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What could cause bilateral lower back shooting pain in in 80 y/o. Worsens with getting up after sitting. Better with walking. Prednisone didn't help.

What could cause bilateral lower back shooting pain in in 80 y/o. Worsens with getting up after sitting. Better with walking. Prednisone didn't help.

Osteoarthritis: Far and away the major cause would likely be osteoarthritis and chronic strain. Of course, there are other possible causes as well. You should get it evaluated because you have many options to achieve reasonable pain relief. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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I have bad lower back pain when I lie down, as well as constant bilateral lower leg pain. I'm 22 otherwise healthy. Any thought?

I have bad lower back pain when I lie down, as well as constant bilateral lower leg pain. I'm 22 otherwise healthy. Any thought?

Lower Back Pain: Pain in the back and legs in a horizontal position that is not relieved by changing position except to be upright is a red flag. Concern is something blocking venous return of blood through batson's plexus. Especially concerning if radiating into legs. ...Read more

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My day 3 estradiol was 187. Last night I had pelvic pain/burning (bi-lateral) and lower back pain. Also lactating? Prolactin and Fsh was normal.

My day 3 estradiol was 187. Last night I had pelvic pain/burning (bi-lateral) and lower back pain. Also lactating? Prolactin and Fsh was normal.

See GYN: The estradial issue has nothing to do with your problem. Need to consider an infection in the pelvic area but it is best to get your GYN to check it out. ...Read more

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Left lower back pain?

Left lower back pain?

Vague: Left low back pain. Radiate into leg? Most painful movement? Injury? Illness? Sudden? Long time? Age? With just the question to go on, what is likely in the left lower back area with no leg radiation? Could be your left sacroiliac joint or your left l5s1 facet joint or even early shingles. ...Read more

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What cause lower back pain?

Many reasons: Local infection, muscular strain/ sprain, ruptured disc, facet impingement, spondylolisthesis, sacro-iliac dysfnctn, lumbar stenosis, cauda equina syndrome, pyriformis syndrome. See doctor and evaluate all of these possibilities. ...Read more

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Lower back pain how to stop?

Lower back pain how to stop?

Stretch: There are many causes of low back pain. Usually acute back or hip pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain?

Back: Obesity, improper posture while sitting or standing, prolongued sleeping among the most common causes. ...Read more

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How to help lower back pain?

How to help lower back pain?

Conservative first.: Big question. Whole books are written on this subject alonbe. Conservative treatments like pt, exercise, ice/heat, short rest, are all good for mild acute pain. But if pain becomes severe or chronic, then you need to find out what is wrong. Prescription meds, injections in different areas of the spine are viable options. Don't jump into surgery. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain?

What causes lower back pain?

Many different cause: Most common cause being muscular - muscle spasm due to poor posture, injury, overuse, etc.
Also other local causes such as inflammation of the joints between vertebrae, nerve impingement, discus degeneration, etc.
Referred pain may also cause back pain for example bowel, bladder or kidney disorders. Also bursitis of your greater trochanter (side of your hip bone), or even the hip itself.
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Lower back pain, what gives?

Diagnosis: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc
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Lower back pain, what to do?

Osteoarthritis: This may be osteoarthritis of lower spine causing pressure on the roots of the nerves that come out between the vertebrae.
Anti-inflammatories will help but take with food.
See your doctor if no improvement. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side?

Lower back pain on left side?

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

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How to stop lower back pain?

Get exam: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc
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What causes lower back pain?

What causes lower back pain?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Heal pain and lower back pain?

These can be related: The heel pain and improper support or gait can be contributing to your low back pain. Try changing to more supportive footwear. Also start a light stretching program for legs and feet. If you have any radiation of pain from back to legs, see your doctor sooner than later. A thorough history and physical is necessary to say what exactly is going on, but this could be a good start. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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Lower back, pain on left side?

Lower back, pain on left side?

Numerous possible: Pain in that area could be due to a trigger point (localized soft tissue inflammation) vs muscle sprain/strain vs facet joint pain vs degenerative disc vs disc herniation, among other causes. If your symptoms are persistent or worsening, see a physician. ...Read more

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Lower back pain at all times.?

Underlying cause: I am a functional movement specialist. Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc
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How is lower back pain treated?

How is lower back pain treated?

Many ways it depend: Treatment could range from Motrin for the minor cases physical therapy, exercise program, work adjustment, restriction of certain activities, injections of steroids, manipulations and all different kind of surgeries. ...Read more

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How do I cure lower back pain?

How do I cure lower back pain?

Several ways: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise & activity modification. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Most back pain is self limiting & gets better over time. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain?

See below: The list of individual conditions is too long. We can basically divide causes into 3 broad categories: boney causes, muscular causes and nerve causes. ...Read more

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I have very bad lower back pain?

See doctor: Low back pain is very common. Often it is just from musculoskeletal strain, bad posture, not enough stretching or exercise. However it can be caused by more serious problems so it is best to check with your doctor for an exam to make sure it is not serious. If it is not a serious problem, then physical therapy or a chiropractor may be helpful. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. At all times?

Lower back pain. At all times?

Massage, exercise: And medicine like NSAID will help. Xray can diagnose what is the problem. Proper posture is important too. ...Read more

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Best exercise to lower back pain?

See Physical Therapy: Most patients with low back pain will benefit by using physical therapy exercise for pain relief. It should be monitored by a physical therapist to ensure follow through and avoid problems. ...Read more

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What do I do for lower back pain?

No lifting: Or bending. Use OTC Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic. Massage therapy using BioFreeze Linament, . Consult your physician for evaluation and physical therapy exercise. ...Read more

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What is good for lower back pain?

Depends upon cause: Lower back pain is very common problem most often it is due to over use or strain of muscles and gets better with rest moist heat back exercises over the counter medications like Motrin or aleve (naproxen) occasionally it can come from serious condition like infection of the disc space or herniated disc which may even require surgery so it depends on the cause of the pain and duration of pain good luck. ...Read more

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What do I do for lower back pain?

Depends: Most episodes of low back pain improve within1-2 weeks when treated with anti-inflammatory medication, short term rest (about 24 hrs), and resuming ambulation. Severe cases (continuing pain, leg pains, weakness, neurologic symptoms, bowel/bladder issues) may be a sign of more serious problems and require a physician consultation. ...Read more

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What to do about lower back pain?

What to do about lower back pain?

Give it time: Low back pain usually improves within 1-2 weeks, but it depends on the circumstances. If your pain has persisted for greater than 1-2 weeks despite conservative management I would see your physician. You would also want to see your physician sooner if you have any fever, chills, night sweats, or bowel/bladder changes. ...Read more

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What might cause lower back pain?

What might cause lower back pain?

Many possibilities.: There are many potential causes for low back pain. Common are: disk changes, smoking, sprains of ligaments, muscular strains and spasms, vitamin deficiencies, joint inflammation, altered walking or sitting patterns, lack of sleep, poor circulation in the spinal blood vessels, tumors, aortic aneurysms, trauma, and spinal deformities. ...Read more

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How can you cure lower back pain?

How can you cure lower back pain?

See below: Your pain is likely a back strain. Heat, nsaids and rest are usually all it takes. Try a massage. If all that fails your pcp can prescribe a muscle relaxer for you. ...Read more

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How can I reduce lower back pain?

How can I reduce lower back pain?

Back workout: Take Naproxen (aleve) twice a day and rest until your pain is gone. Then try the balanced circuit training exercises shown here: http://youtu. Be/godiqsneusu. ...Read more

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How can I reduce lower back pain?

Mobility/stretching: Increase your mobility, stretch it out along with knees and hamstrings.....do some lower back strength exercise and try to increase your core to help stabilize the area. Keep working on it and no worries. ...Read more

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How do I treat my lower back pain?

Let us see: You know what is the cause of the lower back pain then we should treat it. Let me remind that treating your without medical advice is not recommended. Thank you. ...Read more

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How can I fix my lower back pain?

Might try: Make an appointment with a physical therapist, but you could also consider a visit to an osteopathic physician. You do need a diagnosis re cause, and then, treatment specific to your individual situation. ...Read more

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Lower back pain feel like pulling?

Lower back pain feel like pulling?

Low back pain: You did not give much information as what happened and severity of pain. Please see http://doctorrajput. Com about back pain. Thanks. ...Read more

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How can I address lower back pain?

Physical therapy.: Low back pain is one of the most common complaints an internist will see. Physical therapy, rest, heat and if needed anti-inflammatory and/or muscle relaxants medications are commonly used. If no relief is obtained further work-up would be indicated including imaging studies. ...Read more

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Left side upper to lower back pain?

Left side upper to lower back pain?

Kidney stone?: When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is causing my lower back pain?

What is causing my lower back pain?

Several possibilitie: In that region, pain can arise from a hip, spine or si joint problem. It can also be a referred pain from your abdominal or pelvic region organs as well. If pain is getting worse or persisting over time & is bothering you, get evaluated by your doctor to start appropriate treatment based on a correct diagnosis. A spine issue could be facet joint or a disc problemas well as some other diagnoses. ...Read more

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What can I take for lower back pain?

What can I take for lower back pain?

Depends: Many people can use Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen) and others) unless they have liver problems. Anti-inflammatory meds like Naproxen (aleve), Ibuprofen (many brands) and prescription brands, but can upset the stomach and may not be appropriate for folks with some medical conditions. All meds (over the counter and prescription) can have side effects. Read the package, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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