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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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L lower back pain and L hip bone pain, hurting for 2 months. Constant dull aching pain sometimes felt in front of thigh and shin. What could it be?

L lower back pain and L hip bone pain, hurting for 2 months. Constant dull aching pain sometimes felt in front of thigh and shin. What could it be?

Hip pain: hip pain and lower back pain that shoots down the leg and shin is typical sciatica a pinched nerve in the gluteal muscle region. Could be a slipped disc in your lower back at lower level. Should see a spine orthopedic physician or your primary care doc and have checked out. ...Read more

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What causes sudden dull lower back pain? It feels like back is going to break in half. Happens quite often... I can barely move.… comes and goes.

What causes sudden dull lower back pain? It feels like back is going to break in half. Happens quite often... I can barely move.… comes and goes.

Many causes: Back pain has many etiologies which depend on high or low are symptoms. Low back pain is more common. Low back pain in your age can be caused by fractures, forms of arthritis, infection, and tutors. Some young adults can also have bulging discs. Most common cause of pain is muscular. However spondylolysis, fractures in posterior elements of vertebrae, is the most common anatomic cause. See md. ...Read more

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Is dull lower back pain an early sign of labor?

Is dull lower back pain an early sign of labor?

See obstetrition: There are multiple causes low low back pain in pregnancy, most of them mechanical. Check with your doctor first to make sure that it is not early labor. ...Read more

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Having dull lower back pain and now pain in my left pelvic area?

And the question is?: This could be musculoskeletal or neurogenic (bone or disc of the back irritating spinal nerves).

You need to see your family doctor who may then refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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I have a dull lower back pain that radiate to hip and foot, it is worsening when I am sitting?

I have a dull lower back pain that radiate to hip and foot, it is worsening when I am sitting?

See a specialist: I recommend seeing a spine specialist. Following an appropriate diagnosis, which is likely a disc injury irritating a nerve in your spine, a transforaminal epidural steroid injection, followed by physical therapy may provide a rapid resolution of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Are dull lower back pain lower back pain and itchy buttock a sign of herpes? Also a tingle up to my neck. Like its on spine The exposure was6 weeks ago

Are dull lower back pain lower back pain and itchy buttock a sign of herpes? Also a tingle up to my neck. Like its on spine The exposure was6 weeks ago

Herpes: This does not sound like herpes, and a blood test for HSV 1 and 2 IgM and IgG can help clarify that. Herpes can occur in the skin of the lower back, usually as a cluster of inflamed vesicles which scab over then heal. ...Read more

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Dull lower back pain just under ribs on left side. Only feels slightly better when laying down on my right side. Muscle spasms in the left leg also.

Back pain.: It is hard to tell without adequate physical examination. This could be due many possibilities. A muscle spasm, strain muscle, kidney stone, pinched nerve due to disc problem. I suggest you check with your doctor for adequate medical history and physical examination. This will lead to an adequate diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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This is my 7th day of period like cramp also with frequent urination but cycle isn't due til the 7th of april also headaches and dull lower back pain?

UTI?: Crampy pain in pelvic region along w/frequent urination & dull back pain makes me think of urinary tract infection, at least bladder if not kidney (based upon back). Latter usually associated w/fever. Both typically associated w/painful urination. Go see your doc for simple urine test and exam to determine cause. ...Read more

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What is causing my constant lower back pain?

Low back pain: Treat the cause, whether bone, muscles, tissue, or medical conditions or medications. ...Read more

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So I'm only 23 years old and in great physical shape so why the constant lower back pain?

So I'm only 23 years old and in great physical shape so why the constant lower back pain?

Several reasons: It could be that it is genetic and back issues run in your family. There are spine abnormalities that can cause pain such as a spondylolisthesis. You may have a disc problem inspite if being in good shape or it could be referred pain to your back from another issue. ...Read more

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I have constant lower back pain after standing for more than 30 minutes. What should I do?

Spina problem: Could be from a number of distinct structures need diagnostic studies and evaluation.
Interventional pain doctor with proper qualification may save you surgery look for abipp or fipp to get these not only you must have the highest qualification but you must also do a practical examination. ...Read more

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If I have constant lower back pain after standing for more than thirty minutes. What should I do?

If I have constant lower back pain after standing for more than thirty minutes. What should I do?

See below: The first thing to do is to begin stretching and exercising your back. You should see your family doctor to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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Hi I've had constant lower back pain now for 6 months. I get no relief from sit, standing or lying down; it hurts anyway. In the last month my stom?

Hi I've had constant lower back pain now for 6 months. I get no relief from sit, standing or lying down; it hurts anyway. In the last month my stom?

Needs to be checked: You have had constant back pain for last six months. It is about time you consult your doctor and have it checked. Have you taken any meds for pain. Any history of trauma etc. Get it checked as you may need imaging like xrays/MRI etc to make the diagnosis and treat appropriately ...Read more

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Constant lower back pain when I bend over or sit too long. If I even press in that area it hurts?

Constant lower back pain when I bend over or sit too long. If I even press in that area it hurts?

Back pain: TamiH- back pain can be very frustrating. Pain localized to the back and reproduced with palpation/pressing seems muscular in origin. There are many big and small muscles, tendons, and ligaments that help support your spine. When injured they are a common cause of back pain. In older folks degenerative changes/arthritis/disc disease, can also cause back pain. ...Read more

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What causes sudden lower back pain? Feels like my back is about to break in half. Dull pain almost unbearable.

Low Back Pain: Most people with sometime in their life have sudden debilitating back pain. This can be from muscle strain, disc herniation, or even be unexplained.
These symptoms usually improve over time with rest, plenty of water, and occasional NSAID pain medications. If you are gradually improving with rest, you will probably get better on your own.
If you do not improving you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had constant lower back pain but can't afford time off work to see anyone. Should I just file workmans comp?

Only if job injury: A claim can be filed if there was a job related injury as the source of your back pain. You ahould check with your state's worker compensation board or an attorney who specializes in this area for further information about such a claim. ...Read more

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I have slight lower back pain and constant urination?

Back pain, frequency: There could be several explanations, including a kidney problem evolving, like stone or early infection, also urinary tract lower infection. Should likely be evaluated to include urine test and labs to check kidneys, as well as a neurological exam if any other worrisome symptoms evolve. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side, history of back pain, dull and achy, made worse by movement?

Perhaps you have a-: -relapse. Go to see your physician who treated or evaluated you before. ...Read more

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I have a dull pinching sensation on the right pelvic area right where the under wear line would be, and lower back pain. I am in my fifth week.?

I have a dull pinching sensation on the right pelvic area right where the under wear line would be, and lower back pain. I am in my fifth week.?

Possibilities: Cramping in the first trimester is very common, so it may just be some uterine irritability from the early stretching due to the pregnancy. Could also be: an ovarian cyst, or a uterine fibroid, or pulling on the round ligaments (that run through the inguinal canal - where the underwear line is), or a pulled groin, but you need to make sure that it isn't an ectopic pregnancy (need sono and labs). ...Read more

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Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

See below: The most common cause of low back pain is usually due to arthitic changes in the spine although in some cases there is a more serious problem. See your physician sooner than later if you have fever, chills, night sweats, or back pain that wakes you from your sleep. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain constantly and all my spine hurts to the right side of my back. What does this sound like?

I have lower back pain constantly and all my spine hurts to the right side of my back. What does this sound like?

Low back pain: Difficult to diagnose where 'always' pain comes from. Finding a good doctor is important if pain lasts for more than three months. Please see one of the orthopedic spine docs at thomas jefferson, rothman institute. Pain next to the spine comes usually from muscle spasm, and muscle relaxers with walking and stretching exercises can help tremendously. U need a diagnosis first, though! Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 17 with constant lower back pain. Right where my hips and spine meet across that are. What does this mean and what should I do about it?

Proper evaluation: There are any number of things that can cause pain in that area. You need a through evaluation by an orthopaedists. ...Read more

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Strong lower back pain - tweaked my back picking up 20 lbs 2 days ago. Constant pain hurts most when moving. Anything I can do to heal faster?

Try...: Unfortunately the primary healer is time but: other than Naproxen you can also try Ibuprofen 800 mg 3x/day. Ice and/or heat may help, and you can also try aspercreme or capsaicin creme. I do not recommend bedrest at all (unless the pain gives you no choice) - keeping up your normal motion and activities (but of course avoid bending/twisting/lifting) should help with the healing process. ...Read more

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I have constant lower back pain. Large painful lumps are growing Across lower bone of back they the largest is 3"x2". Pain is sever nauseating and?

I have constant lower back pain. Large painful lumps are growing Across lower bone of back they the largest is 3"x2". Pain is sever nauseating and?

ER: ER for full medical history and evaluation if pain is severe, pregnancy test, CT scan to evaluate soft tissue versus osseous lesions, labs, urinalysis, biopsy and appropriate referrals. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recovering from the flu and almost all symptoms are gone but this awful lower back pain that I don't usually have. Dull and nagging. Part of the flu?

It may be related: Directly to the flu which can create muscular symptoms or you are just deconditioned by being layed up with the flu resulting in the pain in that region or both. ...Read more

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Low back pain hurts to just lay down and bend over or just to do about anything. Constant throbbing pain and had little spasmims in lower back at firs?

Low back pain hurts to just lay down and bend over or just to do about anything. Constant throbbing pain and had little spasmims in lower back at firs?

Spine Pain Options: This 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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Swollen glands, lower back pain, constantly dehydrated and fatigued. What could be the cause?

You need to: See an internist for further examination there are many reasons you can have these symptoms. You may have a virus like mononucleosis. A doctor would be able to make a diagnosis after a thorough exam which may include bloodwork, throat culture etc. ...Read more

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Why do I get a sharp lower back pain when laying in bed? It then subsides to a dull ache. Same pain when standing for long periods.

Why do I get a sharp lower back pain when laying in bed? It then subsides to a dull ache. Same pain when standing for long periods.

Likely muscular: Sounds like muscle pain. In young patients this can indicate conditions such as transitional vertebra or spondylolysis. Other causes include ovarian cysts, disc herniation etc. Majority of folks with symptoms you describe will get better over time (without any specific treatments). Ibuprofen (motrin/advil etc) 400mg every 8 hours for 5-7 days may help. Have you tried a firm mattress? ...Read more

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I have been having lower back pain for a few months that I believe is muscular. I am fairly active and I have had some dull testicular pain.?

I have been having lower back pain for a few months that I believe is muscular. I am fairly active and I have had some dull testicular pain.?

Worrisome!: It is not fair to you for you to assume you only have a back ache. If you have associated symptoms and especially if they don't normally go together, you should have a thorough history and exam by your pcp or qualified practicioner and get an answer or start of one. There are many things to consider with your history. Some may be benign but there are some worrisome ones as well. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Suddenly (~ 1 month) had extremely smelly gas & some lower back pain, can't link it to a food intolerance as it's constant. What could this be?

Suddenly (~ 1 month) had extremely smelly gas & some lower back pain, can't link it to a food intolerance as it's constant. What could this be?

Probably GI: Gas should not be related pain originating from the lumbar spine. Smelly gas and pain is often related to a gastrointestinal problem. The most probably diagnosis is giardiasis. This can be treated with antibiotics (i.e. Oral flagyl). ...Read more

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I've had lower back pain, constant night sweats for a year now and losing weight alot. Night sweats I soak the bedsheets Everynight. Do I worry?

Worry or act: You can worry, or you can take action to protect your health.

These symptoms suggest lymphoma, with other possibilities including chronic abscess and tuberculosis.

You're going to see a doctor about this sooner or later. Why wait until you have to be carried in? See a doctor now. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. Constant need to crack back, to the point where I will feel uncomfortable in my skin. I try to resist cracking but I often fail.

Lower back pain. Constant need to crack back, to the point where I will feel uncomfortable in my skin. I try to resist cracking but I often fail.

Facets: When people talk about " popping" their back in a similar manner as when people do it with their knuckles, this usually involves the facet joints; which are small joints that run up and down each side of the back. Similar to cracking your knuckles, the etiology is not well understood, but may be related to a build up of nitrogen in the capsule of the joint. ...Read more

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