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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can severe lower back pain stress the heart?

Can severe lower back pain stress the heart?

Potentially: Any severe pain, including severe lower back pain, can result in increased blood pressure, which can place increased stress on the heart. ...Read more

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Can stress cause lower back pain?

Can stress cause lower back pain?

Stress is a factor: Stress can cause many things as high blood pressure, weight gain, anxiety, etc. Stress can tense your nerves in turn tighten your muscles to where they go into spasm. See the many stress relief searches online to see what can work for you. If those don't help see your physician. ...Read more

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Do stress result in back pain?

Dr. Kathryn Ko Dr. Ko
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Do stress result in back pain?

It can: stress can affect almost any part of our bodies. try to maintain good spinal health, start now! ...Read more

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Upper back vertabra painful to touch, arm and leg dull pain. X ray cam back normal. Sme days this back pain is extreme. Help!

Upper back vertabra painful to touch, arm and leg dull pain. X ray cam back normal. Sme days this back pain is extreme. Help!

U Need to see a Spi-: nal surgeon to be examined, investigated to be properly diagnosed, and then treated as deemed necessary. I would suggest being Active with walking, stretching exercises, swimming are all good to keep the muscles strong and toned up, as I believe Weak muscle also Hurt. So keeping the muscles strong you are removing one cause of the pain. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain on lower L pubic bone after run, radiate to lower L back. Hurts while walk, lift L leg, and lifting R leg toward L leg. Cause bone or muscle?

Pain on lower L pubic bone after run, radiate to lower L back. Hurts while walk, lift L leg, and lifting R leg toward L leg. Cause bone or muscle?

Many possibilities: Attached to the "sit" bones are the hamstrings which can develop tendinitis. The hip rotators are deep to that area and can have tendinitis too. An alternative source would be lower back pain which can radiate down. For people who have muscle pain from running, reducing run distance, mixing in cross training and aggressive stretching can help. If not better, a stress fracture can be considered ...Read more

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Lower back pain on spine, mid back muscle tightness, tingling in back of both legs from mid buttocks to knees about 50x/day. Xray normal. 8 months now?

Lower back pain on spine, mid back muscle tightness, tingling in back of both legs from mid buttocks to knees about 50x/day. Xray normal. 8 months now?

Back pain: plain film XRays are not enough to determine persistent Los back pain. You need and MRI. Talk with your doctor it sounds like a disc problem. But would need to know your full medical history ...Read more

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Is stress fracture bone mets if had bc in 2005, lower back pain is severe?

Is stress fracture bone mets if had bc in 2005, lower back pain is severe?

It should: Stress fracture in the spine should heal in about 6 month, if you still have a lot of pain to me this means. 1-there new problem. 2-there is complications from that fracture. Please check it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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What muscles contribute to lower back pain?

What muscles contribute to lower back pain?

Multifidus: As to which muscles contribute to low back pain, LBP, many doctors would say the "multifidus". Dr. V. Mooney, Prof of Orthopedics San Diego Med School, showed toned & strong straps of latissimus d. & contralateral gluteus m. support unstable sacroiliac joints, which are complicitous in 13-30% of LBP generation; due to ligament injury. "Superman" yoga pose strengthens this muscle strap mechanism. ...Read more

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Hip and back pain due to uneven hips?

Hip Pain: Have u ever been evaluated before? Most of time physical therapy helps. Needs to have xrays or MRI to better evaluate if long term proem. Any history of accident or trauma? Do you limp? Any history of birth defect or problem during delivery? ...Read more

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Which lower back exercise help back pain?

Which lower back exercise help back pain?

See below: The best exercises for low back are gentle core exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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Having severe pain below right side rib cage and lower back tail bone pain, both leg socket joint pain, can't able walk now, did all type of scan mri, ct?

Having severe pain below right side rib cage and lower back tail bone pain, both leg socket joint pain, can't able walk now, did all type of scan mri, ct?

Inflammatory?: You need to know if is inflammatory and a sedimentary rate, RA factor, and nuclear scan can rule this out. If not inflammatory, the pain pattern suggests sacroiliac joint (sij) dysfunction, which cannot be seen on ct and MRI scans nor any other imaging study, as reported in the medical literature. Diagnosis of sij disorder is done by means of a fluroscopic guided diagnostic block of the sij. ...Read more

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Can a lumbo sacral support belt,help my lower back pain and my sciatica?

Possibly: However do not rely on that belt all the time as it will make your muscles weaker and you may make things worse. Belts/supports are typically helpful in situations when you need to do activity. ...Read more

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Can tail bone pain cause lower back and leg pain?

Kind of: Another way to say it perhaps is that there are conditions in the spine that can cause pain in the tailbone, back, and leg. Not so much that one pain causes the other, but rather that they can potentially have the same source. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause lower back ache ?

Can stress and anxiety cause lower back ache ?

Yes: "stress" can definitely increase tension in muscles all over your body, including those in your lower back. Increased muscle tension can lead to pain & aching. Dr. John sarno (healing back pain -- the mind-body connection) is well known for his work in this area. Chronic anger especially can evoke these kinds of results. Therapeutic writing can be very helpful in alleviating stress & pain. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more