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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. 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

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I have had lower back pain on my left side, L5 &6 for over a year. Last week I woke with excruciating pain in my lower right back, hip, pelvic like someone was stabbing me with a knife. After a CT to determine no kidney stones my orthopedic thinks it is

I have had lower back pain on my left side, L5 &6 for over a year.  Last week I woke with excruciating pain in my lower right back, hip, pelvic like someone was stabbing me with a knife.  After a CT to determine no kidney stones my orthopedic thinks it is

A few possibilities: How did you figure it was L5 &6. There are typically 5 lumbar vertebra, but some patients can have 6. Your surgeon will have to examine you, & work things up with imaging studies, given symptoms on going for over a year. A few of possible diagnosis could include sacroiliitis versus other spinal issues, vascular problem, urologic/gyn etiologies, etc. A work-up & exam will help point to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Stretch your muscles
10 Min, Daily, forever
Breathe into the area of pain
Once
Visualize the area in spasm relaxing
Once
Take supplements that support your joints
Daily
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I had stabbing off and on side pain in urq for three months, sometimes in lrq and llq. Also past 12+ hours, stabbing back pain in urq. Whatcould itbe?

See professionals...: The described pain at RUQ leads to consider gall bladder stone, or kidney stone, or intermittent obstruction of ureter, or spinal nerve irritation. And the pain in rlq and llq in females leads to worry about the concern in pelvic organs. But for what you stated, it would be most reasonable to see, talk, and work with a professional to figure out what is the matter in you. Best luck... ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
Once
Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
Daily
Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
Daily
Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
Once
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Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Stomach is just: Under left rib cage. Lower could be colon, or if pain radiates from back check for kidney stone. Any other symptoms associated with urination? See pcp bring urine first mornings. ...Read more

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Sharp, stabbing, pinching pain on left side and back pain. Followed by feeling the room spin and nausea. What could this be?

Consider this...: Left sided abdominal pain is a common location for gas causing cramps, ibs or diverticulosis (itis). Gyn problems such as cysts and endometriosis are also considered. Best to see your doctor if symptoms persist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Get evaluated by a spine specialist
Once
Walk regularly
30 Min, 3x week, forever
Avoid smoking
Once
Perform gentle back exercises (examples at www.TheRehabZone.com)
20 Min, 3x week, forever
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I always ve pain on the left back pain to the leg. Very painful especially when i try to sleep on the side?

Pinched nerve: I agree that it sounds like sciatica or a pinched nerve in the spine. But, there are other causes of back and leg pain that need to be considered. You need to see a physician that evaluates back pain. Either a pain specialist, physical medicine doctor, sports medicine physician or spine surgeon. ...Read more

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