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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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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

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
Daily
Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
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Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever

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