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Pain In The Left Side Of My Back
Upper back and L sid: There are many potential causes: herniated cervical or thoracic discs vs localized muscle strain vs facet joint irritation vs referred pain in particular from abdomen/diaphram which refers pain into shoulder/upper back. I suggest rest, antiinflam, localized heat, massage, pt and if not better consult md for MRI and consider epidural, trigger points injections, facet injections per md recommend. ...Read more
May be UR ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is very irritating to the gastric lining of the stomach, especially when it's not taken with food. Please make sure that you are taking it with food, and not by itself. It is such a strong irritant. You may want to try stopping your ibuprofen altogether, and seeing whether the pain goes away immediately during the time that you're off it or not.. ...Read more
Isolated pain in a single spot on the left side of my head. it is near the back of my head and the upper side of my left side. throbbing pain.
Occipital neuralgia.: Irritation of the main nerve that runs from the back of the skull can cause occipital neuralgia. . It is suspected that tense muscles or ligaments may press against the nerve, causing irritation, inflammation and subsequent pain. Other causes may include viral infection, trauma to the neck or bad posture. ...Read more
Have shooting burning pain in lower left side of back shooting down the left side of my thigh into my groin and left testicle. Most intense in morning?
Back/Pelvic Eval: I recommend a more comprehensive evaluation by a physiatrist/sports medicine or orthopedic specialist. The lower back and pelvic region is complex and there are multiple sources for that type of pain/symptoms and a thorough history and physical exam is needed to assist you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain in the upper right part of my stomach on the right side of my chest and on the right side of my back and in between my shoulder blades?
RUQ pain: Your description of your current symptoms appeared to be related to gallbladder dysfunction. You might want to discuss with your local doctor for further work up to see this is to be the case. Good luck! ...Read more
Multiple etiologies: The middle of the back is not a common place for disc disease, which is more common in the neck and the lower back. Depending on your age and your other medical problems, the pain could be a muscle spasm (eg from exercising), pain radiating from other places (e.g. Abdomen in case of pancreatitis), trauma to the back, compression fractures (e.g. In osteoporosis), and cancer with bone metatasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is my lower left back and side pain cause the pain on the top my left foot and my left leg also pain in back and side is better?
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more
See below: When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read more
Nerve sprain in the left side of right knee...When the pain is sever the pain extends to right side of the lower back n right feet...
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Cannot say: Really impossible to say without a history and physical examination. That is why you should see your doctor and if he/she doesn't know they can send you to a specialist to try and figure it out. ...Read more
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