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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. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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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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Left lower back pain?

Left lower back pain?

Vague: Left low back pain. Radiate into leg? Most painful movement ? Injury ? Illness ? Sudden ? Long time ? Age ? With just the question to go on, what is likely in the left lower back area with no leg radiation ? Could be your left sacroiliac joint or your left l5s1 facet joint or even early shingles. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left back sharp

Pain in lower left back sharp

Back pain left side: Need musculoskeletal exam. Two major structures that commonly cause this-1) iliolumbar ligament or 2)attachment of major extensor muscle ( quadratus lumborum) at sacrum ( enthesiopathies)3) myotonic point in overused muscle. Usually localized. May respond massage, manipulation or needling. Common cause is rotating lower back during lift or abnormal position while working. Physical therapists. ...Read more

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Lower right back pain severe?

Lower right back pain severe?

When to see a doc?: Severe back pain that is associated with: weakness in the leg, problems controlling your bowels or bladder, numbness when wiping yourself with toilet paper should be seen immediately by a doctor: http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/when-to-call-doctor ...Read more

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Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

See below: The most common cause of low back pain is usually due to arthitic changes in the spine although in some cases there is a more serious problem. See your physician sooner than later if you have fever, chills, night sweats, or back pain that wakes you from your sleep. ...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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Pains in lower abdomen and lower back left side?

Pains in lower abdomen and lower back left side?

Need more informatio: Is there any fever? Any pain or blood on urination? U will need a blood count and probably an flat plate of the abdomen(x-ray). Als, may need a cat scan of the abdomen with and without contrast. Could be ovarian cysts or kidney stones. Are your noel's ok? ...Read more

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Severe pain ache in lower right side of back

Severe pain ache in lower right side of back

See details: Significant low back pain is usually related to osteoarthritis and strain. Have it evaluated. There are several good treatment options. ...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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Pain in lower abdomen right side?

Pain in lower abdomen right side?

Appendicitis?: Many very different causes are possible. Appendicitis is one of the most urgent. Work up will include differential temperature (oral-rectal), WBC and sometimes observation in the hospital. Nausea, vomiting associated are commonly associated with this condition. But only an actual consultation in er or dr s office will clarify what is your case. ...Read more

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Extreem left lower back pulsing pain?

Extreem left lower back pulsing pain?

See your doctor soon: Extreem pain is a very important physical complaint and should be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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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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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Lower left back pain and burping?

Lower left back pain and burping?

Reflux: You may have gastric reflux.Try an antacid and if no improvement see a doctor for a definitive diagnosis ...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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Nausea, lower left side pain, back pain ?

Nausea, lower left side pain, back pain  ?

Differential is huge: Could just be from your pregnancy (you stated in your history) If you're having fevers, sharp flank pain could be kidney stone. Could just be musculoskeletal. Maybe gastrointestinal. Everyone online will be guessing based on your 1 line history. Please go and see a doctor - as the list of differential diagnoses is long. ...Read more

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Lower right hand back pain?

Lower right hand back pain?

See your doctor: Could be from any number of reasons. You need to see a doctor so they could take a more thorough history, do an exam and do xrays if they think it's necessary. ...Read more

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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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What is causing my lower left side back pain?

Degenerative changes: This could either be from degenerative disc disease, a disc herniation or from degenerative arthritis. If this is significantly limiting and/or painful then you should seek attention for this from an interventional pain management physician. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lower left side back pain?

What are the causes of lower left side back pain?

Refer to answer: Causes of left sided lbp are left sided sciatica, left sided sacral ilitis, and rarely left sided pelvic lesions or inflammation. We suggest refer to your physician to identify the problem and resolve the problem. ...Read more

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What could be causing my lower left side back pain. I shift in my seat constantly to avoid it?

What could be causing my lower left side back pain. I shift in my seat constantly to avoid it?

See below: Pain that occurs from sitting could be more than one thing. It could be related to your posture. It could be related to a painful disc which typically is more bothersome when people sit. See your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Lower left side back pain and breakthrough bleeding?

Lower left side back pain and breakthrough bleeding?

Get checked: Could be a urinary tract infection or pregnancy. Please see your doctor or to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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I have lower left side back pain with nausea 25yr female ?

I have lower left side back pain with nausea 25yr female ?

Back pain: Back pain associated with nausea or vomiting, occurs with kidney stones,but can occur with gall stones,pancreatic disorders, some peptic ulcers, abdominal aneurysms or may be due to lumbosacral or disc disorders. More information is needed in order to advise you,but if you're having severe distress ,get evaluated by a physician and appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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I am having heavy lower left side back pain form last 1 week.I got job 2 weeks before.. Is it due to continious sitting?Any othre reasons doctor? :(

Not to worry: Sounds like it is musclo-skeletal from sitting at your new job all day. Take breaks and get up and stretch and walk around, this should relieve your pain. Get a seat cushion on your chair or a pillow behind your low back. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis or adhesions grow on the muscles of your lower back? How does endo cause near constant lower left side back pain?

Very unlikely: Endometriosis usually presents in areas of the body where there are hollow surfaces associated with them. For example in the abdomen within the peritoneal cavity (the tummy) or even on the lung in rare occasions. It would very unlikely within the muscles of the lower back. But if you are worried about it the best thing to do is to see your physician. ...Read more

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I have really bad lower left side back pain which shoot down my leg with pins&needed and I also have sharp chest pain and numbness in my left arm?

I have really bad lower left side back pain which shoot down my leg with pins&needed and I also have sharp chest pain and numbness in my left arm?

Need to address ASAP: Need to address what might harm you the most quickly. Your chest pain radiating down your left arm describes a heart attack. Take aspirin if not allergic and seek help NOW. Your back and leg symptoms sound more like a herniated disc /sciatic nerve injury. Only after you are evaluated for your heart, a workup for back problems as mentioned should be initiated. Answer is not on internet, call 911. ...Read more

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Been having mid-lower left side back pain, had surgery in 2010 l4 l5 s1 now l3-2 shows on MRI could this pain be from the injury or something else ?

Been having mid-lower left side back pain, had surgery in 2010 l4 l5 s1 now l3-2 shows on MRI could this pain be from the injury or something else ?

Probably: The L 2-3 nerves supply the lateral hip and anterior thigh, so it could very well be coming from that. I would not hesitate to be seen if you are having problems. ...Read more

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Lower left sided back pain when relaxing. Sharp and intense but short duration. Also a small bulge on low spine. What is it?

Back pain: It all depends on what has been going on the days prior to the onset of pain. Did you fall? Lifted something heavy? Sometimes injuries on muscle may present with a bulge. I recommend that if symptoms last more than a few days you get checked by your pcp. ...Read more

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Nausea, lower left side pain, back pain ?

Differential is huge: Could just be from your pregnancy (you stated in your history) If you're having fevers, sharp flank pain could be kidney stone. Could just be musculoskeletal. Maybe gastrointestinal. Everyone online will be guessing based on your 1 line history. Please go and see a doctor - as the list of differential diagnoses is long. ...Read more

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I have lower left side, sharp back pain just above buttocks, only there, not down the legs. It does not hurt all the time, only every now and then whe?

I have lower left side, sharp back pain just above buttocks, only there, not down the legs. It does not hurt all the time, only every now and then whe?

Sacroiliac joint?: Plus maybe the sick really act joint or maybe muscle. You could have a clue if it is tender to touch. Your physician can evaluate you and if necessary have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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21 yr old male. Abdominal pain mid and lower left side through too back. Pain waking me up from sleep. No bowel movements nausea and loss of appetite.

21 yr old male. Abdominal pain mid and lower left side through too back. Pain waking me up from sleep. No bowel movements nausea and loss of appetite.

Medical check up: If your belly pain persists or it is getting worse, it needs to be checked by a physician who will do a physical exam. if there is any serious issue that he discovers, then a CT scan of the abdomen or an ultrasound(Sonogram) would be required to look inside(Image) your abdomen to make sure there is no serious disease inside the belly. ...Read more

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Lower Left side,back,pelvic pain,burning,urgency but my urinalysis came back clear. What else could cause/mimic these symptoms?

Lower Left side,back,pelvic pain,burning,urgency but my urinalysis came back clear. What else could cause/mimic these symptoms?

In-person evaluation: The issues you described warrants an in-person evaluation by additional history, physical examination and likely some tests. Possibilities include pelvic inflammatory disease and/or endometriosis. It would be prudent to start with your gynecologist. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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