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Pain in back near spine straight back from belly button? (Not on spine itself)

Pain in back near spine straight back from belly button? (Not on spine itself)

Doctor can check: Back pain on either side of the spine (called flank pain by doctors) can be caused by kidney disease, especially if the person doesn't remember hurting her back by lifting or working too much. Other abdominal problems can also show up as back pain, so evaluation by a doctor is needed. A doctor generally examines the liver, stomach, pancreas, and intestine areas for possible problems, too. ...Read more

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Herniated disc in spine. Now wnat?

Herniated disc in spine. Now wnat?

See a doctor: I assume you have had an MRI to know this. A herniated disc may cause leg pain and numbness, but with medications, physical therapy, injections, the symtpoms may resolve. However, if the pain persists, or you develop weakness you should see a spine surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Could 2 herniated disks in my back cause knee pain?

Could 2 herniated disks in my back cause knee pain?

Yes: Its possible. See a spine/sports specialist that can help your with this further. ...Read more

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What causes radiating pain from the lower back down into the legs, besides disc herniation?

What causes radiating pain from the lower back down into the legs, besides disc herniation?

Vascular disease: Peripheral vascular disease & spinal stenosis both can cause pain into both legs mimicking sciatic pain as can other issues like hip & knee arthritis. Other causes of nerve compression in the spine due to a tumor, infection or fracture can cause this pain. Bilateral pyriformis syndrome can also cause bilateral radiating leg pain. ...Read more

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Why is My left index finger tingling&numbness.have herniated disc in neck &moderatedisc bulge inlumbar spine &sciatica.

 Why is My left index finger tingling&numbness.have herniated disc in neck &moderatedisc bulge inlumbar spine &sciatica.

Tingling finger: A tingling finger can be from anywhere in your central nervous system, including your brain and spinal cord, or peripheral nerves, impinged anywhere from the spinal cord to the finger itself, including in the wrist. A full exam is necessary. Given your history of a herniated disc in your neck, you may have radiculopathy radiating from that level to a particular dermatome in your hand. Call your MD ...Read more

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Herniated disk -> back pain-sudden change in pain?

Herniated disk -> back pain-sudden change in pain?

There can be changes: Disc herniations can present in various ways & change their pain pattern as they heal or progress or even recur as in 5% of cases. They can initially present as back pain & then radiate to a leg(s) & back pain will improve or stay the same. Leg pain can start as initial pain & improve & back pain can get worse & then resolve (centralization). Sometimes there is no pain, just neurologic issues. ...Read more

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Severe low back pain bulging discs. What to do?

Severe low back pain bulging discs. What to do?

Lifestyle adjustment: Assuming typical back pain not associated with more serious issues like bladder infection, treatment includes: back support, exercise regimen, good sleep, weight control, not smoking, heat/ice applications as well as avoiding prolonged sedentary positions with activity modification. One can use over the counter meds if no medical reasons that prevent use. . Bulging discs do not cause pain. ...Read more

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Can a buldging disk on lower spine cause severe shoulder pain on both sides?

Can a buldging disk on lower spine cause severe shoulder pain on both sides?

Yes, see osteopath: It's very possible that it could be from your low back bulging discs, if it's restraining motion up to your shoulders. However, you need to have this further evaluated by an osteopathic physician, who can review your films, your complete medical, trauma, social history to see how much your bulging discs are affecting this. Often times, this can easily be treated with osteopathic manipulation. ...Read more

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Can herniated disc cause shoulder and upper back pain and burning?

Can herniated disc cause shoulder and upper back pain and burning?

Depends: Disc herniations that are large enough can cause nerve compression that will cause referred pain along the pathway of the nerve. The shoulder is mainly covered by nerves coming from the neck. There should also be referred pain into the upper arm or even hand. Isolated burning tho the back of the shoulder and upper back may be less likely due to a disc hernia tion. ...Read more

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Lower back pain right lower back swollen had MRI nothing showing but one disc problem?

Lower back pain: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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Could my lower back disc be somehow ruptured?

Symptoms: What are your symptoms? Often symptoms may include low back or leg pain that is burning, sharp, radiating, or tingling. Certain positions can exacerbate the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the pain differences between lower back muscle pain an herniated disc pain?

Disc pain= leg pain: Usually low back muscle pain stays localized to the lower back, occasionally it can radiate up your spine. Pain from a herniated disc can cause not only low back pain, but more importantly leg pain. Your nerves are like electrical cords, when you put pressure on a nerve near your spine (like a herniated disc) you can cause pain along the entire length of the nerve; down your leg. ...Read more

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Is it possible my herniated and degenerative disc issues in my lower back have caused weak pelvic floor muscles causing a rectal prolapse?

Is it possible my herniated and degenerative disc issues in my lower back have caused weak pelvic floor muscles causing a rectal prolapse?

Lumbar. Degerative d: It is extremely. Unlikely that rectal prolapse is caused or related to lumbar disc problems, get it checked by a specialist of the lower end of the colon . ...Read more

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Could lower back disc slip be cured fully?

Could lower back disc slip be cured fully?

Yes: Most disc herniations heal with conservative care. Once they have healed, there still may be changes seen in future imaging. However, if it is not symptomatic, there is no reason that you cannot resume normal activities. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Any ideas? Patient had a disk prolapse in sl5 , now and again central pain in the lower back area spreading to thighs; pins and needles in arms n legs

Any ideas? Patient had a disk prolapse in sl5 , now and again central pain in the lower back area spreading to thighs; pins and needles in arms n legs

Need to pin down: Symptoms in arms are not related to a disk in the lower back, although one might experience disk issues in neck also. Best though to wonder about peripheral nerve disorder, spinal stenosis, and even medication reactions. Need a thorough evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a prolapsed disc in my lower back. Can physical therapy reverse this or is the best i can hope for to get the pain to a manageable level?

I have a prolapsed disc in my lower back. Can physical therapy reverse this or is the best i can hope for to get the pain to a manageable level?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a fellowship trained pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Is it possible my herniated and degenerative disc issues in my lower back have caused weak pelvic floor muscles causing a rectal prolapse?

Lumbar. Degerative d: It is extremely. Unlikely that rectal prolapse is caused or related to lumbar disc problems, get it checked by a specialist of the lower end of the colon . ...Read more

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In 2010 I underwent bladder prolapse surgery using a mesh sling. I have pain in lower back L4-5 region and pain in hip getting worse. Is there connect?

In 2010 I underwent bladder prolapse surgery using a mesh sling. I have pain in lower back L4-5 region and pain in hip getting worse. Is there connect?

Unlikely: It would be unlikely for a mesh sling to have a causative effect as it is not placed anywhere near your spine area. Disc and other back issues would be much more common to investigate. ...Read more

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Diagnosed 4 year's ago with DDD& 2 Prolapse Disks. Some low back pain. But bad left hip pain for 4 years. In bed 3 days. With both sides what's the c?

Diagnosed 4 year's ago with DDD& 2 Prolapse Disks. Some low back pain. But bad left hip pain for 4 years.  In bed 3 days. With both sides what's the c?

StudyIssues yourself: Recommend: John E. Sarno, MD & physical therapist Robin A. McKensie. Though focusing on different, complementary approaches, they both have an excellent track record of helping people out of debilitating back & joint pains. Many docs only sell CT, MRI scans, injections & surgery for common variations in anatomy, as seen on images which often have little to do with pain; don't work & ?debility/pain ...Read more

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What are sign and symptoms of lumbar disc prolapse?

What are sign and symptoms of lumbar disc prolapse?

Disc herniation: A prolapsed disc is another way to refer to a disc herniation. Most commonly seen on people aged 30-50 with a predominance in men. About one in 20 cases of acute low back pain are caused by a herniated lumbar disc. Other common symptoms include radiating pain, pins and needles, or numbness into the lower extremity, antalgia (painful gait), and rarely bowel or bladder dysfunction. ...Read more

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I'm a 21-year-old with lumbar disc prolapse (l4-l5). How can I strengthen my back?

I'm a 21-year-old with lumbar disc prolapse (l4-l5). How can I strengthen my back?

Depend on symptoms: If you are having fairly severe leg pain, gentle, low impact aerobic activity (e.g. Walking, pool exercise) is a good place to start. As the leg pain subsides, increase the aerobic exercise to at least 30 minutes nonstop three days a week. As tolerated, work on core muscle strengthening exercise (exercise to strengthen tummy and back muscles). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed today with lumbar disc prolapse with myelopathy. ICD-9: 722.73. I am a 50 year old female. Is this a big deal? I work retail.

I was diagnosed today with lumbar disc prolapse with myelopathy. ICD-9: 722.73. I am a  50 year old female.  Is this a big deal? I work retail.

Not necessarily: Back problems are very common, occurring in over 80 percent of the US population at some point in their lives. By the age of 50, over 50 percent of people will have some degree of " prolapsed" or degenerative disc disease as seen on an MRI. So the finding can cause pain and limitation in some and there are many treatment options; but the finding itself is not unusual or dangerous. ...Read more

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Can vaginal vault prolapse after a hysterectomy with a cystocele and a rectocele can cause pain and discomfort in abdomen and mid/low back on the left?

Can vaginal vault prolapse after a hysterectomy with a cystocele and a rectocele can cause pain and discomfort in abdomen and mid/low back on the left?

Yes: It's not uncommon to have lower abdominal and back pain and discomfort with vaginal prolapse. This usually worsens as the day progresses and the tissues herniated more into the vagina, much like herniated tissue in other parts of the body cause discomfort at times. See a Urogynecologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello, is there any long term complication for lumbar(l5 s1) discectomy and laminectomy for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Thank you?

Hello, is there any long term complication for lumbar(l5 s1) discectomy and laminectomy   for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Thank you?

Pain, instability: Discectomies work well in immediate pain control, but after some time (5-10 years) they may lead to instability and need for segmental fusion. ...Read more

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Greetings! I would like to ask about m xray result: Loss of lumbar lordosis L5 seen sacralized Spna bifida L5 L5-S1 is narrowed Disc prolapse L5-S1?

Greetings!
I would like to ask about m xray result:
Loss of lumbar lordosis
L5 seen sacralized
Spna bifida L5
L5-S1 is narrowed
Disc prolapse L5-S1?

Combination of issue: Some of the back issues are congenital, some due to injury or wear and tear. None seems surgical, and your symptoms can respond to conservative therapy. ...Read more

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Severe low back pain that was rapid onset. I was just diagnosed with a Prolapsed cervix. I also have ovarian cysts that one time was hemorrhagic and nearly fatal. I had an ablation 3 years ago and have recently had some vaginal bleeding. Tender abs.

Severe low back pain that was rapid onset. I was just diagnosed with a Prolapsed cervix. I also have ovarian cysts that one time was hemorrhagic and nearly fatal. I had an ablation 3 years ago and have recently had some vaginal bleeding. Tender abs.

Several issues: Back pain could be due to back issues such as herniated discs, back strain, arthritis, etc. Prolapsed cervix may also contribute to back pain. If you have post ablation spotting, especially if it is painful, this may also be contributing to back pain. So see your GYN, and then a back specialist as necessary ...Read more

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Generalised OA (x-Ray hands feet knees hip clavicle, MRI spine) dry eyes/mouth, history hypermobility, lumbar/cervical stenosis radiculopathy TMJD diverticulitis prolapses FUO - but seronegative and comprehensive blood tests always normal. Any ideas?

Generalised OA (x-Ray hands feet knees hip clavicle, MRI spine) dry eyes/mouth, history hypermobility, lumbar/cervical stenosis radiculopathy TMJD diverticulitis prolapses FUO - but seronegative and comprehensive blood tests always normal. Any ideas?

Explanation: My suggestion that you generalized OA mostly degenerative disease, not the inflammation. And blood work so far remains normal. History of hyper mobility could be reason of early degenerative changes in multiple joins. ...Read more