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What would cause a backache from just below the shoulders?

What would cause a backache from just below the shoulders?

Cerv Radiculopathy: Pain here is likely a pinched nerve from arthritic pressure and/or a herniated disc, or tendinitis (levator syndrome). Aggravated by poor posture at a computer. An exam by your doc can help determine if there is significant injury deserving of further studies or treatment. No hurry if not worsening, but, should be seen if not getting better. Nonsurgical usually helps. Try salonpas hot patches. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Backaches (Definition)

Backaches is a symptom in which a person has pain (aches) in his back, either some of the time, during some activities, or all the time. There are many causes for backaches, including arthritis, heavy lifting, ...Read more


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Diverticulitis cause lower backache?

Diverticulitis cause lower backache?

Yes: If the area is inflamed near the spinal nerves it can definitely cause low back pain. The only way to know for sure is to do a ct scan or mri. ...Read more

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Can an epidural cause prolonged backaches?

Can an epidural cause prolonged backaches?

No: The weight gain of pregnancy, the curve that develops in the lower back with pregnancy, prolonged pushing, etc these are all likely to cause back problems after delivery. The epidural is probably not a major reason for it. As soon as you are cleared by your doctor start exercising. Yoga, in particular, is very good for strengthening the back. Also eat a diet of largely fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Can constantly typing on the keyboard cause a backache?

Can constantly typing on the keyboard cause a backache?

Definitely, yes: Repetative work in less than natural positions can cause a variety of musculoskeletal aches and pains. Try to avoid prolonged use (eg. Don't spend your after-work hours playing computer games). Find a chair that is comfortable - with arm supports, too. Arrange keyboard height for best comfort. Get up and move around periodically. Get plenty of exercise when not at keyboard. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause nausea,backache or flu like symptoms?

Can a yeast infection cause nausea,backache or flu like symptoms?

Possible: very unlikely but possible if it's very severe, why don't you see your provider for a pelvic exam and an Urinalysis. Maybe you have urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Since this 2015, I am experiencing some unfamiliar pains in my testicules climbing up to my waist joints and relatively causing me backache.

Since this 2015, I am experiencing some unfamiliar pains in my testicules climbing up to my waist joints and relatively causing me backache.

R/O PROSTATITIS : R/O prostatitis v Epididymitis tough to treat. Hopefully you have seen a urologist recently. Tx with doxycycline. I would recheck labs /UA C&S. & testosterone if no response ,cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be needed for 8-10wks. Recheck labs and culture. You also need abdominal/pelvic/prostate US R/O prostate stones. Also switch to gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com ...Read more

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What might cause lower right backache?

What might cause  lower right backache?

See below: Potential causes include problems with the spine including, discs, joints, nerves and muscles. Other problems include kidney pain, pain from the abdomen, problems with the major blood vessels, masses in the back or in the reproductive organs. Most back pain is benign meaning not due to malignant tumors but if this has been going on for more than a few weeks, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a balance ball supposed to cause backaches?

I was wondering is a balance ball supposed to cause backaches?

That would depend on: how you are using it & what issue you may or may not have in terms of any prior or current back symptoms along with what shape you are in to begin with such as weight issues and tobacco use. You may want to talk to a physiatrist as to an exercise program if you are having any back problems to learn correct exercise routines including those that may include a balance ball. ...Read more

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Does chemo causes backache?

Does chemo causes backache?

Perphaps : Depends on agent; more commonly, WBC stimulants (neulasta/ neupogen) more likey to cause back pain. ...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