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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. Jan Lei Iwata
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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 can cause sudden and severe low back pain?

What can cause  sudden and severe low back pain?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...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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What is done to find the cause of low back pain?

What is done to find the cause of  low back pain?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What causes pain in right flanks and low back pain?

What causes pain in right flanks and low back pain?

Many: A kidney stone or a kidney infection can cause low back pain and flank pain. It largely depends on the other symptoms you're having. The pain with kidneys would be near the bottom of the ribcage. Difficult to say for sure without examining you. Please see your pcp if the pain continues. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of low back pain? Hurts sometimes to stand or sit.

Back spasms: The most common cause of low back pain in a young person is back strain or spasms. There are a large number of big muscles in the back that can be strained by activities. These respond with spasms that can be extremely painful. The usual treatments include physical therapy, heat, mild massage. If there is radiating pain, (pain that "shoots" into a leg), you may need further work-up by your pcp. ...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'm female age 47. I have been waking up in the middle if the night with low back pain every night for the past couple 2-3 months. Cause?

I'm female age 47. I have been waking up in the middle if the night with low back pain every night for the past couple 2-3 months. Cause?

Causes of back pain: There are many possible causes of this symptom. There is not enough information here to decide. For many people, tired, sore muscles in the back cause this symptom. A worn mattress could be the cause. This could also be caused by a problem with the bones or nerve roots, a kidney stone, or blood vessels. Hope this gives you some idea to start with. ...Read more

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What cause low back pain? I seem to have it and it makes it ever hard to sit down in a chair. My back seems to be stiff how can I loosen it? Help

What cause low back pain? I seem to have it and it makes it ever hard to sit down in a chair. My back seems to be stiff how can I loosen it?  Help

Evaluate Low Back: If you are not improving have your doctor order a lumbar spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the back can cause leg pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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