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Mid Lower Back Pain 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My last period was jan6-12, for about the last week I've been having light brownish discharge and left lower back pain-left side of my spine ?
Sounds like you need: An exam.Make an appointment to see your provider. ...Read more
Hello, I have been feeling lower back pain. Feeling slight pain left side barely painful. Emotional. Missed period. Lmp march 7.
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
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?
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
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
F 21 hispanic abortion 11 days ago sex 2 days ago -condom broke now experiencing abdominal/lower back pain left side. Infection? Pregnant? Take map?
See your doctor: Return to your surgeon for a repeat examination to see what's going on. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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