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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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Severe lower back pain, both sides down to buttocks.Can't sit, or straighten back tried nsaids & pain meds, nothin helps lying down ok, hard to get up?

Low back pain: The pain you describe may be related to the lumbar spine or the pelvis and hips. I would recommend a visit to a neurosurgeon or spine specialist who may recommend physical therapy, pain management or an imaging study to evaluate and treat the pain. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on both sides and once in a while (every hour or so) I am getting mild shooting pains in my left upper arm. This just started ?

And : What is your question? Causes of shooting pain in arm not related to lower back. There are conditions that cause both but they cause issues in multiple areas: eg., arthritis, and some not so simple reasons.., i would go to your doctor to discuss why this is happening and give them a chance to investigate. Have a wonderful new year! ...Read more

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I just recently started having lower back pain on both sides only when i have a bowel movement. What could it be?

Disc herniation: Hello: Pain with bowel straining might suggest a herniated disc. Discs hurt with sitting and straining (Valsalva). You might want to get examined by a physiatrist specialized in spine care. ...Read more

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Male diabetic from 8 years, feeling lower back pain in both side and left leg is weaker tha right, after squats right leg is heavy than left leg thanks?

Male diabetic from 8 years, feeling lower back pain in both side and left leg is weaker tha right, after squats right leg is heavy than left leg thanks?

Diabetic Amyotrophy?: With a history of diabetes, especially if severe or uncontrolled, a rare but occasional cause of leg weakness is diabetic amyotrophy. This usually involved one or more nerves in the legs. It is different from peripheral neuropathy since you may experience weakness. A more likely cause would be a radiculopathy, which is a pinched nerve around the back. Only way to know is a good exam and EMG test. ...Read more

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Why do I have lower back pain on both sides and lower stomach pain in my abdominal area?

Why do I have lower back pain on both sides and lower stomach pain in my abdominal area?

Depends: Depending on the timing, associations and severity of your abdominal pain it could range from very benign conditions to things that could be more worrisome. See your primary care provider and get to the bottom of your pain. Hopefully it is an easy fix! ...Read more

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Lower abdomen pain, lower back pain on both sides, frequent urination, no temp, no nausea, no pain during urination, no vaginal discharge.

Early UTI: Usually a urinary tract infection is manifest by burning, pain, hesitancy, frequency, urgency, nighttime urination, odor, and cloudy urine. You could be having the beginnings of a full-on UTI with just the pain and frequency. This would be worth peeing in a cup to have your fp check you out for infection. Your first day of antibiotics could aleviate all of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Nauseated, dizzy, lower back pain on both sides, fatigue, a little bit of chest pain, burning headache, little appetite and diarrhea. Er or doc monday?

Nauseated, dizzy, lower back pain on both sides, fatigue, a little bit of chest pain, burning headache, little appetite and diarrhea. Er or doc monday?

Today: That's a lot of symptoms, and you may have a serious condition. I wouldn't wait until Monday. I would go see a doctor today, wither your regular doctor or an urgent care nearby to make sure you don't have something serious going on. ...Read more

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I'm having light cramps on both sides and lower back pain is it a sign of implantation?

I'm having light cramps on both sides and lower back pain is it a sign of implantation?

No: Implantation occurs without perceptible symptoms in most cases. You sound eager to conceive. Enjoy your sexual activity with care for your back positioning to avoid pain. ...Read more

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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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