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Lower Back Pain That Radiates Up
Back Pain and lump: Symptoms of a "knot" or "lump" are most likely a muscle spasm if painful. Understand that the spinal muscles attach from base of skull down to pelvis. So, spasms may travel the entire length in some cases. Shoulder pain/knot suggests levator scapula syndrome, which is a spasm of the muscle at the upper junction of shoulder blade and spine. Usually a posture problem. Try salonpas patches & stretch. ...Read more
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
See your PCP: You need a thorough evaluation by your primary care provider and probably some i, aging studies and perhaps a referral to a specialist for a consultation. ...Read more
Disc Herniation?: While sciatica is most commonly a result of a lumbar disc herniation directly pressing on the nerve, any cause of irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can reproduce the symptoms of sciatica. This irritation of nerves as a result of an abnormal intervertebral disc is referred to as radiculopathy. Aside from a pinched nerve from a disc, other causes can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower back and lower abdominal pain that radiates down legs. Low left ab sharp pain (like something's there) and goes down leg. What could it be?
? Ulcer: pain that connects the stomach and back may be due to an ulcer or irritation in the stomach lining. Pl get it checked out! Taking Motrin can really irritate the stomach lining. If your stomach bothers you then for the moment you should avoid tomato-based products and citrus fruits and juices especially oranges. Avoiding alcohol as well as caffeinated drinks can also help. ...Read more
Radiculitis: Also referred to as "sciatica." injury to the nerve root as it exits the foramen which can lead to pain, pins and needles (paresthesias), numbness, and/or weakness. The most common causes are related to disc disease or extra bone growth (spondylosis). Treatment is initially conservative with physical therapy and antiinflammatories. If ineffective then further testing is nec. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spasm: That is a muscle spasm. Take a hot shower. Apply heat to your back. Have your doctor prescribed a combination of ibuprofen which you can get from OTC and muscle relaxant which you need a prescription for it . Relax stress increased tension and make pain worst. If you do not have a doctor start with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50 mg at bed time and Ibuprofen 600-800 mg every 6-8 hours, and heat, or go to urgent care. ...Read more
Lower back pain along with right buttock and right hip pain. Painful during movement. Looking down with chin on chest causes shooting pain down back.
Sciatica: Although there are several possibilities, one if the more common causes is a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that can cause pain that runs into the hip. When you lower your chin, it increases the pressure in the spinal canal and can aggravate the symptoms like you are describing. The hip and the SI joint are also potential causes. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
Pinched nerves: Decreased space for the nerves in the low back can results in low back pain that radiates into the lower extremities. This can be due to a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, or a variety of other reasons (including hip arthritis, poor circulation, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower back pain relief? Pain across lower back, mostly on the left and down all the way down through left leg. Went to chiropractor but still in pain
Lower right back pain when bending neck forward and When walking lower back pain on the right side ..??
LBP is in the muscle: LBP starts out as simple in the back, yours has got complicated due to the other complaints. Start self-care with a Wellness Program of Vits, Magnesium supplements, sleep hygiene, exercise, massage, yoga, heat, Epsom tub soaking, stretching and formal PT. move up to a Chiropractor. Then ask for dry or wet needling which is like acupuncture. Trigger point injections. No epidurals or surgery. ...Read more
Left breast pain that feels deep and radiates in the back. when sleeping on back the pain in the upper back shoulder area wakes me up?
Is it neurologic?: First, is your problem neurologic; or is it due to intrapelvic issue or abdominal problems. If neurologic, most likely a problem with lower lumbar nerves can cause buttock pain but lower abdominal pain (not pelvic pain) usually involves upper lumbar nerve roots. However problems with uterus, etc, colon can cause very similar symptoms, requiring quite different treatment. ...Read more
I have been having pain in my back lower neck. The pain stretches from shoulder to shoulder. Sometimes it stretches down my spine to lower back.
Neck pain: Pain in the neck that is muscular is frequently felt between the shoulder blades and down to the mid back. This follows the anatomy of the trapezius muscle. Pain is likely from spasm due to overcompensation if these muscles for painful neck muscles or joints. The other source if pain is "referred" pain. Disc arthritis pain may also be felt in this region. Treatment is nonsurgical with pt, nsaids. ...Read more
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