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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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Bone Pain (Definition)

Depending on who is using the term, bone pain can be used to describe a pain that seems very deep, as opposed to something more superficial, or the term can be limited to pain that arises from the bone itself. There are other potential causes of deep pain other than pain from the bone including pain from a pinched nerve ...Read more


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Tail bone pain no injury?

Tail bone pain no injury?

See below: Sounds like you have coccydynia or 'tailbone pain'. This can occur with trauma to the tail bone, abnormally positioned coccyx, or poor sitting posture. Try using a good lumbar support to help shift your pelvis forward. This will put the pressure on your ischium. (bottom part of pelvic bone), and will shift the weight off of your coccyx (tailbone). ...Read more

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Excruciating pain in scapula, "mass" on mri. Bone spur or bone cancer?

Excruciating pain in scapula, "mass"  on mri. Bone spur or bone cancer?

Sorry to hear: This. A scapula is a very odd bone for a primary tumor, and also odd for something traveled to that bone, but it does no get bone spurs. A "mass" needs to be biopsied. However, it is more likely to be from some other place: lung, breast (w), prostate (m)...My last scapular met came from a kidney primary. ...Read more

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Strong ache in lower right quadrant beside hip bone area?

Strong ache in lower right quadrant beside hip bone area?

Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes of pain in the right lower abdomen and groin, such as: groin muscle pull, hip joint inflammation, bowel problems, genital conditions, an infection, etc. A primary care doctor can evaluate the pain. Severe pain is an urgent problem unless it is a known problem already being cared for by the doctor. With severe pain, one may need evaluation at the ER, with tests and/or x-rays. ...Read more

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Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

See Your Dentist: Unfortunately you need to see your dentist so that they can take a radiograph (xray) and do an examination to determine why your glands are swollen. Typically, if a lower tooth has a large cavity, your glands can swell due to the fact that they are filterin bacteria from that part fo the face. Fortunately, your dentist can make the right diagnosis and take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Sharp pain radiating from inner pelvic bone to knee?

Sharp pain radiating from inner pelvic bone to knee?

Groin pull: There are a number of causes of this pain. It could be from a strain on your aductor muscles in your leg. Particularly the aductor magnus or the gracilis muscles. These muscles attach in the area of your pelvic bone. Try crossing your legs and see if you have the pain? Also does it hurt over your pubic bone? Does it hurt when you walk. And it could be from your lumbar disc disease? ...Read more

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Knife like sharp back and bone pain, tiredness and muscle inflammation?

Knife like sharp back and bone pain, tiredness and muscle inflammation?

Large differential: At your young age, there are too many possibilities. Musculoskeletal sources such as back strain, disk protrusions are possible. But, with the tiredness, and inflammation, I have concerns about a possible rheumatologic origin. I suggest you see a general physician to initiate a broad workup. ...Read more

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Can tail bone pain cause lower back and leg pain?

Can  tail bone pain cause lower back and leg pain?

Kind of: Another way to say it perhaps is that there are conditions in the spine that can cause pain in the tailbone, back, and leg. Not so much that one pain causes the other, but rather that they can potentially have the same source. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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My left shin bone hurts when pressed on... Muscular or bone? Afraid of cancer.

My left shin bone hurts when pressed on... Muscular or bone? Afraid of cancer.

Check/monitor it: Shin, by definition is a Bone(Tibia) in your lower leg. It can be sore for a variety of reasons, mostly benign conditions. If there is any concern for Cancer, it can be checked with an X-Ray of this bone, but it is not necessary to do too much in the way of testing unless the pain persists or gets worse over the next 4-5 weeks. Any swelling or bump in this area would require medical attention . ...Read more

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I have Rheumatoid Arthrits my tail bone is throbbing, shooting pains going down my leg and lower back pain. Why would my tail bone throb?

I have Rheumatoid Arthrits my tail bone is throbbing, shooting pains going down my leg and lower back pain. Why would my tail bone throb?

Inflammation: Possible inflammation of the vertebra or sacroiliac joints. Your rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you for this. A ruptured disk is another possibility in view of the radiation into the leg. ...Read more

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L lower back pain and L hip bone pain, hurting for 2 months..constant dull aching pain sometimes felt in front of thigh and shin. What could it be?

Hip pain: hip pain and lower back pain that shoots down the leg and shin is typical sciatica a pinched nerve in the gluteal muscle region. Could be a slipped disc in your lower back at lower level. Should see a spine orthopedic physician or your primary care doc and have checked out. ...Read more

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Left side shoulder bone hurts, ribs to. Alkaline phos level is250. Hip bone hurts to?

Left side shoulder bone hurts, ribs to. Alkaline phos level is250. Hip bone hurts to?

Ask you doctor: This is a specific problem. Alkaline phosphatase may be elevated in diseases of the bone such as paget's disease or in tumors of the bone. A further diagnostic workup may be indicated and you should see you doctor. ...Read more

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Headaches, bone spur, pinched nerve severe pain headaches, bone spur, pinched nerve severe pain

See a Spine Surgeon: If you have some cervical spine pathologies like herniated discs, bone spurs, it can be associated with occipital headaches, neck pain, and pain down your arm. Your spine surgeon will guide you through appropriate treatment of these. ...Read more

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Sore bones and especially on my left collar bone?

Sore bones and especially on my left collar bone?

Varies: Multiple possibilities. Most common cause of pain around clavicle is arthritis in the Ac or Ac joints. Other possibilities as well. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Shoulder feels heavy have knots around from collar bone to vertabrain feels like bone is hitting bone my neck pops a lot?

Shoulder feels heavy have knots around from collar bone to vertabrain feels like bone is hitting bone my neck pops a lot?

Please see below: It looks like you have a condition called osteoarthritis of shoulder joint. Pain medications and exercise may be helpful, if this does not help, i would recommend you to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Sharp calf pain, tender shin bone, moved to hip?

Sharp calf pain, tender shin bone, moved to hip?

Exam: You need a complete exam by a physician including a neurological exam. This may be caused by a herniated disc. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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