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29 yr husband, sudden onset of lower back pain. Radiates to lower right abdomen, can't move at all without extreme pain. Smokes, drinks, high bp, help?

29 yr husband, sudden onset of lower back pain. Radiates to lower right abdomen, can't move at all without extreme pain. Smokes, drinks, high bp, help?

? kidney stone: What you have described sounds more like a kidney stone than anything else. On the rt lower side appendicitis is also a concern. But many other possibilities such as bulging disc. Etc. It depends if he has other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, numbness, weakness, urinary symptoms etc. More info would help but with extreme pain it is best you take him to er for testing. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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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Sudden onset chronic lower back pain, lasting for three days, inhibiting movement. Feeling as if lower back will break with sudden movements?

Sudden onset chronic lower back pain, lasting for three days, inhibiting movement. Feeling as if lower back will break with sudden movements?

Advice: Possible disk rupture, but facet impingement, and sacroiliac dysfunction may be other considerations. Do contact your doctor, get examined and perhaps some physical therapy to get you back on track. Pain medications and muscle relaxants can help you stretch and exercise. ...Read more

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Causes of right lower back pain? Sudden onset. 17 year old girl. Extending to hip.

Acute strain is most: Common, and can occur with sudden twisting movement or lifting, but it is also possible to get a herniated disc or spondilothithesis (slippage of the vertebrae.) Occasionally there is referred pain from internal organs, such as menstrual cramps, bladder infection or even viral infections. For Rx, start with cold packs to the area 20 min on/off and take oral pain meds. Get checked if not better ...Read more

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Sudden onset dizziness, left sided blurred vision, tingling, racing heart, and now have lower back pain. Help?

Sudden onset dizziness, left sided blurred vision, tingling, racing heart, and now have lower back pain. Help?

Sudden dizziness: While sudden dizziness is usually not serious, the blurred vision, back pain and fast heart beat make it more likely that this is something that should be evaluated urgently. I would see your doctor, or go to an urgent care facility. ...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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What cause lower back pain?

Many reasons: Local infection, muscular strain/ sprain, ruptured disc, facet impingement, spondylolisthesis, sacro-iliac dysfnctn, lumbar stenosis, cauda equina syndrome, pyriformis syndrome. See doctor and evaluate all of these possibilities. ...Read more

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Lower back pain how to stop?

Lower back pain how to stop?

Stretch: There are many causes of low back pain. Usually acute back or hip pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain?

Back: Obesity, improper posture while sitting or standing, prolongued sleeping among the most common causes. ...Read more

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How to help lower back pain?

How to help lower back pain?

Conservative first.: Big question. Whole books are written on this subject alonbe. Conservative treatments like pt, exercise, ice/heat, short rest, are all good for mild acute pain. But if pain becomes severe or chronic, then you need to find out what is wrong. Prescription meds, injections in different areas of the spine are viable options. Don't jump into surgery. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain?

What causes lower back pain?

Many different cause: Most common cause being muscular - muscle spasm due to poor posture, injury, overuse, etc.
Also other local causes such as inflammation of the joints between vertebrae, nerve impingement, discus degeneration, etc.
Referred pain may also cause back pain for example bowel, bladder or kidney disorders. Also bursitis of your greater trochanter (side of your hip bone), or even the hip itself.
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Lower back pain, what gives?

Diagnosis: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc
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Lower back pain, what to do?

Osteoarthritis: This may be osteoarthritis of lower spine causing pressure on the roots of the nerves that come out between the vertebrae.
Anti-inflammatories will help but take with food.
See your doctor if no improvement. ...Read more

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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

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How to stop lower back pain?

Get exam: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc
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What causes lower back pain?

What causes lower back pain?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Heal pain and lower back pain?

These can be related: The heel pain and improper support or gait can be contributing to your low back pain. Try changing to more supportive footwear. Also start a light stretching program for legs and feet. If you have any radiation of pain from back to legs, see your doctor sooner than later. A thorough history and physical is necessary to say what exactly is going on, but this could be a good start. Hope it helps! ...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 at all times.?

Underlying cause: I am a functional movement specialist. Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc
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How is lower back pain treated?

How is lower back pain treated?

Many ways it depend: Treatment could range from Motrin for the minor cases physical therapy, exercise program, work adjustment, restriction of certain activities, injections of steroids, manipulations and all different kind of surgeries. ...Read more

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How do I cure lower back pain?

How do I cure lower back pain?

Several ways: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise & activity modification. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Most back pain is self limiting & gets better over time. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain?

See below: The list of individual conditions is too long. We can basically divide causes into 3 broad categories: boney causes, muscular causes and nerve causes. ...Read more

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I have very bad lower back pain?

See doctor: Low back pain is very common. Often it is just from musculoskeletal strain, bad posture, not enough stretching or exercise. However it can be caused by more serious problems so it is best to check with your doctor for an exam to make sure it is not serious. If it is not a serious problem, then physical therapy or a chiropractor may be helpful. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. At all times?

Lower back pain. At all times?

Massage, exercise: And medicine like NSAID will help. Xray can diagnose what is the problem. Proper posture is important too. ...Read more

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Best exercise to lower back pain?

See Physical Therapy: Most patients with low back pain will benefit by using physical therapy exercise for pain relief. It should be monitored by a physical therapist to ensure follow through and avoid problems. ...Read more

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What do I do for lower back pain?

No lifting: Or bending. Use OTC Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic. Massage therapy using BioFreeze Linament, . Consult your physician for evaluation and physical therapy exercise. ...Read more

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What is good for lower back pain?

Depends upon cause: Lower back pain is very common problem most often it is due to over use or strain of muscles and gets better with rest moist heat back exercises over the counter medications like Motrin or aleve (naproxen) occasionally it can come from serious condition like infection of the disc space or herniated disc which may even require surgery so it depends on the cause of the pain and duration of pain good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more