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Lower Back Pain At Base Of Spine
My 15 year old son has lower back pain, but no injury. He says it hurts at the base of his spine when he sits and sometimes has pain in one leg. ?
Time 4 medical eval.: Spondylolysis (a stress fracture or congenital defect of the pars portion of the spine) is one possible cause of low back pain in this age group. Spondylolysthesis, a condition where one vertebrae slips off the one below can be present as well and both conditions can be associated with leg pain. There are other possibilities of course , but the point is it is time to see an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I've been having some lower back pain, in my spine, and, i'd like it if you could tell me what kind of backbrace i could use to help reduce pain.?
Don't use one: I know this isn't the answer you're wanting but i almost never recommend a back brace. I think only one patient actually, and this was a older gentleman that promised to just use it with certain activities. The problem arises because the spinal brace takes over the need for your own abdominal and lumbar muscles and they therefore just get weaker and stabilize the spine even less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back pain: any injury? previous episodes? more info is needed. See a doctor or perform a virtual consult to better help you. ...Read more
Cause: need to determine cause of pain. Likely muscle strain which will hurt more with movement, but could be kidney infection which would cause typically urinary complaints or fever, could be early appendicitis too but would think would have pain in front right too. Other possible is shingles which would eventually result in a rash. ...Read more
Why fusing?: Is your spine fusing from surgery? Ankylosing spondylitis? Severe scoliosis? How old are you? These things all impact on what you may or may not be able to do. Learning little things that you can do then bring some improvement and doing more of those... Becoming aware of things you do that make it worse and avoiding those things is the underlying principle in dealing with back pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chronic mid lower back pain, it almost feels like my spine i don't believe its a disc but are there any suggestions on what I should do?
Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc herniation which may cause pain without sciatica. Stress fracture occurs in 5% of the population without any symptoms. If symptoms persist, then see your doc for a more specific evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extreme lower back pain kinda towards the middle, like on top of spine, feels better if i press on it. Should i worry?
Depends: It depends if you have been involved in some type of trauma, then i would see a physician. If it is local, then it should get better with time. If not getting better, then see a physician for further work-up. ...Read more
Exercise: Ur 2 questions may be related. Strengthen your stomach muscles. Gentle, short crunches. If you don't hurt ur back worse , ur stomach muscles can act as a brace for ur back. Time usually heals back pain, but, if it worsens have it checked out. Antidepressants are often used for panic attacks.They may also help ur back pain. Sometimes they need supplementing with intermittent anti-anxiety rx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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