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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Severe pain in flank of back when sneezing?

Severe pain in flank of back when sneezing?

Herniated Disk: Sneezing and coughing resulting in back pain is a typical finding in someone with a herniated disk. If it does not resolve on its own in a few weeks, i would see your doctor to evaluate the spine further with imaging studies. ...Read more

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Pain in back when breathing in left side?

Pain in back when breathing in left side?

Pain that is: Worse with a deep breath is usually due to inflammation of the connective tissue on the outside of the lung (the pleura) and is known as pleurisy. Often due to an underlying infection. If it is severe get it checked out. ...Read more

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How common is lower back pain in adults?

How common is lower back pain in adults?

More than you think: Low back pain or lumbago is a common musculoskeletal disorder affecting 80% of people at some point in their lives. In the United States it is the most common cause of job-related disability, a leading contributor to missed work, and the second most common neurological ailment only headache is more common. ...Read more

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Can a lower back pain and sciatica lead to scoliosis in adults?

Can a lower back pain and sciatica lead to scoliosis in adults?

Unlikely: Usually its the other way around. The Scoliosis leads to back pain and sciatica as you grow older if not treated at earlier age. ...Read more

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Pain in both testies, and radiating to legs, back, chest, lower back, abdominal pain, frequent fever, wen pain come in left testies pain radiate to leftleg?

Pain in both testies, and radiating to legs, back, chest, lower back, abdominal pain, frequent fever, wen pain come in left testies pain radiate to leftleg?

See a doctor.: You may very well have an infection or something else going on. Either way, this needs to be checked by a doctor and it is better to do so sooner than later. ...Read more

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What causes back pain in kids?

We have to be: Careful with kids developed back pain it is un usual for kids, but if did we really exam them and all the testing's to be sure they nothing serious. ...Read more

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Moderate back pain in upper back also achy pain in lower back with numbness. What is your diagnosis?

Moderate back pain in upper back also achy pain in lower back with numbness. What is your diagnosis?

Pain in Back: I would need to know more about your pain. It's quality, intensity and associated symptoms. Also it would be helpful to know more about your medical history. The numbness is where? Pain can be due to muscular strains, sprains, muscle spasms, or more structural causes such as nerve or nerve root related. It can be due to muscle disease or related to medications or electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more

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Low abdominal pain and back pain causes in girls?

Ovarian: I would certainly look at ovarian and/or other gynecological causes first. Is there a pattern to the pain? ...Read more

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Back pain in lower back in certain places. Starting to hurt in mid - back. Pain radiates to legs. Hurts to lay on stomach/back sometimes. Very tight.

Probably ok, but...: in an 18-year-old, unless you've suffered a major trauma to your spine, there is probably nothing to worry about. You should see your doctor and have an exam. IF nothing concerning is seen, anti inflammatory medicines, physical therapy, and trying to keep active are what's usually recommended. But if these symptoms are new, seeing your doctor can help assess for any underlying cause. ...Read more

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In sinus pain in back of head?

In sinus pain in back of head?

Possible: As stated previously, sphenoid sinus problems can refer pain to the top or back of head. See an ENT doc for assessment. ...Read more

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Sharp pain that went from my neck to the back of head while playing basketball trigger pain in my upper back? Have kyphosis and 4 bulging disc in neck

Hard to answer: This is hard to answer bass on the information given and not being able to examine you. Probably muscular but if indeed you do have four herniated discs it could be nerve root irritation. You should see your doctor for this. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain in the middle of my hip in the lumbar area. The pain ranges from moderate to sharp pain from at random times throughout the day?

See pain specialist: Your pain can come from a number of different reasons that can only be determined by a thorough history and physical examination. It may be musculoskeletal in nature but can also be GI or genitourinary related. ...Read more

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Pain in legs in waves. fever. dull ache in lower back. abdominal pain mainly to right. sometimes dull then occasional sharp pain. I have also vomited ?

Pain in legs in waves. fever. dull ache in lower back. abdominal pain mainly to right. sometimes dull then occasional sharp pain. I have also vomited ?

See a doctor: It is impossible to give specific advice without doing a complete history and exam and appropriate tests. See a doctor. The internet will not be able to provide an answer. ...Read more

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Is ankle pain in right leg &hip pain in left leg linked with constipation in teens?

Unlikely: Unlikely unless he patient is routinely taking meds like narcotics which can be constipating. ...Read more

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Seems I can't get help/relief lower back pain.what can cause knots all around lower back&on lower spine.Extreme pain most of the time,seldom relief

Muscle spasm: Knots in the lower back are often areas of muscle spasm. These spasms are often "reacting" to an area of deeper damage or inflammation such as a disc problem. Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step. Meds, physical therapy, improving posture, modifying activities, injections & chiropractic care are options. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What causes stich like pain in my back bones and pain in chest also stich pain in back of head and pain in jaw had it for over a year.

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What causes stich like pain in my back bones and pain in chest also stich pain in back of head and pain in jaw had it for over a year.

Anxiety: symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include heart palpitations, nausea, tingling, insomnia, dry mouth, speech impairment, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can provide you with treatment option ...Read more

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Can marital strife between parents cause cronic back pain in adolesent children>?

Can marital strife between parents cause cronic back pain in adolesent children>?

Stress related issue: Stress such as marital issues in parents can manifest itself as physical ailment in children involved. You should look closely for signs of physical or emotional abuse in children exposed to this hostile environment. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding for 11 days, with abdominal pains that come every two minutes, and back pain. I have had four children and my youngest will be 4 in april.

You : You must be seen immediately prolonged bleeding with abdominal and back pain is extremely concerning. If you think there is any chance of pregnancy then you must be tested. If your doctor can't see you immediately then go to the er right away. ...Read more

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I'm 32 years old female with 3 children. I had back pain for 6 months on middle left back. What it could be?

Back pain: Back pain is not that uncommon. Especially if you spend a lot of time carrying children. Take some Ibuprofen and a yoga class twice a week. At your age a good stretch can go a long way. If it does not resolve in 3-4 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having very short periods, only 2 days but am getting worse back pain & cramps after the bleeding stops? I'm 29 & have 2 children.

I'm having very short periods, only 2 days but am getting worse back pain & cramps after the bleeding stops?  I'm 29 & have 2 children.

Hard to answer: Without further information, this is difficult to determine. Bleeding amount are based on the amount of uterine lining that needs to be shed each cycle. However, the cramps and back pain are usually from the uterus contracting to expel menstrual tissue. The back pain is usually from the uterosacral nerve running from the cervix to the lowest back bones in the sacrum. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is not able to have children. I had my period for 3 days. Very minimal bleeding. Now severe cramping and low back pain days later. Why?

My boyfriend is not able to have children. I had my period for 3 days. Very minimal bleeding. Now severe cramping and low back pain days later. Why?

Can't tell: unless examined, what you described warrants medical attention, doesn't need to be pregnancy, there are reasons that can produce same symptoms as pelvic inflammation, kindly see your dyfor evaluation, best wishes ...Read more

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Over 2 weeks I have taken 80 children's chewable Tylenol (80mg) and 102 extra strength Tylenol (500mg) could this cause liver damage? I'm not trying to harm my self just having back pain. Im not havin nausea or vomiting I feel ok

Over 2 weeks I have taken 80 children's chewable Tylenol (80mg) and 102 extra strength Tylenol (500mg) could this cause liver damage? I'm not trying to harm my self just having back pain. Im not havin nausea or vomiting I feel ok

Too much Tylenol (acetaminophen): You have taken 80 x 80mg = 6400mg and 102 * 500mg = 51000mg for a total of 57400mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) over a period of 14 days. This means you are averaging 4100mg per day of Tylenol (acetaminophen). If you have a liver condition (such as hepatitis or cirrhosis), are drinking a lot of alcohol, or are taking this dosage over long period, permanent damage can occur. ...Read more

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I have back pain?

I have back pain?

Not uncommon: In many people better after a couple of days. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Manageing back pain

Manageing back pain

See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Safe from back pain?

Safe from back pain?

More info: It's not clear from this question what you are asking. Is what safe from back pain? ...Read more

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Relief for back pain?

Relief for back pain?

Agree w Dr. Ibrahim: If you have chronic back pain - it is important that it be worked up. Since you are receiving physical therapy - suspect that was already done. Acupuncture can be very beneficial for a number of types of back pain. It can reduce pain ; inflammation and improve range of motion, blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and nerve conduction. ...Read more

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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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What is back pain sir?

Lucky: You are lucky that you do not know. Any type of discomfort in your back, which you can describe as pain. ...Read more

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I havelower back pain..

I havelower back pain..

See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Back pain after a fall?

What is the question: Back pain after a fall can happen. Please ask a more specific question. ...Read more

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I am feeling back pain?

I am feeling back pain?

Back pain: Back pain is a very common condition for humans with many different causes. Not nearly enough information here to help advise you. Where? How long? Things that make it worse? Things that make it better? Other symptoms you have noticed? ...Read more

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How to reduce back pain?

How to reduce back pain?

Back Pain Meds: There are multiple categories and types of medications for back pain; depending on how severe your symptoms are, how long you’ve had them, where they’re located, and what side effects you can tolerate: http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/medication ...Read more

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How to reduce back pain?

How to reduce back pain?

Stay active: The worst thing you could do is lay around. Try to stay active and stretch your hamstrings. Applying gentle heat can relieve muscle spasm. Over the counter anti-inflammatories (advil, alleve, etc) can help, but limit use especially if this causes upset stomach. Consult with your physician if your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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how do I cure back pain?

how do I cure back pain?

Noise: Sorry to hear that. Can you re-submit so that we can better understand what your question is. ...Read more

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How to reduce back pain?

How to reduce back pain?

Stay active!: In general, back pain responds well to gentle exercise, heat or ice and over the counter pain relievers. Most back pain will get better on its own. Back pain that does not go away requires an exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more