Top
20
Doctor insights on: Pain In The Back

Share
Dr. Qamar Khan
2,660 doctors shared insights

Pain In The Back (Overview)

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


1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Qamar Khan
2,660 doctors shared insights

Pain In The Back (Overview)

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
<b>2</b> other doctors agreed
3

3
Pain in the back (Tip)

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
<b>3</b> doctors agreed:
4

4
Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
once
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
once
5

5
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 resolve in a week or two or if associated with increasing pain or fever or leg weakness then see a doctor sooner. ...Read more

6

6
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

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
Once
Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
Once
If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
once
See a doctor
Once
9

9
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

10

10
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
<b>1</b> other doctor agreed
11

11
Pain in the back (Tip)

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

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
<b>2</b> doctors agreed:
12

12
Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
Once
Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
Once
If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
Once
If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
Once
14

14
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
<b>2</b> doctors agreed:
16

16
Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
once
pelvic exam
once
ultrasound
once
17

17
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

18

18
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

19

19
Pain in the back (Tip)

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

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
<b>2</b> doctors agreed:
20

20
Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Be sure correct diagnosis is made
Once
Only go to a pain physician trained to treat chronic pain
Once
Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
Once
Keep moving. Do not let pain sideline you. Pain will only get worse.
Once
Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,173 doctors shared insights

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