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

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

Many: This type of pain could be from lumbar strain, sacro-iliac joint dysfunction, arthritic pain or many other possibilities. There may be a simple treatment for you so see your health professional to get a physical exam and evaluation. I hope you feel better. Try carrying your toddler on opposite side if possible. ...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.

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?

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)

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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