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What can cause lower back pain and numbness on the left side and middle back pain and numb on the right side?

What can cause lower back pain and numbness on the left side and middle back pain and numb on the right side?

Disk disease?: You need to be evaluated by a doctor. He needs to obtained a detailed history and perform a thorough physical exam. If your doctor is concerned, he/she will order appropriate imaging to confirm his suspicions. Numbness is not normal. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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I have back pain after eating. Mainly upper left side and middle back. Sometimes pain on right side too. Am i eating wrong? Or is it my body?

I have back pain after eating. Mainly upper left side and middle back. Sometimes pain on right side too. Am i eating wrong? Or is it my body?

Back pain : Certain foods are known to aggravate pain in certain gastrointestinal conditions like gastritis, ulcers, pancreas problem or gallbladder dysfunction. In order to make adequate diagnosis and get adequate treatment you need to see a physician who will obtain adequate history and perform a physical examination. Your physician will select what tests and treatments are needed. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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Middle left side back pain when leaning forward subsides, but is exacerbated when upright or leaning back, but gone while lying down. Pancreatic cance?

Musculoskeletal Pain: Back pain as you had described is likely not pancreatic cancer but rather related to the muscles and bones. I would speak with your primary care provider regarding your pain. The symptoms are typical for spondyloarthropathies, but a thorough evaluation is always warranted. ...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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What are the causes of lower left side back pain?

What are the causes of lower left side back pain?

Several possibilitie: In that region, pain can arise from a hip, spine or si joint problem. It can also be a referred pain from your abdominal or pelvic region organs as well . If the pain is getting worse or persisting over time and is bothering you, get evaluated by your doctor to start the appropriate treatment based on a correct diagnosis. A spine issue could be facet joint or a disc problem. ...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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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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