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Lower back pain on left side?

Lower back pain on left side?

Probably your muscle: Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if you can!), and using an over the counter pain reliever / anti-inflammatory. If the pain becomes severe or does not start to improve, or if it's accompanied by other symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

See below: The most common cause of low back pain is usually due to arthitic changes in the spine although in some cases there is a more serious problem. See your physician sooner than later if you have fever, chills, night sweats, or back pain that wakes you from your sleep. ...Read more

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Lower back, pain on left side?

Lower back, pain on left side?

Numerous possible: Pain in that area could be due to a trigger point (localized soft tissue inflammation) vs muscle sprain/strain vs facet joint pain vs degenerative disc vs disc herniation, among other causes. If your symptoms are persistent or worsening, see a physician. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen ?

Lower back pain on left side numbness in my abdomen ?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause numbness in the lower abdomen but usually low back radiculopathies cause radiation of discomfort to the leg. Perhaps the superficial nerves of that portion of the abdomen are pinched or irritated. A neurologist is qualified to evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Left side upper to lower back pain?

Left side upper to lower back pain?

Kidney stone?: When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Back pain on left side shoulder right side of blade?

Back pain on left side shoulder right side of  blade?

Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left back sharp

Pain in lower left back sharp

Back pain left side: Need musculoskeletal exam. Two major structures that commonly cause this-1) iliolumbar ligament or 2)attachment of major extensor muscle ( quadratus lumborum) at sacrum ( enthesiopathies)3) myotonic point in overused muscle. Usually localized. May respond massage, manipulation or needling. Common cause is rotating lower back during lift or abnormal position while working. Physical therapists. ...Read more

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Pinching pain on lower left side of stomach?

Pinching pain on lower left side of stomach?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Wincing, sharp pain on lower left abdomen?

Wincing, sharp pain on lower left abdomen?

Many possibilities: Left lower abdomen discomfort can come from constipation, diverticulitis, colitis, ovarian condition, gas, irritable ibowel, etc. Would need to see a doctor for a complete history and physical exination. ...Read more

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Pain on right side abdomen and lower back menopause?

Pain on right side abdomen and lower back menopause?

Too many things!: Ovary; kidney; musculoskeletal; adrenal, etc. You need to visit your docotr. An ultrasound is probably the best diagnostic test! ...Read more

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Pain on my left side from side of my rib cage upper also my lower left side?

Pain on my left side from side of my rib cage upper also my lower left side?

Get a physical!: New onset sharp left sided abdominal pain can have many etiologies. Without a physician history and examination, it is hard to guess the cause. Musculoskeletal pains, constipation, kidney infection, enlarged spleen, diverticulitis among possibilities.... ...Read more

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Stabbing pains on lower right side of back ?

Stabbing pains on lower right side of back ?

Depends: Kidney pain usually present with localized tenderness at the bilateral flank regions, which may radiate to the lumbosacral spine and inguinal area. The pain usually presents as dull, achy, constant, cramping pain, with intermittent sharp stabbing pain .However, musculoskeletal pain due to muscle spasm usually presents with dull spasm to sharp pain reproducible with palpation, and position changes ...Read more

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Constant pain in left side of abdomen below rib. Pain started as stabbing on left side on belly button. Randomly feeling pain on lower right abdomen?

Constant pain in left side of abdomen below rib. Pain started as stabbing on left side on belly button. Randomly feeling pain on lower right abdomen?

Nonspecific: Migrating pain could represent excess gas moving through the intestines, or if associated with diarrhea, nausea and vomiting could represent an intestinal infection. Could also be muscle pain if you've been doing abdominal work outs. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if it's that bad. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have lower right side tummy pain with right side lower back pain?

I have lower right side tummy pain with right side lower back pain?

Could be kidney: Pain radiating from the kidney follows that course and should be evaluated by a doctor. Could have a kidney stone or infection causing the problem. ...Read more

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Left lower back pain?

Left lower back pain?

Vague: Left low back pain. Radiate into leg? Most painful movement ? Injury ? Illness ? Sudden ? Long time ? Age ? With just the question to go on, what is likely in the left lower back area with no leg radiation ? Could be your left sacroiliac joint or your left l5s1 facet joint or even early shingles. ...Read more

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Having sharp pains in right side in lower pain back and buttocks?

Having sharp pains in right side in lower pain back and buttocks?

A few things : This depends on the examination. This depends on what activities you're doing when it occurs. In the back you have muscles, bones, joints, discs, bursas, tendons and ligaments. Any of these alone or together can cause symptoms. Your evaluation will clarify this. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on my upper left back comes and goes?

Sharp pain on my upper left back comes and goes?

Muscle pain.: Muscle contractions is probably the cause . Take otc pain medication , apply warm compresses to the area 3 times a day for 15 minutes. If it persist get a prescription for a muscle relaxant from your doctor. May also need referral for the physical therapy. ...Read more

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Lower right abdominal pain, radiates to back and front of thigh. Constant sharp throbbing pain. Alleviates slightly when lay on left side. ?

Need Medical Checkup: Any pain in the abdomen which persists and is getting worse requires you to have a medical examination by your physician. If you have fever along with pain, then it is more urgent to see a doctor today. You may go to an ER unless your doctor can see you in his/her office today. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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