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Inflamed Disk Lower Back
Lower right back muscle inflamed causing sharp pain(pinched nerve)down entire leg. "not spinal related".
Lower back pain: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more
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
Doctor can check: Back pain on either side of the spine (called flank pain by doctors) can be caused by kidney disease, especially if the person doesn't remember hurting her back by lifting or working too much. Other abdominal problems can also show up as back pain, so evaluation by a doctor is needed. A doctor generally examines the liver, stomach, pancreas, and intestine areas for possible problems, too. ...Read more
Let's count the ways: Referred pain from hip or si joint, vascular, genitourinary, gi, tumor, infection , gynecological issues and then back issues: tumor, infection, rheumatologic, disc, facet joint, fracture, deformity, muscular, deconditioning, degenerative, spinal stenosis, epidural hematoma, instability to name the majority of causes. ...Read more
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
Yes: There are non-spinal origins of low back pain, and having abdominal inflammatory issues can relate with symptoms of back pain. Other non-spinal causes include aortic aneursym, kidney/ureteral issues, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, hip pathologies, and also prostate inflammation. If pain continues, seek out medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When to see a doc?: Severe back pain that is associated with: weakness in the leg, problems controlling your bowels or bladder, numbness when wiping yourself with toilet paper should be seen immediately by a doctor: http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/when-to-call-doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic herniated discs upper back lower neck, chest pain-mostly dull sometimes stabbing, neck muscles feel tight, high liver enzymes. R they related?
Yes and no: Herniated disks and various pain syndromes are certainly related. Do you know why your liver enzymes are high? Please make sure you are not taking too much tylenol (acetaminophen) or tylenol (acetaminophen) containing products, as tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can cause elevated liver enzymes. Hepatitis c can cause high liver enzymes as well as muskuloskeletal pain. ...Read more
Yes: The goal is to relieve the pressure on the nerve a diminish the local inflammation. Resting in a position to relieve strain in that area is useful. Icing can be a great relief and the use of nsaids is frequently helpful. Massage is a good reliever but if the condition persists week after week or is worsening, then you need to be evaluated by your orthopod. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Disc herniations that are large enough can cause nerve compression that will cause referred pain along the pathway of the nerve. The shoulder is mainly covered by nerves coming from the neck. There should also be referred pain into the upper arm or even hand. Isolated burning tho the back of the shoulder and upper back may be less likely due to a disc hernia tion. ...Read more
Is it neurologic?: First, is your problem neurologic; or is it due to intrapelvic issue or abdominal problems. If neurologic, most likely a problem with lower lumbar nerves can cause buttock pain but lower abdominal pain (not pelvic pain) usually involves upper lumbar nerve roots. However problems with uterus, etc, colon can cause very similar symptoms, requiring quite different treatment. ...Read more
Kind of: Another way to say it perhaps is that there are conditions in the spine that can cause pain in the tailbone, back, and leg. Not so much that one pain causes the other, but rather that they can potentially have the same source. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
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
Not likely: The gluteus muscles don't impact the spinal cord enough to cause discitis symptoms. If you have nerve symptoms you should see your doctor. Could be you have a disc problem from working out too vigorously. On the other hand over extended glutes can cause back pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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