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I gave up smoking 4 months ago after 33 years. I am getting a lot of lower back pain & sharp pain on LH in back of rib cage. Is this detox & kidney?

I gave up smoking 4 months ago after 33 years. I am getting a lot of lower back pain & sharp pain on LH in back of rib cage. Is this detox & kidney?

Congratulations on: Freeing yourself of smoking! Please don't slip back or smoke even one because it leads to the next. See your doc about the back pain which is likely unrelated to smoking cessation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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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Possible causes of low back pain, micro blood in urine in healthy, 32 y/o non-smoking woman? Had CT of kidnys and it was normal. Meds for inf not work.

Possible causes of low back pain, micro blood in urine in healthy, 32 y/o non-smoking woman? Had CT of kidnys and it was normal. Meds for inf not work.

Hematuria: Your hematuria (h) does not seem to be due to a lesion in your kidneys. Do you have a urinary tract infection (uti)? Your statement, "meds for not not work work", implies that you may have one. If you have no uti, you may need a cystoscopy to see if your bladder is the source of your h. A urologist can do this test. If negative, you may have a glomerulonephritis causing your h, see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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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

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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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How do I cure lower back pain?

How do I cure lower back pain?

Several ways: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise & activity modification. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Most back pain is self limiting & gets better over time. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain?

What can cause lower back pain?

See below: The list of individual conditions is too long. We can basically divide causes into 3 broad categories: boney causes, muscular causes and nerve causes. ...Read more

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I have very bad lower back pain?

I have very bad lower back pain?

See doctor: Low back pain is very common. Often it is just from musculoskeletal strain, bad posture, not enough stretching or exercise. However it can be caused by more serious problems so it is best to check with your doctor for an exam to make sure it is not serious. If it is not a serious problem, then physical therapy or a chiropractor may be helpful. ...Read more

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Best exercise to lower back pain?

See Physical Therapy: Most patients with low back pain will benefit by using physical therapy exercise for pain relief. It should be monitored by a physical therapist to ensure follow through and avoid problems. ...Read more

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What to do about lower back pain?

What to do about lower back pain?

Give it time: Low back pain usually improves within 1-2 weeks, but it depends on the circumstances. If your pain has persisted for greater than 1-2 weeks despite conservative management I would see your physician. You would also want to see your physician sooner if you have any fever, chills, night sweats, or bowel/bladder changes. ...Read more

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How can you cure lower back pain?

How can you cure lower back pain?

See below: Your pain is likely a back strain. 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

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How can I reduce lower back pain?

How can I reduce lower back pain?

Back workout: Take Naproxen (aleve) twice a day and rest until your pain is gone. Then try the balanced circuit training exercises shown here: http://youtu. Be/godiqsneusu. ...Read more

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How can I reduce lower back pain?

Mobility/stretching: Increase your mobility, stretch it out along with knees and hamstrings.....do some lower back strength exercise and try to increase your core to help stabilize the area. Keep working on it and no worries. ...Read more

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How do I treat my lower back pain?

Let us see: You know what is the cause of the lower back pain then we should treat it. Let me remind that treating your without medical advice is not recommended. Thank you. ...Read more

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How can I address lower back pain?

Physical therapy.: Low back pain is one of the most common complaints an internist will see. Physical therapy, rest, heat and if needed anti-inflammatory and/or muscle relaxants medications are commonly used. If no relief is obtained further work-up would be indicated including imaging studies. ...Read more

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What can I take for lower back pain?

What can I take for lower back pain?

Depends: Many people can use Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen) and others) unless they have liver problems. Anti-inflammatory meds like Naproxen (aleve), Ibuprofen (many brands) and prescription brands, but can upset the stomach and may not be appropriate for folks with some medical conditions. All meds (over the counter and prescription) can have side effects. Read the package, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate lower back pain?

How can I alleviate lower back pain?

See below: Lose weight if overweight. Use proper lifting techniques (legs not back; don't lift & twist: turn whole body). Try otc NSAID for pain/inflammation. Stretching. If not enough, see doc for rx pain med & muscle relaxer. Give time for different combo's. Still not enough: see pain management physician. Pool exercises usually well tolerated by back pts. ...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


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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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