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Causes Of Swelling In Lower Back
What causes swelling in lower back and limited range of motion in the shoulder area as well as Charlie horses?
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Cause of severe right side and right lower back pain? Very sharp, some swelling. Kidney? Recently had pancreatitis- related?
Not Pancreatitis: Right sided back pain and back pain in general can have many causes. Your pancreas is on the left side of the abdomen, and although can cause back pan, not usually on the right. Right sided back pain can be anything from your kidney to a muscle spasm. If you are at all concerned and have other symptoms, an evaluation by a physician would be helpful. ...Read more
Ability to pop and grind all joints 19 male. Recent swelling in lower back and slight pain. Degenerative disease?
Could be: Could be the case or could also be normal variation. At your age it would be important to make sure there is no underlying infection causing the swelling of the back and joints. I would be seen by doctor. ...Read more
I have swelling on my lower back on my left and right side, the pain is constant. What could it be?
Several concerns: 50's male with right groin pain and swelling might have hernia. Pain patten, which includes low back pain, correlates with sacroiliac joint disorder, but swelling does not. If the groin pain is constant and worsening and if the groin mass does not reduce with lying on the back and gently massaging it, then a strangulated region of herniated bowel is of concern; emergency to prevent dead bowel. ...Read more
Swelling on my lower back and can form lumps with pain. These lumps are internal and can come and go. I've been dealing with this for 8 months?
Lower back pain: Low back from DJD may often be associated with spasm which some people interpret as lumps that come ago. Any body with lumps in the back should have a doctor look at it. ...Read more
I've had problems with my lower back swelling and sharp pains. It only started occurring after i had a blood patch done. Should i be worried?
You should get : Evaluated. It is possible that the blood caused a neuritis. However, it is also possible that the back symptoms are unrelated to the blood patch. A neurologist will help you figure it out. The anesthesiologist who performed the blood patch will want to know and likely will help, you find a good neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I give my friend a piggy back ride for 10 mins. The next day my lower back hurt really bad. I cannot move it. There is no swelling. Thanks!
HappensToTheBestOfUs: Don't thank me, thank your friend for giving you a back strain; or yourself for being out of shape. Well, never mind, at your age you'll probably do fine after a few days (maybe a week or so) of rest and light activity (by the way, washing dishes and doing homework are light activities).Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin, some light massage, hot bath or a heating pad. Then use this as an indication to get in shape ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I fractured my tailbone 6 wks ago. Ever since there's been swelling above it/lower back area, 3-4ins in diameter. Could something else be wrong?
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