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What are the common causes of lower back pain?

What are the common causes of lower back pain?

Many: Many causes of low back including: musculoskeletal strain/sprain/spasm, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, annular disc tear, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spondylosis/arthritis, metastatic cancer to bone and the list goes on and on. Most important - get a work-up by your physician to determine the cause and only then can treatment options be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Probable causes of lower back and hip pain!?

Probable causes of lower back and hip pain!?

Several possibilitie: In that region, pain can arise from a hip, spine or si joint problem. It can also be a referred pain from your abdominal or pelvic region organs as well . If the pain is getting worse or persisting over time and is bothering you, get evaluated by your doctor to start the appropriate treatment based on a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic lower back pain?

What are the causes of chronic lower back pain?

Variety: Low back pain can be as simple as a muscle strain and sprain or as serious as a disc herniation and spinal stenosis. Back pain that persists more than a week needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lower back pain and lower abdominal pain in women?

What are the causes of lower back pain and lower abdominal pain in women?

Monthly?: Many gyne issues, endometriosis, menstrual cramps, ovarian cysts will cause those symptoms (predictably) monthly. Pregnancy can cause that. Constipation can cause that, kidney issues, gallbladder issues. Hard to diagnose the cause of pain without a good history and physical exam. See your md. ...Read more

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Causes of lower abnominal pain?

Causes of lower abnominal pain?

Your question: is much to "general" for a rationale "answer" on this "platform" Be more specific...and give more details about the pain..EG LOCATION, CHARACTER (stabbing , burning etc) RADIATION (where does it start, does it travel??) PERIODICITY (how often, after meals?? etc) Ask again giving us more info! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Waht is the common cause of left upper back pain?

Waht is the common cause of left upper back pain?

Nerve and/or disc: Different terms used to describe spinal disc pathology: herniated disc, pinched nerve, and bulging disc. However, pinched nerve and/or disc pain are most common cause of the back pain. ...Read more

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What's most likely causes of pain in left side?

Depends: Pain of the torso may be related to conditions involving internal organs or it may be musculoskeletal in origin. The question is too general to be more exact. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lower back pain in women?

What are the causes of lower back pain in women?

Back pain: Most common cause is muscle strain (pulled muscles). There are several other spine related causes such as disc herniation and arthritis. Non spine causes include kidney infection/stones, gallbladder stones, pancreas inflammation, ulcers , etc. Urinary tract infections, pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic infections are also causes to list. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of mid lower back pain?

Muscle strain: Rhomboid or the top of lumbar erector muscles as they splice with thoracic erectors. ...Read more

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What are the major causes of lower back pain?

Sprain Strain: Muscle spasm, muscles or tendon strain, ligament sprain, joints become arthritic, disc protrusion/herniation.Sprains usually happen when a person falls, twists, or is hit in a way that forces the body out of its normal position. The most common type of sprain is a sprained ankle; about 25, 000 people sprain an ankle every day. ...Read more

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What causes pain in left lower side of abdomen?

What causes pain in left lower side of abdomen?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of left lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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What are the causes of lower left side back pain?

What are the causes of lower left side back pain?

Refer to answer: Causes of left sided lbp are left sided sciatica, left sided sacral ilitis, and rarely left sided pelvic lesions or inflammation. We suggest refer to your physician to identify the problem and resolve the problem. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain and lower abdominal pain in a lot of women?

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 are some causes of lower back pain in the morning lower?

What are some causes of lower back pain in the morning lower?

Back pain: Most common cause is muscle strain (pulled muscles). There are several other spine related causes such as disc herniation and arthritis. Non spine causes include kidney infection/stones, gallbladder stones, pancreas inflammation, ulcers , etc. Morning back pain with stiffness is usually related to arthritis....Disc degeneration. ...Read more

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What's most likely causes of pain in upper back?

Eval: Some possible causes for your back pain include: bulging, herniated or extruded disks; arthritis, osteoporosis &, injury. This does not include upper back pain which is part of a constellation of other symptoms. The best way to determine the cause of your pain is evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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What are causes of lower back stiffness?

What are causes of lower back stiffness?

Lower back: Possibilities are stiffness from poor posture or uncomfortable mattress, arthritis depending on age, restless sleep, and occationally from inactivity during the day. ...Read more

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What causes pain in lower right side of abdomen?

What causes pain in lower right side of abdomen?

Possible appendix: It could be your colon or possibly your appendix. If pain persists, listen to mother nature and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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