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Low Back Pain In Young Adults
More than you think: Low back pain or lumbago is a common musculoskeletal disorder affecting 80% of people at some point in their lives. In the United States it is the most common cause of job-related disability, a leading contributor to missed work, and the second most common neurological ailment only headache is more common. ...Read more
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
Does diverticulitis occur commonly in teens or young people in general? I have a mild pain thats in my lower left abdomen radiating to my thigh?
Lower back pain w/tingly sensations in legs & back. Is this a bone fracture from osteopenia? No dairy/supplements in 8 months. Age 30/female/sedentary
Why do I have severe osteoarthritis in both knees. Underwent 2 surgery in both knees. Also oa in neck and lower back. At very young age.Dr surprise!
Unusual: While it is somewhat unusual it is certainly possible. There are certain metabolic and congenital conditions which predispose to early oa. See a rheumatologist for this issue. ...Read more
Have joint pain, stiffness, popping, low vit D & + ANAs in blood test. Also constant left side pain in mid abdomen that fluctuates in intensity??
Too many to list: There are numerous causes. Have it evaluated and then you will know. ...Read more
46 year old male with cerebral palsy (I walk pigeon toed). Have low back pain, twitching, low across ab pain, tingling in arms/back. ALS/MS or paranoi?
Muscle/nerve pain: Back pain is the #1 reason for visits to a family doctor. There are many causes of pain and tingling in the back and arms, most likely pinched nerve or abnormal body mechanics underlying the problems. ALS and MS are extremely unlikely. Consider seeing a Neurologist about the tingling. Your primary care physician should be able to manage your pain. ...Read more
31 YO Female. Very mild muscle type pain in right side, some in hip and lower back. Only symptoms and 4 days from start of period. Ovarian cancer?
Back pain in young: Dangerous causes of pain are unlikely in people age 18-50 years. So no immediate need for investigation unless other medical conditions like trauma, infection, immune compromise exist. Or if pain extreme. Most benign pain is tolerable. Most common are disc herniation, stress fracture, muscles. Nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice/heat, salonpas hot patches, mckenzie pt or pilates/yoga/piyo are great options. ...Read more
Pain in mid back left side that rotates some frontwards.Started as pressure month ago. Progressively worse.No uti,cystitis,or blood in urine.Causes?
Time to get checkup: Any pain that persists and gets worse over one month, requires medical check up to find its cause. I assume that you have seen a doctor who is looking into possible causes. Since UTI has been ruled out, I would focus on structures located in the left upper abdomen like Kidney, spleen, paraspinal muscles and spine itself. If the pain is more than mild, I would consider doing a CT scan of the abdome ...Read more
Many things: There are potentially many causes of back pain in women over 40. Thankfully most are not serious or life threatening but i would advise any person male or female who has new onset back pain that does not go away after a few weeks to see a doctor about it. Not all back pain is from the spine. If it is from the spine, specialist in this area may be able to give you some answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could weak back muscles cause bad posture therefore cause pain in hip to foot to a 74 yr old woman. She suffers from ostioartrithis in lower back too.
Various causes: The back pain could be coming from several areas. Bad posture could contribute to it, or could be the result of it. If she has arthritis in the lower back, she may also have narrowing of the foramen, resulting in a pinched nerve and pain down the leg. Or it could be originating from a disc. Other possibilities include leg length discrepancy from poor posture. See a physiatrist. ...Read more
Depends: Most patients with degenerative disease, disc herniations/bulges, facet disease, foraminal stenosis, and spondylosis will not need surgery. The surgery is usually for patients with cord compression (thoracic or neck spine) or symptoms associated with some level of disability form normal life. In short, if you are doing well and don't have spinal cord compression, you will not likely need surgery. ...Read more
Had a 3LevelLumbar Fusion in 2012, all the sudden getting severe constant low back pain, also stabbing pain in legs, why???
Varies: Multiple possibilities from a problem above or at the surgical site to something not spine related. I would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
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