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Back Pain On The Left Side
Have low back pain on the left side. The pain extends from left hip down left leg. No pain on the right side. Pl advise?
Nature of pain?: Left sided pain in a male could be a hernis, kidney stone, diverticular disease, pancreatitis and even just gas or constipation. We look at the location, the type of pain, lab tests, x-rays and, of course, examine the patient. There are lots of other possibilities as well. If pain gets worse or does not just go away you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more
What can cause lower back pain and numbness on the left side and middle back pain and numb on the right 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
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
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more
You have sciatica.: Sorry you are suffering from this...There are several common causes of sciatica ranging from sacroiliac to irritation of the spinal nerves from a herniated disk. If your pain does not get better, if numbness affects the crotch, or if you have bowel or bladder difficulty then you need a surgical evaluation, otherwise your primary care provider can take care of getting your sciatica to cool down. ...Read more
What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?
Pain: Abdominal may may stem from multiple causes. In females, it is even more complicated. Pain can result from multiple GI conditions including constipation, renal colic, Pyelonephritis, referred pelvic pain, ovarian cysts amongst others. If pain is not resolving or worsens, you should visit your doctor for further evaluation and work up for the L sided abdominal pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is my lower left back and side pain cause the pain on the top my left foot and my left leg also pain in back and side is better?
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
Need more Info: Anatomy (what is there) dictates what might be the problem. Jaw bone? Teeth? Muscles? Tmj? Gland? How long ago did it start? Previous trauma? Swelling? Infection? If it doesn't go away and bothers you, go see a doctor. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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