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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Overview)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any portion of the back.


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I have had mult. Back surgerys, noticed a couple lumps @ top of scar, assumed just scar tiss, but if pushed on causes pain, poss? Havin back pain, again

I have had mult. Back surgerys, noticed a couple lumps @ top of scar, assumed just scar tiss, but if pushed on causes pain, poss? Havin back pain, again

Maybe: With a history of multiple back surgeries it is not unusual to have a probable recurrence of pain as the success rate diminishes with that type of history. The pain is most likely muscular with pressing on the area as this is a common presentation & the lumps you note may have been from prior surgeries or are "muscle knots" now present due to new back pain episode. Could be a stitch abcess too. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Overview)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any portion of the back.


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What does left anterior knee pain mean? Is anterior the back of the knee?

What does left anterior knee pain mean? Is anterior the back of the knee?

Kneecap area.: Anterior knee pain refers to pain around the kneecap area, which is in the front of the knee. The back of the knee is the posterior side. ...Read more

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Pain in the back (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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How do you treat pain from my back down my leg?

How do you treat pain from my back down my leg?

Sciatica: A forties women asks about back and leg pain. Heat and rest are in order, and if not resolved in a week or two, or if associated with increasing pain or fever or leg weakness, then see a doctor sooner. ...Read more

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Am a smoker, getting tar like patches in my sputum for 2 days, upper back pain with painful spots, chest CT normal, can this be cancer?

Am a smoker, getting tar like patches in my sputum for 2 days, upper back pain with painful spots, chest CT normal, can this be cancer?

Back pain: The diagnosis of cancer is typically suspected when there is clear abnormality in laboratory or imaging such as a ct scan. To fully confirm a true diagnosis of cancer, there needs to be a biopsy and review underneath a microscopic to show that there are tumor or cancer cells.

There could be many causes of back pain aside from cancer, including coughing, pneumonia, muscle strain, or arthritis. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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Why must localized back pain be treated before treating generalized back pain?

Why must localized back pain be treated before treating generalized back pain?

It doesn't: Depending on the situation, I prefer to treat the whole person and the whole spine if indicated. There are no "rules" about this. Everyone is different and may have pain for different reasons. There is no "one size fits all" prescription. ...Read more

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Ongoing mid upper back pain, spasms. Just did 14 day h pylori treatment. Pain in irritated back muscle and chest swallowing saliva. What could this be?

Ongoing mid upper back pain, spasms. Just did 14 day h pylori treatment. Pain in irritated back muscle and chest swallowing saliva. What could this be?

Needs Evaluation: To find out the source of this issue. Could even be atypical chest pain from your heart as opposed to GI pain from an ulcerated esophagus. Expect a chest x-ray, ekg to check out your heart, possibly an upper GI endoscopy. Don't try to diagnose this yourself. See a doc asap. ...Read more

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Pain in the back (Tip)

Living with back pain can be a pain in the back. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What are natural non-pill treatments for back pain?

What are natural non-pill treatments for back pain?

Many: Off the top of my head, heat, ice, massage, range of motion exercises, physical therapy, chiropractic care. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for nerve pain in the back and legs?

Is there a cure for nerve pain in the back and legs?

May be: You could cure nerve pain if no scar in the nerve or what we call permanent change in the structure of the nerve, if you have changes in the nerve I doubt you could.
In this situation we resort to a lot of methods of pain relief. (pain management). ...Read more

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Pain in the back (Tip)

Turmeric is great for joint pain! ...See more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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How can I get rid of lumar pain in lower back does it will go away in few days?

Lumbar strain: If it is a plain muscle strain usually will go away in 3-4 days. Keep active and take over the counter medications such as ibuprofen.Pain that persist over a week usually require a visit to your fp physician to make sure is not anything more serious that a muscle strain. ...Read more

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Diagnosis for: pain right side, belly hurts after eating & when driving, feels hard, took gas tablets eased pain but it came back, it's 3 days now?

Maybe gallbladder: Gallbladder pain is typically under the tip of the breast bone and right abdomen near the rib cage, and radiates toward the back. It is worse about 30-60 minutes after eating, classically more with fatty food. See your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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Pain in the back (Tip)

Desensitization is a great way to lessen incisional pain. ...See more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Sharp pain that went from my neck to the back of head while playing basketball trigger pain in my upper back? Have kyphosis and 4 bulging disc in neck

Hard to answer: This is hard to answer bass on the information given and not being able to examine you. Probably muscular but if indeed you do have four herniated discs it could be nerve root irritation. You should see your doctor for this. ...Read more

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Are there any routines or exercises I can do to help prevent this pain in my lower back?

Are there any routines or exercises I can do to help prevent this pain in my lower back?

Sure.: As long as any real problems have been ruled out I'm sure that you can find multiple websites with access to core strengthening exercises. If not, you would be well served to visit a local physical therapist. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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What a person should do to avoid constant body pain, back pain and head ache?

What a person should do to avoid constant body pain, back pain and head ache?

More info needed: A thorough history and physical exam and of key importance in any diagnostic process. How long have you had your symptoms, how old are you, do you have any chronic health problems, any hx of depression, enviromental, social family concerns, do you exercise frequently.....Healthy diet, regular exercise, and sleep will help...After a visit to your doctor! ...Read more

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Best, cheapest, and least painful way to get rid of scoliosis back pain? Which kind of doctor do I need to consult with?

Back pain treatment: There are several ways to treat the back pain depending on the cause of the pain. It might include exercise, physical therapy, medication, chiropractic therapy, injections and surgery. The least invasive way is exercise and physical therapy. You can consult your pcp, pain management doctor or spine surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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My upper back hurts, I crack it and get no relife, I have a bump on the back of my neck, I think its genetics, could that be the cause of my back pain?

My upper back hurts, I crack it and get no relife, I have a bump on the back of my neck, I think its genetics, could that be the cause of my back pain?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in the back (Tip)

Exercise and massage can help reduce pain. ...See more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more