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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Could right lower back pain be a symptom of kidney or appendix problems?

Could right lower back pain be a symptom of kidney or appendix problems?

Low back pain: The kidneys are not positioned in the low back. The appendix in most people is in the right lower part of your belly close to the groin area. Usually the pain from this is acute and very severe - extreme pain on simple movement and it generally would occur in the front before it would be in the back. Chances are you would not be well enough to post a question here! ...Read more

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Is it possible that mid to lower back pain on one sidecould be a problem with the kidneys?

Unlikely: Causes of kidney pain commonly are related to kidney stones, infection or complications of kidney cysts such as bleeding or rupture. These are all associated with other symptoms such as fevers or blood in the urine. Isolated low back pain more likely related to musculoskeletal pain. Try stretching, yoga, exercise etc.., . ...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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What kids are problems are associated with high cervical neck paind and lower back pain?

Neck/back pain: In a person of your age without other symptoms of nerve pressure: arm/leg pain, numbness, weakness, coordination problems, then likely none. Neck/back pain is a common complaint affecting 80% of us during our lifetimes. Try some core strengthening, tylenol/nsaid's, salonpas hot patches, and follow up with your doc if not getting better. ...Read more

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My lower back pain has gotten to the point where i'm having problems moving around. Worse yet is i can't wipe after going number two b/c i can't bend!

Need eval: Minor back pain is expected. However, if your pain is so intense it limits easy activities if daily living, you should be evaluated. This could be bulging disc which is made worse by bending over. I'd see a doctor and get images done. ...Read more

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What to do for lower back pain problems?

What to do for lower back pain problems?

Low back pain: Work on strengthening your core muscles (low back and abdomen) through a low impact routine. Stretching is very important and can include traction, knees to chest, pelvic tilts, etc. A medicine ball is a good tool. These exercises can be guided by a therapist or chiropractor with other modalities as well. More aggressive options include cortisone injections. ...Read more

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Is my lower back pain a possible medical problem?

It may be a sign: There are certain medical conditions that can present as back pain: ovarian cysts, fibroids, kidney stones, ulcers, aneurysms. Gallbladder problems, tumors, infections-the list is long especially if the pain is not made worse or better by change of position or activity and tends to be worse at night or with rest. Other symptoms like weight loss, appetite loss, fever, sweats and/or chills look for. ...Read more

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Who should I go see about lower back pain problems?

MD or PT: There are many different specialists who can help you with your problem. Many people find relief with a chiropractor. A physician who specializes in pm&r is trained in diagnosing most low back issues. For simple low back pain physical therapy is often the starting point. If the pain is more severe (limiting function or sleep) you might benefit from an interventional spine procedure. ...Read more

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I have really bad lower back pain what can be the problem? In so much pain with it

I have really bad lower back pain what can be the problem? In so much pain with it

Several possiblities: Without a more precise description of location and type of pain it's impossible to say, but it could be vertebral dysf., muscle cramps, kidney disease, quadratus lumborum spasm, disc herniation, sacroiliac problem, etc., etc. A proper history & physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam might be able to determine the exact cause.Osteopathic manipulation may help. ...Read more

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I hv a gud posture but i hv problem of lower back pain from 20 days and i apply pain releif creams , they don't help me and the next day the same?

Rest and exam: Continuing low back pain in a teenager might be related to chronic muscle strain, injury to joint ligaments, or even referred pain from prostate infections. Avoid weight lifting and extreme sports until it resolves, and see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have had lower back pain all my life.Now at night I tend to freq wake up to use the bathroom a lot. I don't have a problem going and no pain, why?

I have had lower back pain all my life.Now at night I tend to freq wake up to use the bathroom a lot. I don't have a problem going and no pain, why?

BPH: This may or may not be related to your back pain. You could be developing benign prosthetic hypertrophy. This may be spinal related. Maybe developing spinal symptoms. It is difficult to really answer without a formal work up. Iwould recommend seeing an orthopedic spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Lower back pain for days. Didn't start until starting isotretinion. hurts when I straighten my back after bending or sitting. Pulling feel. Problem?

Lower back pain for days. Didn't start until starting isotretinion. hurts when I straighten my back after bending or sitting. Pulling feel. Problem?

You can certainly: have joint aches and pains with Accutane, or feel like the flu, but I would speak with the doctor who prescribed the accutane and tell them your symptoms, to determine if they are indeed a side effect of accutane or a muscle strain. In the meantime try some hot compresses ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. George Klauber
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Kidney Problems (Definition)

Kidney problems are clinical findings that are likely due to kidney issues and include mid-back pain on one side, pain with urination, decreased urination, bubbly ...Read more