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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pain right side mid ribs to back right side?

Pain right side mid ribs to back right side?

Chest pain : It can be related to chostochondritis or inflammation of the joints of ribs attaching to sternum among other reasons ... Your pain in general seems to be related to musculoskeletal factors . ...Read more

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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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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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Pain at left side upper abdomen?

Pain at left side upper abdomen?

See your doctor.: At age 75, the new onset of left upper abdominal pain ought to be evaluated, particularly in light of your history of anemia. You might consider taking a trial of Zantac (ranitidine) or other antacids in the meantime. If you have any chest pain with it, go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...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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Pain in lower back right side of head?

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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Pain in lower abdomen and groin lower left side.?

How long, how bad...: Don't have details. Could be anything from gyn, colon problems including diverticulitis or cancer, ureteral stone, hernia, lymph nodes from infection or tumor, other. Need to see a doc. Acute or sudden symptoms? See a doc now, otherwise asap. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen ?

Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen ?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause numbness in the lower abdomen but usually low back radiculopathies cause radiation of discomfort to the leg. Perhaps the superficial nerves of that portion of the abdomen are pinched or irritated. A neurologist is qualified to evaluate your symptoms. ...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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Right upper abdomen pain radiates upto to right chest and right side back pain?

Right upper abdomen pain radiates upto to right chest and right side back pain?

Check with your PMD: The pattern of your pain is compatible possibly with a gall bladder problem but it could be coming from any other GI structure. I would check with your primary doctor first. If you don't have one, consider contacting a GI specialist and see if they'll get you in sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more

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Lower back pain left side woman who carries heavy toddler around on same side hurts worse when first lay down?

Biomechanical: Carrying a heavy toddler will, of course, put a strain on the back muscles. The deep muscles of the back, along with quadratus lumborum may be involved. Start with yoga style stretching for the low back, also leg crosses and pulling kness to chest while lying on the floor. If your hips have rotated from repetitive strain, you may need to see a physical therapist for sacroiliac joint correction. ...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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For several weeks I have lower back pain, left side, right above buttocks. But only there (no pain in legs). And the pain comes & goes. Sciatica?

Lumbar strain: due to overuse or injury of the muscles of the lower back. Sciatica is usually one sided sharp, knife-like pain radiating from the buttock straight down the front or back of one or both legs. I suggest an examination and imaging. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Stomach is just: Under left rib cage. Lower could be colon, or if pain radiates from back check for kidney stone. Any other symptoms associated with urination? See pcp bring urine first mornings. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been feeling lower back pain. Feeling slight pain left side barely painful. Emotional. Missed period. Lmp march 7.

LBP and menstrual pa: Low back pain is common around the time of menstruation. It may be referred from the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. Have you had regular periods? Is there a chance you could be pregnant? ...Read more

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My girlfriend is suddenly having severe mid and lower back pain. More so on the left side. What could it be?

Multiple reasons: Pain could be from an ovarian cyst. Where you recently sexually active?, pain could be from painful intercourse as a result of friction or trauma. Was she lifting anything or doing anything that would create pressure on the back? Pain could be from a strained muscle to a herniated disc. Asked her if she's ever had a ruptured ovarian cyst, especially with her history of iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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I'm 39 and recently gained about 10 lbs over the last 2 mo.w/ bad diet and no exercise. I have mid/lower back pain on right side when taking deep bre?

 I'm 39 and recently gained about 10 lbs over the last 2 mo.w/ bad diet and no exercise. I have mid/lower back pain on right side when taking deep bre?

Weight in the gut: pulls muscles in the back and can cause discomfort. Please see your doc to check for medical conditions and choose a food plan and some exercise (even brisk walking) to get back in shape. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Mid and lower back pain pops all the time and pight side hip pain hurts if i sit too long or walk a lot, what could be wrong? Going on months now.

Back Pain: Very common condition due to improper position and chronic strain. Will not go away immediately and slowly start stretching the back with yoga exercises- gentle stretch, avoid soft chair and bed, keep a good posture at all times, ice and get gentle massage when in pain. Firm beds are helpful to wake up pain free in the morning. Swimming is best exercise for back pain. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, im 10 and 5 days week pregnant and im having lower back pain left side and white discharge. Is this normal?

See your OB/gyn: You should see your OB to make sure that it is not an infection and undergo testing if required by the md. ...Read more

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Was on SSRIs 18 yrs. Weaned off over past 2 mos. Now, severe abdominal/flank/lower back pain left side. Clean abdo CT. Related to withdrawal maybe?

Was on SSRIs 18 yrs. Weaned off over past 2 mos. Now, severe abdominal/flank/lower back pain left side. Clean abdo CT.  Related to withdrawal maybe?

Full exam info: I doubt the source is w/drwl but the extreme experience might be related. W/o knowing much more about you, it's hard to know the source. Clean abdo CT is good! Muscles, joints, etc also need exam. Yoga, massage, PT may help. Diet too, if BMI is high. Ask advice from Doc who weaned you (good!). Best! ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of mid lower back pain?

Muscle strain: Rhomboid or the top of lumbar erector muscles as they splice with thoracic erectors. ...Read more

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I have chronic mid lower back pain, it almost feels like my spine i don't believe its a disc but are there any suggestions on what I should do?

I have chronic mid lower back pain, it almost feels like my spine i don't believe its a disc but are there any suggestions on what I should do?

Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc herniation which may cause pain without sciatica. Stress fracture occurs in 5% of the population without any symptoms. If symptoms persist, then see your doc for a more specific evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a bladder infection a week ago finished all medicine an now I have mid lower back pain?

I had a bladder infection a week ago finished all medicine an now I have mid lower back pain?

Now its a kidney inf: Ection.Chronic kidney infections can cause serious kidney damage. Follow up quick with your md to make sure this is not happening. Kidney pain is usually on either side of the spine about a hand width from center and beneath the lower ribs. The problem also is you've had antibiotics that don't seem to have worked. Might be resistant bugs that need to be tested to see which med will kill the bugs. ...Read more

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My doc said I have a strained abd. Muscle but today after a nap i'm getting mid/lower back pain. Is this related? The back pain was so sudden

Possibly: The abdominal strain may be a separate entity from the lower back pain. Alternatively, the abdominal pain can the cause of the lower back pain. There are 10, 000 causes of lower back pain. The first step i would take is get a abdominal and/or a lumbar mri. Then we can possibly find out the cause of abdominal pain and/or liwer back pain. ...Read more

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Having mid/lower back pain. Now the pain after a week its starting to move into hip/buttocks after a car wreak. Thoughts besides muscle strain?

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Having mid/lower back pain. Now the pain after a week its starting to move into hip/buttocks after a car wreak. Thoughts besides muscle strain?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible that mid to lower back pain on one sidecould be a problem with the kidneys?

Unlikely: Causes of kidney pain commonly are related to kidney stones, infection or complications of kidney cysts such as bleeding or rupture. These are all associated with other symptoms such as fevers or blood in the urine. Isolated low back pain more likely related to musculoskeletal pain. Try stretching, yoga, exercise etc.., . ...Read more

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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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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