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Dx Code For Low Back Pain
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. A good physical exam and possibly imaging can help diagnose the cause of low back pain. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Diagnosis: Exact direction of injury mechanism and symptom constellation suggests which body part of low back & pelvis to examine. Best examination is one that tests each tissue of the body part, i.e., bone, joint, ligament, tendon, muscle, and myofascia; as body part functions in time & space. The direction of gravity acting on body masses stimulates pain transducers & abnormal joint range of motion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... Mri of lumbar spine as well as nerve conduction test might be helpful to evaluate the cause of your pain. You should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If back pain and: knee pains, then you may have different issues. Back pain can come from musculoskeletal stiffness, or degenerative disk disease with spine problems. Knee pains on the other hand often mean there is swelling with the joint or ligaments within the joint. Or osteoarthritis. Please see a healthcare provider before you take medications just to relieve. ...Read more
Why first day or 2 of period lower back pain worst (with abdo cramps)? Chronic back pain since teen. Told need more muscles. Degenerative disc on mri.
Jus dx w/lupus. Elev CRP hair loss low grade fevers at times. ANA 1:320. Pain in upper left back. Minor chest pain. Any ideas! ?
Upper right quadrant back pain radiating to front. Had UTI tests, blood tests and back X-ray. Diagnosed arthritis. Two weeks. Is this possible?
Possible: It is possible, but if you are having recurrent pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen as well as back pain you may have something else going on. I see that you are also on prednisone - this may make you more likely for other problems as well. You need to get in for reevaluation of your pain. You may need an ultrasound or other studies. Please get in. Take care. ...Read more
58 y pt. With severe low back pain radiating towards both legs.Unable to move xray showing straightening of lumber spine ?Diagnosis and treatment?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood on tissue when i wipe extreme abdominal pain and spasms. Dr ordered CT scan waiting for ins. To authorize pain horrible go to e.R.? Stabbing pai
Go to ER: If the pain is unbearable, or acutely worsening, yes you need to go to the er. They might do the ct there to evaluate the cause of he abdominal pain. Don't rely on them to necessarily provide a definitive diagnosis, as the role of the er is mostly to diagnose and treat life-threatening conditions. Anything that is not dangerous and can be worked up later will be deferred. Nonetheless, go to er. ...Read more
Female w/diffuse abd pain (movement and bloating). Low back + flank pain. Recent UA benign. Awaiting OB US. - diarrhea. OtherTests? Uninsured in SoCal
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Chronic fatigue, basophils 4%, hematocrit at 48% on blood test done in May. Just went to dr with fatigue, lower back pain, left abdomen pain, sweats, ?
Hematocrit: You hematocrit is too high (over 44% for a woman). This can be caused by dehydration or polycythemia vera. This test needs to be repeated. You also need to be evaluated for infection. A urinalysis and culture would be a good start, as well as possibly imaging of the abdomen by ultrasound or CT. ...Read more
Mr A diagnosis with prolapsed intervertebral disc( ilness) with clinic A, Mr A go to clinic B and been diagnossi with lower back pain (injury) pls hlp?
They are the same.: They are the same thing. Both diagnoses are identical but just expressed in different terms. ...Read more
My doc says my neck pain comes from uncovertebral hypertrophy. is it really bad prognosis? any special treatment plan? exercise? neck pain for 1.5 yrs
Neck pain: it is very difficult to pin down exactly where neck pain comes from. To say it comes from uncovertebral hypertrophy at 29 is a stretch. I would recommend a good evaluation from a Rheumatologist. have you had an MRI? pain radiating into the arm suggest possibility of nerve root impingment. you clearly need more evaluation. ...Read more
Muscle pain, tenderness in shoulder joints, constant headache. Dr. Ran blood work and ANA came back elevated, but no diagnosis yet, any ideas.
Lower abdominal pain, lower back pain, fatigue, scheduled coposcopy for Friday morning, history of female issues. Extreme pain! What to do?
Low abdominal pain: Is this pain new or different from your previous pain experience? If it is, I would recommend seeing a physician as soon as possible. A few days is a long time to experience pain without relief. Also, if there is fever, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea and/or blood in the stool, I would recommend more urgent evaluation, such as in an ER type setting. Hope this helps! Feel better soon and best wishes! ...Read more
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