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Back Pain Worse With Laughing
Yes/No: Although coughing and laughing that results in back pain suggests a herniated disk, this will not generally be anything that will harm you in the long run. That said, if there is any perceived weakness or ascending numbness in the legs or arms, that would be of concern. If you are worried I would suggest you see your doctor for further workup with imaging like Xray or MRI. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I sneezed and immediately felt sharp upper right back pain. Now whenever i move or laugh i get sharp back pain. It's a little swollen. What happened?
Fell a few months ago had back pain for about two weeks, it's now returned and seems to get worse when standing?
Many: You need a physical exam. Answers to age, any injury or activity, changes in extremity sensation or motor function. Many things can cause back pain such as sprain or strain, herniated disc, kidney stones, and even cancer. So your doctor will take a history and do an exam then decide if you need x-rays or an MRI and get to the bottom of what is wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I avoid back pain in the am? Can't afford new mattress but joined a gym. Toss and turn all night. Been a couple of years, worse lately.
Sleep : Strengthening the muscles in the back is difficult as we see our front at the gym and we are slumped over things in our work daily. Yoga exercises can significantly strengthen the back. A flat surface is best for sleep. You could try sleeping on the floor to see if this changes things. If it does put plywood under your mattress to increase the firmness. Happy sleeping! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to answer: The cause of nighttime back pain isn't always clear. Disc degeneration injuries such as sprains or fractures kidney stones. Nocturnal back pain can be a symptom of spinal tumors. It could be a primary tumor, one that originates in the spine, or it could be a metastatic tumor, one that results from cancer that started elsewhere in the body and then spread to the spine. The cause of nighttime back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lower left sometimes middle back pain that comes an go it don't get worse and the pain is mild I feel like someone is poking me ?
Get it evaluated: See a rheumatologist or orthopedist and have the issue evaluated. There are numerous possible causes. ...Read more
Upper middle back pain for over a month, gets worse as im standing up at work gets worse as the night goes on almost unbearable?
Need a consultation: This pain can be originating from the spine or surrounding areas such as the kidneys. Given the severe nature of the pain, a consultation and likely an mr imaging examination would be needed. Information from this exam along with the clinical info would help determine where the pain is originating from and whether it is mechanical, neurologic or solid organ based. I advise seeing a pain specialis. ...Read more
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