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Dr. Kenneth Casey
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
39 years in practice
70K people helped
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What couls be causing pain in my left lumbar region?

Dr. Kenneth Casey
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
39 years in practice
70K people helped
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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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25 years in practice
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Dr. Christopher Quinn
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
12 years in practice
125K people helped
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What commonly causes sharp burning pain in left lumbar abdominal region to umbilical region?

Dr. Christopher Quinn
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
12 years in practice
125K people helped
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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Steven Beer
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
28 years in practice
100K people helped
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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?

Dr. Steven Beer
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
28 years in practice
100K people helped

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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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
17M people helped
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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Christopher Michelsen
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
47 years in practice
8K people helped
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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?

Dr. Christopher Michelsen
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
47 years in practice
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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?

Yes: If you did fracture one of your vertebrae it would be healed by now. If you still have significant pain you should be evaluated for another cause for your back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Board Certified, General Practice
13 years in practice
10M people helped
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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?

Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Board Certified, General Practice
13 years in practice
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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?

Go to ER OR URGENT C: I would go to er or urgent care to rule out appendicitis since you do have right sided pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Sacher
Board Certified, Pain Management
28 years in practice
414K people helped
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Could a ruptured disk in the lumbar region cause neck pain?

Dr. Mark Sacher
Board Certified, Pain Management
28 years in practice
414K people helped
Could a ruptured disk in the lumbar region cause neck pain?

Yes.: Yes. I am a chronic pain management specialist. I have had many patients who have ruptured lumbar discs who exhibit thoracic and neck pain on examination. You may need a cervical and/or thoracic MRI to determine if you have concomitant thoracic and neck bulging, protruding, or herniated discs. ...Read more

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Dr. David Lundin
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
22 years in practice
539K people helped
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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I sprained my lumbar region on my old job about a year ago, now its has happen again. Can be walking sharp pain goes up back. Im overweight and need to control it but scared cause of injury. Have picked up 125pounds. Pain raps area lower back to grions

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped

Hello, : Hello, i recommend that this be medically evaluated to determine if it muscular pain or if there is any pathology to spine. You are correctly, that your weight is hard on your back after you have been thoroughly evaluated and your treatment options have been discussed; you could consider augmenting that with medical acupuncture to help with function and pain. Take care. ...Read more

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