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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

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Dr. Qamar Khan
2,650 doctors shared insights

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)

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

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use 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 resolve 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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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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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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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