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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

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 lower back pain, headache, legs weak/ache, dizzy. Not preg. Awoke this way, got worse thru day with some tightness in chest. PR shot up to 120.

Severe lower back pain, headache, legs weak/ache, dizzy. Not preg. Awoke this way, got worse thru day with some tightness in chest. PR shot up to 120.

Chest pains: Or tightness in the chest is a red flag. Regardless, could be only muscle pain or GI problems, or migraine, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always important to check and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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No period since mar 2014, when lie feels like somethin tightn, weight gain, not sexually active, low Abdo and back pain, nausea, legs feel weak, ?

No period since mar 2014, when lie feels like somethin tightn, weight gain, not sexually active, low Abdo and back pain, nausea, legs feel weak, ?

Enough: Not one of our answers here to your repeated questions represent health care. It is time, as you have been taught already, to get yourself to the doctor to figure this out and to perhaps save your life. Please. Please sign off the internet and make a phone call to get to the doctor urgently. ...Read more

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I get leg weakness and back pain with prolonged standing. Any options?

I get leg weakness and back pain with prolonged standing. Any options?

Chiropractr, lose wt?: Sounds like an anatomical issue-pinched nerves. I recommend seeing a chiropractor or orthopedic doctor. If overweight, losing weight may help. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between digestion, back pain and leg pain/weakness?

Is there a connection between digestion, back pain and leg pain/weakness?

Possibly: By far the most common connection is that a person will have back pain running down the leg, otherwise known as a sciatica, and medication will be used that can then cause nausea or constipation. Don't hesitate to be seen if you are having problems. ...Read more

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I have leg weakness/pain and a little back pain with prolonged standing. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

I have leg weakness/pain and a little back pain with prolonged standing. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

Find the reason: You have to find the reason for it before anybody could suggest treatment for you, check it out. ...Read more

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What can be causing me severe back pain and legs weakness?

Don't Wait Too Long: Either the pain, nerve damage, or both. If your legs are truly weak you should be examined by a doctor. You are only 25 years old. Anything happen? A fall? Motor vehicle accident? Heavy lifting? Anyways, at the very least you'll need pain relief. If this just happened, take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) plus Motrin to start and if the weakness goes away you might wait till Monday, but if not, head for an ER. ...Read more

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Can shingles cause back pain and leg weakness? All other disorders have been ruled out.

Can shingles cause back pain and leg weakness? All other disorders have been ruled out.

Not likely.: While pain is certainly a symptom of shingles, which can be present before the rash appears, it is not usual for it to cause weakness. See a neurologist and/or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What can cause severe lower back pain and leg weakness?

Could be referred: Low back pain with radiation down one side of the leg could be due to a pinched nerve. If you injured your back, strained muscles of the back and hip can irritate a nerve or cause a herniated disc which pinches the nerve. Fortunately this can be resolved non-operatively in most cases. Moist heat, light stretching and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications may help. Persists? See you doctor. ...Read more

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I have a severe back pain and my legs feel weak. I can't sit for a long time? What should I do?

I have a severe back pain and my legs feel weak. I can't sit for a long time? What should I do?

Severe back pain: If this is a new or worsening condition going to the er right away is recommended. There are certain conditions involving the spine if not treated in a timely fashion can lead lead to irreversible neurological deficit. ...Read more

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Can spinal stenosis or disc herniation cause back pain and weakness in legs?

Can spinal stenosis or disc herniation cause back pain and weakness in legs?

Spinal stenosis: Both spinal stenosis and disc herniation can cause both back and leg pain along with weakness. ...Read more

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What is it? I have low back pain. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Pain shooting down the leg, and Leg weakness.

What is it? I have low back pain. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Pain shooting down the leg, and Leg weakness.

Sciatica: Could be since large sciatic nerve runs down butt into leg if trauma or disc injury/disease to lumbar disc need mri to prove, neurontin at 100 mg 3x/day incr by 100 every 3 days till max 900mg3x/day might help, but causes weight gain, sedation/constipation a little ...Read more

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When I walk I feel I put much load on my right leg and I feel its more heavy and weak than my left, I also have lower back pain for 2-3 years!?

When I walk I feel I put much load on my right leg and I feel its more heavy and weak than my left, I also have lower back pain for 2-3 years!?

Be seen: If you are having back pain and unilateral leg weakness, it would be wise to be seen just to make sure it is not something that could potentially worsen. An mri to evaluate your nerve canal and a detailed exam will likely yield the correct diagnosis. There are many possibilities, but u would certainly get it checked into. ...Read more

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Pain in lower right side of back. Pain goes into groin and makes me feel weak like my leg can't hold me up. Pain when taking a deep breath in lower back?

Pain in lower right side of back. Pain goes into groin and makes me feel weak like my leg can't hold me up. Pain when taking a deep breath in lower back?

Get evaluated: Back pain such as you described can be an infection from the kidneys, a kidney stone passing thru, nerve impingement in the lower spine, to name a few. You need to be evaluated for proper treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain plus soreness in my legs and weakness of my body. What does this mean?

I am experiencing low back pain plus soreness in my legs and weakness of my body. What does this mean?

Body ache.: More information is needed to answer this question. But if I understood correctly, it seems that you are experiencing a condition commonly known as body ache. You might get body ache from a viral/bacterial infection or after an extremely physical activity. Sometimes, you can get body ache after taking certain medications. Daily body ache is generally caused by some underlined medical conditions. ...Read more

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Subsequent to slipping on ice I have lower back pain, and a feeling best described as weakness in my legs when I walk?

Subsequent to slipping on ice I have lower back pain, and a feeling best described as weakness in my legs when I walk?

Needs evaluation: Based on the description, you need to be evaluated since you are describing weakness in both legs, need more information and since happened after a fall, may have a disc herniation or displaced fracture, best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Subsequent to slipping on ice I have lower back pain, and a feeling best described as weakness in my legs when I walk, what to do?

See yor doctor: After fall on ice people can have broken bones and severe back sprain so it is best to get x-ray done. If the pain is not bad you can give it some time say a couple of days to see if it will get better by itself. Rest and heating pad taking it easy may be some over the counter pain pills wil help take care of it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having lower back pain with light pain in legs like weakness. Back pain is from two weeks or more but legs pain just got it. Feels tired?

Lumbar disease: The type of pain you are describing may be indication of arthritic changes of your lumbar spine with irritation of your lumbar nerve roots. However, one also has to rule out possible vascular causes if you feel like your legs are weak and heavy. See your physician. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, weakness in my legs with no pain, and an electric shock like feeling when I look down. I have fallen a few times. Help!

Cervical stenosis: See a doctor and get a neuro exam and a ne k MRI to rule out cervical stenosis a correctable condition if dine early. ...Read more

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I am having sciatica pain shooting down the leg, Leg numbness, Back pain, and Leg weakness. I need a doctors note for extensive walking limitations.?

I am having sciatica pain shooting down the leg, Leg numbness, Back pain, and Leg weakness. I need a doctors note for extensive walking limitations.?

Are you making a: Request for medical documentation/ recommendations? If yes, we can not do that on the general health education of HealthTap. ...Read more

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Scatia. MRI normal. But get lower back pain which moves to leg thru butt.29yrMale. Feel fine after doing yoga but weakness returns. Shld I stop exercising?

No! Don't stop!: Supervised yoga is great for conditioning your body, keeping your core strong (supports your back) and improving overall muscle tone. Staying mindfully active with low back issues is very important. Consider consultation with a physical therapist to learn exercises that would be beneficial and those to avoid. ...Read more

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Herniated discs l4/l5, l5/s1, bilateral sacroillitis x5 years, chronic back pain and worsening leg weakness. Sick of pt, now what?

Herniated discs l4/l5, l5/s1, bilateral sacroillitis x5 years, chronic back pain and worsening leg weakness. Sick of pt, now what?

Sick of PT: Unfortunately, with your issues exercise is an important factor. Swimming is best as it can be low impact while keeping the joints moving. Si joints can be made numb with raiofrequency performed by a qualified pain doc and can last upto a year or more. Herniated discs too can be treated with minimally invasive techniques, esp if they are contained (the outer rim is intact). ...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.?

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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Severe hip pain and swelling also leads to knee pain and swelling on back of knee! Whole leg really, weak leg, back pain, want to give up docs don't care?

Severe hip pain and swelling also leads to knee pain and swelling on back of knee! Whole leg really, weak leg, back pain, want to give up docs don't care?

Consider: An orthopedic doctor visit. I hope your questions are answered and you find relief. If what you are doing isn't working, time to try something different. ...Read more

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How big does a uterine fibroid have to be to cause severe back pain? Severe back pain with weakness in left leg

How big does a uterine fibroid have to be to cause severe back pain? Severe back pain with weakness in left leg

Not usual: A fibroid should not be causing weakness along with back pain. This sounds more like a disk and with weakness you need to talk with a physician sooner than later. Fibroids can cause pain in the back but NOT weakness. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain, severe back pain and neck pain. The following also describe me: Back pain and Leg weakness. What should I do?

I am experiencing low back pain, severe back pain and neck pain. The following also describe me: Back pain and Leg weakness. What should I do?

Pain: You need to see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. Please do not self-diagnose or call it old age.
The pain MAY be from pinched nerves or something else. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sciatica. The following also describe me: Muscle cramps or spasms (painful), severe, Pain shooting down the leg, Hunched or stooped posture, Back pain, and Leg weakness. What should I do?

I am experiencing sciatica. The following also describe me: Muscle cramps or spasms (painful), severe, Pain shooting down the leg, Hunched or stooped posture, Back pain, and Leg weakness. What should I do?

L-spine evaluation: The least severe and easiest to treat would be piriformis syndrome. This is pinching on the nerve by a muscle in you buttock region. Given your presentation and posture that causes the pain to occur this could possibly be a buldging disc in your lower lumbar spine. You should be evaluated by your primary care provider and possibly be referred to a spine specialist if need be. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
3,461 Doctors shared insights

Pain In The Back (Definition)

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