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What causes low back pain on left side?

What causes low back pain on left side?

Back pain.: Back pain that is one sided can be cause by muscle pain, ligament pain, disc pain or nerve pain. You need eval by your pcp and possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Low back pain just on left side which is ongoing & now it's radiating to front pubic area left Side, is this ovary pain or what can cause this. Thanks?

Low back pain just on left side which is ongoing & now it's radiating to front pubic area left Side, is this ovary pain or what can cause this. Thanks?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Low back pain has a equally long list of possible causes. You will need to schedule a visit to help narrow down the possibilities ...Read more

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Low back pain low ab pain on left side and center bloated feeling and stomachache am currently halfway through cycle so it's not PMS.

Low back pain low ab pain on left side and center bloated feeling and stomachache am currently halfway through cycle so it's not PMS.

Mittelschmerz: Mittelschmerz is one sided lower abdominal Pain associated with ovulation . It is German for "middle pain" since it occurs midway through the menstrual cycle . The only curveball is that you also indicate you were having back pain. This is something you can discuss with your physician to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem ?

Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem ?

Depends: Abdominal has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. I would go to the emergency room if your pain is severe. Good luck ...Read more

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Lwhat causes lower back pain on your lower left side?

Multip possibilities: Low back pain can be caused by various conditions and often a combination of sorts. The history (due to trauma?/how long present/ etc) , severity of the pain, radiation of the pain(does it move down your leg) & other factors, and exam are helpful in identifying the cause. It coud be be due to mechanical prob, muscle strains, disc disease, arthritic problems, joint d/o. See your md as a start! ...Read more

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What might cause lower back pain in the left side right near the spine?

Numerous: Pain in that area could be due to a trigger point (localized soft tissue inflammation) vs muscle sprain/strain vs facet joint pain vs degenerative disc vs disc herniation, among other causes. If your symptoms are persistent or worsening, see a physician. ...Read more

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What causes low back pain on both sides of back?

Several Reasons: The most common in your age group is multi-level degenerative disease or arthritis of the spine. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from low back pain particularly on the right side, what would be the cause?

I'm suffering from low back pain particularly on the right side, what would be the cause?

Sacroiliitis: Likely inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. This a joint between the sacrum and the ilium. The joints are located bilaterally where the small dimples in the low back are located. Pain in this joint is made worse by rising from a seated position, rolling onto the affected side while in bed, and taking a step up on the affected side. Apply ice at night in addition to the diclofenac. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower) . The left side,.

I am experiencing  low back pain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower) . The left side,.

Many causes possible: Low back pain is one of the most common symptoms in medicine: causes include sprains, disc problems, facet joint arthritis, kidney diseases, colon diseases including constipation., among others. Left lower back pain suggests against kidney, but includes sprains and constipation. If the back pain persists or worsens you need to see your PCP for referral for lumbar imaging following detailed exam ...Read more

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I am 44 and have been experiencing pain in the left side of my groin and some lower back pain. What might be the causes?

I am 44 and have been experiencing pain in the left side of my groin and some lower back pain. What might be the causes?

Pos. lumbar cause: Possibilities include nerve irritation that originates in your lumbar spine that is irritating the nerves that distribute to your groin. It could also be a a type of a localized nerve irritation along the groin like ilioinguinal neuralgia. Other specialists may give other causes like intra-abdominal causes or like muscular or myofascial pain that is irritating your lumbar plexus. ...Read more

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I have chronic low back pain on the left side 2 in above and to the left of my tailbone. It's painful when I try to roll over in bed at night. ?

Many possibilities: This could be muscle spasm, myofascial tenderness point, sacroiliac joint, lumbar disc or a lumbar facet,. you need to discuss with your physician and get the appropriate examination, imaging if necessary and therapy ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain and numbness on the left side and middle back pain and numb on the right side?

Disk disease?: You need to be evaluated by a doctor. He needs to obtained a detailed history and perform a thorough physical exam. If your doctor is concerned, he/she will order appropriate imaging to confirm his suspicions. Numbness is not normal. ...Read more

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Physiotherapists said My one sided low back pain and sciatica type symptoms are not ticking any boxes on what it can be,can stress cause these symptom?

Ticking boxes: Symptoms of radiculopathy cause one-sided back pain and sciatic nerve area symptoms. The symptoms may be numbness, pain or weakness. There may be reduced reflexes, especially in the Achilles tendon, if there is an S1 radiculopathy, an injury which often causes symptoms through the sciatic nerve. Testing sometimes helps, such as an EMG test. Physiotherapy is also a good idea - safe, and cheap ...Read more

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Have low back pain on the left side. The pain extends from left hip down left leg. No pain on the right side. Pl advise?

Referred pain: Pain from inflammation in the lumbar spine often radiates down one leg. Doctors call this referred pain. If it does not resolve in a reasonable amount of time, you should see an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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I have pain deep in my groin left side, only at ngt. Feels to low to b ovary, cd it b my hip. I'm 42 female. Also have lower back pain. Thank u x?

I have pain deep in my groin left side, only at ngt. Feels to low to b ovary, cd it b my hip. I'm 42 female. Also have lower back pain. Thank u x?

Any of the above.: It could actually be any of the above. Perhaps take an anti-inflammatory to see if it goes away. Otherwise a physical exam by a doctor may be needed. ...Read more

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First day of a 5day prednisone pk. Having low back pain. Had this last time i took pred; is it cause for major concern or fairly harmless side effect?

First day of a 5day prednisone pk. Having low back pain. Had this last time i took pred; is it cause for major concern or fairly harmless side effect?

Appropriate treatmen: All medication which work may have undesirable side effects. The question which your doctor answers before prescribing is the risk/gain ratio. In your case what can be gained is higher then the risk which is why it it was prescribed. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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