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I carried 40kgs and hurt my back a month ago, I have unbearable back pain ever since then, sharp pain throughout my back, can't sit propley, help pls?

I carried 40kgs and hurt my back a month ago, I have unbearable back pain ever since then, sharp pain throughout my back, can't sit propley, help pls?

New back pain: Unfortunately, new back pain that is not improved after 2 weeks and worse with sitting is suspicious for a herniated disk in the lumbar region. A physical examination will probably confirm this and help to grade the severity. Imaging may or may not be needed. 90% of patients improve within 6 weeks, so conservative treatment is probably still best; but a physical exam is needed to know more. ...Read more

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If I broke my pain contract with my doctor, what should I do next?

If I broke my pain contract with my doctor, what should I do next?

Communicate: Speak with your doctor. This is really not a "legally" binding contract and is for your benefit. It is a matter of trust and responsibility. We are human and it may be very helpful for you to explain what happened. ...Read more

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My drs won't take me seriously. I have tight jaw/neck muscles pulling at my bones, but i don't have tmj. Now i get some tingling down my left arm

My drs won't take me seriously. I have tight jaw/neck muscles pulling at my bones, but i don't have tmj. Now i get some tingling down my left arm

Need evaluation: Jaw pain and left arm numbness can be a signal of cardiac insufficiency. Need to be cleared byphysician now. If medically sound, need to then see dentist to evaluate occlusion and muscle function. May need orthodontist if malocclusion contributory to facial pain. ...Read more

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I had my girlfriend rub my back last night because I couldn't get comfortable or lessen the pain no matter which position I was in. when she started Rubbing my spine right above my tailbone a shooting pain went down my thigh and into my knee. I get no re

I had my girlfriend rub my back last night because I couldn't get comfortable or lessen the pain no matter which position I was in. when she started  Rubbing my spine right above my tailbone a shooting pain went down my thigh and into my knee. I get no re

Pnched nerve: could be in a muscle in you buttocks, such as the periformis muscle which is known to pinch the sciatic nerve and cause sciatica, but can also be coming from a disk in your back. Instability due to disk disease can cause muscle spasms in the buttocks, so I would look into getting an MRI of your back if you can ...Read more

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I think I injured my back at work sweeping. My lower back has been really sore. How do I help my back to heal and prevent it from happening again?

I think I injured my back at work sweeping. My lower back has been really sore. How do I help my back to heal and prevent it from happening again?

Conditioning: Rest at first then gradually increase to light activity. When pain eases, start a conditioning exercise program to strengthen your core muscles. Get some instruction on good body mechanics for your job duties from a PT or OT that work with occupational health ...Read more

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I have serve pain from my lower back down my right side through my hip and to my knee. It's agony to walk and I've been taking painkillers but no help?

Serve pain?: You've skipped the most important point, which is the CAUSE of the pain. It's a basic principle of medicine (& automobile repair): You can't fix it if you don't know what's broken. This could be a nerve, musculotendinous OR joint problem, or even a fracture. They taught me in med school never to do a physical exam over the telephone. Same thing re the Web. See a doctor & get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has extreme back pain!! How can I help her?

My girlfriend has extreme back pain!! How can I help her?

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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After my bf & I have sex I get extreme abdominal pain similar to cramps my legs get numb & tingly I can barely move them I recover after 3min,reasons?

After my bf & I have sex I get extreme abdominal pain similar to cramps my legs get numb & tingly I can barely move them I recover after 3min,reasons?

Painful sex?: Sounds like it is not the sex that is painful, but other ares after sex that get affected? Maybe different positions are causing nerves to get irritated and cause you these issues. If this continues, get an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can i stop my joints from cracking, my leg cracked this morning and now i have pain all down my leg, wasnt even doing anything, i take extra d's?

How can i stop my joints from cracking, my leg cracked this morning and now i have pain all down my leg, wasnt even doing anything, i take extra d's?

Possible arthritis: When you mention your leg cracked are you referring to your knee? If so knee cracking or creditable can be a symptom of osteoarthritis. With mild OA regular activity and maintenance of an ideal body weight can help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis, Aleve, and Motrin can be taken. If the cracking continues or if the joint becomes unstable you might need further medical treatment. ...Read more

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My lower abdmion on the right side has been hurting me since yesterday and I have gas please help I have to work?

My lower abdmion on the right side has been hurting me since yesterday and I have gas please help I have to work?

Needs evaluation: Pains that persist & do not get better needs evaluation with a doctor. Is there fever or nausea or vomiting? Could be many things; constipation, bladder infection, appendicitis, ovary cyst, etc. ...Read more

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When i woke up, i stretched and got pain on my lower leg muscle. Could I have hurt myself?

When i woke up, i stretched and got pain on my lower leg muscle. Could I have hurt myself?

W/c leg muscle group: Lower leg muscles; w/c group, anterior (edl, ta) or posterior (achilles tendon)? If anterior lower leg, you could have strained the edl or at muscle; if posterior, the achilles tendon (=heel cord, w/c is attached to the gastrosoleus). In either case, the pain should improve gradually. Otherwise, you need to make an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a swollen rib cus i pulled a muscle excersising can the pain go to my back & also my lower abdomen ? (:

Yes: Pulled muscles in the chest wall are connected to the muscles in abdomen and upper back so it not unusual to get pain in other areas of upper back and abdomen. I hope that helps good luck. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain on my upper back near my ribs when I breathe deep. It's been 3 months and I don't know what to do. Help?

I get a sharp pain on my upper back near my ribs when I breathe deep. It's been 3 months and I don't know what to do. Help?

Pleuritic chest pain: You need go have your Dr. listen oner the area to see if a lung problem called pleurisy. ...Read more