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Can neck arthritus cause lower back pain?

Can neck arthritus cause lower back pain?

Lower back pain: Hello, arthritis is an autoimmune condition that can affect many different areas of the body. It is most likely that if arthritis exists in your neck, then the same condition probably exists in your lower back as we'll. Follow up with your doctor for therapy that may improve both areas of discomfort. ...Read more

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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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Can lower back pain cause neck and shoulder pain? How can a sprain on one place cause sprain somewhere else?

Can lower back pain cause neck and shoulder pain? How can a sprain on one place cause sprain somewhere else?

Neck and Shoulder: Lower back pain does not usually cause neck and shoulder pain. They may be related to a common problem or completely separate issues. Best to be evaluated to determine. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. A ligament holds bone to bone. Injuring one ligament does not cause a sprain to another ligament unless there is trauma to both. ...Read more

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Would the pain I am having in my neck cause issues with my spina bifida cause I have a lot of lower back pain?

Would the pain I am having in my neck cause issues with my spina bifida cause I have a lot of lower back pain?

Possibly: It depends on the type and severity of your spina bifida... did you have surgery? Did it cause any scoliosis or difficulties with walking? If so, you may have secondary neck pain from irregularities in your lower spine and the way you walk and hold your body. I suggest seeing your neurosurgeon, physical therapist, orthopedist, or who ever else has helped you with your spina bifida so far. ...Read more

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Neck n lower back pain. Chiropractor told me the neck n lower back cannot be treated at the same time coz it can cause spine to be unstable. True?

Unlikely: Although I haven't seen your x-rays or MRI scans, many middle/aged men and women have both cervical and lumbar degenerative conditions that co-exist. Many times physical therapy can be done concurrently. I would recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon w/ sub specialty training in spine. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What can cause severe neck pain with lower back pain?

What can cause severe neck pain with lower back pain?

Many things: 30's female bemoans neck & low back pain. Assuming no more than chronic soft tissue problem, absent acuity, urgency & infection, then thought of primary pelvic sacroiliac joint injury; type commonly associated with chronic muscle spasms of contralateral posterior shoulder girdle (trapezius, rhomboids & latissimus dorsi). Rocky pelvis supports tilted spine tower with spastic muscle-cable supports. ...Read more

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What can cause a headache, sore stiff neck and lower back pain? My sinuses are also hurting.

What can cause a headache, sore stiff neck and lower back pain? My sinuses are also hurting.

May or may not: Be related. Fever, infection around brain can lead to these symptoms. Sinus problems if they extend can lead to this. An evaluation is in order. And if you have fever, a visit to the emergency room right away necessary. ...Read more

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Does extreme anxiety cause neck and lower back pain, dizziness, and shortness of breath?

Does extreme anxiety cause neck and lower back pain, dizziness, and shortness of breath?

Actually, yes: It's amazing what anxiety can do! Have medical tests and if results are negative for back and lung problems or heart issues - it leaves anxiety as a prime suspect. The good news will be that 1. you now know'll you are healthy in important ways and 2. CBT therapy works well for learning anxiety mgmt skills. It's a good thing! ...Read more

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What is the cause of this metallic taste in my mouth? I have had it for 6 weeks. I also have lower back pain and neck pain.

What is the cause of this metallic taste in my mouth? I have had it for 6 weeks. I also have lower back pain and neck pain.

Metallic Taste: Metallic taste can be from restorations, old fillings, diet, and a myriad of other possibilities. Go to your doctor to determine the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes hip and low back pain with these symptoms: shoulder and neck continuous pain and cracking?

What causes hip and low back pain with these symptoms: shoulder and neck continuous pain and cracking?

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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My neurologist said I have mild nerve damage in my lower extremities. Can it be linked to my low back pain and sore neck? Should I be concerned?

My neurologist said I have mild nerve damage in my lower extremities. Can it be linked to my low back pain and sore neck? Should I be concerned?

Lower Back: Unless having weakness or incontinemce, wouldn't be concerned. Mild complaints acceptable. If greater than that, seek advice. ...Read more

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Neck pain at base of skull, headaches, facial tingling and numbness, ringing in ears, shoulder burning, and low back pain. What could cause all this?

Neck pain at base of skull, headaches, facial tingling and numbness, ringing in ears, shoulder burning, and low back pain. What could cause all this?

Fibromyalgia: 25y female with "HA, facial tingling, neck/low back/shoulder pain" & tinnitus. This symptom constellation comports with Fibromyalgia, FM, wherein muscle tension headache, TMJ, TOS & widespread soft tissue spasms co-generate global pain. Symptoms cross tissue/organ systems. General medical evaluation needed, & if no specific diagnosis then FM shifts to top of differential diagnostic list. ...Read more

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Lower back pain when bending neck?

Couple of things: Sounds as if either there's traction on the cord sometimes referred to as a tethered cord...or you may be experiencing a funny thing called Lhermitte's sign though your description's not classic. Have you recently developed SEVERE migraine like headaches by chance with fever? Hopefully not. Just a question. In any event, any of these possibilities deserves a workup by a doctor. Cheers! ...Read more

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Can neck arthritus bring on lower back pain?

Sometimes: Gait and posture changes done to accommodate neck problems may precipitate issues in the lower back. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain by buttocks area what is it? Have neck arthritus

I have lower back pain by buttocks area what is it? Have neck arthritus

Possibly SI joint: The sacroiliac joint is where the hip bones join the spine. Arthritis of this joint is often felt as pain in the buttocks sometimes extending down the thigh. It can be easily treated by an injection in the joint. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic really helpful for lower back pain and neck pain?

Can chiropractic really helpful for lower back pain and neck pain?

Back pain: Helpful but like most things not lasting or curative. ...Read more

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What is the best position to sleep in? I have lower back pain and upper right back and neck pain?

What is the best position to sleep in? I have lower back pain and upper right back and neck pain?

Sleep: The simple answer is the position that produces least pain and discomfort. Ever person is different so I cannot tell what is good for you. One thing for certain make sure you have a comfortably bed and environment and adequate pillows and padding. ...Read more

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Lower back pain: 6+yrs now. Often have major pain after waking up, but sometimes worsens during the day. Shoulder & neck pain sometimes. How to treat?

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Low back pain: I would recommend you get evaluated for this. Because of the chronicity, multiple areas, and the major pain that you describe in your sleep this may imply many things of which require good history, exam, and diagnostic work up such as x-rays and mri. I would recommend that you see a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Remeady for lower back pain and neck pain.

Education/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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Got a stiff neck, along with lower back pain, with a bad cold and cough.

Got a stiff neck, along with lower back pain, with a bad cold and cough.

Possible viral inf: Sounds like what happens when you get a viral infection. So long as no fever or neurological signs of problems, no lessening of mental status or function, etc. Then, conservative treatment and steady as she goes.....hydration (water best), you can certainly do an anti-inflammatory such as Motrin or Naprosyn...or if you prefer smething like a couple of ES Tylenol (acetaminophen) per label instructions, REST... ...Read more

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What is the real difference between joint mobilization and joint manipulation, in the context of treating neck and lower back pain?

What is the real difference between joint mobilization and joint manipulation, in the context of treating neck and lower back pain?

See below: There are probably no specific differences but there are various manipulation and mobilization techniques. Some come from chiropractic, some from osteopathic medicine and some from physical therapy. There are techniques that involve hi velocity, low amplitude thrusting techniques as well as more gentle manipulations like muscle energy technique and counterstrain technique. All seek to move joints. ...Read more

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I'm feeling stiff in my neck, both side of upper and lower back pain and I'm also feeling pain inboth side of hip and both side of lower back?

Exam: Get examined and diagnosed. I would suggest OTC NSAIDS like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic to these; however, a medical examination is imperative to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Started w/ lower back pain last Wed. Pain started moving up my back on Fri. Today I had all over back pain along with a stiff neck right side. Why?

Started w/ lower back pain last Wed. Pain started moving up my back on Fri. Today I had all over back pain along with a stiff neck right side. Why?

See a physician: This is an unusual description - not typical for routine back/neck pains, which typically stay within one part of the spine. I would recommend that you see a physician for further evaluation, and consider workup for systemic conditions. ...Read more

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I was openin the boot to my husbands car to grab something and the boot slammed on to my back and I'm in so much pain, neck, spine and lower back pain?

I was openin the boot to my husbands car to grab something and the boot slammed on to my back and I'm in so much pain, neck, spine and lower back pain?

May need x-ray: If not feeling better within a few hours of such an injury you probably need to be checked by a medical professional. ...Read more

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I have severe neck pain and a little lower back pain and a bad headache what's wrong?

I have severe neck pain and a little lower back pain and a bad headache what's wrong?

Triggers: May well be that you have migraine, which could cause secondary neck pain. Your doctor can check this out, and provide medication which will reverse your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is better for me to take hydrocodone or oxycodone im on hydrocodone now for neck and lower back pain due to a bad car wreck.

What is better for me to take hydrocodone or oxycodone im on hydrocodone now for neck and lower back pain due to a bad car wreck.

Neither Actually: But your needs are determined by your level of pain. You will be better off in the long run to come off of either or both of these medications. There are other sorts of pain relief treatments, seek a good spine/pain specialist that will help you out. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...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