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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Are massages good for my lower back pain from neck arthritis?

Are massages good for my lower back pain from neck arthritis?

DEFINITELY: Massage is very good for muscle tension and so would heat. Some exercising is also beneficial. Get guidance from your physician. ...Read more

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Does massaging the back with olive oil r any other oil strengthen the back bone and help ease normal delivery?

Does massaging the back with olive oil r any other oil strengthen the back bone and help ease normal delivery?

No: This may provide some relief of muscle spasm through the massage, but does nothing to strengthen the back or make labor any more comfortable. ...Read more

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Are epsom salt baths good for muscle spasms and lower back pain?

Are epsom salt baths good for muscle spasms and lower back pain?

It's the water: taking a warm bath or soak can help relax muscles. The addition of Epsom salts does not add any therapeutic benefits ...Read more

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Tightness in chest, back pain that goes up through left shoulder, into neck and back of head. Otc pain meds do not help. Sleeping difficult. Help!

See a physician: It is impossible to adequately diagnose anything online, though anytime somebody complains of tightness in the chest and pain into the left arm it raises a concern of heart issues. Please see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Ability to pop and grind all joints 19 male. Recent swelling in lower back and slight pain. Degenerative disease?

Ability to pop and grind all joints 19 male. Recent swelling in lower back and slight pain. Degenerative disease?

Could be: Could be the case or could also be normal variation. At your age it would be important to make sure there is no underlying infection causing the swelling of the back and joints. I would be seen by doctor. ...Read more

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Having reoccuring pain in both arm pits that radiate downwards and profuse sweating from hands and feet. Shoulderpain radiate along neck as well.?

Having reoccuring pain in both arm pits that radiate downwards and profuse sweating from hands and feet.  Shoulderpain radiate along neck as well.?

Sounds likeC8 nerve: C8distribution includes arm pits and csn affect the handsyou can find it betqeen thec7andt1vertebrae on a MRI get a chest xray and look for a pancoast lesion especially if you sre a smoker see a doctor to have your axilla examined for lymph node abnormalities. ...Read more

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Long-term semi-chronic upper back pain. Recent growing semi-chronic itching (in back pain areas but also some in other parts of torso.), helped by constant tylenol (acetaminophen) but symptoms growing. Lower energy.

Long-term semi-chronic upper back pain.  Recent growing semi-chronic itching (in back pain areas but also some in other parts of torso.), helped by constant tylenol (acetaminophen) but symptoms growing. Lower energy.

See a physician: Any time you have long term symptoms of any type, it is wise to see a physician for further evaluation. Chronic upper back pain could represent a number of conditions, such as thoracic spine degenerative disease, and potentially even a malignancy, especially when associated with constitutional symptoms such as lower energy. ...Read more

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I have 3 levels of degenerated disks in my neck (4,5,6) with several spurs. Pain some days are bad . Any advice on pain management? Traction and heat

I have 3 levels of degenerated disks in my neck (4,5,6) with several spurs. Pain some days are bad . Any advice on pain management? Traction and heat

Feel for ya!: Having experienced what you have, also at a young age. I would strongly suggest that you see a physician who is experienced in prolotherapy. These injections are quite effective in dealing with pain and are much safer than steroids, nonsteroidals, or surgery (traction and heat and muscle relaxants fine). Go to www.getprolo.com to learn more and find someone locally who is trained. ...Read more

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Can a non compressive disc at l5s1 cause lower back pain that radiates to both legs.dr. said my pain is only muscle cramps and need massage.advise plz?

Can a non compressive disc at l5s1 cause lower back pain that radiates to both legs.dr. said my pain is only muscle cramps and need massage.advise plz?

Yes, it's possible: It's possible, but there are many factors that can help determine that. Did you get an MRI? What is the pattern of your pain? Even if the nerve root is not being pinched, if it gets irritated, it can cause similar symptoms ...Read more

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Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

USUALLY: Over 90% of bulging discs with sciatica will get better without surgery. Non-surgical treatments (PT, Chiro, etc) along with either medications (NSAIDs or short burst of oral steroids) and possibly Epidural steroid injection should take care of most. ...Read more

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Scoliosis w pain mostly in the upper right shoulder and right lumbar area. Back constantly hurts. What treatments will help muscle pain?

Scoliosis w pain mostly in the upper right shoulder and right lumbar area. Back constantly hurts. What treatments will help muscle pain?

Size of curve: Is important to determining best treatment to minimize symptoms. If your curve is small, then extension exercises can help. Also, painful scoliosis should be evaluated by an orthopedic spine surgeon to make sure that no other abnormalities are present. ...Read more

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Are lower back hyperextension exercises good to avoid back pain?

Are lower back hyperextension exercises good to avoid back pain?

Yes: Over time, gravity tends to pull us into a flexed position. Extension exercises counter this effect and help keep the spine neutral. Twisting exercises also help keep the spine limber and lubricated. ...Read more

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Bad head ache hot and cold sharp pain down spine from base of skull to lower back no meds help?

See below: You did not have any of those injections causing fungal meningitis that are all over the news, i hope? Get yourself checked asap, even if you didn't! ...Read more

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Would muscle spasms in shoulder and upper back and shoulder cause stinging pain in neck when i try to stretch , sleep. Dr. : stress and back spasm?

Would muscle spasms  in shoulder and upper back and shoulder cause stinging pain in neck when i try to stretch , sleep. Dr. : stress and back spasm?

Possibly: Yes it could, but so could other more serious issues like a pinched nerve in the neck. Even if it is a muscle spasm, the more important question is what is the cause for e spasms. Are you over working them or is it compensatory response to a more serious injury in the neck. Bottom line- go get checked out. ...Read more

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Can I put white flower oil for my back pain but im pregnant?

Can I put white flower oil for my back pain but im pregnant?

No: Although I am not an expert on chinese herbs...My friend says that the bottle of white flower oil that she has says that it is contraindicated during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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