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Lower Back Pain When Smoking Meth
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?
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
I take high amount of animal protein, smoking, I have right lower back pain, I guess from kidney, which home fluids should I drink?? soft or cold?
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
I'm having g severe lower back pain, & I urinate at least 20 or more times a day. I am losing weight & I'm constantly tired & the pain is dull &sharp p?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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