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How do you know if accute lower back pain is being caused by something other than your back?

How do you know if accute lower back pain is being caused by something other than your back?

A good history: And physical examination and sometimes blood work is usually the best way that the doctor determines the answer to your question. There are other things that cause pain in your back besides your back, but are much less common than musculoskeletal back problems. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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


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What does acute lumbar faciities mean? What causes it? How to treat it? I have lower back pain. Didn't fall. No injuries. Not lifting heavy neither.

What does acute lumbar faciities mean? What causes it? How to treat it? I have lower back pain. Didn't fall. No injuries. Not lifting heavy neither.

Lumbar "faciities"?: Did you mean acute lumbar facet( joint pain)? If so, this is frustrating to patients since these structural joints can be aggravated without any fall, lifting incident, etc. Simple things like quickly turning over in bed, getting out of a chair, twisting to do laundry, vacuuming, sweeping mopping, etc. can aggravate these joints. Good thing is that they'll settle down without aggressive measures ...Read more

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Causes of right lower back pain? Sudden onset. 17 year old girl. Extending to hip.

Acute strain is most: common, and can occur with sudden twisting movement or lifting, but it is also possible to get a herniated disc or spondilothithesis (slippage of the vertebrae.) Occasionally there is referred pain from internal organs, such as menstrual cramps, bladder infection or even viral infections. For Rx, start with cold packs to the area 20 min on/off and take oral pain meds. Get checked if not better ...Read more

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Have acute lower back pain that starts at the center then spreads to the side. Happened twice and lasts about 10mins each. What could it be?

Have acute lower back pain that starts at the center then spreads to the side. Happened twice and lasts about 10mins each. What could it be?

Back pain: This is consistent with a compressed disc and muscle spasm. Sacro-iliac inflammation will present these symptoms also. I recommend careful stretching and application of ice packs. ...Read more

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Hi. i have been taking ovuspark since 2 months as my gynae noticed high fsh and low amh levels. i feel very unwell...almost always. sometimes i get acute lower back pain or pain in hip bones or pain in legs. sometimes i get headaches or feel light headed.

Hi. i have been taking ovuspark since 2 months as my gynae noticed high fsh and low amh levels. i feel very unwell...almost always. sometimes i get acute lower back pain or pain in hip bones or pain in legs. sometimes i get headaches or feel light headed.

Ovuspark: Ovuspark is not available or prescribed in the US so Healthtap doctors are not going to have experience with this medication and follow up with your doctor will be needed. You need to find out how low your AMH level is. If it is too low then you may be a candidate for in vitro fertilization ...Read more

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What cause lower back pain ?

Many reasons: Local infection, muscular strain/ sprain, ruptured disc, facet impingement, spondylolisthesis, sacro-iliac dysfnctn, lumbar stenosis, cauda equina syndrome, pyriformis syndrome. See doctor and evaluate all of these possibilities. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain?

Back: Obesity, improper posture while sitting or standing, prolongued sleeping among the most common causes. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain ?

What causes lower back pain  ?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain?

See below: The list of individual conditions is too long. We can basically divide causes into 3 broad categories: boney causes, muscular causes and nerve causes. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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


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