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Reason For Back Pain
Most often: muscles: The common, every day type of back pain is usually from the strain on the muscles and ligaments of the lumbosacral spine. Underlying arthritic changes can be the cause of chronic back complaints. If the symptoms travel down the leg(s), the disc structures of the spine can be involved. If ice/heat, short rest, and otcs cannot treat the pain, seek further evaluation by your doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Middle back pain radiating to hip and buttock, right side. Finished antibiotics for UTI yet continued back pain. Causes please?
Having stomach pain. Rt shoulder pain. And lower rt back pain. Is this normal. Can i b prescribed meds for pain?
Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?
2 separate problems: For back pain, lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise & activity modification. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. For kidney pain, you need to be seen and treated by your physician. ...Read more
Neck pain arm pain back pain leg pain jaw pain and i can't tilt my head all the way back. No health insurance got two weeks any ideas of what this is?
It could be: Something serious, when you have this much pain in these different areas. I don't think any home remedies would help if you had it for 2 weeks already. Ask a doctor for a discount if you don't have health insurance coverage. Most doctors will try to help you even if you can't pay the full fee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low back pain: Work on strengthening your core muscles (low back and abdomen) through a low impact routine. Stretching is very important and can include traction, knees to chest, pelvic tilts, etc. A medicine ball is a good tool. These exercises can be guided by a therapist or chiropractor with other modalities as well. More aggressive options include cortisone injections. ...Read more
Complicated Answer: It is not so much which medication is strongest, but rather which one is best for you depending on the cause of your pain and anticipated duration. Also, one must consider kidney and liver function when prescribing various types of pain medications. Some of the classes of drugs used to treat pain include narcotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-depressants, and topical applications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several poss. causes: It can be caused by a pinched nerve, muscle spasm or tear, over-stretched ligament, tear in the capsule around an intervertebral disc, etc. If it is in the mid to upper back: pleurisy, pancreatitis, gallbladder problems, etc. Could be causes. A dysfunctional rib is often the culprit. A good history & physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam could help find & maybe even treat it. ...Read more
Education/exam: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TO8Il3vdxQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
L4-5 laminectomy 2yrs ago. Now disc bulging, severe back pain, was told symptoms does not relieve lower back pain, only the leg pain. Is this true? Pain=8
Good time to eval: It is a good time to go in for a thorough interview, exam, and possibly some tests to help determine the cause and the best treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more
Still: Many causes. You may need to see a neurologist or neuromuscular specialist. ...Read more
Pelvic pain and pain when urinating doc says no uti. Also tired all the time nauseated pain in back also.Schuled for scope but pain is bad .What to do?
Interstitial Cystiti: A very common, but poorly understood, condition known as "interstitial cystitis" (ic)could be your answer. Frequently, women (women>men) are evaluated/referred for recurrent utis, but really have "ic." also known as the "painful bladder syndrome, " often associated with hematuria and urinary frequency. One does not have to have all 3 symptoms, however, to have ic. See your urologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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