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I have had up back pain one year. Mri showed mild scoliosis. Cervical stenosis. Pain is near right shoulder blade close to spine. Pain is like clock work. Why does it feel good to apply pressure?

I have had up back pain one year. Mri showed mild scoliosis. Cervical stenosis. Pain is near right shoulder blade close to spine. Pain is like clock work. Why does it feel good to apply pressure?

Not nerve pain: This is more typical of a chronic muscular injury of the muscle inserting on the right medial shoulder blade. If pressure helps the pain, it is not nerve related and therefore not related to the cervical stenosis. Chronic stretching is the treatment. It is unlikely to go away completely, but stretching always helps improve the discomfort. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I feel a lot of pressure on my pelvic area, as well as back pain. I've also been spotting after inter course.

Pelvic Pain: Pelvic and back pains, combined with post coital spotting, suggests a genito urinary issue. Although bladder infections can cause this, it suggests a uterine or uterine adnexal problem. I would definitely call your gynecologist and discuss your symptoms and he will probably want to have you come in for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 39weeks+4days and I'm having severe back pain and a lot of pressure and I honestly feel like im gonna pee myself! : (i can't even sleep : (?

I am 39weeks+4days and I'm having severe back pain and a lot of pressure and I honestly feel like im gonna pee myself! : (i can't even sleep : (?

Term back pressure: Go to ER. Maybe UTI, may be labor, may be abruption, though with that you usually get bleeding. Would go to ER now especially since the pain is so severe you cannot sleep. ...Read more

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I am experiencing moderate to severe back pain I have had degenerative disc disease fro about 8 years the pain is now in my hips and going down my legs it feels like I have a lot of pelvic pressure and have to urinate a lot is there anything I can do to g

I am experiencing moderate to severe back pain I have had degenerative disc disease fro about 8 years the pain is now in my hips and going down my legs it feels like I have a lot of pelvic pressure and have to urinate a lot is there anything I can do to g

DDD: Whomever told you that you have ddd may have missed the problem. Extreme pain in a young person from "ddd" is rare. If "ddd" is multiple levels, you have scheuermann's disease most likely. If single level, you likely have some sort of instability or stress fracture, infection, or other abnormality. I would suggest another opinion before I relegated myself to this diagnosis the rest of my life. ...Read more

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38 weeks 4cm 80% effaced. Lost mucus plug...Lots of pressure and back pain when I stand. Is labor near?

38 weeks 4cm 80% effaced. Lost mucus plug...Lots of pressure and back pain when I stand. Is labor near?

Comin soon maybe now: Labor may already be occurring with infrequent contractions. Once the contractions are timed at 3 to 5 minute intervals then contact your OB MD. ...Read more

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11 days late on my period I'm having a lot of back pain and pressure on my vagina what could cause this?

Pregnancy: Run a pregnancy test and rule in or out the obvious cause of pelvic pressure. See a MD thereafter, positive result or not for evaluation. ...Read more

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Lower back pain after cyst removal. 2 cysts where removed from my tailbone. Neither where sent to a lab. Lots of pain and pressure still 2 years later?

Cysts: I assume these were pilonidal cysts. If you healed with a lot of scar tissue then this can be painful. There are many options for getting the pain reduced. I would suggest you see a pain doctor. ...Read more

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Could I be going into labour? Lower back pain always there pressure pain in abdome comes and goes lots of white discharge.

Could I be going into labour? Lower back pain always there pressure pain in abdome comes and goes lots of white discharge.

Call your OB: Today and everytime this question comes up until you are delivered. If you're worried about labor you need to call your OB - only, the internet and well-meaning family cannot help you. ...Read more

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Have lots of pressure in my pelvis area also back pain paps swabs ct scans all good please help?

Need more info: It would be helpful to know your age and medical history, There are several reasons why you are hurting and you need to see your family physician to get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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Pressure feeling right across pubic area and down left side / lots of bubbling and popping sounds/ lower back pain. Urine & blood tests fine?

Possible IBS: Well, you should see your doctor, and good history will give Diagnosis in 80% of cases. But, if all tests are negative and you are healthy you probable got irritable bowel syndrome. But see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 38weeks and I'm having contraction lower back pain sharp pain in my butt and private area and when I walk I have a lot pressure when I walk?

I'm 38weeks and I'm having contraction lower back pain sharp pain in my butt and private area and when I walk I have a lot pressure when I walk?

Hydrate: And take it easy now. Play massage music on pandora and ask for a massage often. Soon, you will remember your pain no more. ...Read more

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39wks 3cm dilated feeling lots of pressure in pelvic area and low back pain with cramping on and off all day. How far off is labor?

39wks 3cm dilated feeling lots of pressure in pelvic area and low back pain with cramping on and off all day. How far off is labor?

Depends on whether -: Its your fist pregnancy or not.
Best would be to see a OB or a pcp, who'll examine you and assess the progress of the pregnancy/labor and provide you with the information you are looking for.
Good luck. ...Read more

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36 weeks w lots of pelvic pressure, cramping and lower back pain, is labor soon?

Varies: If this is usual pain for a week or more then less likely, if new character of pain recently then more likely. Check with your personal OB if concerned. Back labor as its sometimes called is not rare. ...Read more

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I've had for months lower back pain when I lie down. It's everyday issue. It feels like a pressure, it's in the middle. Position change won't help.

Need clarification: This is not a clear diagnostic clue but suggests that this needs an evaluation. Besides lying down what else makes it symptomatic. These are the clues we need. You need to dicuss this with your physician and get an evaluation including laboratory studies and imaging. ...Read more

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Really bad back pain when I take pressure off my back. Why is this happening?

Really bad back pain when I take pressure off my back. Why is this happening?

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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So much back pain and head pressure. I also have pain on the side of my head. What could be wrong?

So much back pain and head pressure. I also have pain on the side of my head. What could be wrong?

Most likely: Your headache is related to muscle spasm emanating from the para vertebral muscle spasm from the back, check with your doctor to see what options you have for treatment. ...Read more

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Left back pain where the rib cage ends, also to the side of the body at the same level. What can it be? It hurts when I make pressure no other symptom

Left back pain where the rib cage ends, also to the side of the body at the same level. What can it be? It hurts when I make pressure no other symptom

Back pain: This could be many things - more information would be needed. If there was a strain or lifting - it could be a muscle strain. If fever or cough - could be pneumonia. If fever or symptoms when you pee - could be kidney infection. If a rash around that side of back with blister like lesions it could be shingles. If the pain persists follow up your physician.
Good Luck ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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