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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post surgery?

Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post  surgery?

Possibly: There is nothing about a laminectomy that should precipitate facet pain/arthritis. But patietns with spinal stenosis who require laminectomy often have multiple back issues including facet arthritis. There could be scarring after surgery causing some pain but typically you would have some leg pain as well. After completing pt and core exercises, facet pain can easily be tested with an injeciton. ...Read more

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Can a lower back pain and sciatica lead to scoliosis in adults?

Can a lower back pain and sciatica lead to scoliosis in adults?

Unlikely: Usually its the other way around. The Scoliosis leads to back pain and sciatica as you grow older if not treated at earlier age. ...Read more

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lower back pain and sciatica gets worse on cloudy,wet weather..yes or no?

 lower back pain and sciatica gets worse on cloudy,wet weather..yes or no?

Sciatica?: Maybe arthritic pain can get worse with weather changes, we have some anecdotal evidence of that. However sciatica pain does not have the same anecdotal evidence. I would suggest seeing your doctor for more evaluation. ...Read more

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Can liniment horse gel help me to reduce my lower back pain and sciatica?

Can liniment horse gel help me to reduce my lower back pain and sciatica?

Possibly: However, it will be temporary as it probably won't get deep enough to be next to the spine. Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether ...Read more

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Fever and lower back pain and sciatica is it related ?my blood and urine analysis are great

Not related: Sciatica is due to mechanical compression of the sciatic nerve and fever is from an infection or immune system process. Fever and back pain (not sciatica) can exist in many conditions such as kidney infection, etc. Call your doctor and start by saying that you have a fever. ...Read more

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Can sciatica pain be intermittent? Does lower back pain need to be present for sciatica pain?

Yes and No: Sciatica pain can definitely be intermittent because it depends on how much the disc is irritating the nerve as it may only do so in specific positions like when you bend at the waist or twist your spine. Back pain does not necessarily need to be present to have sciatica pain. ...Read more

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Living with sciatica..can a person have a normal life after episode of lower back pain and painful sciatica?

Yes: You will have a normal life. Sciatica may be an issue you will deal with here and there, but if you commit to treatments and change in your lifestyle to keep your back strong, your life will be as normal as you want it to be. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain since august 2012 and sciatica and it has been two weeks that I have lower front pain too I am very worried please help?

I have lower back pain since august 2012 and sciatica and it has been two weeks that I have lower front pain too I am very worried please help?

Reasons: There are many reasons for back pain: arthritis, herniated disk, spondylitis , kidney stones or infection, sciatica among many others. You need evaluation by neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon. Your abdominal pain can be related or may not. See physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


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