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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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


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Can a low Vitamin D level cause or contribute to lower back pain??

Can a low Vitamin D level cause or contribute to lower back pain??

Via osteoporosis.: In the long term, vitamin D deficiency can lead to osteoporosis. And osteoporosis can hurt. So yes, vitamin D deficiency can lead to lower back pains if your vertebrae are thinning. ...Read more

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What would cause testicular pain,lower back pain and leg pain? Dr doesnt seem concerned. Says it's an impinged nerve. Xray showed low spine compressed

What would cause testicular pain,lower back pain and leg pain? Dr doesnt seem concerned. Says it's an impinged nerve. Xray showed low spine compressed

Iliohypogastric n?: Something may be irritating the ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, or genitofemoral nerve (an MD exam will tell). X-rays do not, in general, show spinal cord compression-only if there has been trauma. Even nerve compression "seen" on X-ray or CT/MRI is over-diagnosed & often isn't the problem (surgery for impinged nerves causes more pain than it cures). Ur best bet is rehab therapy & bk exercises TTYD ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain in women?

What can cause lower back pain in women?

See below: Causes of back pain are not that much different than in men with a few exceptions.Disc problems, joint problems, muscle and ligament problems, postural problems, stress and emotional problems, depression can all be a cause or causes of back pain.In women, relaxation of thepelvic ligaments during pregnancy can cause problems.There are moreserious diseases that can cause back pain. Talk to yourdoc. ...Read more

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Can breaking wind cause lower back pain?

Funny & good Quest..: Funny question, but has an interesting answer. Breaking wind, like bearing down (valsalva maneuver) increase intradiscal pressure. If you have a disc herniation or disc tear, it can potentially make both of these worse. Here's an article we wrote about disc bulging: http://arizonapain.Com/pain-center/pain-conditions/bulging-disc/ here's another article about disc prolapse: http://arizonapain.C. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain for 3 months?

See below: Low back pain is usually multifactorial. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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


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