes
Doubtful: Back pain can be caused by multiple events, but MS does not usually cause back pain as a symptom, and certainly does not present this way. If you have recently started the MS drug Gilenya, (fingolimod) back pain could be a transient adverse event. Otherwise search for a pain generator, and get this managed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: There are many potential causes of back pain, but certainly among those causes is a "pinched nerve". Among the most common causes of a pinched nerve are spinal stenosis ( in which a boney spur is pinching the nerve) and a disc herniation ( in which a disc is pushing on a nerve). These two conditions are among the more common causes of back pain. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
How do you know if your back pain is caused by your kidneys and/ or any other problems? I've had mris/cts, would that show up?
Back pain: Usually assicuated symptoms help with diagnosis . If coming from kidney there will be blood in urine, burning upon urination, pain from loin to groin. Other cause is musculoskeletal pain which is associated with pain on movement , relief on staying still, worse at night. Hope this helps ...Read more
Does the use of electric heater for mattresses worsen the pre-exsiting back pain or cause further damage to discs that are currently herniated?
My sister has hard time sleeping, she can't get any sleep. And she has horrible back pain that causes hard her to walk. What could it mean?
Pain & Sleep: Dear owl, your sister needs a medical evaluation to help determine what is wrong with her back & to treat it. In the meantime please share these sleep hygiene tips with her. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may >>. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek Doctor's Help: Psychological and emotional factors could lead to physical symptoms including back pain. Psychosomatic factors can cause or maintain back pain. These factors can lead to anxiety, fear, which may then lead to physical deconditioning, which can lead to myofascial pain, and even depression. Although we know that stress can lead to or worsen back pain, the exact mechanism is not really well known. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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