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Upper Sore spinal and back pain around L3 or L4 since lumbar discectomy ops for l5.s1 9 wks back.no fever or redness on wound.pain radiates to front ?

Upper Sore spinal and back pain around L3 or L4 since lumbar discectomy ops for l5.s1 9 wks back.no fever or redness on wound.pain radiates to front ?

Spinal surgery: Go back and see the surgeon who operated on you and be reassessed. There are many reasons why this may be going on. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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I fell and now have nagging lower back pain on right side. Sore when i stretch to the left. What could the issue be?

I fell and now have nagging lower back pain on right side. Sore when i stretch to the left.  What could the issue be?

Back pain: This could be anywhere from a muscle strain and spasm, subluxation of the vertebrae to a bulging or herniated disc. You should see your physician to evaluate your back if things do not improve within a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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How do i know the difference between back pain caused by cancer or just regular spinal/ lower back soreness?

How do i know the difference between back pain caused by cancer or just regular spinal/ lower back soreness?

X ray: Back pain from cancer is due to metastatic disease. if there are no symptoms of malignancy then rare to have spread. Common lesions are lung in the male as well as prostate in the older male. Other lesions usually advanced with the primary causing symptoms. When questioned by a physician dx established by showing lytic lesions expanding vertebrae as seen on MRI. ...Read more

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Used to wake up with lower back pain. Just got a new mattress (firm memory foam) and now my middle and upper back are sore when I wake up. Now what?

Used to wake up with lower back pain. Just got a new mattress (firm memory foam) and now my middle and upper back are sore when I wake up. Now what?

See your doctor: There are many causes of back pain. The first step is to get a diagnosis. There are some arthritis diseases that affect the back as well as other types of inherited or squired changes which can be treated. If you have the most common cause of back pain for your age the main treatment is a regular stretching exercise program. The only way to know the best treatment is to first know the cause. ...Read more

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I have a sore throte, lower back pain and dark brown urine?

I have a sore throte, lower back pain and dark brown urine?

Dark urine: For a 7 year old this is not normal - please go to the hospital and have yourself checked out. ...Read more

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I have extremely sore lower back pain after a popping feeling?

I have extremely sore lower back pain after a popping feeling?

Disc or facet issue: May also be degenerative in nature especially if it eases up after being up for a while ; then gets worse toward late afternoon. Exercise, weight control ; smoking cessation can help if these are factors. Sometimes, other conditions can present as back pain so if it persists get it checked. You can try some over the counter medication such as ibuprophen. The facets are joints in the back. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture help with very sore recurring lower back pain?

Will acupuncture help with very sore recurring lower back pain?

Quite often - yes: See your primary medical provider or orthopedist to determine the cause of back pain. Acupuncture is often an effective stand -alone treatment or adjunct treatment for chronic back pain. ...Read more

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What to do if I have sore lower back pain after a popping feeling?

What to do if I have sore lower back pain after a popping feeling?

OTC medication / Dr.: The popping feeling could be muscle soreness after a vertebrae jarred out of place. Trial Ibuprofen 800 mg three times a day, or Naproxen as directed. Tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg four times a day can be used at the same time. If no relief, find a doctor who performs trigger point injections. An Osteopath (DO) can do the injections as well as do spinal manipulation to move the vertebrae back into place. ...Read more

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My thighs have been sore for two months with no lower back pain. Can ddd cause this? That is my diagnosis?.

My thighs have been sore for two months with no lower back pain. Can ddd cause this? That is my diagnosis?.

Not Likely: Degenerative disc disease alone usually causes primarily low back pain. There may be some radiating leg pain with it due to local nerve root irritation and referred pain but it is unusual for ddd to cause primarily thigh pain. There may be disc bulging or lumbar stenosis with nerve root compression or it may not be related to your back at all. ...Read more

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Can prostate issues also cause lower back pain and sore feet?

Possibly if the : If it is very inflamed or enlarged it can lead to back pain and if there is a chance if it becoming cancerous leading to pain as well or even spread into the bones with the spine being a typical region of this spread or metastasis. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Every year just before winter I have had lower back pain, goes after one or two weeks. Forward or backward leaning causes sore pain. No issues walking?

Every year just before winter I have had lower back pain, goes after one or two weeks. Forward or backward leaning causes sore pain. No issues walking?

Back pain: Just before winter that reoccurs every year is common in areas that have deciduous trees. I've learned to pay the neighbors kid to rake the leaves . No longer have the back pain but my wallet has become thinner. ...Read more

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I had a mild lower back pain for 2 months. The lower vertebrae is sore to touch. Saw an osteo before which provided temp relief. How to fix?

I had a mild lower back pain for 2 months. The lower vertebrae is sore to touch. Saw an osteo before which provided temp relief. How to fix?

LBP is a common sym-: ptom and many have it. If its mild & not improving, I would start by being active with walking, swimming..... not only to be fit and have strong muscles, but losing weight (if overweight). If pain in back is the only symptom, then this will improve with time. However if its getting worse and is associated with leg pain & weakness, then MRI and seeing a Spine surgeon would be necessary. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What can cause a headache, sore stiff neck and lower back pain? My sinuses are also hurting.

What can cause a headache, sore stiff neck and lower back pain? My sinuses are also hurting.

May or may not: Be related. Fever, infection around brain can lead to these symptoms. Sinus problems if they extend can lead to this. An evaluation is in order. And if you have fever, a visit to the emergency room right away necessary. ...Read more

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Right side pain and sore lower back pain, very sore, drank a lot of alcohol 24hrs ago. Any ideas?

Right side pain and sore lower back pain, very sore, drank a lot of alcohol 24hrs ago. Any ideas?

EtOH-> dehydration: Alcohol dehydation can predispose muscle injury, and also predispose to kidney stones (which can cause back pain on one side- typically sporadically cramping; look for blood in the urine). Avoid tylenol (acetaminophen) with alcohol as both can injure the liver. Drink plenty of water (avoid excessive caffeine as this can also dehydrate). ...Read more

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Can getting a cold sore under noes cause lower back pain fever and other sick symptoms or is that only herpes 2?

No: Cold sore, or oral herpes, will not cause low back pain. Initial infection with herpes can cause fevers, but back pain and fevers are more likely to be due to something else. ...Read more

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I suffer with lower back pain and shouting pain in left leg. For the last few weeks my legs have given way on me they become heavy and sore and don't ?

I suffer with lower back pain and shouting pain in left leg. For the last few weeks my legs have given way on me they become heavy and sore and don't ?

Nerve damage?: A pinched nerve in lower spine that's radiating down leg, following the nerve .This is Sciatica,+ usually follows episode in past for low back pain. It could be Herniated Disc pressing on nerve Recommend lying down on back with knees propped up on pillows, ice or warm compresses to area see if it relieves pressure on nerve. No heavy lifting. If no better, need to see doctor. Take Advil (ibuprofen) ...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