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Kidney And Shoulder Pain
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Unlikely: Usually pain from the kidneys is felt in the flank area or just towards the back below the rib cage. Visceral pain radiating to the shoulder blade may be from the spleen. You should let your primary care provider know about this pain at your next visit even if it goes away spontaneously. ...Read more
I recently found out I have a tumor on my left ovary, I also have severe shoulder pain and pain in my kidney all on my left side. Is this normal?
I have lower back pain that is accompanied by neck and shoulder pain what could possibly be wrong?
Simple muscle strain: You do not given any background as to timing, triggerimg event or action that may have started the pains. The Nature of the pain, what affects it are helpful pieces of information. Could be a simple muscle issue or an infection or anyone of many things. See a doctor. ...Read more
I've got really bad lower back pain n it go's down one side more then the other am all so very light head got top shoulder pain it hurts to move?
I've been experiencing extreme back and shoulder pain that came w/ very mild fever. I also feel sharp pain in my lower back when I take a deep breath?
Back/shoulder pain: See a doctor ASAP. Pain can be referred from the abdomen by irritating the diaphragm (gall bladder, pancreas, etc.); may be from the lungs with irritation of the pleura (lining around lungs). This may represent infection or non-infectious inflammation, but whichever it proves to be it needs to be evaluated quickly and dealt with appropriately. Please see your doctor right away. ...Read more
Can lower back pain cause neck and shoulder pain? How can a sprain on one place cause sprain somewhere else?
Neck and Shoulder: Lower back pain does not usually cause neck and shoulder pain. They may be related to a common problem or completely separate issues. Best to be evaluated to determine. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. A ligament holds bone to bone. Injuring one ligament does not cause a sprain to another ligament unless there is trauma to both. ...Read more
I had a surgical abortion a week ago. Can this cause not just a lower back pain but an upper- mid right back/shoulder pain also?
Doesn't sound normal: A surgical abortion doesn't normally cause upper back and right shoulder pain. This type of pain after surgery is sometimes from something irritating the the diaphragm under the lungs. When the diaphragm is irritated, it refers its pain to the right shoulder. I would have it checked out because it doesn't sound normal. Best wishes! ...Read more
Left sided neck and shoulder pain, middle-lower back pain, dizziness, tingling and tiredness. What are these symptoms of?
Low B12 = 220, deficient vit d=20, low iron. Ultrasound found- 8cm x 11cm fibroid, extreme lower back, hip and shoulder pain. Is any of this related?
Lower back pain/ feel like somebody kicked me in the back on the right side. Body hot without fever /lightheaded/neropathy/headaches/and neck and shoulder pain. What could this be a sign of?
Possible infection: The location of your pain could signify a kidney infection. You would need to be evaluated by your physician to be certain. ...Read more
Neck pain and shoulder pain after drinking. Lower back pain after standing or sitting for longer than 10mins. Inconsistent stool and bowel movements?
Is there a safe supplement I can take for severe shoulder pain? I have polycystic kidney disease and cannot take anti-inflamatory meds nor can I take pain meds due to allergies. My left shoulder pain is severe at night when I lay down preventing me from s
Upper right back pain below ribcage, strained rite leg, right shoulder pain, rite eye pain, belching, stomach pain eating sweets, 0.3mm kidney stone. Cause?
Various Pain: Seems like you have a lot going on and it is mostly right sided, but these complaints are not likely related, especially the eye and the leg pains. It is best to see your primary care physician to help separate these pains and determine individual etiologies so a treatment plan can be made. ...Read more
NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more
The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc) can cause pain. Some injuries of the shoulder are acute & some are from overuse. While you can certainly start w/ rest, ice, & nsaids (if not a problem for you), I also suggest you see an ortho for a specific treatment plan
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See below: Most of the time pain in your body is not something "bad". Usually pain is your bodies way of telling you that you have done to much to a body part. You can have pain though with tears in tissues, infection and even tumors. I would suggest you seek medical advice. ...Read more
See below: Neck pain commonly refers to the shoulder. Initially resting the neck/shoulder, using moist heat, and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory can help. Once the pain is better you will want to gradually increase your range of motion. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician as there may be other treatment options including therapy and injections. ...Read more
See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate. ...Read more
See below: The most common causes of shoulder pain are an injury or irritation to the rotator cuff muscles/tendons, arthritis in the shoulder joint, or a pinched nerve in your neck. Your physician will likely perform a physical exam and possibly get an x-ray. They may prescribe medication, therapy, or order and MRI. ...Read more
See below: I don't know all that much about cricket but I have seen videos and it appears that the pitcher has a pretty violent overhead motion. This would put significant strain on the rotator cuff muscles. The first thing to do is to be evaluated by either an orthopedist or physiatrist, get a good physical exam and then testing as needed. Once the diagnosis is made, treatment can follow. ...Read more
Rest/ice/meds: Try resting your arm, icing your shoulder, and using medication for pain relief. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with the soreness. Nsaid's (ibuprofen, aleve, etc) can help with soreness and inflammation. If it resolves, return to throwing with less intensity. Add volume and intensity with common sense. Get checked by ortho doc if not better in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
Impingement syndrome: The most likely problem after the age of 40 is impingement syndrome. It causes bursitis in the shoulder which eventually leads to rotato cuff tendinitis causing pain and perceived weakness with attempted elevation of the arm. If it persists you should be checked by a Ortho doc who can prescribe some physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, and a steroid injection. Cervical radiculopathy? ...Read more
Endometriosis: You may have some pain from endometriosis, especially at or near the time of your menstrual cycle. This results as the fluid from the endometriosis may cause inflammation of the area near the diaphragm on the right. Sometimes, there is an implant directly on the diaphragm that may worsen over time as well. The only way to tell would be at the time of surgery. ...Read more
Maybe: Epidurals are often used to help relieve pain from a protruding disc compressing a nerve. Epidurals place anti-inflammatory medication on top of the protruding disc which can help reduce pain and inflammation. If your shoulder pain is coming from a pinched nerve in your neck then it may help. ...Read more
Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more
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