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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Hello, have lower back pain after doing standing bar twist. (metal bar on top of back shoulders) twisting at waist like propeller. What?

Twisting @ waist AND: You didn't even lift off the ground at any time, right? LOL!

Get a bag of crushed ice for the next few days followed by heat after the next several days. You'll need to take a break from exercises like this for a number of days to weeks. You can look me up at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi. You may sign up for an appointment slot. ...Read more

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Lower back pain for over five years from a car accident and numbness from the waist down, what can I take?

Lower back pain for over five years from a car accident and numbness from the waist down, what can I take?

Prolotherapy: Unstable back as result of ligament injury will cause continued irritation and the pains you have.
Prolotherapy will resolve the problem and give relief.

Visit www. Getporlo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org to find about this and to find a doctor. ...Read more

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Lower back pain for over five years from a car accident and numbness from the waist down. What can I do to fix this?

Work Up: Hopefully, with these symptoms you have had your back pain and leg symptoms worked up with a MRI at the very least. It is important to have a correct diagnosis. Numbness from the waist down is a very concerning finding. You would probably benefit from a visit to your internist/family physician and perhaps from seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a lower back pain on my left side just by the waist. I have been diagnosed with scoliosis. What can I do to prevent this pain.

I have a lower back pain on my left side just by the waist. I have been diagnosed with scoliosis. What can I do to prevent this pain.

Varies: In general, it is good to maintain ideal body weight, keep core strong, avoid smoking, and avoid activities that aggravate your back. Followup with a specialist to ensure no further treatment indicated for your scoliosis. ...Read more

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I'm having lower back pain sever cramp kinda feeling with sharp pains its in middle of lower right side right of spine and between waist n ribs. No?

I'm having lower back pain sever cramp kinda feeling with sharp pains its in middle of lower right side right of spine and between waist n ribs. No?

Multiple causes: You must be examined to rule out any possible cause for this type of pain. Possible muscle pain/spasm, arthritic pain, kidney pain, nerve pain or underlying medical or metabolic causes. Make an appointment to be examined asap. ...Read more

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I am having lower back pain-mainly right side, pain in my right side-around the curve of my waist, feeling nauseous, and light headed with chills.

Back pain: Sounds like it could be a kidney infection. You should see a doctor right away for a urine test. Don't wait several days to be seen since these can become severe if left untreated too long. ...Read more

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Sudden severe lower back pain bending at waist to pick up backpack cause? Hist: htn pcos 209lbs 18yrs old fell on tailbone 2 yrs ago no md evaluation.

Too numerous: The possible causes are too numerous to go over in detail. Without knowing your height, a diagnosis of obesity is impossible, though 209 lbs is typically quite a load for the low back muscles, disc, and joint to handle. You may in fact have an issue with your lumbar facet joints even at your young age. A proper evaluation by a spine specialist is certainly needed. For now google coccydynia too. ...Read more

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Been taking ciproflaxacin 500mg/phenazopyridine 100mg for 5days urinary track infection but I continue with low back pain waist level. Is it normal?

Could be: It may take longer than 5 days to become asymptomatic from a urinary infection. If that is the only symptom you have, you could wait a few more days. If you have fever, blood in the urine or other symptoms such as flank pain, then a return to your physician would be appropriate at this time. ...Read more

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What originally started as right side pain and tenderness seemed to turn into whole lower back pain below hips. Was given an taragol. Kidney stones??

What originally started as right side pain and tenderness seemed to turn into whole lower back pain below hips. Was given an taragol. Kidney stones??

Maybe..: A number of disorders can give the type of pain you describe or part of it: kidney stones, acute appendicitis, neuralgia (pain due to nerve irritation or inflammation) and others. Each cause has its own characteristics; get it checked soon! ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side?

Lower back pain on left side?

Probably your muscle: Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if you can!), and using an over the counter pain reliever / anti-inflammatory. If the pain becomes severe or does not start to improve, or if it's accompanied by other symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Lower back, pain on left side?

Lower back, pain on left side?

Numerous possible: Pain in that area could be due to a trigger point (localized soft tissue inflammation) vs muscle sprain/strain vs facet joint pain vs degenerative disc vs disc herniation, among other causes. If your symptoms are persistent or worsening, see a physician. ...Read more

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How do I cure lower back pain?

How do I cure lower back pain?

Several ways: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise & activity modification. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Most back pain is self limiting & gets better over time. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain?

See below: The list of individual conditions is too long. We can basically divide causes into 3 broad categories: boney causes, muscular causes and nerve causes. ...Read more

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I have very bad lower back pain?

See doctor: Low back pain is very common. Often it is just from musculoskeletal strain, bad posture, not enough stretching or exercise. However it can be caused by more serious problems so it is best to check with your doctor for an exam to make sure it is not serious. If it is not a serious problem, then physical therapy or a chiropractor may be helpful. ...Read more

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Best exercise to lower back pain?

See Physical Therapy: Most patients with low back pain will benefit by using physical therapy exercise for pain relief. It should be monitored by a physical therapist to ensure follow through and avoid problems. ...Read more

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What to do about lower back pain?

What to do about lower back pain?

Give it time: Low back pain usually improves within 1-2 weeks, but it depends on the circumstances. If your pain has persisted for greater than 1-2 weeks despite conservative management I would see your physician. You would also want to see your physician sooner if you have any fever, chills, night sweats, or bowel/bladder changes. ...Read more

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How can you cure lower back pain?

How can you cure lower back pain?

See below: Your pain is likely a back strain. Heat, nsaids and rest are usually all it takes. Try a massage. If all that fails your pcp can prescribe a muscle relaxer for you. ...Read more

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How can I reduce lower back pain?

How can I reduce lower back pain?

Back workout: Take Naproxen (aleve) twice a day and rest until your pain is gone. Then try the balanced circuit training exercises shown here: http://youtu. Be/godiqsneusu. ...Read more

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How can I reduce lower back pain?

Mobility/stretching: Increase your mobility, stretch it out along with knees and hamstrings.....do some lower back strength exercise and try to increase your core to help stabilize the area. Keep working on it and no worries. ...Read more

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How do I treat my lower back pain?

Let us see: You know what is the cause of the lower back pain then we should treat it. Let me remind that treating your without medical advice is not recommended. Thank you. ...Read more

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How can I address lower back pain?

Physical therapy.: Low back pain is one of the most common complaints an internist will see. Physical therapy, rest, heat and if needed anti-inflammatory and/or muscle relaxants medications are commonly used. If no relief is obtained further work-up would be indicated including imaging studies. ...Read more

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What can I take for lower back pain?

What can I take for lower back pain?

Depends: Many people can use Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen) and others) unless they have liver problems. Anti-inflammatory meds like Naproxen (aleve), Ibuprofen (many brands) and prescription brands, but can upset the stomach and may not be appropriate for folks with some medical conditions. All meds (over the counter and prescription) can have side effects. Read the package, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate lower back pain?

How can I alleviate lower back pain?

See below: Lose weight if overweight. Use proper lifting techniques (legs not back; don't lift & twist: turn whole body). Try otc NSAID for pain/inflammation. Stretching. If not enough, see doc for rx pain med & muscle relaxer. Give time for different combo's. Still not enough: see pain management physician. Pool exercises usually well tolerated by back pts. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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