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Lower back pain and stiffness not from injury had for one month does not get better or worse pain moderate male 41.?

Lower back  pain and stiffness  not from injury  had for one month does not get better or worse pain moderate  male 41.?

Lot of reasons: Time for a check up. In the next 5-10 years, all your friends are in need of a check up. Better sooner than later. Continue performing the maintenance on your body to keep up good health for the next 40 years. If u had a car that was made in 1973, would u think its time for an overhaul ? ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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I have lower back pain and stiffness. Sometimes I feel my heartbeat at my back and left side stomach. What is this? :/

I have lower back pain and stiffness. Sometimes I feel my heartbeat at my back and left side stomach. What is this? :/

Low back pain: Susan, It sounds like there is quite a bit of inflammation/spasm in those areas and the increase in blood supply is making you more aware of the irritation. If you continue to feel these symptoms, an examination is the best thing. ...Read more

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Every month during my period and a week after I get lower back pain and stiffness, only at night time, it wakes me up the pain is that bad. Thanks ?

Every month during my period and a week after I get lower back pain and stiffness, only at night time, it wakes me up the pain is that bad. Thanks
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Night pain, not good: I am always worried when pain wakens my patients. Although it may not be serious, and related to a common condition, before assuming it is due to your back, I would suggest you have your gynecologist evaluate you for conditions in the ovaries or surrounding organs that could cause this. Endometriosis should be looked for as well. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and stiffness, fatigue early mornings and around 3pm everyday. Get 6-8 hours of sleep. Also dizziness which last 2 minutes.

Lower back pain and stiffness, fatigue early mornings and around 3pm everyday. Get 6-8 hours of sleep. Also dizziness which last 2 minutes.

Many possiblities: It may be related to the hysterectomy. However, there are many other potential diagnoses including an inflammatory arthritis, fibromyalgia, anemia of unknown cause, amongst others. You should consult with your physician. Further clinical evaluation and testing may be indicated. ...Read more

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For a month I've had lower back pain n stiffness making it hurt when I sit, cough, bend.. lying down/standing straight feels best. What could it be?

For a month I've had lower back pain n stiffness making it hurt when I sit, cough, bend.. lying down/standing straight feels best. What could it be?

Consult PT: This could be a strain. There's a whole bunch of questions that need to be answered to make the diagnosis here as this is one of the most common complaints to primary care physicians. You can potentially make the diagnosis by trying a simple therapy. Lay on the floor with you face down and perform a press up, while keeping your hips on the floor. This provides back extension. Do this 10x/day. ...Read more

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Lower back pain for a month+stiffness in both hands. Ana 1:80 speckled+homogenous but very low crp, negative anticcp & lymphocytocis (55%). Arthritis?

Lower back pain for a month+stiffness in both hands. Ana 1:80 speckled+homogenous but very low crp, negative anticcp & lymphocytocis (55%). Arthritis?

See details: The lab results are unimpressive and the back pain would not be caused by any diseases related to these tests. The hand symptoms seem mild and vague. If you have concerns, see a rheumatologist but i see nothing in the lab that would alarm me. ...Read more

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What causes bad back pain and stiffness in the morning? I have even got a new memory foam mattress and there is no change. Mid and lower back pain.

See doctor : Most likely musculoligamentouss and a good back excercise/stretching program will help,but you should see an orthopedist to be examined and get at least x-rays to rule out other causes ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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


Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more