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Why is back pain such a medical challenge?

Why is back pain such a medical challenge?

Good question: We really now very little about why some people get back pain and some do not. Despite hundreds of millions of dollars of research, we still are in the dark for many cases. There are litterally hundreds of theories about back pain, none of them proven. I could write a book about it. The public believes that MRI pinpoints the problem but this is really not true. ...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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Low back pain medical diagnosis?

Low back pain medical diagnosis?

Several options: Back pain is usually related to arthritic changes to the spine. Sometime back pain can be related to infections, cancer, fractures, or even other organs such as the kidney, bladder, etc. A good physical exam and possibly imaging can help diagnose the cause of low back pain. ...Read more

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Is my lower back pain a possible medical problem?

It may be a sign: There are certain medical conditions that can present as back pain: ovarian cysts, fibroids, kidney stones, ulcers, aneurysms. Gallbladder problems, tumors, infections-the list is long especially if the pain is not made worse or better by change of position or activity and tends to be worse at night or with rest. Other symptoms like weight loss, appetite loss, fever, sweats and/or chills look for. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe back pain from spinal fusion?

Tough situation: I am sorry you have this pain. There are many options from chronic medication management to spinal cord stimulators. If possible, avoid further surgery. See an experienced pain interventionalist who can give injections around the hardware and this may help with some of the pain and they also may be able to do the stimulator trials. I hope this helps and best of luck. ...Read more

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Will medical marijuana help for chronic back pain?

Will medical marijuana help for chronic back pain?

Short term: This is only a short-term solution. Perhaps a better approach is to use the techniques related to mindfulness. See work by jon kabat-zinn or joan borysenko. ...Read more

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Had an medical abortion 6 weeks ago today. No period as yet but recently just about a week ago I began having lil minor cramps and back pain can that?

Had an medical abortion 6 weeks ago today. No period as yet but recently just about a week ago I began having lil minor cramps and back pain can that?

Awful late: If you did the meds 6 weeks ago and have had no bleeding, cramping or passing of blood/tissue yet, that is concerning. Please have a re-evaluation done. Meds may not have successfully aborted the pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have quite intense lower back pain for the past few days, but Keycare Plus seems not to cover for physiotherapy and I cannot afford payment. What medical care is available on my plan? I did not specifically injure myself.

I have quite intense lower back pain for the past few days, but Keycare Plus seems not to cover for physiotherapy and I cannot afford payment. What medical care is available on my plan? I did not specifically injure myself.

Consult Your GP: Hi Lourens

Please consult one of your 2 chosen GP's (or an out-of-network GP) who should be able to assess/diagnose/treat/manage you accordingly.
I suggest you refrain from any strenuous physical activity until you've been properly attended to.

All of the best Lourens ...Read more

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Lower back pain for over 6 weeks. Seeked medical attention and still not resolved. I'm a completely health person and one day I woke up from a new bed with horrible backpains. I've done light stretching, resting, sleep on hard flat surfaces, someone even

Lower back pain for over 6 weeks. Seeked medical attention and still not resolved. I'm a completely health person and one day I woke up from a new bed with horrible backpains. I've done light stretching, resting, sleep on hard flat surfaces, someone even

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
The back pains might improve with heat pads, exercise, massage.
Since your pain is persistent, for over six weeks and you already seek medical attention, you should talk to your doctor for possible x-ray/mri tests or a referral for pain specialist. ...Read more

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Been Constipated even after emptying bowels with prune juice. I have recurrent Constipation, and no insurance to see a medical provider right now. What could cause constipation to constantly be of recurrence? Also some back pain sometimes, and random shar

Been Constipated even after emptying bowels with prune juice. I have recurrent Constipation, and no insurance to see a medical provider right now. What could cause constipation to constantly be of recurrence? Also some back pain sometimes, and random shar

Severe constipation: Is caused by altered function of the colon; it may be very chronic. Diet/lifestyle are most important: increasing fluid/fiber intake and exercise. Fiber supplements may be needed; osmotic laxatives such as milk of magnesia or MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) can be taken according to directions. Beyond that, newer prescription meds may be helpful--Amitiza/Linzess. Free/reduced fee clinic needed for eval incl for back pain ...Read more

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Can the few people who have white coat syndrome (hbp) in a medical office be given an epidural injection for back pain at the doctors?

Treating what?: "Back pain" is a location and a symptom - not a diagnosis nor a specific condition. What specifically is your illness? If anxiety is the primary disorder (with spinal muscle tension as the result) then an epidural may be incorrect treatment. If you really have an appropriate condition then a sedative could be reasonable pre-treatment. ...Read more

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Is weed good for me I get back pain eye strain sometimes and anxiety. Should I get a medical card?

Is weed good for me I get back pain eye strain sometimes and anxiety. Should I get a medical card?

Guessing game: All too often, we deal with the symptoms and not the cause. If you just treat the symptoms you will at best get temporary relief. If you treat the cause, you can get rid of the problem and the symptoms
determine the cause, then based on the diagnosis you can help to develop a treatment plan.
Remember, without a diagnosis, its just a guessing game. ...Read more

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I had a medical abortion and still I am having back pain and breast pain. I am afraid if still pregnancy is inside me?

I had a medical abortion and still I am having back pain and breast pain. I am afraid if still pregnancy is inside me?

See your doctor quik: Persistent back pain and even breast pain are to be expected depending on how far along your pregnancy was at the time of abortion. However, to calm your fears about retained products, please see your doctor or the providers at Planned Parenthood right away. ...Read more

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I had medical abortion last week. My stomach is very bloated and breasts hurt me and feel them more bigger and heavier than the usual. Is that normal.? Also back pain and cramps.

I had medical abortion last week. My stomach is very bloated and breasts hurt me and feel them more bigger and heavier than the usual. Is that normal.? Also back pain and cramps.

It's not clear to me: What you mean by a "medical abortion." That is, I don't know if you mean that you took pills to induce the abortion or that you had the abortion for medical reasons. I recommend a timely follow up visit with the doctor after an abortion or miscarriage, especially since you're experiencing side effects that may indicate a complication. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I have had severe abdominal pain after meals that lasts about 10-20 min. I also have mild low back pain. Should I seek medical attention?

Yes: You likely have a problem with your gall bladder or an ulcer. You should be evaluated to make sure it is not severe. Often dietary changes can help: avoiding fatty, greasy, spicy foods. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, and mild pelvic pain and clear discharge, I'm irregular on my periods and I have had unknown medical situations in which my sternum and back have been hurting before but I'm not sure if it's due to that or if I'm possibly pregnant. I've n

Lower back pain, and mild pelvic pain and clear discharge, I'm irregular on my periods and I have had unknown medical situations in which my sternum and back have been hurting before but I'm not sure if it's due to that or if I'm possibly pregnant. I've n

Fibromyalgia?: 19y female with "mid-pelvis, low back, back & sternum pain". Ostensibly musculoskeletal system is involved. If these symptoms are chronic have complete exam & lab. If no specific findings, consider Hypermobility Syndrome/Fibromyalgia. See comments: ...Read more

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Back pain after a fall?

What is the question: Back pain after a fall can happen. Please ask a more specific question. ...Read more

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How do I cure back pain?

How do I cure back pain?

Noise: Sorry to hear that. Can you re-submit so that we can better understand what your question is. ...Read more

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How can I treat back pain?

Many ways: There are so many ways to treat back pain. In my opinion stretching can be the most helpful. Also it is important not to become too inactive as this will just weaken the back muscles and cause more problems. Physical therapy, sometimes medications, sometimes injections are also some of the treatments. Most back pain is rarely serious. For back pain that does not go away on its own, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for back pain?

What can I do for back pain?

Back pain: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read more

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What can I do for back pain?

Gently stretch: Apply cold packs or ice bags to painful areas, take NSAIDs OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and see your PCP for evaluation, tests and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Left back pain what u do it.

Left back pain what u do it.

Conservative care: Generally you will start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching) and anti-inflammatory medications. In fact the vast majority of patients will improve just with good, persistent conservative treatment. Subsequently, spinal injections and possibly surgery are also options. See a physician if your symptoms continue to persist, or if they worsen. ...Read more

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Can mopping cause back pain?

Yes: Might need to exercise in order to mop without pain! Keeping yourself in a good shape will allow you to mop without pain and will make you fell well! ...Read more

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Which habits cause back pain?

Which habits cause back pain?

A few: Lack of physical activity or exercise, obesity, poor sleeping habits and smoking can be factors. ...Read more

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I have very painful back pain.

I have very painful back pain.

Many causes: There can be many cause. Muscle, bone, kidney, and even abdominal causes. If pain seems to be worse with movement then probably muscle skeleton pain. You should see a doctor because many possibilities. ...Read more

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How to relieve back pain fast?

How to relieve back pain fast?

Million Dollar???: This is the holy grail of pain management. Unfortunately there is no good answer. Options can range from a hot shower, bath, ice or heating pad. Otc meds such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen and even some topical creams and patches can help. There is a lot of trial and error and every patient is different. ...Read more

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What can cause your back pain?

What can cause your back pain?

Many things: Lower back pain is very multi-factorial. It can be caused by muscle spasms, muscle/ligament tears, disc disease (bulging or herniation), and facet (joint) inflammation. The cause of these problems can include weight gain, trauma (induced by accident, lifting, too much exercise, etc), or poor core strength. As your doctor more about your specific case. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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