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Severe lower back pain. Could this be from a previous epidural?

Severe lower back pain. Could this be from a previous epidural?

Epidurals: There are potential complications from epidural injections. My suggestion is to see a neurologist to evaluate the source of the pain and the function of the nerve roots before deciding on what caused it, and how to treat it. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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How can I treat my severe lower back pain? It's so painful that I can't walk.

How can I treat my severe lower back pain? It's so painful that I can't walk.

A few options: Not enough info for detailed answer, but proper diagnosis is ABSOLUTE KEY to proper treatment. I recommend exam by a dr. Skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation. Since pain could be caused by anything from disc injury to QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumber vertebral dysfunction, etc.-someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain. What should I do? I am overweight but joined gym.

Low back pain: Get checked by your doctor and follow the doctors recommendations. Weight loss will be advantageous when you are feeling better. ...Read more

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What causes severe lower back pain that raps around rip and into lympth nodes in grown?

What causes severe lower back pain that raps around rip and into lympth nodes in grown?

Muscle or nerve pain: Muscle will be burning that hurts as move involved muscle; nerve hurts, stings, sharp rather moving or not. Ice and rest, possible support for back should help both. Muscle will take up to two to three weeks to calm down, nerve injury- radiculopathy or neuropathy, will wax and wane while improving, more slowly and only if the nerve is no longer getting bumped into. Can ask MD for meds. ...Read more

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My friend is trying to lose weight but has severe lower back pain. What are his options?

See below: Losing weight may improve his back pain. Eat healthful meals of lean protein, good fats, fruits & veggies, whole grains; avoid junk food, soft drinks, high glycemic index carbs. Control portion size by using smaller plate & not going back for 2nds. Pool exercises are good for back problems due to low impact on joints/back. Aim for 2 lb/wk weight loss. ...Read more

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I am having severe lower back pain made worse when I bend over. Do you have any idea what caused this?

I am having severe lower back pain made worse when I bend over. Do you have any idea what caused this?

Disc pain: Pain in the low back made worse with bending forward is typically a problem with the lumbar disc (because more pressure is put through the disc in this position) or just simply the muscles in the lumbar spine (as they contract to keep someone from falling over). A vertebral compression fracture is also possible, but is more common in patients over 55 secondary to osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Is there any real benefit to having a mattress, like a sleep number bed, for people with severe lower back pain?

Is there any real benefit to having a mattress, like a sleep number bed, for people with severe lower back pain?

Go for comfort: With low back pain, it is all about what feels good to your back. Some people want soft, others want firm. Some want inner-springs, other want water beds. If the sleep number bed works for you and your back feels better sleeping on it, then go for it. ...Read more

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Ovulation and severe lower back pain. Is it normal? Excessively ovulating I have to wear a pad during ovulation, why?

Ovulation and severe lower back pain. Is it normal? Excessively ovulating I have to wear a pad during ovulation, why?

Ovulaiton/PMS: Vaginal discharge changes due to a preovulatory estrogen effect. There can be an increased volume of clear, stretchy, slippery mucus. The most common physical manifestations of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are abdominal bloating and an extreme sense of fatigue. Other common symptoms include breast tenderness, headaches, hot flashes, and dizziness. ...Read more

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I've got a had a futon for the past year or so and have recently developed severe lower back pain. Is the bed causing this?

No: Posture while sleeping can exacerbate pain or can improve pain but it doesn't produce the pathology that can lead to back pain. The common pathology such as degenerative disc disease, facet arthritis, disc herniations, etc is not caused by the type of bed. ...Read more

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Severe lower back pain and tightening that relieves after walking but resumes after sitting or lying down for a few minutes or more.

Muscle Spasm: Pain with sitting typically stresses the disk in the lumbar spine (lower back). This is often relieved with standing or sitting as there is less pressure on the disk in these positions. Younger patients will often have only back symptoms without sciatica if they have a disc herniation. If your pain is truly severe and not getting better, that deserves an evaluation by a spine or pain specialist. ...Read more

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Bun, bun/crea high & abnormal crystals. Six months ago same thing. Severe lower back pain. Any relation and can these results be normal for some?

Whoa: Lab testing is tricky. I probably raised my BUN and BUN/creatinine level by just eating a nice, big steak. If your creatinine is okay, kidney disease probably isn't the focus. Most folks have one or another sort of crystal in urine -- it's been cooled, after all, and truly "abnormal" crystals are rare. If they're struvite, it's a problem -- kidney stone? Your physician's already considered. Ask. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain. I am only a teen and I am active not lazy. It hurts when I sit or stand for a long time. It feels like my tailbone.

Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc herniation which may cause pain without sciatica. Stress fracture (spondylolysis) occurs in 5% of the population without any symptoms. If symptoms persist, then see your doc for a more specific evaluation. ...Read more

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My bf has sudden severe lower back pain. He says it feels like it did when he pulled it sledding, but has not done anything to injure himself. ER?

Back pain: Try rest, plus Motrin 600mg 3x a day, heat contrasted with ice over area of pain (heat for 10 min followed one hour later by applying ice for 5 min, Do this 4 x a day) if no improvement within 48 hours, he should be seen by a doctor ...Read more

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I am 35 yrs old and had 2 c-sections. The last one being 2 yrs back. I get severe lower back pain when I am half way bent for more than 2 sec. Pls adv.

C section incisions: Can affect abdominal muscle function which can affect load across the back but 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. Try a back support. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause severe lower back pain?

Back pain: Back pain is usually caused by a problem with the disc that serves as the cushion between vertebra. The discs can herniate where a piece from the center comes out or the disc can tear (annular tear) which commonly causes severe back pain. There are other less common causes such as trauma/fracture, infection, facet (spine joints) arthritis, cancer, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if severe lower back pain?

Get it looked at: Severe, truly severe, back pain needs to be evaluated by a physician. Likely a musculoskeletal condition, but other more dangerous conditions need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Severe lower back pain for five days.?

Severe lower back pain for five days.?

More info: It may be anything - kidney stone, back strain, sciatica, etc. More info is essential. ...Read more

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What can I do for severe lower back pain?

What can I do for severe lower back pain?

Spineuniverse. Com: Look up the above address and find flexion exercises for the low back.
Do these gently. Williams flexion exercises help people greatly with low back pain. See your family md for evaluation and assistance if it can't be better with conservative treatment.
Try nsaids, rest, and ice or heat. ...Read more

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What to do if severe lower back pain! : (?

Depends: If this is new, especially if it's related to a fall or trauma, then you need to be seen by your doctor or the er right away. If this is a chronic problem, then the most effective therapies are intense exercise daily, core strengthening, hamstring flexibility, and a healthy anti-inflammatory diet. Occasionally a change in footwear or your mattress can help too. ...Read more

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What is causing my severe lower back pain?

Numerous: There are many many potential causes of back pain, ranging from soft tissue inflammation (myofasciitis), muscle sprain/strain, disc degeneration, herniated discs, facet arthritis, si joint pathology, and more serious conditions such as infections and tumors. If your pain has been persistent then you need to see a physician. ...Read more

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What causes sudden, severe lower back pain?

Many Things: Not enough info for detailed answer, but proper diagnosis is ABSOLUTE KEY to proper treatment. I recommend exam by a dr. Skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation. Since pain could be caused by anything from disc injury to QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumbar vertebral dysfunction, etc.-someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer. ...Read more

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What can I do?! severe lower back pain! : (?

Low Back Pain Recipe: 1. Rest
2. Nsaids scheduled x 2 weeks with food.
3. Heating pad (electric plug in wall kind) to low back.

Usually acute low back pain resolves in 6 weeks time - if this persists longer, you should get an xray/mri after consulting with an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What can I do?! severe lower back pain! : (?

Sorry to hear: That. If that pain is too severe, go to the er. Also, if you have any bowel or bladder issues with it, also go to er. Keep walking and moving as long as it does not make the pain worse. Gentle stretching, again unless it makes it much worse. Stay hydrated, try over the counter Ibuprofen if this medicine is appropriate for you. Most importantly, get the correct diagnosis to target treatment. ...Read more

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Where is this severe lower back pain coming from?

Where is this severe lower back pain coming from?

Let's count the ways: Referred pain from hip or si joint, vascular, genitourinary, gi, tumor, infection, gynecological issues and then back issues: tumor, infection, rheumatologic, disc, facet joint, fracture, deformity, muscular, deconditioning, degenerative, spinal stenosis, epidural hematoma, instability to name the majority. Of causes. ...Read more

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I am having severe lower back pain what is wrong?

I am having severe lower back pain what is wrong?

Unsure: This complaint is too broad. This can be pain from the back, muscles kidney or bowel. Possibly even more. ...Read more

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What could cause severe lower back pain for 2 years?

What could cause severe lower back pain for 2 years?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include heat pads, exercise, massage, physical therapy, medications, injections. ..
You should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why I have my severe lower back pain?

Severe: May be of concern. If with fever, not good. Causes otherwise include herniated disc, inflamed facets. Should have it checked. ...Read more

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Why did I have sudden severe lower back pain and gass?

Why did I have sudden severe lower back pain and gass?

Pelvic problem: Back pain rarely causes pelvic pain but pelvic problems often cause back pain. Sudden distension of the colon can cause pain in both areas. Symptoms could be simply due to constipation or dietary issues or even colitis. Many problems can occur with the same symptoms such as urinary tract infections, ovarian cysts, etc. See your family practitioner or gynecologist. ...Read more

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What would cause severe lower back pain & work it's way up?

What would cause severe lower back pain & work it's way up?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. .. If the pain goes up, it might be a refer pain.
If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do if I'm suffering with severe lower back pain?

What can I do if I'm suffering with severe lower back pain?

See Osteopathic Dr.: Not enough info for detailed answer, but proper diagnosis is ABSOLUTE KEY to proper treatment. I recommend exam by a dr. Skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation. Since pain could be caused by anything from disc injury to QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumber vertebral dysfunction, etc.-someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer. ...Read more

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What are good ways I can find relief from severe lower back pain?

What are good ways I can find relief from severe lower back pain?

I have severe LBP: Severe neuro-musculo-skeletal lower back pain can be caused by muscle spasm, sprain, slipped disc, "pinched nerve", vertebral fracture, spinal stenosis, rheum disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis, spondylolisthesis, discitis, osteomyelitis, metastatic cancer, local tumor, etc. Etc. Etc. Proper evaluation by a physician is required to make the correct diagnosis as treatment varies for each. ...Read more

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What should I do to help relieve some of my severe lower back pain?

Prolotherapy: This could be ligament sprain and lumbar instability and it causes the sever low back pain.

A prolotherapist could help you. Find one near you at www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org. Or www. Proloshot. Com. ...Read more

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Woke up with severe lower back pain that won't go away, what can I do?

Woke up with severe lower back pain that won't go away, what can I do?

Should resolve: Most flares of back pain resolve within a few weeks. Nsaids, heat/ice, stretching, chiro or pt treatments are all indicated. Imaging only needed if you develop sciatica or other neurological issue or if you had trauma recently.
Md/do can prescribe muscle relaxors if additional relief is needed. ...Read more

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My husband has severe lower back pain and he's not sure what it could be?

Several possible: Several possibilities from referred pain due to kidney infection or stone, gallbladder, ulcer, pancreatitis or vascular like an aneurysm v back causes that could be tumor or infection v a disc problem or even a fracture or sprain/strain depending if injury & type of injury. Look for any fever, chills or sweats, blood in urine or stool and any abdominal symptoms. If pain severe, should be seen. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain after practicing my back walkover. What do you suggest?

Initially rest: Nonsurgical remedies and therapy are the initial mainstay. Medicines such as anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants and pain medications are very helpful. Modalities such as ice and heat can be useful. See an orthopedic spine surgeon for a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Since I was 13 I randomly get severe lower back pain lasting a few mins and then gone. Is this a spasm?

Since I was 13 I randomly get severe lower back pain lasting a few mins and then gone. Is this a spasm?

Could be? See MD!: There are several explanations for low back pain, but it appears you are still very young & should be thoroughly evaluated by a MD for severe low back pain especially as you are on medications for reflux already. The list of possible diagnoses is long and also includes disc disease, kidney or bladder issues, pelvic or GI causes, sciatica to name a few.Imaging and ultimately PT may be needed also. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain when I bend over, lift things, lay down flat on my back, sit for to long, stand for to long that has lasted for 2 years?

MRI?: If you have pain radiating into your legs, or you have numbness, tingling, or weakness in your legs- you should be checked out by a spine specialist and likely get an mri. Even if you don't have symptoms in you legs, assuming you have tried conservative options, you should probably get looked at by a pain specialist or physiatrist, and still possibly need an mri. ...Read more

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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more