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I have consistent pain in my joins, arms, legs, neck, back. Pain varies through out the day. Idk what I can do?

I have consistent pain in my joins, arms, legs, neck, back.  Pain varies through out the day.  Idk what I can do?

Thorough evaluation: With the generalized nature of you pain, you should see your pcp. You may need further evaluation with blood testing and may need to see a specialist in bone and joint disorders such as a rheumatologist. All of this would depend on your history of lenght of pain, any acute causes of the pain, what you have done to treat the pain and underlying medical condition, med history and family history. ...Read more

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I have sudden onset low back pain with radiation of pain down the leg, no injury. What's causing this?

I have sudden onset low back pain with radiation of pain down the leg, no injury. What's causing this?

Disk perhaps: A common cause would be a disk herniation (rupture, slip) in the low back. It can also be caused by nerve irritation by bone spurs in the low back. Less commonly, disk injury without herniation can also cause this type of symptoms. Often such problems will improve with time. Seek help if you have problems emptying your bladder or you have weakness in the leg muscles. ...Read more

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What can cause skin on arms/ legs/ back/ butt to feel sunburned but isn't? Also have back pain from mid to lower back.

What can cause skin on arms/ legs/ back/ butt to feel sunburned but isn't? Also have back pain from mid to lower back.

Vasodilation: One cause would be dilatation of skin capillaries by certain medications or vitamin(like niacin) or alcohol. Another less common cause would be release of hormones or substances like histamine or serotonin by the body. Carcinoid tumors would be one example. Overactive thyroid is another possibility. See an endocrinologist if you have further concern. ...Read more

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Felt cold yesterday, struggled to get warm, heavy legs and arms. Now very painful low back pain on left and right, what could it be?

Felt cold yesterday, struggled to get warm, heavy legs and arms. Now very painful low back pain on left and right, what could it be?

Possible virus: These symptoms are consistent with the early stages of a flu like viral infection of the respiratory tract or intestines. If symptoms of a head cold, cough or diarrhea do not develop and fever and chills persist, see your physician as a more serious infection may be present. If urinary symptoms appear a urinary infection may be present. ...Read more

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I am a21 year old female and for the last year or so I have been having severe back pain which starts in my low back and goes to neck, arms and legs. ?

I am a21 year old female and for the last year or so I have been having severe back pain which starts in my low back and goes to neck, arms and legs. ?

Scoliosis is but: one possibility. Please see you doc. He/she can diagnose you. If scoliosis, some chiropractors are specially trained to use braces and other non invasive techniques to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have upper and lower back pain that seems to have affect also my legs and arms are weak and feeling tingly. I'm not sure what to do at this point. ?

I have upper and lower back pain that seems to have affect also my legs and arms are weak and feeling tingly. I'm not sure what to do at this point. 
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You need a diagnosis: Just as Julie Andrews sang in The Sound of Music---- 'Let's Start at the Very Beginning- ' which in your case means we need to know when you never had these pains to begin with and find out what happened that they started and have persisted. A diagnosis then, gives us options to consider. I'd be happy to help you start the process : www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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What type of test would you do on a 22 yr old with symptoms of lower back pain, tingling arms and unsteady legs?

What type of test would you do on a 22 yr old with symptoms of lower back pain, tingling arms and unsteady legs?

Imaging studies: Xrays, MRI or possible and ultra sound or ct scan could be done. These studies will give info about the bone and soft tissue structures. That could be putting pressure on nerves to cause your problems. ...Read more

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I have a sligh scoliosis. I have lower back pain , I have been having electic shocks in my arms and legs.. As well as numbness..Is it connected ?

Usually not: Developmental scoliosis is usually asymptomatic. So your discomfort may be due to something else. Acquired scoliosis may be associated with pain or radiculopathies. You're too young for the typical acquired form, unless you have a chronic debilitative disease. Check with your doctor to get to the bottom of your pains. ...Read more

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I have severe low back pain on the lower right side & bulging disc & harrington rods for scoliosis, my curvature was at a 69°.Tingling legs & arms?

I have severe low back pain on the lower right side & bulging disc & harrington rods for scoliosis, my curvature was at a 69°.Tingling legs & arms?

Spine: After a fusion arthritis can occur above and below the fused segments of the spine. It sounds like your surgery was many years ago. If you so not have a spine surgeon it would be a good idea to see someone soon to have a look at your back and gets some new x-rays. ...Read more

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I have bad neck and back pain, the pain is more in my spine and its really bad in my lower back. I also get tingly hands, arms, legs and feet?

See a physiatrist: I would recommend that you see a physiatrist who is a specialist in treatment of pain conditions. A physiatrist is an md or a do (medical doctor) who has trained to treat problems like yours. ...Read more

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I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain. Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain.  Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

Not at your age: I do not know of any medical treatments for surgery that can lengthen a spine. Unless you have scoliosis and with surgical or non surgical intervention, straightening the back will make your torso longer and in normal configuration. ...Read more

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Bone pain legs arms back pain swollen lymph nodes slurred speech. What are these symptoms of?

Toxins: Bone pain is a specific finding in cadmium toxicity and is known a itai-itai disease. That means ouch ouch as a pain response to touching the bones. Other symptoms also fit this picture. Find a doctor to detoxify you from these toxins. Acam is a source for referral. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, weak legs and arms. Does this mean I'm having a growth spurt/getting taller? 16 year old girl, got first period 15 yr 0 mo

Lower back pain, weak legs and arms. Does this mean I'm having a growth spurt/getting taller? 16 year old girl, got first period 15 yr 0 mo

Not related: By 16 most girls have had their growth spurt which is usually between 12-15 yrs. weakness in arms and kegs can be from a lot if different other reasons like low iron and other minerals in body like calcium ets. ...Read more

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Sore ankles and feet, weak arms and legs, lower back pain off and on. 16 girl, growth spurt? height increase?

Sore ankles and feet, weak arms and legs, lower back pain off and on. 16 girl, growth spurt? height increase?

Not related to those: If a teen has aches and pains here and there, sometimes one place, other times many places, she must see her pediatrician or family doctor. The aches and pains may be due to a condition like children's arthritis or children's lupus, or they may be due to being out of shape (but also can be due to exercising too much). Poor sleep habits, poor daily posture, or other issues, can also lead to aches. ...Read more

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I have been sick for 9 months. Do I have cidp? Symptoms are: extreme fatigue, numbness/weakness in my legs, arms, hands, feet and lower back pain

I have been sick for 9 months. Do I have cidp? Symptoms are: extreme fatigue, numbness/weakness in my legs, arms, hands, feet and lower back pain

Impossible to say: Unlikely that you have cidp or acute immune polyneuritis, but some of your problems might be due to peripheral nerve issues. An EMG test done expertly could assist. Another question might involve a process such as multiple sclerosis, but that too cannot be confirmed in absence of MRI images. Spinal fluid analysis might be useful. Seek out a neurologist and pin down precise answer. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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