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I have lower back pain radiating through to my left side, it seems to ease if I drink lots of water.

I have lower back pain radiating through to my left side, it seems to ease if I drink lots of water.

Kidney stone?: The first thing I think of is a kidney stone. Of course there can be other causes and your physician will help clarify what's happening. ...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


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Lower back pain radiating down the front of both thighs but mostly my left front thigh Started after having to set in uncomfortable chair for hours?

Possible stenosis: If these symptoms occur with prolonged standing or walking they are certainly consistent with spinal stenosis. If they are occurring street other possibilities exist there could be a form of neuropathy after your prolonged sitting. I would suggest seeing a neurologist to assess where the pain is coming from ...Read more

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Upper right quadrant back pain radiating to front. Had UTI tests, blood tests and back X-ray. Diagnosed arthritis. Two weeks. Is this possible?

Upper right quadrant back pain radiating to front. Had UTI tests, blood tests and back X-ray. Diagnosed arthritis. Two weeks. Is this possible?

Possible: It is possible, but if you are having recurrent pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen as well as back pain you may have something else going on. I see that you are also on prednisone - this may make you more likely for other problems as well. You need to get in for reevaluation of your pain. You may need an ultrasound or other studies. Please get in. Take care. ...Read more

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I have really bad lower back pain radiating to the front. It worsen at night but I have the pain all day. It started Saturday night.

I have really bad lower back pain radiating to the front. It worsen at night but I have the pain all day. It started Saturday night.

We need...: We need to know more information about what is going on with you. Did suffer any injuries? Did this start all of a sudden or has this happened before? Any urinary symptoms? Any vaginal bleeding or discharge? If pain is persistent then you should go to the nearest urgent care for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Slept across 2 seats on bus. 24 hours later severe back pain radiating to side and abdomen. Worse when lying down. Is this related to bus trip? Help!

Slept across 2 seats on bus. 24 hours later severe back pain radiating to side and abdomen. Worse when lying down. Is this related to bus trip? Help!

Back pain.: Sounds very uncomfortable. It could certainly be due to sleeping in such a position, but also other more worrisome causes of back pain. If it doesn't improve within a week, best to see a physician. Back strain/sprain is very painful. ...Read more

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Cause of left lower back pain radiating to hip?

Cause of left lower back pain radiating to hip?

Disk, sij: Pain could be from a bulging disk, sacro-iliitis (sacro-iliac joint), facet joint arthropathy, lumbar stain, muscle spasm or many other causes... Go see a medical specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp intense upper back pain radiating down left arm?

What can cause sharp intense upper back pain radiating down left arm?

See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Upper back pain radiating to the front and nausea. What does this sound like?

Not spine problem: This does not sound like primary back problem but rather a referred pain to your back. Typically back problem do not cause nausea. Possible GI problems such as peptic ulcer disease or similar things may be the cause. ...Read more

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Middle back pain radiating to hip and buttock, right side. Finished antibiotics for UTI yet continued back pain. Causes please?

Middle back pain radiating to hip and buttock, right side. Finished antibiotics for UTI yet continued back pain. Causes please?

Does not sound like-: -an infection, but a radiculopathy from a disk protrusion. Back-hip-buttocks is usually L-4/L-5, effecting the L-5 nerve root. Has this been checked out 4 U? If not, C a fellowship trained spine surgeon 4 eval. ...Read more

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I had left back pain radiating to my groin that was severe for 45 min. Later I had lots of blood in urine which is getting less and less.

I had left back pain radiating to my groin that was severe for 45 min. Later I had lots of blood in urine which is getting less and less.

Kidney stone: This a classic story of a kidney stone. A kidney stone scan will be done to document whether the stone is still in the urinary tract and whether it is passable. Strain your urine to capture any stones so they can be analyzed. If no stone is passed a urologist should be consulted. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing bad lower back pain, radiating down my left leg. I can't afford to go to my doctor...Any advice would be so appreciated!

Stretch and walk: Stretching and walking are the best for low back pain radiating to the leg. Lie on your back with one leg flat and bring the other knee up to your chest and hold for 10 seconds, then alternate legs. Repeat that 3 times. Do this every day. Try to walk at least 5 minutes 3 times a day. Ice and heat can help. Drink adequate fluids. If you tolerate them, you can take acetaminophen and/or naproxen. ...Read more

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I had l5-s1 spine fusion and a L4 foraminotomy in several months ago, is there a way to relieve back pain radiating down my left leg?

I had l5-s1 spine fusion and a L4 foraminotomy in several months ago, is there a way to relieve back pain radiating down my left leg?

Several ways: Some of this depends on what part of the leg is affected and the underlying cause. Treatments include medicine, injection therapy, pt, spinal cord stimulation and further surgery. ...Read more

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I've been doing physical therapy, but after exercise yesterday, why would I have lower back pain radiating into my knee and front knee on the right?

Radiating pain: Pain after therapy radiating down the leg to the knee is most likely related to nerve irritation. I suggest you go back into the physician who referred you to physical therapy and be reassessed. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade and ribs tender and warm to the touch, back pain radiating towards ribs. Pain in side of stomach that radiates.

Exam: You must be examined and have comprehensive blood testing. Your symptoms are quite peculiar and deserve further medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Severe lower back pain radiating through sides and sides of belly. Blood in urine early today. Period ended 2 days ago. What could this be?

Severe lower back pain radiating through sides and sides of belly. Blood in urine early today. Period ended 2 days ago. What could this be?

Infection or stone: You likely have a kidney stone, though a urinary tract infection can cause similar symptoms, especially if tracking up from the bladder to the kidney (s). I think you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Developed severe stabbing lower back pain, radiating around hip to front groin area. Mri showed an hemangioma? What does this mean? A neurologist?

Depends on exact: Location of hemangioma, but get an opinion from a neurosurgeon if your doctor thinks hemangioma is cause of your pain. ...Read more

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16yo w severe back pain radiating to rt side. Ct showed mesenteric adenitis. Mri showed schmorl node endplate changes at 4 levels elevated ana?

16yo w severe back pain radiating to rt side. Ct showed mesenteric adenitis. Mri showed schmorl node endplate changes at 4 levels elevated ana?

Schmorl Nodes: Are normal findings. You have some active inflammation (the adenitis) causing your pain (but it's probably not from your spine). This can be from a number of causes, your doctor knows you best, and can narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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Middle back pain radiating to stomach?

See a doctor: This may be related to an ulcer or another internal organ issue with your pancreas. ...Read more

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I have mid thoraic back pain radiating to the right jaw. What could be causing it?

I have mid thoraic back pain radiating to the right jaw. What could be causing it?

Check it: There is a slight chance this kind of pain is coming from your heart. The jaw pain could be referred pain. If you have chest pain with jaw pain (with shortness of breath) you should go to the er. There are many other causes of this kind of pain that are less worrisome but you need to rule out your heart. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having sudden severe radiating upper back pain radiating sometimes to both shoulders. Sometime back I was having dizziness and shortness of breat?

Be seen: Your symptoms could be a number of things of which a more detailed history and physical examination would be very helpful in assessment. Best to visit your local doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello doctor. L had a episode of back pain radiating to right limb. ..mri shows diffuse annular disc bulge of 1 to 2 mm. How serious is my condition?

Not serious: Disc bulge of 1to2mm is not that serious. Question is whether your pain in right limb is from the bulge
We can not say from the information you have given. We don't know which vertebrae is involved and rest of your history like trauma and any other medical condition
I suggest you consult an orphopedic surgeon preferably a spine specialist, with your MRI pictures or disc. You may also need Nerve condti ...Read more

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58 y pt. With severe low back pain radiating towards both legs. Unable to move xray showing straightening of lumber spine? Diagnosis and treatment?

58 y pt. With severe low back pain radiating towards both legs. Unable to move xray showing straightening of lumber spine? Diagnosis and treatment?

Evaluate Low Back: If you are not improving have your doctor order a lumbar spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the back can cause leg pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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35 y/o female w/ history high chol & fam history of cad, upper back pain radiating to shoulder blades, indigestion, chest discomfort for 1 wk. Treadmill stress?

35 y/o female w/ history high chol & fam history of cad, upper back pain radiating to shoulder blades, indigestion, chest discomfort for 1 wk. Treadmill stress?

See your doctor for: An evaluation so the appropriate testing and recommendations can be made. There could be one or several reasons for your symptoms. ...Read more

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27 y/o female. Severe lower R back pain, radiating to abdomen and down R leg. Feels like muscles are tearing, joints being drilled in incapacitating pain. Can ER or urgent care do anything? PCM unable to see me until next week.

27 y/o female. Severe lower R back pain, radiating to abdomen and down R leg. Feels like muscles are tearing, joints being drilled in incapacitating pain. Can ER or urgent care do anything? PCM unable to see me until next week.

Low Back Pain Relief: Assuming you have simple muscle related back pain, most LBP is not serious and goes away with time, physio, stretching exercises, and simple analgesia. Warning signs include numbness, weakness, urinary or defecating problems, or fever. If you are older or have a cancer that is concerning also. If any concerns or symptoms persist you should see your doctor. The ED or UC may prescribe analgesia. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more