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What's wrong with my back? Chronic back pain for 4 years. Don't have full range motion. When I try to move left right or back there's a dull pain.

What's wrong with my back? Chronic back pain for 4 years. Don't have full range motion. When I try to move left right or back there's a dull pain.

Time to get checked: As you are young for this type of chronic pain is very unlikely to be related to disc degeneration although disc issues can occur at your age as well as another condition that affects 6% of the population known as spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis that typically manifests itself during teenage years. You need to see yocur doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Had excrutiating back pain for four hours and now nothing at 40+3 weeks is something wrong?

Nothing wrong: Back pain is common in late pregnancy. In some women contractions are felt in the back and sometimes back pain may be the only symptom of labor (not frequent, though). If the back pain is better and nothing else is happening, then most likely you're not in labor. You may want to talk about that with your obgyn, though, to make sure there is nothing else that he needs to know. ...Read more

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Every 2-3 weeks I experience lower left back pain which last 3-4 days, along with that I experience no other symptoms, been happening for a year or so?

Every 2-3 weeks I experience lower left back pain which last 3-4 days, along with that I experience no other symptoms, been happening for a year or so?

Joint: Could be either lumbar facet arthritis or sacroiliac dysfunction. Anything happened to make you have a gait change in last few months? ...Read more

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I have a great back pain in my left side. I have got it from singapore as carrieng some things from 4 years. It becomes more and more painful and now I can't bare it. Tell me, what would I do now?

I have a great back pain in my left side. I have got it from singapore as carrieng some things from 4 years. It becomes more and more painful and now I can't bare it. Tell me, what would I do now?

See doctor: You may have a problem with the discs or nerves in your back. You need to see a doctor and get an exam. You may need xrays or MRI as well to diagnose the problem. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Left back pain what u do it.

Left back pain what u do it.

Conservative care: Generally you will start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching) and anti-inflammatory medications. In fact the vast majority of patients will improve just with good, persistent conservative treatment. Subsequently, spinal injections and possibly surgery are also options. See a physician if your symptoms continue to persist, or if they worsen. ...Read more

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What is causing my lower left side back pain?

Degenerative changes: This could either be from degenerative disc disease, a disc herniation or from degenerative arthritis. If this is significantly limiting and/or painful then you should seek attention for this from an interventional pain management physician. ...Read more

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Back pain in upper left of back worse at night?

Cause of back pain: If the pain is worse when lying down, it is more worrisome. Many people with chronic problems are unable to lie down on the back. Have yourself be evaluated by a spine specialist, neurologist or rehabilitation medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lower left side back pain?

What are the causes of lower left side back pain?

Refer to answer: Causes of left sided lbp are left sided sciatica, left sided
sacral ilitis, and rarely left sided pelvic lesions or inflammation.
We suggest refer to your physician to identify the problem and resolve the problem. ...Read more

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Sharp lower left back pain. Help what should I do?

Water exercise: After seeing your physician, start a plan of water walking, chest deep water, for thirty minutes thrice weekly. It should help within two week or less. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of back pain on the left side?

What might be the cause of back pain on the left side?

Several possiblities: Without a more precised description of location it's impossible to say, but it could be rib dysf., muscle cramps, pleurisy, kidney disease, quadratus lumborum spasm, etc. Etc. A proper history & physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam might be able to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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I have this nagging left back pain. What could be wrong?

I have this nagging left back pain. What could be wrong?

Degenerative changes: This could either be from degenerative disc disease, a disc herniation or from degenerative arthritis. If this is significantly limiting and/or painful then you should seek attention for this from an interventional pain management physician. ...Read more

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What could cause left side back pain, worse when lying down?

Degenerative changes: This is most likely from degenerative disc disease or degenerative arthritis of the facet joints. Some degree of pain is normal but if it significantly limits your activity of is of significant severity seek attention for it. ...Read more

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I need help. I get back pain in my left side. And it gets worse when I lie down.?

Hard to answer: The cause of nighttime back pain isn't always clear.
Disc degeneration
injuries such as sprains or fractures
kidney stones.
Nocturnal back pain can be a symptom of spinal tumors. It could be a primary tumor, one that originates in the spine, or it could be a metastatic tumor, one that results from cancer that started elsewhere in the body and then spread to the spine.
The cause of nighttime back. ...Read more

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I'm having back pain In the middle of my back on the left side it's really sharp pains?

Below: Difficult to answer as to the etiology of the pain without the advantage of a medical exam.

There are many possibilities, many minor, some more serious.

Guessing at the cause without an exam is not something that should be done. ...Read more

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Lower left back pain that has been getting worse in the past week, could anything be serious?

Yes it could be: There are several maladies that will cause lower back pain. Since it has persisted you should see your family doc to be certain. ...Read more

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What could be causing my lower left side back pain. I shift in my seat constantly to avoid it?

What could be causing my lower left side back pain. I shift in my seat constantly to avoid it?

See below: Pain that occurs from sitting could be more than one thing. It could be related to your posture. It could be related to a painful disc which typically is more bothersome when people sit. See your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have constant lower left back pain nothing I do will make it go away. It's about a 6 on the pain scale.?

Get Checked Out: Without a history of injury or strain, this could be a lot of things. You need to get examined and checked for problems like kidney disease or stones as well as for conditions that arise from the spine. You will need some basic labs like blood and urine analysis and possibly some x-rays. More than likely, this is a muscle or ligamentous strain which might respond to local ice packs and pt. ...Read more

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I'm 32 years old female with 3 children. I had back pain for 6 months on middle left back. What it could be?

Back pain: Back pain is not that uncommon. Especially if you spend a lot of time carrying children. Take some Ibuprofen and a yoga class twice a week. At your age a good stretch can go a long way. If it does not resolve in 3-4 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Constant lower left back pain to where I can't bend down, get up from laying down, or sit comfortably. What is it?

Constant lower left back pain to where I can't bend down, get up from laying down, or sit comfortably. What is it?

Most commonly: What you are describing is a lumbar paraspinal or iliopsoas strain or spasm at your age. However, there are many other things that can cause this that should be checked by a physician, including but not limited to si joint pain, facet pain, and even discogenic pain that has not infringed on a nerve root yet. If it is a paraspinal spasm, then it should continuously get better each day, keep walking. ...Read more

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I'm having bad low left side back pain, right below the small of my back for weeks now at night when I lay down and I can hardly move by morning.

Exam/treatment: You must be examined, evaluated, x-rayed and treated.
Please call for an appointment or proceed to your local ER or UC clinic. ...Read more

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Sharp back pain below bra strap on left side. Started today in the a.M. Lasted a few minutes and went away. Concerned cause it hurts again. Causes?

Sharp back pain below bra strap on left side. Started today in the a.M. Lasted a few minutes and went away. Concerned cause it hurts again. Causes?

Sharp pain: Most sharp stabbing pains could me due to muscle spasms. Try heat and any otc ointment like bengay. If the pain does not resolve within a week, see a physician. ...Read more

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Pain for about 2 weeks on upper left back. Pain starts within 30 minutes of eating. Pain worsens with sitting, but not when laying down. Suggestions?

Back pain: Your symptoms and non specific with too many possibilities. Please check with your doctor for physical exam and possibly imaging & laboratory testing. Best wishes ...Read more

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Swelled kidney low left back pain?

Do you have: Low left back pain and are asking if it could be from your kidney? Probably not. The kidney is higher like way up just yonder your rib and and slightly to the side. If you had that you would be ill. Not just have a pain. Low back pain is usually musculoskeletal and occurs from son bending twisting lifting or other activity if not an injury. Do you have fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, UTI, . ...Read more

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Severe back pain on upper left side in a man?

Severe back pain on upper left side in a man?

Too many causes: Back pain is extremely common and there are too many causes and luckily most of the time it is self limiting. If pain last longer than a week, getting worse, have neurological deficits, have fever or too much to handle seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Back pain on left side shoulder right side of blade?

Back pain on left side shoulder right side of blade?

Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area.
www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more

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I am having back pain left side under ribswhat can this be?

I am having back pain left side under ribswhat can this be?

Muscle or pleurisy: Need more information about pain type and aggravating factors. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Left side back pain after pneumonia, is this caused by coughing?

Left side back pain after pneumonia, is this caused by coughing?

It COULD be: However, it is possible that you might have broken a rib with coughing. It is also possible that something is in your lung to have caused your pneumonia, and it now is causing the rib pain. It is VERY IMPORTANT to have a follow up chest x-ray to be sure that everything is clear, even if you feel much better. Good luck to you. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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