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Can A Low Thyroid 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
I have lots of acne in my face and back. But I never had this before, extreme lower back pain thighs legs back neck. Left ovary pain. What caused?
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Have lower back pain that is causes pain in my legs stomach chest upper back neck jaw and head when I try to lay down at night on my sides. Also nausa?
Be seen: Multiple potential causes. A good medical checkup would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have had surgery for a growth on my fifth disc on my neck and have lots of lower back pain can't clean half a room with out crying in pain have seen a dr for this but only gave me pills and shots what can I do about it now can't seem to get my regular D
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
Back pain: Helpful but like most things not lasting or curative. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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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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
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
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?
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
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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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.
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