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Back Pain Cannot Bend Forward
Couple of things: Sounds as if either there's traction on the cord sometimes referred to as a tethered cord...or you may be experiencing a funny thing called Lhermitte's sign though your description's not classic. Have you recently developed SEVERE migraine like headaches by chance with fever? Hopefully not..just a question. In any event, any of these possibilities deserves a workup by a doctor. Cheers! ...Read more
Go to the ER: If you are in such bad shape, why not go the emergency room. There are just so many potential causes of which there are also life threatening causes. You need to go to the hospital or emergency room and have yourself examined. ...Read more
Sharp stabbing pain in lower right side back. Radiates into hip. Hurts most when bending or lifting leg to step. Chiro closed till July 14th. Help??
Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?
Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more
Facet: Many reasons for back pain, and diagnosing facet pain is not that easy, but as a kind of a rule, pain with bending forwards tends to imply the "disc" being a source, whereas pain bending backwards tends to come from the facets, or joints that connect the spine. This rule can vary quite a bit however, so see a physiatrist. ...Read more
Elderly dad pain right shoulder blade going straight down back. Excruciating to sit back . Hurts moving it and breathing in. Possiblilities please?
BACK PAIN ELDERLY M: Is it you or Dad that has spinal stenosis, etc. Some possibilities think about and discuss with Drs. 1. Fracture/collapse of vertebra-needs to see Dr now for pain control and eval 2. Pneumonia and pleurisy-take to Dr. 3. Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm-rush to hospital now. 4. Shingles not yet erupted. Time will tell. 5. Pulmonary embolism rush to Dr.now ...Read more
Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?
Cross SLR : This could be a sign of a lumbar spine intervertebral disc herniation or something else. See your doctor for further evaluation and examination. The history and exam may be able to diagnose a disc herniation. An MRI is often needed to confirm the diagnosis and to help guide treatment options. ...Read more
Pain in right shoulder radiating down right arm to elbow. excruciating pain when standing. only get relief if I sit on couch leaning back?
Urgent Evaluation: Consider urgent evaluation as radiating pain down an arm - more so if left sided - can be due to heart problems (like lack of blood flow to the coronary arteries cause a heart attack). In this case it sounds more neurological - maybe a compressed nerve. This because it is relieved with the position change. One that would likely reduce pressure on nerves radiating from the neck down arm. ...Read more
Pain on right back when bending down to the right like when I want to pick something and back pain when bending my neck backward plus leg pain..
Sacroiliitis: Likely inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. This a joint between the sacrum and the ilium. The joints are located bilaterally where the small dimples in the low back are located. Pain in this joint is made worse by rising from a seated position, rolling onto the affected side while in bed, and taking a step up on the affected side. Apply ice at night in addition to anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more
Severe back pain upon waking up in the middle of the night, sudden sharp pain. Pain radiates to hips/knees, cannot sit up, hurts to walk, pain radiat?
Hurt [email protected] 9/12,still can't stand straight up/fully bend over,lift arms above head,hurts/pulls mid bk when lowering head,severe pain.Can ER help?
Lower right back pain when bending neck forward and When walking lower back pain on the right side ..??
LBP is in the muscle: LBP starts out as simple in the back, yours has got complicated due to the other complaints. Start self-care with a Wellness Program of Vits, Magnesium supplements, sleep hygiene, exercise, massage, yoga, heat, Epsom tub soaking, stretching and formal PT. move up to a Chiropractor. Then ask for dry or wet needling which is like acupuncture. Trigger point injections. No epidurals or surgery. ...Read more
Severe lower back pain. Goes from left side of back, down to left buttock. Hurts to sit, when lying down can't get back up. ?
Back pain: This is likely to be due to a back strain, muscle spasm, bulge or disc herniation. Conservative therapy with massage, analgesic medication, muscle relaxers, and physical therapy should be done. I suggest medical evaluation and lumbar x rays. If pain persists despite therapy, then MRI should be considered. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
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