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What might cause lower back pain in the left side right near the spine?

What might cause lower back pain in the left side right near the spine?

Numerous: 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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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 have lower back pain on right side of spine what can I do to relieve it?

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

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I'm having lower back pain and if I touch in between my spine it hurts even more?

I'm having lower back pain and if I touch in between my spine it hurts even more?

Back pain: Any injury? Previous episodes? More info is needed. See a doctor or perform a virtual consult to better help you. ...Read more

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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.?

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 more

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I've a minimal scoliosis, dextroconvex 5degree & levonconvex 7degree. I wonder why I'm having consisteng back, spine, lower back pain everyday? : (

Non specific lumbago: Common benign human malady see primary care to begin initial eval look for objective evidence of a treatable painful condition the mild scoliosis is a "red herring" most are benign temporay and non disabling muscular pains ttendernes on exam or with massage denotes muscular pain etiology read dr john sarno's book in back pain if work up is negative ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and can click spine from bottom to top help please?

Stop clicking spine: Resist the urge to "click" your spine. Regarding lower back pain, go see your doctor for proper evaluation, work-up and treatment. ...Read more

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With my spine fusing on my left side will I have lower back pain for the rest of my life?

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 more

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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

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13 year old with extreme lower back pain and when she stretches she fells like part of her spine pops back into place. Why is this?

See a Physician: Lower back pain is pain that originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. The problem may be a simple nuisance but may require urgent medical attention. It is a good idea to see a physician for an evaluation, tests and imaging. See a Physician. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Seems I can't get help/relief lower back pain. What can cause knots all around lower back&on lower spine. Extreme pain most of the time, seldom relief

Muscle spasm: Knots in the lower back are often areas of muscle spasm. These spasms are often "reacting" to an area of deeper damage or inflammation such as a disc problem. Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step. Meds, physical therapy, improving posture, modifying activities, injections & chiropractic care are options. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain half-way between the hip and the spine?

What causes lower back pain half-way between the hip and the spine?

Many possibilities: Rqnging from: si joint, hip joint, or spinal. Less likely a referred pain from another organ system likea kidney stone. Spine conditions like: muscular, facet joint, disc origin, arthritis, spinal instability to name a few. If it persists past several weeks or progresses, see your physician. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain constantly and all my spine hurts to the right side of my back. What does this sound like?

I have lower back pain constantly and all my spine hurts to the right side of my back. What does this sound like?

Low back pain: Difficult to diagnose where 'always' pain comes from. Finding a good doctor is important if pain lasts for more than three months. Please see one of the orthopedic spine docs at thomas jefferson, rothman institute. Pain next to the spine comes usually from muscle spasm, and muscle relaxers with walking and stretching exercises can help tremendously. U need a diagnosis first, though! Good luck! ...Read more

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Woke up this morning with lower back pain either side of spine. Painkillers usually work but haven't really hurts now.?

Woke up this morning with lower back pain either side of spine. Painkillers usually work but haven't really hurts now.?

Sacroiliac joints: Sacroiliac joint inflammation. Anti-inflammatory and neuropathic pain medication can relieve the pain. Physical therapy, chiropractic care, and cortisone shots are nonoperative options to help relieve the pain too. ...Read more

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I am 17 with constant lower back pain. Right where my hips and spine meet across that are. What does this mean and what should I do about it?

Proper evaluation: There are any number of things that can cause pain in that area. You need a through evaluation by an orthopaedists. ...Read more

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My dad has degradation of his lower spine with lower back pain sometimes very bad. I have the same kind of pain. Could this be happening to me at 19?

Hard to say: It's true that certain forms of arthritis are genetically passed in families. If you are having exactly the same low back pain symptoms as your father had at a young age & there's no other reason why this should be the case in you & if studies can be shown to be positive then, it's possible you may have a heretable form of problem. Again, your seeing a doctor for your symptoms should be Job 1. ...Read more

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How can you cure lower back pain along the spine, and panic attacks?

How can you cure lower back pain along the spine, and panic attacks?

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 more

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Lower back pain to right of spine. Pain is still there, but now feel it starting on left side. Urine and x-ray came back fine.

Spasm: It is most likely a muscle spasm, that is able to transfer from right to left/
use heat pad. Take ibuprofen, and ask your doctor for a muscle relaxant.
try the stretching exercise for back pain. you can find it at any medical site, and you can Google it ...Read more

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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 more

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Lately I have been having lower back pain. I was born without a bone at the bottom of my spine and every now and than it causes a lot of pain. Help?

See Spine Specialist: Many people have anatomical variances in their spine like you, however not everyone of those people has or will have pain. Since this has been bothering you enough, I would suggest seeing a pain ; spine specialist to see what exactly is bothering you to see what they can do to help with your pain. ...Read more

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I was openin the boot to my husbands car to grab something and the boot slammed on to my back and I'm in so much pain, neck, spine and lower back pain?

May need x-ray: If not feeling better within a few hours of such an injury you probably need to be checked by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Lower back pain for a week, today worse with sharp pain and taking deep breath. Was on the right side of the spine now right and left. What can it be?

Lower back pain for a week, today worse with sharp pain and taking deep breath. Was on the right side of the spine now right and left. What can it be?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and need to know if its spine or muscle pain. How to tell what it is?

I have lower back pain and need to know if its spine or muscle pain. How to tell what it is?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
If your pain persists, seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation to identify the cause of the pain. ...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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more