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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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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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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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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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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What can cause pain in only the left side of the face? 18 year old female with back problems.

What can cause pain in only the left side of the face? 18 year old female with back problems.

Trigeminal nevralgia: Trigeminal neuralgia (tn), also called tic douloureux, characterized by intermittent, shooting pain in the face. The most frequent cause of trigeminal neuralgia is a blood vessel pressing on the nerve near the brain stem. The blood vessels of the brain can result in rubbing against the trigeminal nerve root causing the nerve irritation. ...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 poor posture cause back problems later on in life?

Can poor posture cause back problems later on in life?

Posture & Lifestyle: A simple answer is yes. Our increasing sedentary lifestyle, looking down at our phones/electronics, and lack of regular exercise are leading to more back problems. Often posture and these factors cause muscular pain, but later could lead to early degenerative changes in the spine and greater problems. Posture alone is not the greatest risk factor, but can contribute to asymmetries and thus pain. ...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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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 it's 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 it's 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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Do vp shunt cause back problems?

Do vp shunt cause back problems?

No: A vp shunt (short for ventriculoperitoneal) is a device consisting of tubing and a valve which direct the flow of cerebrospinal fluid from the fluid spaces in the brain (ventricles) to the abdominal cavity (peritoneum). This should not cause back problems. If you are having back problems, they are probably not related to the shunt. ...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 back problems cause numbness and tingling in the body?

Can back problems cause numbness and tingling in the body?

Yes: Pinched nerves in the low back are often associated with numbness and tingling in the legs and feet. ...Read more

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Why do people get labor epidurals since it causes so many back problems later in life?

Why do people get labor epidurals since it causes so many back problems later in life?

Very low risk: I have to disagree with you--epidurals very rarely cause any long-term problems, and often are used in the treatment of back pain from other causes. Labor epidurals are the safest way to manage labors which are severely painful, and can also be extended to provide anesthesia if a c-section is necessary. They very seldom cause any back pain other than temporary soreness at the insertion site. ...Read more

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What kinda of back problems can an epidural cause if hit nerve? I have up the right side of spine that causes headaches?

What kinda of back problems can an epidural cause if hit nerve?  I have up the right side of spine that causes headaches?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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Need 2nd opinion. I have numbness and tingling throughout body. What could cause it? I do have back problems. Could that cause it?

Need 2nd opinion. I have numbness and tingling throughout body. What could cause it? I do have back problems. Could that cause it?

Not low back: An anatomical explanation of numbness throughout body could be attributable to a process in the brain or upper cervical spine area. Alternatively, it could have a nonanatomic basis. ...Read more

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