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Middle Right Side Back Pain Causes
After open gallbladder surgery, I've had really bad lower right side back pain and spasms. I mostly slept sitting up after. Can that be the cause?
Maybe: Would need more information. How long ago was the surgery? In the first few weeks after major open abdominal surgery, there sometimes can be some back muscle pains due to abnormal posture while sitting or standing. Try changing positions, stand up more straight, walk more, use local heat on the muscles. See your surgeon to be sure that you are healing properly. ...Read more
Numerous: You should see our pcp to have a few things checked out- your kidney, liver, and spine. Any one of them can cause lbp. ...Read more
Several possiblities: Without a more precised description of location it's impossible to say, but it could be rib dysf., muscle cramps, pleurisy, kidney disease, quadratus lumborum spasm, etc. Etc. A proper history & physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam might be able to determine the exact cause. ...Read more
Sharp back pain below bra strap on left side. Started today in the a.M. Lasted a few minutes and went away. Concerned cause it hurts again. Causes?
Sharp pain: Most sharp stabbing pains could me due to muscle spasms. Try heat and any otc ointment like bengay. If the pain does not resolve within a week, see a physician. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many things that can cause left neck, shoulder, and back pain including myofascial pain, muscle strain, whiplash, poor posture, muscle imbalances, rotator cuff strain/tears, arthritis of the neck, disc rupture in the neck, a pinched nerve, or even lung or heart problems. See a physiatrist or pain specialist to find the cause, and then you can customize an appropriate treatment. ...Read more
It COULD be: However, it is possible that you might have broken a rib with coughing. It is also possible that something is in your lung to have caused your pneumonia, and it now is causing the rib pain. It is VERY IMPORTANT to have a follow up chest x-ray to be sure that everything is clear, even if you feel much better. Good luck to you. ...Read more
What would cause me to wake at night with severe left side back pain? Doesn't happen all the time but, when it does I can't sleep?!
Possibly renal colic: Though one can't be sure from your description. Flank pain may be caused by a kidney stone. It may be paroxysmal and go away. It is also extremely painful. I would get a cat scan. ...Read more
Movement?: If worse with movement likely a musculoskeletal injury. If not, could be any one of a number of things. See your doc, go over the details and get examined. ...Read more
I have lower right back pain just above my butt, I sit a lot for school and work and favor my right side for computer work, is this a plausible cause?
Yes: It is common for persons with desk jobs to develop back and buttock discomfort. Why are you favoring your right side? I tell all my patients with desk jobs to get up at least once per hour to stretch or walk around. Also, make sure you have a comfortable chair with proper lumbar support. ...Read more
Multip possibilities: Low back pain can be caused by various conditions and often a combination of sorts. The history (due to trauma? /how long present/ etc), severity of the pain, radiation of the pain (does it move down your leg) & other factors, and exam are helpful in identifying the cause. It coud be be due to mechanical prob, muscle strains, disc disease, arthritic problems, joint d/o. See your md as a start! ...Read more
Facet arthropathy: Thank you for your question. There are many potential causes of back pain. Among the more common causes of unilateral back pain are sacro-iliac joint problems, fact arthropathy, and spianl stenosis. Usually an exam and appropraite sudies can find the cause of your pain. ...Read more
Sacroiliitis: Likely inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. This a joint between the sacrum and the ilium. The joints are located bilaterally where the small dimples in the low back are located. Pain in this joint is made worse by rising from a seated position, rolling onto the affected side while in bed, and taking a step up on the affected side. Apply ice at night in addition to the diclofenac. ...Read more
Urinary tract infections (utis) are infections of the urethra, bladder, ureters, or the kidneys, which comprise the urinary tract.
Back pain, pain or burning when you urinate. Pain on one side of your back under your ribs were the kidney are, some fever.
Your belly feels tender or heavy.
All are symptoms of urinary tract infection. ...Read more
Back pain an swelling months after epidural that comes an goes what could be the cause lower back left side?
What causes back pain right where my back and behind meet on the right side? What kind of doctor should I see?
Low back pain: Since you are young, it is probably a musculoskeletal strain or sprain, especially since it is on one side. A family physician or sports medicine specialist may help you with medications to make you more comfortable while you are healing. Bed rest is not recommended because your muscles will atrophy and make reinjury more likely. Slow steady stretches can help. Be prepared for 4-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
If I had back pain caused from my right leg being longer than my left would it hurt on the right side of my back or my left?
I' ve seen both: It depends on the ways your body is compensating with the leg length discrepancy along with the strength and flexibility of the muscles involved. I've seen both scenarios (pain in longer or shorter leg). The main thing is to get shoe adjustment if the difference is significant. Www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more
Right sided back pain and swelling next to the shoulder blade, Ice has made no difference, what is the best cause of action?
See your physician: First, you need to find the cause. A number of problems can produce the symptoms that you have. You need to see your physician. A thorough history and physician exam, probably with Xrays or the area may provide the answer. Sometimes, further tests are required. Once you can identify the specific cause, it can be properly treated. ...Read more
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