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Physiotherapists said My one sided low back pain and sciatica type symptoms are not ticking any boxes on what it can be, can stress cause these symptom?

Physiotherapists said My one sided low back pain and sciatica type symptoms are not ticking any boxes on what it can be, can stress cause these symptom?

Ticking boxes: Symptoms of radiculopathy cause one-sided back pain and sciatic nerve area symptoms. The symptoms may be numbness, pain or weakness. There may be reduced reflexes, especially in the Achilles tendon, if there is an S1 radiculopathy, an injury which often causes symptoms through the sciatic nerve.

Testing sometimes helps, such as an EMG test. Physiotherapy is also a good idea - safe, and cheap ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

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


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Having low back pain on one side, went to dr, urine test + for blood & high protein levels, CT scan for stones neg. Father died at 46 of renal ca.

Having low back pain on one side, went to dr, urine test + for blood & high protein levels, CT scan for stones neg. Father died at 46 of renal ca.

See details.: The ct scan would have shown evidence of a renal cell carcinoma so that is ruled out. The high protein is indicative of significant kidney inflammation. I would suggest seeing a nephrologist (kidney specialist) for an opinion. ...Read more

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What causes low back pain on left side?

What causes low back pain on left side?

Back pain.: Back pain that is one sided can be cause by muscle pain, ligament pain, disc pain or nerve pain. You need eval by your pcp and possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain on one side?

Facet arthropathy: Thank you for your question. There are many potential causes of back pain. Among the more common causes of unilateral back pain are sacro-iliac joint problems, fact arthropathy, and spianl stenosis. Usually an exam and appropraite sudies can find the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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What causes low back pain on both sides of back?

Several Reasons: The most common in your age group is multi-level degenerative disease or arthritis of the spine. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from low back pain particularly on the right side, what would be the cause?

I'm suffering from low back pain particularly on the right side, what would be the cause?

Sacroiliitis: Likely inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. This a joint between the sacrum and the ilium. The joints are located bilaterally where the small dimples in the low back are located. Pain in this joint is made worse by rising from a seated position, rolling onto the affected side while in bed, and taking a step up on the affected side. Apply ice at night in addition to the diclofenac. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower). The left side, .

I am experiencing low back pain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower). The left side, .

Many causes possible: Low back pain is one of the most common symptoms in medicine: causes include sprains, disc problems, facet joint arthritis, kidney diseases, colon diseases including constipation., among others. Left lower back pain suggests against kidney, but includes sprains and constipation. If the back pain persists or worsens you need to see your PCP for referral for lumbar imaging following detailed exam ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on either side since a week. Pain is a more when I get up in the morning. And then it lows as I get to routine work daily.

I have lower back pain on either side since a week. Pain is a more when I get up in the morning. And then it lows as I get to routine work daily.

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. .. It sounds like you might develop some arthritic pain.
If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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I have low back pain, and xray reveald that I am hyperlordotic and my sacral b0nes are t0o near to one an0ther. I forg0t the terms in the xray sorry.?

I have low back pain, and xray reveald that I am hyperlordotic and my sacral b0nes are t0o near to one an0ther. I forg0t the terms in the xray sorry.?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Right side low back pain which is 1 on VAS but aggrevates to 6, 7 by d end of d day. What is it?

Back pain: Some causes are low back strain, arthritis, osteoporosis, disc problems, spinal growths, etc. Kidney causes are less likely. See an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment which could include physical therapy and/or antiinflammatory medications or muscle relaxants. ...Read more

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Chronic low back pain that's rt above my butt in one area. It's a deep pain. When I have my son walk on my back, it feels good but then I start to get?

Could be muscular: There are a variety of possibilities. My first choice would be muscular. It could also be joint. It's too early to make a conclusion. We would need to know a lot more information. This is something you need to discuss with your physician and you may need x-rays or other imaging to help evaluate it. The physical evaluation may also clarify ...Read more

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Am overweight, but losing and exercising. Just had thr. Having achy low back pain both sides. An issue for my ortho?

Am overweight, but losing and exercising. Just had thr. Having achy low back pain both sides. An issue for my ortho?

Could be: However unless you need surgery, likely ortho will not do much for it. I would suggest getting an MRI of your spine to be sure. It will let you know if this muscle issue versus a spine nerve impingement also known as sciatica. Recommend seeing a pain/spine specialist instead. ...Read more

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What would make one side of my body colder than the other? I hit my head 15 months ago and have had lower back pain on and off

What would make one side of my body colder than the other? I hit my head 15 months ago and have had lower back pain on and off

Dysautonomia: Injury to the outflow tract of the sympathetic nervous system in the brain stem or cervical / thoracic cord can result in altered sweating, and altered regulation in blood flow on one side of the body. This, however, occurs rarely in isolation ...Read more

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I have chronic low back pain on the left side 2 in above and to the left of my tailbone. It's painful when I try to roll over in bed at night.?

Many possibilities: This could be muscle spasm, myofascial tenderness point, sacroiliac joint, lumbar disc or a lumbar facet, . you need to discuss with your physician and get the appropriate examination, imaging if necessary and therapy ...Read more

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Lower back pain on one side or the other. Sometimes seems worse when I drink caffeine. What do you think this is? Sometimes it radiates to my side.

Lower back pain on one side or the other. Sometimes seems worse when I drink caffeine. What do you think this is? Sometimes it radiates to my side.

Need more info: With given info sounds like possible lumbar radiculopathy with pinch nerve from potential several things bulging disc facet arthritis, sciatica, etc. Suggest to discuss with your PCP for thorough lower back/ pelvis and neurologic exam follow by MRI if injection or surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain (right side only) only when I am sleeping for couple of hours... usually in early morning on lower right back side.

I am experiencing low back pain (right side only) only when I am sleeping for couple of hours... usually in early morning on lower right back side.

Well many possibilit: Many causes are possible. You. Oils have just Kaye's wrong and pulled the back, perhaps an infection. And on and on. The best course of action is to see your doctor for exam ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain. The pain kind of shoots occasionally from both the sides of my back just above my bum. And it's not really sharp?

I am experiencing low back pain. The pain kind of shoots occasionally from both the sides of my back just above my bum. And it's not really sharp?

Beware of red flags: Most back pain is benign, generating from soft tissue like ligments, fascia, discs, joints etc. Typical treatments like exercise, PT, chiro are all appropriate.
"Red Flags" that indicate something more sinister may be going on include progressive, unrelenting back pain especially if it also occurs at night, is assoc w/ fevers, unexplained weight loss, or if you develop anything neurological. ...Read more

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I have low back pain on the right side. Doesn't seem to be getting better despite osteopathic manipulation and certain injection. Pain is constant?

Back pain: Persistent pain despite conservative management is an indication for advanced imaging with an MRI scan. Extension of pain into the leg can signify nerve compression but sometimes there can be a pattern of back pain with walking and relief with sitting that can be due to spinal canal narrowing. At age 47, this can happen with a large disc herniation resulting in spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Can stretching my hamstrings one at a time get rid of my low back pain?

Can stretching my hamstrings one at a time get rid of my low back pain?

Stretching helps: Hamstrings run from the back of each thigh and can limit the motion of the pelvis when tightened. By stretching them you can lengthen the muscle again and relieve the stress felt on the low back. Take a look at the article below for a few options for stretching your hamstrings.

http://www. Spine-health. Com/wellness/exercise/specific-hamstring-stretches-back-pain-relief. ...Read more

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Is a dull lower back pain on one side cause for concern in early pregnancy?

Probably not: Back pain is very common in pregnancy. I would be concerned if you develop numbness, tingling, weakness, bleeding. Ice, rest, changing positions and light physical therapy can all be helpful. ...Read more

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What could be causing my lower back pain on only one side? Are these signs of my first period coming?

What could be causing my lower back pain on only one side? Are these signs of my first period coming?

Musculoskeletal: It is much more likely that your unilateral back pain has a musculoskeletal cause, such as degenerative disc, facet joint arthropathy, si joint pathology, herniated disc, pinched nerve, etc - rather than being related to menstruation. However, if your symptoms persist you should see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having mid to low back pain that radiates around to my front on both sides. The pain is moderate. Could this be kidney pain what should I do?

Sounds like LBP: It is unlikely that kidney pain refers to the feet, but is very likely that you may have a pinched nerve in your back. I would see your md for an evaluation and treatment plan. ...Read more

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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 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?

See your physician.: Low back pain is a common complaint. When associated with other symptoms, it may be a good idea to talk to your physician to see if an imaging study like an MRI would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I am 24 years old and have had low back pain for almost 2.5 months now, now I am starting to feel pain in my hips and hurts to sleep on my sides.

I am 24 years old and have had low back pain for almost 2.5 months now, now I am starting to feel pain in my hips and hurts to sleep on my sides.

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Low back pain just on left side which is ongoing & now it's radiating to front pubic area left Side, is this ovary pain or what can cause this. Thanks?

Low back pain just on left side which is ongoing & now it's radiating to front pubic area left Side, is this ovary pain or what can cause this. Thanks?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Low back pain has a equally long list of possible causes. You will need to schedule a visit to help narrow down the possibilities ...Read more

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I been having low back pain going around on both my sides n my pee been dark is it my kidneys?

I been having low back pain going around on both my sides n my pee been dark is it my kidneys?

It could: Be related to a kidney infection. Please see a doctor soon to get diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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