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Severe Spine Ache
It varies: In my experience, for two reasons. First, a spinal deformity can cause a muscular pain as the muscles try to hold the spine in a good position but battle a mechanical disadvantage. Second, the spine is loaded in an asymmetric fashion leading to early failure fo the discs leading to premature degeneration, herniations, and arthritis, all of which can certainly cause pain. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Curvatures can cause backache.Many other things, can, too, which may/may not be directly related to the curvature.Your best bet may be to start with a dr. who is NOT a surgeon.Osteopathic drs. tend to use non-invasive diagnostics & treatments like manipulation to balance/strengthen muscles,take pressure off nerves, prolotherapy to strengthen weak ligaments, etc. which may be the real cause of pain ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me what is the most effective pain relief for back ache caused by curved spine or worn discs?
RFA, PT, NSAIDs: Curved spine (scoliosis) and "worn discs" are extremely common in people that have no pain at all, so both of those things aren't necessarily the causes of pain. Both though, can cause pain by putting pressure on the joints in the back. A thorough evaluation by a spine specialist should be able to tell you what is causing the pain (the joints, the discs, the muscles/ligaments, etc). ...Read more
Rubbery, moveable lump lower right back by spine. About 1 inch in size. Lower right back ache for weeks. Massage/stretch/icyhot seem ineffective
Hello I have back ache that feel like a cramping feeling can't bend down it feel like its stuck sometimes pain go to my spine.?
Most commonly: These things together in a younger person is a mix between a weak core, carrying extra weight and poor posture. I am assuming since you say you have worn discs, you have already had imaging? If not, consider x ray and/or MRI to illustrate any back issues. Also consider pt as a long term solution. Best of luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more
Do a lot of people with worn discs in the lower spine always have lower back ache and strain also?
Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more
I've had really bad back ache and my doctors says I've got a curtive of the spine and a uneven pelvis what can I do?
Limb length: Limb length discrepancy may be the cause if bad enough. If one leg is more than 1 inch shorter, this results in a spinal curvature. The imbalance created can also be painful and cause arthritis over the years. Try walking around with one shoe on the shorter leg at home. See how it feels. If leg length not the problem, scoliosis may make the pelvis appear unlevel. Have a scoliosis surgeon check. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thoracic spine ache when bend for 7mths ( getting better). However, there's still rib sensitivity. (not constant). Could disc/facet cause rib sore?
Strain: 7 months of upper back pain on bending sounds like a strain syndrome or arthritis. Do you lift weights or performing exercises that could strain that area? If so try avoiding these activities to see if all the discomfort subsides.If discomfort persists, see an orthopedic specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain in my pelvic bone. It is painful to walk. It makes my hips and spine ache. Help please?
See you doctor: You need to be evaluated by your doctor, a hands on examination will be needed to accurately diagnose what's causing your symptoms. ...Read more
I have aching muscles that heat up at moments, when my upper spine ache my chest ache and sharp cramps.What could it be?
Evaluation needed: You will need to see your doctor for a physical examination, and work-up to figure out what may be causing your numerous symptoms. Those symptoms may be all unrelated. But lots of things could present with these symptoms. So accurate diagnostic work-up is important. ...Read more
Up back ache 1 yr on right side of spine. Deep inside shoulder blade. Ct 11/01/12 chest clear. Mri spine ok. Chest xray recent ok. Missed lung cancer?
Get evaluated by doc: Occasional ache/pain occurs in everyone at some point, but persistent pain should be evaluated. It is possible you may have sprain/strains, degenerative joint/disc disease, stenosis, spondylolithesis (bone slipping off/out), spinal abscess, even kidney stone, colitis, ovarian cyst, appendicitis etc.Can cause back/waist pain .I would consult doc for an evaluation. Motrin/tylenol may help. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi. I hv a severe back ache always i was on medication n completed the course. Pain relapsed. Please advise?
I have back ache.Its mainly in lower left side.I have felt a small lump over the area that aches.Ache is persistent and severe sometimes.Please help.
Back Pain and lump: Symptoms of a "knot" or "lump" are most likely a muscle spasm if painful. Alas, may simply be a normal variation, but could also indicate sacroiliac pain (not serious) or facet syndrome (pain made worse by extending the back as a result of pressure on the small joints in the spine). Lumps can also be benign tumors, but usually not painful see a doc if no better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had back ache for around 4 years , x.Rays show that everything's fine , but the pain has grown severe , I have also been resting for 1 year.
20 y/o M LBP: For worsening low back pain (lbp) with a normal x-ray, MRI is needed. Not all causes of lbp are seen on x-ray. If MRI is normal, should consult spine surgeon (they don't just operate don't worry), pmr, pain management. Lbp in a 20 year-old should be diagnosed properly to help prevent future problems. Labs & proper medical evaluation is too needed to rule out seronegative spondy or other ctd's. ...Read more
I'm a software engineer. I used to spend minimum 8hrs a day sitting in front of computer i feel severe back ache once i reach home and during mornings?
Treatment for pain: Hla-27 is part of your genetic make up and cannot be altered. However, the pain in the back and thighs should be treatable. You may wish to see a rheumatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more