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Does Levaquin Cause Back Pain
Have a kidney infection, &given 10 days of levaquin. Taken 5 doses, and woke up this morning with horrible back pain on both sides. Is the med working?
Sometimes : Oral antibiotics alone is not effective in treating kidney infection. You might have kidney stones also. Contact your doctor for specific advice. ...Read more
Many things: Muscle sprains, ligamentous injury, bone and disk injury, internal bleeding, blood vessel dissection, kidney infection, tumors, infection of the spine, spine or rib fractures, occasionally labor, pregnancy, and kidney stones. Sometimes cancer involving the bones of the spine and sacrum or other internal organs. As you can see the list is huge. More information would be helpful in narrowing it down ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most often: muscles: The common, every day type of back pain is usually from the strain on the muscles and ligaments of the lumbosacral spine. Underlying arthritic changes can be the cause of chronic back complaints. If the symptoms travel down the leg(s), the disc structures of the spine can be involved. If ice/heat, short rest, and otcs cannot treat the pain, seek further evaluation by your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NUMEROUS: Perhaps most common cause is lumbar strain/sprain, but wear and tear degeneration called spondylosis is very common, and not unique to injure a lumbar disc. Inflammatory arthritis may be an issue, and on occasion bone disorders including small tumors may be a culprit. Sacro-iliac issues are another common problem, but piriformis syndrome is seen on occasion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots of things: Go see your physician first to make sure it isn't something scary. Then take a look at how you sit, your general conditioning, how you use your body. For help, try physical therapy to include mobilizations and increasing thoracic mobility, treatment by an osteopathic physician and a supervised stretching program. If these aren't helpful, sometimes it's from an old injury- physical or emotional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several options: Back pain is usually related to arthritic changes to the spine. Sometime back pain can be related to infections, cancer, fractures, or even other organs such as the kidney, bladder, etc. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks i would see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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