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Pain In 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
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
?stones: Kidney stones can cause those symptoms as can a urinary tract infection. It's important to check with your primary care doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a bulging disc on the left side of the lumbar region that is trapping the nerve that goes down my leg what would you suggest as treatment?
Conservative care: I usually suggest conservative care with physical therapy and possible a epidural cortisone for the majority of my patients. Eighty percent of disk herniations heal without surgery. If, on the other hand you have neurological deficit like weakness or severe sensory loss, then i would consider surgery. In that case i favor minimally invasive discectomy the majority of the time. ...Read more
I have taken oral and IV Clindamycin and IV Azithromycin and still have group a strep with lymph nodes in the lumbar region of the left submandibular gland and a cyst in the right maxillary sinus. My white cell count has continued to elevate from 16.0 to
14 months ago I fell on an icy sidewalk. A day later, pain began in the lumbar region of my back. Can you break your back with no neuro symptoms?
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I have a sharp pain on the right side of the lumbar region of my back. It continues down into my rig?
Small bulge in the right groin, mild to moderate pain in the right hypochondrium. Sometimes, pain in the right lumbar region.
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