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Low back pain hurts to just lay down and bend over or just to do about anything. Constant throbbing pain and had little spasmims in lower back at firs?

Low back pain hurts to just lay down and bend over or just to do about anything. Constant throbbing pain and had little spasmims in lower back at firs?

Spine Pain Options: This 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 and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post surgery?

Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post surgery?

Possibly: There is nothing about a laminectomy that should precipitate facet pain/arthritis. But patietns with spinal stenosis who require laminectomy often have multiple back issues including facet arthritis. There could be scarring after surgery causing some pain but typically you would have some leg pain as well. After completing pt and core exercises, facet pain can easily be tested with an injeciton. ...Read more

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Had l spine xray and CT scan for kidney stones, all clear. Low back pain. Would l spine xray have shown lower back tumor? No stones, uti, etc.

Had l spine xray and CT scan for kidney stones, all clear. Low back pain. Would l spine xray have shown lower back tumor? No stones, uti, etc.

No: An x-ray of the lumbar spine would predominantly show only bone. In general, an x-ray is not a very sensitive test to detect the specific cause of back pain in most patients. Consider requesting an MRI which shows the bone, but also shows the nerves, discs, and other soft tissues of the back and is therefore much more sensitive than an x-ray. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower). The left side, .

I am experiencing low back pain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower). The left side, .

Many causes possible: Low back pain is one of the most common symptoms in medicine: causes include sprains, disc problems, facet joint arthritis, kidney diseases, colon diseases including constipation., among others. Left lower back pain suggests against kidney, but includes sprains and constipation. If the back pain persists or worsens you need to see your PCP for referral for lumbar imaging following detailed exam ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain (right side only) only when I am sleeping for couple of hours... usually in early morning on lower right back side.

I am experiencing low back pain (right side only) only when I am sleeping for couple of hours... usually in early morning on lower right back side.

Well many possibilit: Many causes are possible. You. Oils have just Kaye's wrong and pulled the back, perhaps an infection. And on and on. The best course of action is to see your doctor for exam ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain. The pain kind of shoots occasionally from both the sides of my back just above my bum. And it's not really sharp?

I am experiencing low back pain. The pain kind of shoots occasionally from both the sides of my back just above my bum. And it's not really sharp?

Beware of red flags: Most back pain is benign, generating from soft tissue like ligments, fascia, discs, joints etc. Typical treatments like exercise, PT, chiro are all appropriate.
"Red Flags" that indicate something more sinister may be going on include progressive, unrelenting back pain especially if it also occurs at night, is assoc w/ fevers, unexplained weight loss, or if you develop anything neurological. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of low back pain that radiates around to my lower abdominal area, what could that be?

I have symptoms of low back pain that radiates around to my lower abdominal area, what could that be?

Ovulating?: If it is approximately 10-14 days since the beginning of your last period, it is possible that this kind of pain is from ovulation and will pass in 24-48 hours. If you have fever or urinary symptoms or unusual vaginal discharge it could be something more serius. ...Read more

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I'm suffering severe low back pain that radiates around to my lower abdominal area. No injury or trauma to the area.

I'm suffering severe low back pain that radiates around to my lower abdominal area. No injury or trauma to the area.

Herniated disc.: Could be high lumbar or low thoracic disc herniation of arthritis called spondylosis.

see primary care who will start you on NSAIDs (motrin) and physical therapy. If no better, MRI would be indicated-lumbar and thoracic.

If all negative, could be intraabdominal process that is giving you referred pain. ...Read more

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Sx:Low back pain, left sharp glute pain for 3 months. Worser in the morning or when sitting. Is this sciatica or some type of cancer?

Sx:Low back pain, left sharp glute pain for 3 months. Worser in the morning or when sitting. Is this sciatica or some type of cancer?

Neither: At age 23, neither is likely. Sciatica is due to compression of nerve in low back, usually causes pain down the leg. It's rare at your age. Injury to coccyx can cause your symptom, as can muscle and joint injury there. For previously undiagnosed cancer to present in this fashion in a young man would likewise be VERY rare. ...Read more

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I've been having really bad low back pain recently with sharp pain down back of left leg, specifically when bending over, lifting, or coughing.?

I've been having really bad low back pain recently with sharp pain down back of left leg, specifically when bending over, lifting, or coughing.?

This is most: Consistent with a disc source of nerve compression or irritation although there can be other possibilities. The fact that you can increase the pain with bending & lifting & worsen the pain with coughing most likely to find a disc problem like a herniation or tear of the outer portion of the disc known as an annular tear. These can be treated non operatively 90% of the time. Start with your doctor ...Read more

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I have low back pain that radiates to my hip. It is a sharp pain, at times makes it difficult to move. Loss of feeling in low back skin as well?

Nerve impingement: Of the lower back. S a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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I can no longer do yoga or stretch due to shooting leg pain and sharp low back pain across low back crease. Manageable for 10 years, until recently.

I can no longer do yoga or stretch due to shooting leg pain and sharp low back pain across low back crease. Manageable for 10 years, until recently.

Yoga & Pain: Please see your doc to get a diagnosis and help for your leg pain. Then consider doing Qigong rather than Yoga. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Having sharp pains, low back pain, severe bloating and my nipples hurt. What could be the cause of this?

Having sharp pains, low back pain, severe bloating and my nipples hurt. What could be the cause of this?

Possibly pregnant: You always have to rule out pregnancy. Get a home pregnancy test. They should turn positive about the time you're a week late. If it's negative, repeat it and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can low back pain and knee pain be related? I have lower left back pain and also have left knee pain that has been ongoing? Please help

Can low back pain and knee pain be related? I have lower left back pain and also have left knee pain that has been ongoing? Please help

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I have had constant fasciculation in both lower extremities for well over six months now. Could my low back pain be causing this or something else?

I have had constant fasciculation in both lower extremities for well over six months now. Could my low back pain be causing this or something else?

Yes and yes.: Low back pain can be associated with nerve root irritation, that can cause abnormal muscle tone, and even abnormal muscle contractions. However, it is also possible that something chemical is involved, or electrolyte abnormality, like low calcium. Best to have this checked out. ...Read more

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I have chronic low back pain that exists in the lower right side of my back and radiates to the front. MRI shows arthritis in spine. Is this related?

Probably yes: Arthritis in spine with degenerative joint disease can show up with chronic low back pain, and radiate to the front, as muscles and tendons, and nerve roots all are connected in the body. See a DO, an osteopathic physician with a neuromusculoskeletal medicine focus to help assess, and treat your condition to provide maximum decompression, and pain relief. ...Read more

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61years, she has made hysterectomy 1year ago, it has a strong gland on the lower left side of the abdomen, it has only low back pain and cough/rarewhat?

Get checked: Usually the uterus, tubes and ovaries are removed at age 61
if no cancer was found lymph gland probably not related
other illnesses can produce lymph gland prominence and back pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower) and low back pain. Only on the right side around 5 days before my menstral cycle. It prevents me from doing my day to day activities?

I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower) and low back pain. Only on the right side around 5 days before my menstral cycle. It prevents me from doing my day to day activities?

Premenstrual pain: PMS Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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L5s1hern&sciatic pain controlled by cord stim.1year later have hip&sharp low back pain getting ip from lying down/sitting. Could this be osteoarthritis?

Spinal cord stim for: Herniated disc? Make sure you are getting second opinions prior to getting involved procedures. Regarding your current symptoms, your descriptions make it appear to be likely Sacroiliitis. Get evaluated by a Spine Specialist for an examination and treatment. These usually respond very nicely to conservative treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Myth or Fact? And why do you say? Body pain worse on Cold Days! I am experiencing lower leg pain and low back pain.

Myth or Fact? And why do you say? Body pain worse on Cold Days! I am experiencing lower leg pain and low back pain.

Fact: Muscle tend to tense up during cold. It is the response before shivering to generate more heat. The muscle tension may worsen the pain.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain and abdominal pain (worsened by: after meal) (severity: mild) (side: left lower, right lower).

I am experiencing low back pain and abdominal pain (worsened by: after meal) (severity: mild) (side: left lower, right lower).

Need medical exam: Many problems can cause back and belly pain- from constipation and menses up to urinary infections and appendicitis. You need to be seen by your primary doctor or an urgent care physician. Medical problems can get worse with time, so don't delay! ...Read more

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30 y/o female. Low back pain. Palpable mass in right lower side of back. Pain with sex. Recent auto accident. No STIs/pregnancy?

30 y/o female. Low back pain. Palpable mass in right lower side of back. Pain with sex. Recent auto accident. No STIs/pregnancy?

Risk factors for STD: Hi Anna. .. I hope you will find my answer helpful. 1. Only risk factor in my mind for std and pregnancy is having sexual intercourse. So I would check it if you come see me. This is to cover all basics. 2. More likely, you back pain and sexual pain is related to musculoskeletal problem from recent auto accident. You are describing mass. This concerns me but likely spasm. ...Read more

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Low back pain, numbness inside both lower legs. Numbness when sitting in butt, gets better when I stand. I always have gad which think makes me worse?

Low back pain, numbness inside both lower legs. Numbness when sitting in butt, gets better when I stand. I always have gad which think makes me worse?

PInched Nerve: The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. Other possibilities include spondylolisthesis in which obtaining a a flexion/extension x-rays and MRI can help to evaluate this. ...Read more