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I have lower back pain and. Muscular spams at right tighy and left leg?

I have lower back pain and. Muscular spams at right tighy and left leg?

Radiculopathy: Not sure how long you have the symptoms; if it is less than 6 weeks you should see your doctor for possible steroid pack ...Read more

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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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6mos post lami. Localized left lower back pain, feels muscular. Hurts when twist and extend. Dr. Wants facet rhizo. Muscles? Pain when I stretch. Mri?

6mos post lami. Localized left lower back pain, feels muscular. Hurts when twist and extend. Dr. Wants facet rhizo. Muscles? Pain when I stretch. Mri?

Possibilities: In addition to pain management, especially if it's not helping, I would talk to your surgeon about getting new imaging. I would consider getting dynamic xrays to rule out any new instability. I don't know if MRI would add much if you aren't having leg symptoms. ...Read more

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Is lower back pain on either side your kidneys or can it be muscular?

Is lower back pain on either side your kidneys or can it be muscular?

More likley muscles: Back pain on both sides of the body are often confused with pain from the kidneys. When in doubt, see your doctor in person for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you actually tell the difference between kidney pain and muscular lower back pain?

Can you actually tell the difference between kidney pain and muscular lower back pain?

Yes you could: Kidney pain is severe and occurs in waves. Pain experienced in the lower back to the left and right of spine and above the hips. Back pain; dull and continuous pain becoming worse with movement. Injury to back caused by mild sprains to severe cases of slip discs, cancer etc. Pain predominant in the back due to problems in muscles, nerves, bones and joints of the spinal cord.
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I have muscular lower back pain from playing cricket. What can I do to treat it?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have muscular vibration on left tighy and right leg. In some time And I have lower back pain....

I have muscular vibration on left tighy and right leg. In some time And I have lower back pain....

Not sure your exact: Question. But vibrations may represent spasms. With back pain and leg symptoms you are recommended to get this evaluated by a Spinal Specialist. ...Read more

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I have been having lower back pain for a few months that I believe is muscular. I am fairly active and I have had some dull testicular pain.?

I have been having lower back pain for a few months that I believe is muscular. I am fairly active and I have had some dull testicular pain.?

Worrisome!: It is not fair to you for you to assume you only have a back ache. If you have associated symptoms and especially if they don't normally go together, you should have a thorough history and exam by your pcp or qualified practicioner and get an answer or start of one. There are many things to consider with your history. Some may be benign but there are some worrisome ones as well. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Really bad lower back pain. Dr said I think was muscular but pain is radiating down hips. Aside from this been getting a lot of heart palpitatiions?

Persevere. ItWillPass: Back pain sucks! Big time. It's a plague of upright hominids and modern life. Stress. Sitting and driving too much. Not enough exercise/stretching. Bad posture, whatever. Yes it's probably muscular & you have age on your side. The palpitations could be from the pain and stress/sleep deprivation and/or any medications you're taking. Have faith you'll get better. It will take time and effort on your part ...Read more

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I had a severe attack of lower back pain. Xray indicated no disc displacement and no bone lesion. But I m on bed and it seems to be muscular pain?

Muscularskeletal: X-ray is not an extremely useful tool here. Although there are other possibilities the most likely are an inflammation of what is called a facet joint, disc bulge or herniation, lumbar sprain or trigger points. I would begin treatment with drugs like advil (ibuprofen) which are ant inflammatory and analgesic, a muscle relaxant, physical therapy and possibly chiropractic care. An MRI to follow if needed. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. I didn't have before laminectomy 9 mos ago. Surgeon says MRI looks fine (no fractures, instability). Thinks its muscular. Possible?

Likely: After surgery, the muscles of the back weaken (much more if the surgery was extensive and muscles were cut to get to the spine). Starting pt as soon as the surgeon says it is safe will most likely improve the pain. Therapy should concentrate on back and core strengthening. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. Can't tell if it's muscular or kidneys. 21, active. Slight testicle ache. Std test clean. Ideas? Can I drink a glass or two of wine?

Wine should be okay: The bigger issue is the diagnosis. Most back pain in young people is muscular. However it is good you are aware other organ systems can produce back pain. Thus before we tell you to have a wine which you have to be careful w/given the Asprin you take, see a primary care or sports MD who can evaluate you with a good exam and likely refer you to PT presuming tests including an MRI and EMG are normal. ...Read more

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I've been having low back pain around the kidney area, but experiencing no other symptoms. Is it most likely just muscular?

I've been having low back pain around the kidney area, but experiencing no other symptoms. Is it most likely just muscular?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Left lower back pain?

Left lower back pain?

Vague: Left low back pain. Radiate into leg? Most painful movement? Injury? Illness? Sudden? Long time? Age? With just the question to go on, what is likely in the left lower back area with no leg radiation? Could be your left sacroiliac joint or your left l5s1 facet joint or even early shingles. ...Read more

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What cause lower back pain?

Many reasons: Local infection, muscular strain/ sprain, ruptured disc, facet impingement, spondylolisthesis, sacro-iliac dysfnctn, lumbar stenosis, cauda equina syndrome, pyriformis syndrome. See doctor and evaluate all of these possibilities. ...Read more

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Lower back pain how to stop?

Lower back pain how to stop?

Stretch: There are many causes of low back pain. Usually acute back or hip pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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How to help lower back pain?

Conservative first.: Big question. Whole books are written on this subject alonbe. Conservative treatments like pt, exercise, ice/heat, short rest, are all good for mild acute pain. But if pain becomes severe or chronic, then you need to find out what is wrong. Prescription meds, injections in different areas of the spine are viable options. Don't jump into surgery. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, what to do?

Osteoarthritis: This may be osteoarthritis of lower spine causing pressure on the roots of the nerves that come out between the vertebrae.
Anti-inflammatories will help but take with food.
See your doctor if no improvement. ...Read more

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How to stop lower back pain?

Get exam: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc
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Heal pain and lower back pain?

These can be related: The heel pain and improper support or gait can be contributing to your low back pain. Try changing to more supportive footwear. Also start a light stretching program for legs and feet. If you have any radiation of pain from back to legs, see your doctor sooner than later. A thorough history and physical is necessary to say what exactly is going on, but this could be a good start. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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Lower back pain at all times.?

Underlying cause: I am a functional movement specialist. Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc
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Lower back pain. At all times?

Lower back pain. At all times?

Massage, exercise: And medicine like NSAID will help. Xray can diagnose what is the problem. Proper posture is important too. ...Read more

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What do I do for lower back pain?

No lifting: Or bending. Use OTC Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic. Massage therapy using BioFreeze Linament, . Consult your physician for evaluation and physical therapy exercise. ...Read more

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What is good for lower back pain?

Depends upon cause: Lower back pain is very common problem most often it is due to over use or strain of muscles and gets better with rest moist heat back exercises over the counter medications like Motrin or aleve (naproxen) occasionally it can come from serious condition like infection of the disc space or herniated disc which may even require surgery so it depends on the cause of the pain and duration of pain good luck. ...Read more

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What do I do for lower back pain?

Depends: Most episodes of low back pain improve within1-2 weeks when treated with anti-inflammatory medication, short term rest (about 24 hrs), and resuming ambulation. Severe cases (continuing pain, leg pains, weakness, neurologic symptoms, bowel/bladder issues) may be a sign of more serious problems and require a physician consultation. ...Read more

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What might cause lower back pain?

What might cause lower back pain?

Many possibilities.: There are many potential causes for low back pain. Common are: disk changes, smoking, sprains of ligaments, muscular strains and spasms, vitamin deficiencies, joint inflammation, altered walking or sitting patterns, lack of sleep, poor circulation in the spinal blood vessels, tumors, aortic aneurysms, trauma, and spinal deformities. ...Read more

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How can I fix my lower back pain?

Might try: Make an appointment with a physical therapist, but you could also consider a visit to an osteopathic physician. You do need a diagnosis re cause, and then, treatment specific to your individual situation. ...Read more

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Lower back pain feel like pulling?

Low back pain: You did not give much information as what happened and severity of pain. Please see http://doctorrajput. Com about back pain. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is causing my lower back pain?

What is causing my lower back pain?

Several possibilitie: In that region, pain can arise from a hip, spine or si joint problem. It can also be a referred pain from your abdominal or pelvic region organs as well. If pain is getting worse or persisting over time & is bothering you, get evaluated by your doctor to start appropriate treatment based on a correct diagnosis. A spine issue could be facet joint or a disc problemas well as some other diagnoses. ...Read more

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What is causing this lower back pain?

Can be many: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc
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What should I do for lower back pain?

Depends on cause: If it's musculoskeletal, can try warm heat, or heating pads, muscle relaxers, or massage and chiropractic treatments can be very helpful. I am a big fan of airrosti treatments for deep myofascial pain (they work, but they are not fun!). If it's a kidney problem or a spinal cord problem, you would need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain help! Please!?

I have lower back pain help! Please!?

Ok: Nsaids if you don't have any medical contraindications. Physical therapy and home exercise programs, including lumbar stabilization program, core strengthening program. Paying attention to proper body mechanics will also be very helpful. Other modalities, may also be helpful. Ask your doctor for help and guidance in treatment following evaluation, and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Any tricks to relieve lower back pain?

See below: Back pain is usually self limiting. 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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