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Remeady for lower back pain and neck pain.

Remeady for lower back pain and neck pain.

Education/exam: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TO8Il3vdxQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Numbness and lower back pain?

Numbness and lower back pain?

Disc: A disc herniation in the lumbar spine could cause both back pain and numbness . If the symptoms persist or are limiting you, see your doctor, or a spine md. ...Read more

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Neck and lower back pain and stomach ache and knee pain?

Probably > 1 cause: Could be viral symptoms, esp if fever present. If these persist or worsen give your PCP a visit. ...Read more

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Heal pain and lower back pain?

Heal pain and lower back pain?

These can be related: The heel pain and improper support or gait can be contributing to your low back pain. Try changing to more supportive footwear. Also start a light stretching program for legs and feet. If you have any radiation of pain from back to legs, see your doctor sooner than later. A thorough history and physical is necessary to say what exactly is going on, but this could be a good start. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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STOMACH PAIN AND LOWER BACK PAIN?

STOMACH PAIN AND LOWER BACK PAIN?

Monthly?: Many gyne issues, endometriosis, menstrual cramps, ovarian cysts will cause those symptoms (predictably) monthly. Pregnancy can cause that. Constipation can cause that, kidney issues, gallbladder issues. Hard to diagnose the cause of pain without a good history and physical exam. See your md. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, including pain in goin and numbness in leg.

There could be : Several reasons for this pattern including disc &/or facet(spine joint) degeneration with or without some instability & with or without associated narrowing or stenosis of nerve exit holes (neuroforamen ) or due to a possible disc herniation. If it persists or worsens, you may need a more thorough evaluation for diagnosis & appropriate treatment. Other possibilities include pyriformis syndrome. ...Read more

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My neck back and lower muscle pain?

My neck back and lower muscle pain?

See details: You have not asked a question. If these issues concern you, see a doctor and have them evaluated. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and in my legs too?

Lower back pain and in my legs too?

Possible disc troubl: You possibly have some lumbar/low back disc disease which could be impinging on a nerve root which causes pain to your leg(s). At times, non-discogenic but severe low back pain can radiate to your buttocks and upper legs, but if symptoms down to knee or below, it is likely from a disc problem. Severe hip pain can cause low back and leg pain as well. Motrin/aleve may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Moderate back pain in upper back also achy pain in lower back with numbness. What is your diagnosis?

Moderate back pain in upper back also achy pain in lower back with numbness. What is your diagnosis?

Pain in Back: I would need to know more about your pain. It's quality, intensity and associated symptoms. Also it would be helpful to know more about your medical history. The numbness is where? Pain can be due to muscular strains, sprains, muscle spasms, or more structural causes such as nerve or nerve root related. It can be due to muscle disease or related to medications or electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more

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Lower left back pain and burping?

Lower left back pain and burping?

Reflux: You may have gastric reflux.Try an antacid and if no improvement see a doctor for a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What causes lower abdomen pain and lower back pain?

What causes lower abdomen pain and lower back pain?

An ulcer, gastritis,: There are several possibilities including disorders of the GI system, kidney or renal system, cardiovascular system & the reproductive system - ulcers, pancreatitis, infections, aneurysms, endometriosis , ovarian cysts, diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, kidney stones, infarcted intestines, volvulus, intussusception, tumors & adhesions are just a few possibilities. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain and lower abdomen pain?

What causes lower back pain and lower abdomen pain?

An ulcer, gastritis,: There are several possibilities including disorders of the GI system, kidney or renal system, cardiovascular system & the reproductive system - ulcers, pancreatitis, infections, aneurysms, endometriosis , ovarian cysts, diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, kidney stones, infarcted intestines, volvulus, intussusception, tumors & adhesions are just a few possibilities. ...Read more

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Constant pain in hips and lower back?

Have it evaluated: You give no specifics. The only reasonable suggestion is to have the problem evaluated. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and stomach cramping?

Many possibilities : Intestinal cramps from gas, infection, ulcer. Urinary infection or kidney stone. Uterine cramping from endometriosis, fibroid tumor. Ovarian maladies. Pregnancy. And a few others. Get checked if this persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

Stretching needed: If there is pain and tightness to outer side (lateral) knee as well as the thigh, this may be a tight iliotibial band (ITB); when it affects function at the knee its called ITB syndrome. Stretching of the lateral thigh and knee, and the use of a foam roller or massage here can help. Tightness of the hamstrings can also cause some lower back pain. If popping is painful get check by your doctor. ...Read more

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Lower stomach pain and lower back pain near my buttocks?

Is it neurologic?: First, is your problem neurologic; or is it due to intrapelvic issue or abdominal problems. If neurologic, most likely a problem with lower lumbar nerves can cause buttock pain but lower abdominal pain (not pelvic pain) usually involves upper lumbar nerve roots. However problems with uterus, etc, colon can cause very similar symptoms, requiring quite different treatment. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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55 female- nail fungus, lower back pain & stiffness, iritis, and chest pain- all this in 1 month-it's the chest pain that' scares me- what happening?

Any unexplained: chest pain, especially coupled with other symptoms should be evaluated at the ER TODAY!- Have someone drive you or call a taxi service. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain & stiffness. but now the bone in my lower back aches. my mom has rheumatoid arthritis. could this be it? or something else?

I have lower back pain &  stiffness. but now the bone in my lower back aches. my mom has rheumatoid arthritis. could this be it? or something else?

Possibly: There are multiple potential causes of back pain much more common that rheumatoid arthritis, but having a mother with ra does put you at some increased risk. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...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

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Ive bleeding it was normal and have small clots.It lasts 5 days like my period but I have lower back pain and stffness for the 1st time. Is it normal?

Could be: Sometimes, you will have more cramping and back pain if you are passing more clots. Get off your feet, rest, take ibuprofen. If you continue to pass clots and have pain,see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do about low back pain and stiffness during and after bending over?

Physical therapy: Pt would be great in increasing range of motion, function. Assuming no radiating pain with this tightness, start stretching exercises, including hamstring and quad stretching, core strengthening, and lumbar flex/extension stretching can help. If pt is available to you, try. Also, if you have a desk job, correct ergonomics and exercise during the day. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What could cause severe low back pain and stiffness in mornings. It also remains aching(less severe) throughout the rest of the day.Started months ago?

Arthritis?: Low back pain, after the age of 40 is not at all uncommon. The most common cause, is lumbar spondylosis, also known as, simply, arthritis. This is especially true common in people who've done manual labor most of their lives. Sometimes, I disc herniation, can confirm stability which can cause low back pain. ...Read more

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24 yro male, history of microdiscectomy X2 about 1 year ago. If disc(s) are fixed, why is lower back pain (non radiating) still present?

Most likely case is : That the disc surgery fixed the pinching of the nerve causing the leg pain but the disc itself is no longer functioning well to bear and distribute the normal loads subjected to it in every day life leading to your back pain. You may need further exercise to develop better core strength & use OTC meds as needed or even a simple back support. Rarely, a fusion may be indicated if no improvement. ...Read more

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Hi. Yesterday I got lower back pain. Today it’s even worse. I am sure it’s kidneys because the pain is across my lower back. It’s pain full, I have has nurafen but pain won’t go away. What should I do. ?

Hi. Yesterday I got lower back pain. Today it’s even worse. I am sure it’s kidneys because the pain is across my lower back. It’s pain full, I have has nurafen but pain won’t go away. What should I do. ?

Back pain: is unfortunately a very common type of pain. Please do not self-diagnose about your kidneys. Please do see your doc for a professional diagnosis. He/she will provide treatment. In addition, search the work of John Sanford, MD, on the net for a mind-body approach to dealing w/back pain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's the best exercise(s) for lower back pain?

What's the best exercise(s) for lower back pain?

Yoga!: Often the best exercise for your low back doesn't involve exercising the low back at all. Stretching the back, and strengthening the abdominal and oblique muscles, as well as stretching hamstrings and glutes (buttocks) can really help. Massage (rolling on one or two tennis balls in a sock on a carpeted floor) is good, but in the longer run, yoga is terrific. ...Read more

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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


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