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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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Could pain in lumbar region going down my legs, balls of feet and toes go numb, with upper back burning be caused from a t11-12 bulge pushing thecal s?

Could pain in lumbar region going down my legs, balls of feet and toes go numb, with upper back burning be caused from a t11-12 bulge pushing thecal s?

Seems high: L5 S1 radiculopathy would shoot down your legs. Please see your doctor for further recommendation. As the t12 bulging would only cause nerve related pain above your waist. Good luck ...Read more

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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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Small bulge in the right groin, mild to moderate pain in the right hypochondrium. Sometimes, pain in the right lumbar region.

Small bulge in the right groin, mild to moderate pain in the right hypochondrium. Sometimes, pain in the right lumbar region.

Need more info...: Trying to answer this Q is like guessing a riddle. How to put all pieces of symptoms together in a sensible way so to reach right diagnosis? One needs more info on specifics & relevance of all symptoms stressing sequence of events + physical exam + testing as needed. How to get these done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work better with doc. ...Read more

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For four days straight ive been having a throbbing pain in my lower lumbar region. Ive been using bathroom regularly? Should i go to an urgent care?

The pain is: Certainly concerning enough as there is quite a few different things that can cause frequent bathroom visits. If you urinate a lot, then you could have a bladder or kidney infection with referred pain to lumbar region. Or you could have bowel or urinary incontinence from spinal nerve compression. Or you can have spinal spondyloarthropathy. Was there any trauma involved? I would definitely see Dr ...Read more

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I have thin stool occasionally and pain in the right lumbar region. Blood in stool sometimes. Went to doctor for bleeding and was told is anal fissure?

I have thin stool occasionally and pain in the right lumbar region. Blood in stool sometimes. Went to doctor for bleeding and was told is anal fissure?

Confusing question: An anal fissure is either evident on physical exam or suspected by the bright red blood that coats the stool as it exits. Blood from higher in the intestines has time to break down and begin to darken or gel.Bleeding from the esophagus or stomach would be partially digested by acid and enzymes and be black or coffee ground in appearan I can't put together the issue of lumbar pain and bloody stool. ...Read more

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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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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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