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Lower back pain solutions. Hurts to touch toes or stand up after long period of time.?

Lower back pain solutions. Hurts to touch toes or stand up after long period of time.?

Muscular likely: You describe a very common and annoying type of low back problem, one that affects millions of people in this country. Female patients, the younger patient should be seen and examined for rheumatologist conditions but on average this is muscular type straining, considering lack o urinary, bowel and midline spine pain. Gentle stretching, cool compresses and tylenol (acetaminophen) and or advil should help resolve. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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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Everytime I stand up for a long period of time or walk I start to have lower back pain. What can cause this pain?

Everytime I stand up for a long period of time or walk I start to have lower back pain. What can cause this pain?

Many reasons: It could be from disk degeneration, poor posture, poor flexibility and muscle spasm, excess weight, or multiple other causes.
Conditioning and flexibility exercises with good weight maintenance is important to help your back. ...Read more

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Why do my lower back hurts every time I have my period? No cramps just lower back pain!

Why do my lower back hurts every time I have my period? No cramps just lower back pain!

Prostaglandens: During your period, the uterus gives off inflammation hormones called prostaglandens. This creates inflammation in the uterus and causes uterine contractions. The pain from the contractions and inflammation causes low back pain. Anti-inflammation medications such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Midol, Naprosyn, (naproxen) etc. Will decrease the inflammation and ease the pain. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I been having pelvis pain and lower back pain, I was on my period for 3wk I am not now tho it hurt to go pee and every time I eat it come back loss?

I been having pelvis pain and lower back pain, I was on my period for 3wk I am not now tho it hurt to go pee and every time I eat it come back loss?

Multiple issues: You have multiple medical issues including a possible urinary tract infection that needs the attention of a md. So please call one and make an appointment or go to a reduced cost clinic. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, I'm 41 year old femaile with lower back pain, I never had back pain it hurts when I try to stand up after sitting down for a period of time

Lower back pain, I'm 41 year old femaile with lower back pain, I never had back pain it hurts when I try to stand up after sitting down for a period of time

Different causes: If the pain doesn't go down your legs then it is unlikely to be a disc related problem. Other possibilities include facet joint arthritis, the beginning of spinal stenosis or arthritis due to other causes. If the pain gets worse, is associated with fever or chills, vision changes you need some intensive testing. If not consider some otc analgesics like aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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Period like cramps, lower back pain. 3-4 tiny red bumps in middle of spine that hurt if I touch. What could this be? Bumps are 2-3 days old.

Shingles?: The red bumps should be examined in person. Without a picture or face to face exam it will be difficult. However shingles might explain these symptoms. Have your doctor take a look at these rashes and your back pain. Good luck ...Read more

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I'm having severe lower back pain and am only 19 I can't sit for long periods of time or sleep well plus I can't bend what is it what should I do?

Back pain: First check with you gynecologist since pan may be referred from your female organs. You are only 19 and assuming this is recent and doe not follow an injury or fall this is a logical first step. ...Read more

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Sharp lower back pain. It hurts to bend and touch my toes. What can I do to help my back heal and to rid the pain?

Sharp lower back pain. It hurts to bend and touch my toes. What can I do to help my back heal and to rid the pain?

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 degeneration which is the rule not exception. If symptoms persist. Core strength is a start: pilates/yoga/piyo, nsaid's, salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt if no better but requires a doc's rx. Loosen up those hamstrings, too. ...Read more

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R question: "I come on at the beginning and the end of the month but this time I got my period and it is pink and heavy and im having lower back pain?

R question: "I come on at the beginning and the end of the month but this time I got my period and it is pink and heavy and im having lower back pain?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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So I'm 2 weeks late for my period and I've taken a test but it says negative... I have lower back pain and I'm tired all the time?

So I'm 2 weeks late for my period and I've taken a test but it says negative... I have lower back pain and I'm tired all the time?

Wait another week: Choose a high quality pregnancy test such as CLEAR BLUE. If still negative and you feel there's a potential False Negative going on then, you'll need to get a blood test. ...Read more

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Every month during my period and a week after I get lower back pain and stiffness, only at night time, it wakes me up the pain is that bad. Thanks?

Every month during my period and a week after I get lower back pain and stiffness, only at night time, it wakes me up the pain is that bad. Thanks?

Night pain, not good: I am always worried when pain wakens my patients. Although it may not be serious, and related to a common condition, before assuming it is due to your back, I would suggest you have your gynecologist evaluate you for conditions in the ovaries or surrounding organs that could cause this. Endometriosis should be looked for as well. ...Read more

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I had my period on feb 1. I had spotting for 3/d. And pain on both ovaries for 7 days on and off also lower back pain. Why does my ovaries hurt?

I had my period on feb 1. I had spotting for 3/d. And pain on both ovaries for 7 days on and off also lower back pain. Why does my ovaries hurt?

Ovarian cysts: It might be that the period was not actually a period and ovarian cysts might explain the discomfort. This is a good enough reason to consult your ob/gyn and see if you need to be seen for an exam, cultures, and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I've never had lower back pain with a period before and I did this time. My period came several days early, was pretty light, and only lasted few day?

Evaluation: It is not rare to have some cycle variation from time to time. If you are not satisfied with your periods or are concerned about pain see an Obgyn for evaluation. If the exam and sonogram are normal they can discuss the many options available to your for painful periods. ...Read more

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Constant cramps and lower back pain all month long like in getting my period?

Constant cramps and lower back pain all month long like in getting my period?

Depends: It depends on how long you have had this problem. If has been more than a month you may consider the possibility of endometriosis. Bladder infections, ovarian cysts and even fibroids may also be considered. See your gyn. You may also need to see a GI specialist for possible irritable bowel issues. ...Read more

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Period on time heavy for two days rest was light lasted 5 days now having really bad lower back pain when I stand & feeling nauseous hpt neg help?

Period on time heavy for two days rest was light lasted 5 days now having really bad lower back pain when I stand & feeling nauseous hpt neg help?

Many options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If this is a one time thing monitoring the next few cycles is reasonable. If it happens alot then consider these options. ...Read more

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3 days late on my period. Clear thin discharge. Random lower back pain. Had unproctected sex a few times while on the shot. Should I expect a period?

Depo shot: If you are on the depoprovera shot irregular periods are the norm. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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I experience lower back pain just above my bum in the middle part. Usually around my period. It hurts especially when leaning forward or bending.?

I experience lower back pain just above my bum in the middle part. Usually around my period. It hurts especially when leaning forward or bending.?

Fairly common: Symptoms of disc type back issue that can be treated with a regular exercise regimen of core strengthening exercises and stretching such as yoga along with cardio routines with avoidance of tobacco while keeping trim and getting a good night's sleep. Over the counter medication such as Ibuprophen around your period may be helpful as well if no allergies or stomach issues with this medication. ...Read more

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In had a period for over 2 weeks with lower back pain and my doctor can't see me for another week and ahalf. Should I wait that long or find a new one?

In had a period for over 2 weeks with lower back pain and my doctor can't see me for another week and ahalf. Should I wait that long or find a new one?

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. Try nsaids/tylenol, ice/heat, salonpas hot patches. ...Read more

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I've bleeding it was normal and have small clots. It lasts 5 days like my period but I have lower back pain and stffness for the 1st time. Is it normal?

Could be: Sometimes, you will have more cramping and back pain if you are passing more clots. Get off your feet, rest, take ibuprofen. If you continue to pass clots and have pain, see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have pcos and just got my period for the first time in months. I have really bad lower back pain and my breast are sore. Is this normal?

I have pcos and just got my period for the first time in months. I have really bad lower back pain and my breast are sore. Is this normal?

Yes: When you get a period after so many months specially with PCOS, your periods may be heavier and more painful. Your breast can also be sore. Please see your doctor to see if you need an endometrial biopsy. Patients who have long term PCOs need to be monitored for endometrial hyperplasia a condition that results for unopposed estrogen in PCOS. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I can't bare this lower back pain any longer. I'm 3weeks late for period what is going on with my body please help me!

See details: First of all, do a home pregnancy test to be certain you are not pregnant. If not, have the pain evaluated by both family doctor and a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I'm having lower back pain and some pain in my right leg when standing for a short period of time and walking too. I'm a male?

I'm having lower back pain and some pain in my right leg when standing for a short period of time and walking too. I'm a male?

See your doctor: You may be suffering from sciatica or perhaps lumbago+vascular claudication. Of course, you also may have neurogenic claudication to explain both symptoms. See your doc and let us know if we hit the lottery with any of those guesses! Cheers! ...Read more

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Before/during my period, I get really bad cramps where it hurts to move, lower back pain, emotional and moody, and it's really heavy.

Before/during my period, I get really bad cramps where it hurts to move, lower back pain, emotional and moody, and it's really heavy.

PMD: ? from 21 yo about Pre-Menstrual Disorder. The symptoms are particularly severe in females w. Hypermobility Syndrome (genetic) wherein hormone Relaxin, secreted by ovaries at this time, further loosens ligaments. Transversus abdominis painful muscle spasm attempts to stabilize pelvis. Cannabis & yoga can help. Avoid Gynecologists speculating about a theoretical disease they call "endometriosis". ...Read more

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Lower back pain 6 day missed period sleepy all the time moody and headaches what can this be?

Lower back pain 6 day missed period sleepy all the time moody and headaches what can this be?

Pregnancy test?: Did you check a pregnancy test? If you are 6 days late then this should be the first thing you do. Over the counter pregnancy tests are cheap and reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Period 3 days late, when I lay down or prop up my sides hurt and I have lower back pain. What is is and what can I do to help it.?

Period 3 days late, when I lay down or prop up my sides hurt and I have lower back pain. What is is and what can I do to help it.?

Pregnancy test: I am unaware of how regular your periods are, but pregnancy is always a likely answer. It all depends on your cycle and exposure to sex. Usually I would do the test 1-2 weeks after a missed period, but you can do it now if you feel that you are pregnant. The back pain can be treated with tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, while you wait, but it is always best not to take anything if you think pregnancy ...Read more

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I had my period on Dec 25th but it was only 2days long with 2 days of brown discharge. Now I've been feeling nauseous, super tired, lower back pain?

I had my period on Dec 25th but it was only 2days long with 2 days of brown discharge. Now I've been feeling nauseous, super tired, lower back pain?

See your Doc...: It sounds like you period was abnormally short for you and now you are having pregnancy-like symtoms and back pain. You probably want to see your doc and find out what is going on. Pregnancy is a possibility and so is something abnormal like an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. Its also possible you are not pregnant. But it may take a blood test and visit to figure it out. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Should I do crunches, superman and/or toe touch exercises when I have lower back pain? What other exercises should not be done?

Should I do crunches, superman and/or toe touch exercises when I have lower back pain? What other exercises should not be done?

No: Stationary bicycle, hydrotherapy or exercises recommended by a physiotherapist would be better options treadmill and running also not agood idea especially if overweight! ...Read more

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Should I do crunches, superman and/or toe touch exercises when I have lower back pain?

Maybe: Consult your back specialist first. You need to rule out and serious back conditions before starting exercises that can stress the low back such as all 3 of the exercises you mentioned. ...Read more

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Why do I get a sharp lower back pain when laying in bed? It then subsides to a dull ache. Same pain when standing for long periods.

Why do I get a sharp lower back pain when laying in bed? It then subsides to a dull ache. Same pain when standing for long periods.

Likely muscular: Sounds like muscle pain. In young patients this can indicate conditions such as transitional vertebra or spondylolysis. Other causes include ovarian cysts, disc herniation etc. Majority of folks with symptoms you describe will get better over time (without any specific treatments). Ibuprofen (motrin/advil etc) 400mg every 8 hours for 5-7 days may help. Have you tried a firm mattress? ...Read more

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Left side of second toe is almost numb to touch with no tingling, paires with chronic lower back pain from labor work.

Left side of second toe is almost numb to touch with no tingling, paires with chronic lower back pain from labor work.

Pinched nerve: It could be a pinched nerve either locally or from your back. Your physician can help clarify or have you see a neurologist ...Read more

Tactile (Definition)

Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...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