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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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Could sleeping on my stomach cause lower back pain the next morning and day?

Could sleeping on my stomach cause lower back pain the next morning and day?

Could: Certainly could be an issue. Try sleepin on your back with pillow under knees or side with pillow between knees. Chiropractic may be useful to align the vertebra fro stomach sleeping. ...Read more

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I go to sleep at night no problem. I wake up in the morning having to urinate and it feels as if my left side of my abdomen is full with lower back pain. When i urinate pain goes away. What is it?

I go to sleep at night no problem. I wake up in the morning having to urinate and it feels as if my left side of my abdomen is full with lower back pain. When i urinate pain goes away. What is it?

See a physician to : R/o two conditions high in my list. Uti and urinary/kidney stones and diabetes (commonly complicating pcos). Does not look like a mechanical low back pain. A better history and physical very important. ...Read more

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Does sleeping on your stomach help with your lower back pain?

Does sleeping on your stomach help with your lower back pain?

Depends: Sleeping on your stomach can be better if you have a bad lumbar intervertebral disc, but you have bad lumbar joint arthritis your pain might worsen. This is because the joints compress with extension of the spine. The softer the bed the more extension on the joints. Lying on your side, or with one leg pulled up may actually be better. ...Read more

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When sleeping on my stomach my ribs begin to hurt and i get extreme lower back pain that makes my stomach sick. Any idea why?

When sleeping on my stomach my ribs begin to hurt and i get extreme lower back pain that makes my stomach sick. Any idea why?

Many factors : Not sure. This is an unusual constellation of symptoms. I would suspect that this might be a postural issue. I would need more information to answer your question accurately. Are you obese? What kind of work do you do? ...Read more

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What could cause lower back pain lower abdomen pain?

What could cause lower back pain lower abdomen pain?

An ulcer, gastritis,: There are several possibilities including disorders of the GI system, kidney or renal system, cardiovascular system & the reproductive system - ulcers, pancreatitis, infections, aneurysms, endometriosis , ovarian cysts, diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, kidney stones, infarcted intestines, volvulus, intussusception, tumors & adhesions are just a few possibilities. ...Read more

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I have recently been stressed out and sleeping an average of 6 hours a night which is way less than normal. Cause of lower back pain/tingling?

I have recently been stressed out and sleeping an average of 6 hours a night which is way less than normal. Cause of lower back pain/tingling?

See a dr.: 6 hours of sleep a night is on the lower end of the recommended range. I would suggest that you see your dr. To be evaluated. If you have been under severe stress or injured your back recently, it is possible that the back pain could be related. If you don't have a back injury then regular stretching and exercises to strengthen your core ; abdomen may help. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (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