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am.not.sure why but I have constipation first time in my whole.life I have been put on co codomal due to back problems, I can't go for a . Poo ?

 am.not.sure why but I have constipation first time in my whole.life I have been put on co codomal due to back problems, I can't go for a . Poo ?

Opiate pain medicine: Co-codamol has codeine in it, an opiate. Opiates (narcotics) slow down the bowels and thus cause constipation. Also, if a person has back pain, she is probably not running around and exercising. Not moving around much can lead to more constipation. So, people taking narcotics often use laxatives and stool softeners temporarily. ...Read more

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Could a bumpy ride on the bus caused back problems to start again?

Could a bumpy ride on the bus caused back problems to start again?

Yes: Relatively innocent movements such as those you describe can begin the spasm paim spasm cycle of back pain. ...Read more

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What type of back problem can be causes by sitting in a car often?

What type of back problem can be causes by sitting in a car often?

Spasm and crash: No one with a normal back should have a problem; if you do the seat is probably positioned wrong. Or you got into a car crash. ...Read more

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Can ab workouts cause back problems?

Can ab workouts cause back problems?

Yes: Doing an ab workout with improper technique can significantly affect the back. Squeezing the stomach and moving slowly can help. ...Read more

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What kinds of professions most commonly cause back problems and injury?

What kinds of professions most commonly cause back problems and injury?

Back injury: forces known to create back problems include, exposure to prolonged vibratory forces(riding in a truck with poor suspension),prolonged positioning(sitting for long periods of time without shifting to stand or walk) repetitive twist or bend(swinging a mop or running a checkout stand).doing heavy resistive activities( e.g. lifting furniture playing contact sport ) ...Read more

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Does being overweight cause back problems ?

Does being overweight cause back problems ?

LBP & overweight.: Being overweight can cause the spine to acquire a mechanically disadvantageous amount of curvature, which can lead to pains. ...Read more

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Do memory foam mattresses cause forward head posture. I got one 6 months ago and i'm starting to have back problems. I don't know if its the mattress.

Do memory foam mattresses cause forward head posture. I got one 6 months ago and i'm starting to have back problems. I don't know if its the mattress.

Maybe: I am not aware of any medical studies showing that memory foam mattresses cause forward head posture or back pain. In fact, there are few studies showing a link between mattresses and back pain, although a 2003 study showed that a majority of patients did better on a medium firm mattress. ...Read more

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Can my huge boobs cause back problems when i get older?

Can my huge boobs cause back problems when i get older?

Boobs: Please make sure that your breasts are properly lifted by your bra. When that is OK you should not have any back problems. ...Read more

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Can back problems cause sexual disfunction?

Can back problems cause sexual disfunction?

Usually not directly: --but indirectly due 2 pain experienced during sex can cause things 2 go south. Also some people R very sensitive 2 muscle relaxants & pain medication. ...Read more

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Doctors, can my current back problems cause pain and problems with my neck?

Doctors, can my current back problems cause pain and problems with my neck?

Generally No: Back Problems cause back and leg pain. Neck problems are due to the neck. So each area generally addresses the nerves closest to it. We do know that those patients with spine problems in one area of the spine, usually have a higher risk of developing spine problems in another area of the spine. ...Read more

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