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Back pain always and spine pain?

Back pain always and spine pain?

Spine Injury: This chronic 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. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Can tmj cause constant facial pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and mess up posture?

Can tmj cause constant facial pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and mess up posture?

Possible: Your symptoms may be related to TMJ. It is likely that there may be other things going on. Is your life stressful? Poor ergonomic work conditions? Traumatic events? You may need a multifaceted treatment, working with a TMJ dentist, primary care, massage, PT to help you. ...Read more

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Manageing back pain

Manageing back pain

See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Remeady for lower back pain and neck pain.

Remeady for lower back pain and neck pain.

Education/exam: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TO8Il3vdxQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E ...Read more

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Lower back pain when bending neck?

Couple of things: Sounds as if either there's traction on the cord sometimes referred to as a tethered cord...or you may be experiencing a funny thing called Lhermitte's sign though your description's not classic. Have you recently developed SEVERE migraine like headaches by chance with fever? Hopefully not..just a question. In any event, any of these possibilities deserves a workup by a doctor. Cheers! ...Read more

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, and spine pain after hitting my head?

Neck pain, shoulder pain, and spine pain after hitting my head?

ER for CT/xrays: If you experienced unconsciousness even for a brief interval, it would be best to be seen by a physician right away. You may need a head CT to rule out trauma-related problems such as bleeding and swelling. At the ER, they can also prescribe pain medications as necessary. It must have been a significant blow to the head to cause neck, shoulder, and spine pain, too. ...Read more

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Acute hip pain. With back. Pain and. Leg pain?

Acute hip pain. With back. Pain and. Leg pain?

Back pain/ sciatica: Sounds like mostly low back pain from early arthritis or a disc problem with nerve irritation see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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Herniated disk -> back pain-sudden change in pain?

Herniated disk -> back pain-sudden change in pain?

There can be changes: Disc herniations can present in various ways & change their pain pattern as they heal or progress or even recur as in 5% of cases. They can initially present as back pain & then radiate to a leg(s) & back pain will improve or stay the same. Leg pain can start as initial pain & improve & back pain can get worse & then resolve (centralization). Sometimes there is no pain, just neurologic issues. ...Read more

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Can military posture cause upper back pain?

Can military posture cause upper back pain?

Military posture: Hello. The stiff, knees locked, erect, shoulders pulled back posture may be an irritant to the thoracic spine when standing like this for extensive prolonged periods of time. Can't be avoided though. Soldiers won't ever be allowed to stand in a more "neutral" positions. ...Read more

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Do spine extension problems cause back pain?

See below: Not sure i understand this question some people have more back pain when they bend forward, this is usually seen in people with disc problems. Other people have more pain when they bend backward which suggests problems with the back joints (facet joints) or can be a sign of spinal stenosis which is a condition that typically occurs in older adults. ...Read more

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Pain shooting down my spine from neck?

Pain shooting down my spine from neck?

See your doctor: Does it happen when you flex your neck or turn your head? You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Stomach pain, back pain and hands pain?

Stomach pain, back pain and hands pain?

3 different issues: More likely than not, your symptoms are three different processes depending upon your age and medical history. The most common cause of stomach pain is gas and bloating, next is acid gastritis or reflux. The most common cause of back pain is muscle strain, followed by facet or sacro-iliac joint pain. Hand pain is most often caused by simple sprains. See your PCP to discuss each problem. ...Read more

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Headaches pain neck back pain, pain in the shoulders, jaw pain what it could be?

Headaches pain neck back pain, pain in the shoulders, jaw pain what it could be?

Pain: Need more information as this could be medical or dental. Can you provide more information? Suggest you see your MD for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can neck arthritus bring on lower back pain?

Sometimes: Gait and posture changes done to accommodate neck problems may precipitate issues in the lower back. ...Read more

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Back pain pain management. Any help/thoughts?

Back pain pain management. Any help/thoughts?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include physical therapy, exercise, medication, accupunture, chiropractic therapy, injection ... If your pain persists, you should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in lower back. Help meeeeee?

Shooting pain in lower back. Help meeeeee?

See a doc: It is not really possible to help you without doing a physical examination. That is why you should get into see a doctor. They will be able to hopefully figure out what is going on and prescribe the correct treatment to help you. ...Read more

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Heal pain and lower back pain?

Heal pain and lower back pain?

These can be related: The heel pain and improper support or gait can be contributing to your low back pain. Try changing to more supportive footwear. Also start a light stretching program for legs and feet. If you have any radiation of pain from back to legs, see your doctor sooner than later. A thorough history and physical is necessary to say what exactly is going on, but this could be a good start. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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Back pain abdominal pain throwing up joint pain both knees can't sleep ?

Back pain abdominal pain throwing up joint pain both knees can't sleep ?

Go see ur FamilyDoc: Too many things can cause your symptoms for online docs to manage safely. So go see your FamilyDoc. Or go to ER or Urgent Care if symptoms get worse before you can see FamilyDoc. Bottom line, don't wait to see if you'll get better. The fact that you wrote in means that you need medical evaluation sooner than later. ...Read more

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Can an ergonomic chair help improve back pain?

Can an ergonomic chair help improve  back pain?

Yes: Great questions. A major reason why patients do not improve is due to sitting and posture issues (even as i sit here working on the computer, i can feel myself slouching in the chair!) an ergonomic chair is excellent. ...Read more

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Are there any good ergonomic chairs for low back pain?

Are there any good ergonomic chairs for low back pain?

Not necessarily: Studies are mixed with main conclusion is that it's not the chair but the tasks you perform, how long you sit, and your posture. Best is to take frequent stretch breaks, do posture checks, and get up and walk. ...Read more

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Is there a good recommendation for a good ergonomic chair for low back pain?

Is there a good recommendation for a good ergonomic chair for low back pain?

Ergonomic chair: There is no single one that is the best. Each person is different. The best thing is to go to a store that has them on display and actually try them out. Also if you buy see what the return policy is - if it does not work out then at least you can return the chair for an exchange or refund. ...Read more

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Safe from back pain?

More info: It's not clear from this question what you are asking. Is what safe from back pain? ...Read more

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Relief for back pain?

Relief for back pain?

Agree w Dr. Ibrahim: If you have chronic back pain - it is important that it be worked up. Since you are receiving physical therapy - suspect that was already done. Acupuncture can be very beneficial for a number of types of back pain. It can reduce pain ; inflammation and improve range of motion, blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and nerve conduction. ...Read more

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What cause back pain?

What cause 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. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks i would see your physician. ...Read more

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I am feeling back pain?

I am feeling back pain?

Back pain: Back pain is a very common condition for humans with many different causes. Not nearly enough information here to help advise you. Where? How long? Things that make it worse? Things that make it better? Other symptoms you have noticed? ...Read more

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How to reduce back pain?

How to reduce back pain?

Back Pain Meds: There are multiple categories and types of medications for back pain; depending on how severe your symptoms are, how long you’ve had them, where they’re located, and what side effects you can tolerate: http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/medication ...Read more

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How to reduce back pain?

How to reduce back pain?

Stay active: The worst thing you could do is lay around. Try to stay active and stretch your hamstrings. Applying gentle heat can relieve muscle spasm. Over the counter anti-inflammatories (advil, alleve, etc) can help, but limit use especially if this causes upset stomach. Consult with your physician if your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How to reduce back pain?

How to reduce back pain?

Stay active!: In general, back pain responds well to gentle exercise, heat or ice and over the counter pain relievers. Most back pain will get better on its own. Back pain that does not go away requires an exam. ...Read more

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How to relief back pain?

Exercise : Core muscle strengthening and weight control are your best bet. ...Read more

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How do you fix back pain?

How do you fix back pain?

Back pain: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read more

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How can I ease back pain?

How can I ease back pain?

Exercise: Exercises and otc nsaids may provide with the relief you seek. If pain persist see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Medications for back pain?

Medications for back pain?

Different Mechanisms: Back pain can be due to multiple causes and knowing the cause will help your physician choose proper medications. Medications to treat pain are generally categorized as narcotics, anti-inflammatories, membrane stabilizers as well as oral versus topical prepations. For mild new onset back pain due to strain and sprain anti-inflammatories are usually a good start if there are no contraindications. ...Read more

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Back pain i need a answer?

Back pain i need a answer?

See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Cause for loiwer back pain?

Cause for loiwer back pain?

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 more

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What's mechanical back pain?

What's mechanical back pain?

Tricky: Mechanical back pain is a term usually used to describe pain in the back caused by anything from strain/sprain and/or a variety of other issues including disc problems, alignment problems (spondylolisthesis) etc. I more definitive dx. Would be helpful to appropriately treat. So - mechanical back pain is a tricky play on words that does not help you much. ...Read more

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What causes sudden back pain?

What causes sudden back pain?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... It's difficult to discuss your pain with limited information. If your pain is persistent, you should seek medical care. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How should I treat back pain?

Some questions: Bony, musculoskeletal, or originating in the abdomen/pelvis? Duration and intensity of symptoms? Severity of distress? What testing have you had and what have you tried? Known contraindications to medications, therapy, manipulation? ...Read more

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I have back pain, what to do?

Rest, heat, massage: Back pain is very common problem in adults. Usually due to overuse like carrying heavy things, bending twisting certain way and goes away with in a few days of rest heating pad and some over the counter pain pills. If you have pain shoooting in leg burning or tingling and does not go away , then you could be having serious problems with pinched nerves or herniated discs. If so see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Ergonomics (Definition)

Ergonomics a field that studies the relationship between humans and other parts of systems, seeking to optimize human ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more