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Lower back pain on left side?

Lower back pain on left side?

Probably your muscle: Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if you can!), and using an over the counter pain reliever / anti-inflammatory. If the pain becomes severe or does not start to improve, or if it's accompanied by other symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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Pain on right side abdomen and lower back menopause?

Pain on right side abdomen and lower back menopause?

Too many things!: Ovary; kidney; musculoskeletal; adrenal, etc. You need to visit your docotr. An ultrasound is probably the best diagnostic test! ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen ?

Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen ?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause numbness in the lower abdomen but usually low back radiculopathies cause radiation of discomfort to the leg. Perhaps the superficial nerves of that portion of the abdomen are pinched or irritated. A neurologist is qualified to evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Lower back, pain on left side?

Lower back, pain on left side?

Numerous possible: 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

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Pinching pain on lower left side of stomach?

Pinching pain on lower left side of stomach?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Back pain above waist on left side. Kindney infection?

Back pain above waist on left side. Kindney infection?

Back pain on left: These symptoms can be a kidney stone or infection. If burning upon urination or blood seen in the toilet after urination is a sign of infection. However can be other kidney related diseases. More tests and physical evaluation needs to be done to pinpoint the cause. Hopefully this is just a strained muscle on the left back. ...Read more

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Pain lower left side of back?

Pain lower left side of back?

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 lumbar 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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Lwhat causes lower back pain on your lower left side?

Lwhat causes lower back pain on your lower left side?

Multip possibilities: Low back pain can be caused by various conditions and often a combination of sorts. The history (due to trauma?/how long present/ etc) , severity of the pain, radiation of the pain(does it move down your leg) & other factors, and exam are helpful in identifying the cause. It coud be be due to mechanical prob, muscle strains, disc disease, arthritic problems, joint d/o. See your md as a start! ...Read more

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Back pain on left side shoulder right side of blade?

Back pain on left side shoulder right side of  blade?

Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Left side upper to lower back pain?

Left side upper to lower back pain?

Kidney stone?: When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of abdomen?

Pain on left side of abdomen?

Nature of pain?: Left sided pain in a male could be a hernis, kidney stone, diverticular disease, pancreatitis and even just gas or constipation. We look at the location, the type of pain, lab tests, x-rays and, of course, examine the patient. There are lots of other possibilities as well. If pain gets worse or does not just go away you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Burning pain in lower back right side colon?

Burning pain in lower back right side colon?

Recommend evaluation: It certainly could be a variety of things. Ibs, appendicitis, crohn's, gastroenteritis...All worth a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes pain on left side lower abdomen?

Many things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Pain on lower abdomonal on right hand side?

Pain on lower abdomonal on right hand side?

Get it evaluated: There are several possible causes for pain in this area including appendicitis. How long has the pain been an issue? Abdominal pain that is significant requires a medical evaluation. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back right side of head?

Pain in lower back right side of head?

OK: How long. How severe? Sharp, shooting, dull, aching. Hurt to move head or is there localized tenderness. Could be many things. If it doesn't get better, get checked. ...Read more

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I have lower right side tummy pain with right side lower back pain?

I have lower right side tummy pain with right side lower back pain?

Could be kidney: Pain radiating from the kidney follows that course and should be evaluated by a doctor. Could have a kidney stone or infection causing the problem. ...Read more

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Pain on my left side from side of my rib cage upper also my lower left side?

Pain on my left side from side of my rib cage upper also my lower left side?

Get a physical!: New onset sharp left sided abdominal pain can have many etiologies. Without a physician history and examination, it is hard to guess the cause. Musculoskeletal pains, constipation, kidney infection, enlarged spleen, diverticulitis among possibilities.... ...Read more

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Stabbing pains on lower right side of back ?

Stabbing pains on lower right side of back ?

Depends: Kidney pain usually present with localized tenderness at the bilateral flank regions, which may radiate to the lumbosacral spine and inguinal area. The pain usually presents as dull, achy, constant, cramping pain, with intermittent sharp stabbing pain .However, musculoskeletal pain due to muscle spasm usually presents with dull spasm to sharp pain reproducible with palpation, and position changes ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain that radiates to my left side? It sometimes hurts all the way around my pelvic area. I have had kidney stones before.

Non-spine low back: Low back pain is very common, and can arise from back and other problems. Red flags for urgent evaluation include include history of trauma, fever, incontinence, unexplained weight loss, a cancer history, long-term steroid use, parenteral drug abuse, intense localized pain, and Inability to get comfortable. Apart from these, see your doctor to evaluate referred pain or recurrent kidney stone. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side, right above hip. What could be wrong?

Lower back pain on left side, right above hip. What could be wrong?

Back pain: There are many causes of back pain: kidney infection or stone, arthritis, herniated disc, shingles, strain among many others. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side, history of back pain , dull and achy, made worse by movement?

Perhaps you have a-: -relapse. Go to see your physician who treated or evaluated you before. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen ?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause numbness in the lower abdomen but usually low back radiculopathies cause radiation of discomfort to the leg. Perhaps the superficial nerves of that portion of the abdomen are pinched or irritated. A neurologist is qualified to evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side of back is it an early sign of labor?

Lower back pain on left side of back is it an early sign of labor?

Shouldn't be: That on itself alone, shouldn't be a sign of early labor, but you must call and ask your OB doctor, and describe to him/her any other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side?

Probably your muscle: Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if you can!), and using an over the counter pain reliever / anti-inflammatory. If the pain becomes severe or does not start to improve, or if it's accompanied by other symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Lower back, pain on left side?

Numerous possible: 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

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Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Sacroiliac pain: The location is suggestive of pain from the sacroiliac joint. It could also be a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Get evaluated by your doctor, and try ice and an antiinflammatory medication like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side with pain radiating down thigh to front of knee.Muscle above knee twitches. Feels better when i lay down.

Lower back pain on left side with pain radiating down thigh to front of knee.Muscle above knee twitches. Feels better when i lay down.

Check spine: May be from L3 level of the lumbar spine from herniated disc, bulging disc, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. Symptoms include localized pain or pain that travels to the inner thigh anteriorly to middle of the leg. Tingling, numbness or muscle weakness might also be experienced.Mr examination would define etiology of pain. Can see neurologist, neurosurgeon or orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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2 months of physio for lower back pain on left side of spine, right hip now aches constantly near groin. Massage doesn't help either. ?

2 months of physio for lower back pain on left side of spine, right hip now aches constantly near groin. Massage doesn't help either. ?

What comes next?: It's a good idea to have done the physio work. Now you are wondering, what next? Let's say the pain occurs all the time. It may be the physio is not helping. In such a case, an MRI of the lumbar spine or EMG test may help determine what's wrong. Perhaps the problem is worse with movement. That may indicate a need to see an orthopedic specialist. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on left side radiating down my left leg I am now having pain and weakness in both legs and have lump on spine

I have lower back pain on left side radiating down my left leg I am now having pain and weakness in both legs and have lump on spine

Spinal lump: needs to be examined by your doctor. He/she will also evaluate your leg pain and weakness. The lump could be a cyst or something more important. Please see your doc and you will get proper treatment and peace of mind in return. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I had pricking pain on left side of my abdomen on liver side and had lower back pain?

RUQ pain: This could be a number of reasons. Most likely cause would be biliary colic (pain caused by gallstones) or gallbladder dyskinesia ("lazy gallbladder). Suggest follow up with your local physicians for further testing if you symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I am three weeks post op TVH. I went on a long trip this past week (about 11 hours each way), now having lower back pain and leg pain on left side.

I am three weeks post op TVH. I went on a long trip this past week (about 11 hours each way), now having lower back pain and leg pain on left side.

Evaluation: A doctor will need to evaluate your leg urgently. Your long road trip soon after major surgery makes you high risk for a blood clot in the leg called a DVT. This needs prompt evaluation ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem ?

Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem ?

Depends: Abdominal has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. I would go to the emergency room if your pain is severe. Good luck ...Read more

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I woke up with very bad lower back pain and this pain on left side below my ribs feels like sharp needle prick pain what could that be and im feeling lightheaded ?

I woke up with very bad lower back pain and this pain on left side below my ribs feels like sharp needle prick pain what could that be and im feeling lightheaded ?

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes. The location you are describing is near the location of the left kidney and so kidney infection or kidney stone would be among the considerations. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...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?

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

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. 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