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What couls be causing pain in my left lumbar region?

What couls be causing pain in my left lumbar region?

Several things: There are nine structures i nthe back that can cause pain: the ligaments, muscles, bones, nerves, joints, joint coverings(capsules), disc, disc covers(annulus) and skin. So, what brings on the pain and where it is(middle of back, one side or the other, etc.) helps sort that out. Early on, in the first six months, it is uncommon to need any x-ray or other image study. The best bet is a good exam, . ...Read more

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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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What commonly causes sharp burning pain in left lumbar abdominal region to umbilical region?

What commonly causes sharp burning pain in left lumbar abdominal region to umbilical region?

?stones: Kidney stones can cause those symptoms as can a urinary tract infection. It's important to check with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Lumbar region pain which radiates down his left front thigh and sometimes down back of leg for 4 months. Also tingling in left hand when lies on right?

Lumbar region pain which radiates down his left front thigh and sometimes down back of leg for 4 months. Also tingling in left hand when lies on right?

Pinched nerve?: Dear Randy334, This description sound like a pinched nerve at the lumbar level but you will need an exam to determine with more certainty. The hand issue sounds unrelated but would also comment to your doctor. So: go to see your GP. I hope this helps, Dr. C ...Read more

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My back has locked on me in the lumbar region. What do I do to unlock it?

Back pain: Ice/heat, gentle massages, stretches, if these don't help then see Physician. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm needing some advice about how to massage a client with a neuro stimulator in their lumbar region.?

What do you advise if I'm needing some advice about how to massage a client with a neuro stimulator in their lumbar region.?

Keep Clear of Device: Just be aware not to massage around the battery site as it can cause the battery to move or pull on the leads in the spine. Also probably ask your client to turn machine off while getting massage if possible. Some people can experience an increase in stimulation if leads are pushed closer to spinal cord with massage. Try and use short strokes for technique around the scar tissue and battery. ...Read more

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I was bent over the freezer when i felt and heard something like a rubberband snapping i've had a fusion in my lumbar region?

I was bent over the freezer when i felt and heard something like a rubberband snapping   i've had a fusion in my lumbar region?

Sounds like a pulled: Muscle, most likely; or scar tissue breaking. I don't think the fusion would have come apart. You should take some pain meds, rest the back, apply ice or hot packs, and do gentle exercises to the back. If symptoms are getting worse, then definitely see your doc for further investigations. I would think its a pulled muscle, and would be better in a few weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I do curl ups to improve core body strength if i hav degenrative disc or bulging disc in the lumbar region?

Can I do curl ups to improve core body strength if i hav degenrative disc or bulging disc in the lumbar region?

Absolutely can BUT--: Though you are young for this sort of problem the answer is still true no matter your age...Exercises abound for people with your types of arthritic problems and you should do them with gusto and not avoid them. But it may be advisable to work with someone who's experienced such as a therapist or trainer to be sure you are doing things the right way. Try aquatic therapy as well. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I have a 7 degree curvature of my spine in the lumbar region of my back. It's considered mild scoliosis but I'm constantly in pain, often severe. Y?

I have a 7 degree curvature of my spine in the lumbar region of my back.   It's considered mild scoliosis but I'm constantly in pain, often severe. Y?

Curve from pain: People can have a mild scoliosis or curve in their spine caused by the muscle spasms that cause pain. In that situation the spine turns toward the pain, since the muscles involved are shortened. Mild scoliosis in an adult is rarely a cause of pain. You should be looking to another source for its origin. ...Read more

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What is the best prescription medicine for sprain lumbar region?

Ask the doctor: Since it is a prescription the doctor will be deciding what to give you - so just consult with him/her. Oftentimes, there is more than one medication that can be given for a particular problem. ...Read more

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Will a full spine xray show the neck and lumbar region?

Will a full spine xray show the neck and lumbar region?

Some what: Each area of the spine need different views and stronger x- ray penetration. U may c the entire spine but not much detail. ...Read more

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What is the best or normal prescription medicine for sprain in the lumbar region?

What is the best or normal prescription medicine for sprain in the lumbar region?

Normal?: There is no normal medication for lumbar sprain. Would recommend an otc such as Aleve (naproxen) or advil. These should be combined with heat and stretching exercises. If your symptoms persist see your pcp. ...Read more

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What is intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy lumbar region?

What is intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy  lumbar region?

Nonsensical: The spinal cord ends at about l-2, and most common disc issues are present at l4-5, and l-5-s-1. In order for a disc to affect the spinal cord, we are talking about a problem in the lower thoracic spine, or a rather unusual high lumbar disc fragment, perhaps. Myelopathy means involvement of spinal cord, so are we really using the term incorrectly here? Ask your doc about this. ...Read more

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What causes most spinal cord injuries to occur in the cervical or lumbar region?

What causes most spinal cord injuries to occur in the cervical or lumbar region?

Trauma: Most causes of spinal cord injury result from trauma. Some diseases can also cause spinal cord injury as well. Anatomically there is no spinal cord beyond the L1 level of the lumbar spine. ...Read more

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Can a full spine xray show any nerves being pinched? And a full spine xray include the lumbar region also?

Can a full spine xray show any nerves being pinched? And a full spine xray include the lumbar region also?

No and yes: Full spine x rays would involve the lumbar area. Plain films can help in diagnosing bone problems, and narrowing of the space between vertebrae, suggesting where a problem with a pinched nerve may arise from, but definitive diagnosis is more specifically acquired by more specialized testing, like MRI and nerve conduction studies. ...Read more

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