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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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How can I relieve low back pain after sleeping on my stomach?

How can I relieve low back pain after sleeping on my stomach?

Different Position: There are certain lower back conditions that are aggravated by lying on your stomach. Altering your sleeping position, such as sleeping on one side with a pillow between your knees, would be recommended as a first step. Waking up with lower back pain may best be treated with some stretches in bed, heat treatment, or a warm shower. As with most conditions, prevention is more important. ...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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Can lack of sleep cause lower back pain? 4-5 hours/night. can PCOS cause back pain? no period 4 yrs I've only started having back pain for a month

Can lack of sleep cause lower back pain?  4-5 hours/night. can PCOS cause back pain? no period 4 yrs I've only started having back pain for a month

Internship memories!: I think you'll find your answers best addressed by a well-researched recent article in Time magazine about sleep disorders, nightmares, and post-traumatic stress. I recommend after reviewing the article that you ask your physician to direct you to the local sleep medicine specialist who can provide diagnostic and therapeutic options to achieve a full-night's sleep. Need further tests for back. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause twitching in the front of my abdomen with severe lower back pain?

Is there anything that can cause twitching in the front of my abdomen with severe lower back pain?

Abdominal spasms: The core is the muscle that supports the spine in front, back and on the sides. The abs, paraspinals, and obliques respectively. If you have pain, muscle spasms may ensue in any of the core group as they overcompensate for those muscles that are painful. Try stretching the abs by twisting when this occurs. Then core exercises as a preventative. ...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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What are some causes of 2 missed periods lower back pain lower left side abdomen pain?

Pregnant: You could be pregnant and should seek the advice of a physician. It is worrisome having the left side abdominal pain because of the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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I've had lower back pain for 4 weeks that started radiating to my abdomen. Could Fybroids be the cause? I was told 3 years ago that I had one.

I've had lower back pain for 4 weeks that started radiating to my abdomen. Could Fybroids be the cause? I was told 3 years ago that I had one.

You bet!: Have a GYN MD examine you again to determine if the fibroid has grown and/or is the cause of your back pain. Three years is sufficient time for the fibroid to become more symptomatic. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain and lower abdomen pain?

What causes lower back pain and 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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What causes lower abdomen pain and lower back pain?

What causes lower abdomen pain and lower back 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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Would mesenteric adenitis cause upper abdomen pain and lower back pain?

Would mesenteric adenitis cause upper abdomen pain and lower back pain?

It may: What makes you ask this question? Mesenteric lymph nodes do not get inflamed on their own. There is usually some disorder like intestinal disease, TB, systemic viral infection that causes mesenteric adenitis. It would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...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