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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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Will back problems cause liver pain?

Will back problems cause liver pain?

Unlikely. Maybe meds: Back pain from work is unlikely to cause liver pain. If you are taking medications for pain they could have an impact on liver pain or gall bladder. Any medication that causes hepatic impairment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can large breasts cause back problems?

Can large breasts cause back problems?

BACK PAIN: See your doctor to have a discussion if your breasts contribute to back pain. Most of my ladies complain of shoulder and cervical pain, . ...Read more

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Can walking barefoot cause back problems?

Can walking barefoot cause back problems?

No but walking is : great form of exercise overall and especially for people with back issues unless it is due to spinal stenosis then biking would be a better alternative. ...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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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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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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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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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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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