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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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 am experiencing low back pain and reduced spinal flexibility. The following also describe me: Back pain, Fatigue, and Difficulty breathing.?

I am experiencing low back pain and reduced spinal flexibility. The following also describe me: Back pain, Fatigue, and Difficulty breathing.?

Be seen: Certainly would need to be seen and thoroughly evaluated, a good medical checkup is a good place to start. Shortness of breath can have multiple potential causes. Cardiac and pulmonary conditions need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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So I am irregular and I will just wondering because my symptoms are lower back pain which are getting worse, side pains heavy breathing and etc.?

So I am irregular and I will just wondering because my symptoms are lower back pain which are getting worse, side pains heavy breathing and etc.?

Irregular: Due to your age and symptoms things to check are:
does the pain get worse around your periods although irregular things like endometriosis can cause low back and pelvic pain around menses.
You may have a low back cause like a lumbar disc or a joint in the back exacerbating and causing inflammation and spasm.
both of these conditions are aided by anti-inflammatories if not allergic ...Read more

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Have excessive gas after food poisoning. Bloating and at times trouble breathing maybe because of the stress I have. Lower back pain is pres?

Have excessive gas after food poisoning. Bloating and at times trouble breathing maybe because of the stress I have. Lower back pain is pres?

May take a while.: If you truly had a stomach infection then it will take a while to clear. The gas is all part of the process of getting back to normal. If you are having a lot of stress besides this can contribute to the gas and GI upset. You need to talk this over with your doc and plan the best treatment for you together. Reduce or stop the caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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DX w/h colitis two days ago, been sick since last Friday, nauseated, can't eat, gas, watery stool. On cipro, (ciprofloxacin) lower back pain. Trouble breathing..

DX w/h colitis two days ago, been sick since last Friday, nauseated, can't eat, gas, watery stool. On cipro, (ciprofloxacin) lower back pain. Trouble breathing..

ER Visit: Trouble breathing indicates need for immediate evaluation. Diarrhea can cause electrolyte disturbances that can be life threatening. Could also be medication allergy. You need to either call 911 or go to ER immediately ...Read more

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I have sudden severe lower back pain, difficulty walking, any movement at all including breathing makes it worse. History of lumbar lordosis. Help!!!

I have sudden severe lower back pain, difficulty walking, any movement at all including breathing makes it worse. History of lumbar lordosis. Help!!!

U might be having an: Acute LBP due to a disk herniation. Any pain going down the leg or any numbness in your leg/foot/toes??
Any urinary or bowel problems, like loss of control?
If any of the above symptoms are present, then you probably need to be seen in ER, specially if urinary/bowels symptoms are present, as you may require to be seen by a Spinal surgeon.
Otherwise, resting and taking NSAiDs would help & See PCP. ...Read more

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Chest tightness not other lower back pain no pain on left side no sweating I do have asthma and COPD a little difficulty with breathing?

See a doctor: Chest tightness and difficulty breathing should be evaluated right away. These could be symptoms of heart disease or pulmonary. Embolism (blood clot in the lung). Please do not delay in seeking care. ...Read more

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I've been having breathing problems. Now I'm dizzy, have lower back pain. Pressure on neck. Is this metasized lung cancer?

I've been having breathing problems. Now I'm dizzy, have lower back pain. Pressure on neck. Is this metasized lung cancer?

Not cancer: What you describe does not at all suggest lung cancer. If you often jump to such dire conclusions, it would be beneficial to address your anxiety by seeing a psychologist. ...Read more

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I have daily lower back pain for the past 17 years since I was 10, with the pain being great enough to make breathing hard. Not sure how to fix this?

Need to find first: In playing CSI to find source of injury and pain, look for my video on u tube.
Most likely looking for source of myofascial pain. Www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com ...Read more

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I am burping but it burns and taste like vomit I also can barely hold any food breathing is fine but lower back pain what could this be?

I am burping but it burns and taste like vomit I also can barely hold any food breathing is fine but lower back pain what could this be?

Reflux: Be seen. Also consult with an acupuncturist as that can help resolve our symptoms. Chiropractic can also help reduce symptoms...Your md can provide meds that help the reflux and the acupuncture/chinese medicine and chiropractic can help align your body for recovery. ...Read more

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Lower back pain (bad in a.M.), calves hurting, walking changes my breathing. Neck gets stiff and travels up around carotid muscle area. What is it?

Lower back pain (bad in a.M.), calves hurting, walking changes my breathing. Neck gets stiff and travels up around carotid muscle area. What is it?

Stenosis: You may have nerve pressure in your low back. You could also have cervical symptoms related to early arthritis of the neck. You should have an exam and imaging to check out the neck and low back. ...Read more

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I'm having fatigue, lethargic, increased lower back pain which increases when walking and breathing my recent microalbumin urine lab was 79?

I'm having fatigue, lethargic, increased lower back pain which increases when walking and breathing my recent microalbumin urine lab was 79?

1 diagnosis or more: Though you might connect all of them into 1 cause, and doctors and patients like to do so,

back pain rarely related to miroalbuminuria

back pain walking usually due to arthritis in back

fatigue can be due to anything! -
medical or psychological

so need a careful evaluation by md with appropriate labs and maybe other studies. ...Read more

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Symptoms:abdominal pain lower back pain heavy clotted bleeding after period ended light headed nausea difficulty breathing while standing. Retain water?

Symptoms:abdominal pain lower back pain heavy clotted bleeding after period ended light headed nausea difficulty breathing while standing. Retain water?

Not normal: Definitely needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Difficulty breathing does not really go with gynecological issues. I would start with your pcp for that then see obgyn for the rest, . ...Read more

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Continue to have rapid hr, rapid breathing causes sob, tingly hands, low back pain, shaking, feels like I'm on high levels of stimulants during my attacks. Sinus rythmn. Causes?? Sick of this.

Continue to have rapid hr, rapid breathing causes sob, tingly hands, low back pain, shaking, feels like I'm on high levels of stimulants during my attacks. Sinus rythmn. Causes?? Sick of this.

Catch me up please: You'll need to catch me up milady. Have you done autonomic testing, tilt table etc. You keep saying you're going to make another appointment but ALAS you don't : (-- really tough to get a good answer to you due to limited space. Do you have POTTS? GAD? Some other DYSAUTONOMIA? PHEO?, etc.? It's been awhile. What about the headaches? Make an appointment with me and we can tango for at least 30 min ...Read more

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Can stress cause nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and discomfort, pain under ribs on right side, chronic heartburn, and mid to low back pain?

Can stress cause nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and discomfort, pain under ribs on right side, chronic heartburn, and mid to low back pain?

Stress: Can cause just about any symptom. People respond to stress differently. I would talk to your doctor to make sure nothing else causing symptoms. But stress can cause multiple symptoms ...Read more

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Have lower back pain difficulty walking more than 200m shortness of breath. Any idea what the problem could be?

DOE w/ LBP: The cause of shortness of breath with activity (dyspnea on exertion) and lower back pain cannot be readily known by a physician unless you are seen by the doctor in person for an evaluation. These two complaints are very general, have a myriad of causes and likely involve more than one body system or organ. Any answer would be speculative. Seek proper medical evaluation when in doubt. ...Read more

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Lower Back Pain, difficulty inhaling air, and large protrusion just below ribcage? I have a very large, solid protrusion that extends from just abov

Please see a doctor: This deserves an in-person doctors visit to examine you and determine what additional tests or imaging you might need. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible that lower back pain or injury lead to any difficulty walking fluidly?

Is it possible that lower back pain or injury lead to any difficulty walking fluidly?

Yes: Pain usually causes the muscles to spasm and tighten up. This can really limit your ability to walk normally. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain (Standing & Sitting) & extreme difficulty squatting or spreading legs open due to extreme pain @ inner thighs Saddle region.?

Get checked!: Your pain may be simply due to low back muscle strain. But your mention of pain in the inner thighs and saddle region suggests a more serious condition called cauda equina syndrome. Not knowing your history, I can't give more detailed information personalized to you, but I strongly recommend you report to your doctor as soon as possible, and go to emergency immediately if your symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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43 years old, lower back pain, front of thigh pain, difficulty moving and lower spine isn't straight. What could it be? Is it serious? 1week already

Could be: New onset low back pain w/pain in the thigh and difficulty straightening lower spine could be a sign of a nerve root issue and should be checked out w/o delay. This could also be musculoskeletal only and could even be a GI issue masquerading as a neurologic problem. In any event. Don't delay. See the dr quick. ...Read more

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Difficulty sleeping due to leg muscle sensations. Difficult to relax legs. Side Sleeper. Lower back pain. Lipitor to 40 mg from 20 mg in Oct 2015.

Difficulty sleeping due to leg muscle sensations. Difficult to relax legs. Side Sleeper. Lower back pain. Lipitor to 40 mg from 20 mg in Oct 2015.

Restless Legs?: Here's good info: https://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Restless-Legs-Syndrome-Fact-Sheet
Talk with your Dr - it's not always easy to treat but it can be resolved in many cases. I hope your case is one! ...Read more

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Is lower back pain a problem for someone at a young age?

Is lower back pain a problem for someone at a young age?

Back pain when young: Not so much of a concern as far as serious issues, but it could lead to a disabled body. Maintain ideal body weight, watch what you at and stay active without straining your back. Regular aerobics are better than binge exercising. ...Read more

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Will chiropractice help lower back pain problem?

Will chiropractice help lower back pain problem?

It depends: It all depends on the cause of your lower back pain. See your to determine the cause. A do is a type of medical dr who has been trained in treating muscle/skeletal problems & may be able to help. Do's can use different techniques--osteopathic manipulative medicine to help treat low back pain-kind of like a chiropractor but also using gentle techniques like stretching, relaxing muscles, realignment. ...Read more

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Lower back pain right lower back swollen had MRI nothing showing but one disc problem?

Lower back pain: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...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