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Radicular Back Pain In Children
"radiating pain": If refers to radiating pain from a specific nerve distribution - usually from an upper region to a lower region, i.e. Back down th leg, or neck to the arm or shoulder.. Each nerve carries a signal (and pain) to a specific anatomic location. (compare to a sprained ankle that can be diffusely painful and numb rather than focally numb and painful in one location. ...Read more
When evaluating lower back pain, can radicular pain on left affect right butt, hip & hamstring when there is a problem with L4, L5 and sacrum?
Left Radicular Pain: Left side radicular symptoms won't cause right side symptoms. Radicular implies that specific nerves are involved (example: left L5 and S1 radicular symptoms can cause side of the left leg and back of left leg pain-sometimes all the way into the left foot.). You have the same set of nerves on the opposite (right) side which could cause the same symptoms-depends on what that path is at L4/5 & L5/S1 ...Read more
Insidious onset of low back pain, no radicular signs but assoc with mild nausea and lack of appetite. Can LBP be referred from gallbladder? Have sonogram that shows 3 gall polyps, 3, 5, 6 mm.
Why do I get a headache when children scream or people shout. It's like tension on the sides of my head and pulling at the back. Pain at the front.
Pain with loud noise: All the nerves from your ears go to your brain, and loud noises trigger the nerves which causes your body to respond. ...Read more
I'm 32 years old female with 3 children. I had back pain for 6 months on middle left back. What it could be?
I'm having very short periods, only 2 days but am getting worse back pain & cramps after the bleeding stops? I'm 29 & have 2 children.
Hard to answer: Without further information, this is difficult to determine. Bleeding amount are based on the amount of uterine lining that needs to be shed each cycle. However, the cramps and back pain are usually from the uterus contracting to expel menstrual tissue. The back pain is usually from the uterosacral nerve running from the cervix to the lowest back bones in the sacrum. ...Read more
My boyfriend is not able to have children. I had my period for 3 days. Very minimal bleeding. Now severe cramping and low back pain days later. Why?
Over 2 weeks I have taken 80 children's chewable Tylenol (80mg) and 102 extra strength Tylenol (500mg) could this cause liver damage? I'm not trying to harm my self just having back pain. I'm not havin nausea or vomiting I feel ok
Too much Tylenol (acetaminophen): You have taken 80 x 80mg = 6400mg and 102 * 500mg = 51000mg for a total of 57400mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) over a period of 14 days. This means you are averaging 4100mg per day of Tylenol (acetaminophen). If you have a liver condition (such as hepatitis or cirrhosis), are drinking a lot of alcohol, or are taking this dosage over long period, permanent damage can occur. ...Read more
When to see a doc?:
Severe back pain that is associated with:
weakness in the leg, problems controlling your bowels or bladder, numbness when wiping yourself with toilet paper should be seen immediately by a doctor:
http://www. Webmd. Com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/when-to-call-doctor ...Read more
Back pain at home: Can certainly be treated with improvements in posture and flexebility exercises. Try to walk, and avoid being sedentary (or in bed!) for a long time, as 'motion is lotion' for most back pain problems. Core strengthening and healthy eating-and-drinking can help a lot too. Certainly do not smoke, as smokers have a 40% greater chance for backpain than non-smokers! Use anti-inflammatories sparingly! ...Read more
Many things: Muscle sprains, ligamentous injury, bone and disk injury, internal bleeding, blood vessel dissection, kidney infection, tumors, infection of the spine, spine or rib fractures, occasionally labor, pregnancy, and kidney stones. Sometimes cancer involving the bones of the spine and sacrum or other internal organs. As you can see the list is huge. More information would be helpful in narrowing it down ...Read more
Back pain: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Take care. ...Read more
That depends: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read more
Work-Up!: Before treating any condition you should be seen by a board certified physician to start a work-up. It is probably best to start with your primary care physician and let that doctor lead the charge. Back pain can be caused by many different etiologies. Some of the causes can be serious and others not so so serious. Again, go see your doctor. ...Read more
Any: Any physical activity has the potential to cause back pain, but impact activities such as running, jogging, jumping, and high-impact aerobics, can be particularly aggravating. In addition, very heavy weight lifting, as well as repetitive activities such as bending/twisting, can be causative. ...Read more
Depends on cause: W/out knowing where your pain is located (upper, mid, lower), type of pain, aggravating factors, etc. It's next to impossible to give good advice on pain relief.To get a proper diagnosis & thus proper relief, seek an osteopathic manipulative medicine dr. A good history & phys, incl osteopathic hands-on exam may reveal cause. In many cases, osteopathic manipulation can relieve pain right in office. ...Read more
Back pain: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read more