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Pain in lower back right side of head?

Pain in lower back right side of head?

OK: How long. How severe? Sharp, shooting, dull, aching. Hurt to move head or is there localized tenderness. Could be many things. If it doesn't get better, get checked. ...Read more

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 ache in lower right side of back

Severe pain ache in lower right side of back

See details: Significant low back pain is usually related to osteoarthritis and strain. Have it evaluated. There are several good treatment options. ...Read more

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Pain lower left side of back?

Pain lower left side of back?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic 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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Pain in the left side of the upper back and left side?

Upper back and L sid: There are many potential causes: herniated cervical or thoracic discs vs localized muscle strain vs facet joint irritation vs referred pain in particular from abdomen/diaphram which refers pain into shoulder/upper back. I suggest rest, antiinflam, localized heat, massage, pt and if not better consult md for MRI and consider epidural, trigger points injections, facet injections per md recommend. ...Read more

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Pain in back right side of my head?

Pain in back right side of my head?

How bad?: Headaches are very non specific. One sided pain could be due to migraine or sinusitis. Stress or cluster type of headaches. If you have a very bad headache, then that could be originating from brain and needs urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Burning pain in lower back right side colon?

Burning pain in lower back right side colon?

Recommend evaluation: It certainly could be a variety of things. Ibs, appendicitis, crohn's, gastroenteritis...All worth a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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Having sharp pains in right side in lower pain back and buttocks?

A few things : This depends on the examination. This depends on what activities you're doing when it occurs. In the back you have muscles, bones, joints, discs, bursas, tendons and ligaments. Any of these alone or together can cause symptoms. Your evaluation will clarify this. ...Read more

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Pains in lower abdomen and lower back left side?

Pains in lower abdomen and lower back left side?

Need more informatio: Is there any fever? Any pain or blood on urination? U will need a blood count and probably an flat plate of the abdomen(x-ray). Als, may need a cat scan of the abdomen with and without contrast. Could be ovarian cysts or kidney stones. Are your noel's ok? ...Read more

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Pain in lower left side of stomach?

Pain in lower left side of stomach?

See Dr/need info: Left side of abdomen has the spleen, the colon but maybe pain radiating from the stomach, pancreas, others.We need to know the characteristics of the pain: severity (0-10) aliviating factors ( eating food, antacids, vomiting, moving bowels), what makes it worst, what is it like( colic, stabbing, dull) associated symptoms ('fever, diarrhea, constipation, dissension, hard abdomen) . What is your hx. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left back sharp

Pain in lower left back sharp

Back pain left side: Need musculoskeletal exam. Two major structures that commonly cause this-1) iliolumbar ligament or 2)attachment of major extensor muscle ( quadratus lumborum) at sacrum ( enthesiopathies)3) myotonic point in overused muscle. Usually localized. May respond massage, manipulation or needling. Common cause is rotating lower back during lift or abnormal position while working. Physical therapists. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen ?

Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen ?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause numbness in the lower abdomen but usually low back radiculopathies cause radiation of discomfort to the leg. Perhaps the superficial nerves of that portion of the abdomen are pinched or irritated. A neurologist is qualified to evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Sacroiliac pain: The location is suggestive of pain from the sacroiliac joint. It could also be a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Get evaluated by your doctor, and try ice and an antiinflammatory medication like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side?

Lower back pain on left side?

Probably your muscle: Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if you can!), and using an over the counter pain reliever / anti-inflammatory. If the pain becomes severe or does not start to improve, or if it's accompanied by other symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Have shooting burning pain in lower left side of back shooting down the left side of my thigh into my groin and left testicle. Most intense in morning?

Have shooting burning pain in lower left side of back shooting down the left side of my thigh into my groin and left testicle. Most intense in morning?

Back/Pelvic Eval: I recommend a more comprehensive evaluation by a physiatrist/sports medicine or orthopedic specialist. The lower back and pelvic region is complex and there are multiple sources for that type of pain/symptoms and a thorough history and physical exam is needed to assist you. ...Read more

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Palpable lump in right lower back with pain radiating along back of leg

Palpable lump in right lower back with pain radiating along back of leg

See your doc: could be solid or cystic lesion. need to be evaluated in order to treat ...Read more

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Pain in left side and back?

Vague question: Your question is very vague. Please be more explicit. There are dozens of causes of back pain. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen and groin lower left side.?

How long, how bad...: Don't have details. Could be anything from gyn, colon problems including diverticulitis or cancer, ureteral stone, hernia, lymph nodes from infection or tumor, other. Need to see a doc. Acute or sudden symptoms? See a doc now, otherwise asap. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain in left side and front lef side too and front lofe side feel like presure and moving something.is this muscle strain .

I have lower back pain in left side and front lef side too and front lofe side feel like presure and moving something.is this muscle strain .

Probable muscle stra: You are young, and usualy this kind if pain is self limited, and you will get better. If not better in 1 week see doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, i had a baby 7 months ago. Bad back pain afterwards. Felt a knot on left side of lower back by spine. Bigger now & knee & little toe numb.

Hi, i had a baby 7 months ago. Bad back pain afterwards. Felt a knot on left side of lower back by spine. Bigger now & knee & little toe numb.

Be see : It sounds like possibly a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back causing symptoms down the leg. Many cases can be treated conservatively, but when the leg starts going. Numb , you should be seen, just to make sure it is not going to cause you long term harm. Thanks. ...Read more

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Frequent urination lower back pain and pain in left side?

Frequent urination lower back pain and pain in left side?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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53 year old male, active runner. I had pain in left side of hip followed by lower back pain now returned to hip and also left knee. Any advice?

53 year old male, active runner. I had pain in left side of hip followed by lower back pain now returned to hip and also left knee. Any advice?

Hip pain: Please see your doctor to rule out medical conditions. Look into running shoes that may be a better match for your body and level of running. Be sure to stretch before and after workouts. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What would be the back pain in my lower back, left side, close to kidney from?

Back: Most of the time pain in this region is from your back, not the kidney. ...Read more

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Back pain in lower back left and low. And meanwhile pain on the right side just a little bit lower than the appendicitis. ?

Back pain in lower back left and low. And meanwhile pain on the right side just a little bit lower than the appendicitis. 

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Could be anything : Those symptoms are rather vague. The best test is time. If you’re experiencing persistent or worsening symptoms, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side?

Probably your muscle: Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if you can!), and using an over the counter pain reliever / anti-inflammatory. If the pain becomes severe or does not start to improve, or if it's accompanied by other symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Lower back, pain on left side?

Lower back, pain on left side?

Numerous possible: Pain in that area could be due to a trigger point (localized soft tissue inflammation) vs muscle sprain/strain vs facet joint pain vs degenerative disc vs disc herniation, among other causes. If your symptoms are persistent or worsening, see a physician. ...Read more

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Lwhat causes lower back pain on your lower left side?

Multip possibilities: Low back pain can be caused by various conditions and often a combination of sorts. The history (due to trauma?/how long present/ etc) , severity of the pain, radiation of the pain(does it move down your leg) & other factors, and exam are helpful in identifying the cause. It coud be be due to mechanical prob, muscle strains, disc disease, arthritic problems, joint d/o. See your md as a start! ...Read more

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Left side upper to lower back pain?

Left side upper to lower back pain?

Kidney stone?: When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I get lower back pain only on the left side?

Anatomical: The pain generator is on the left side, be it a out of place disc compressing on a nerve, muscle spasm, sacroiliac joint, etc., etc., etc. A more precise answer can be provided after your doctor examines you and obtains further facts about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Extremely bad lower back pain on the left side. What can I take for this?

Flank pain: Understand, any internal organ that is irritated or inflamed, may send pain to a region of your body that mimics "back" pain. Based on your age, kidney stones, GI problems, spleen, pancreas or even stomach problems could be present. If the above are ruled out by history and exam (muscle spasm present, obvious injury) then rest, ice, anti-inflammatories may help. ...Read more

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Got sudden lower back pain (more on left side). Hurts more in bending and trying to sit without back support.

Got sudden lower back pain (more on left side). Hurts more in bending and trying to sit without back support.

First thought muscl: This could be a muscle pull. It sounds more mechanical rather than internal. You can discuss this with your physician. If the back hurts you might try ice or cold packs for the first 36 hours and then heat after that. ...Read more

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I have been having really bad lower back pain that is mainly on the left side i was wondering what it could be?

Depends: Lower back pain can be a temporary condition of a chronic one. The causes vary from biomechanical issues to diseases such as degenerative disk disease. It may also reflect pain from another source, such as your kidney. At your age you should not have this issue. I suggest your contact a doctor to have this evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower left side of my back, it started with bad lower back pain, now it's centered on left lower side.

I have pain in my lower left side of my back, it started with bad lower back pain, now it's centered on left lower side.

Could be a number of: various causes, including sacroiliac joint pain, piriformis spasms, strains of various lumbar muscles & ligaments, intervertebral disk problems, myfascial pain & others. See your doctor or physiatrist for proper evaluation and treatment based on specific diagnosis. If a specific diagnosis is not made, see a physiatrist or other spine specialist. There are many good ones in your area. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, mainly in the left side, when I'm standing and leaning back but I have no pain when I lean forwards. ?

Muscle, or bone: What you described could be due to irritated muscles .the position you assume causes them to change their tension. It could also be due to a problem with the bones, something that could be congenital. You may need x-rays. Ice, stretching exercises, ibuprofen, all may be helpful ...Read more

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Last night i started the master cleanse and this morning i woke up with excruciating lower back pain on my left side. Is that normal?

No: I have never heard of the master cleanse causing that. I would go to a doctor and make sure you don't have a kidney infection or stone. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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