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Sudden Severe Lower Back Pain
Many Things: Not enough info for detailed answer, but proper diagnosis is ABSOLUTE KEY to proper treatment.I recommend exam by a dr. skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation.Since pain could be caused by anything from disc injury to QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumbar vertebral dysfunction, etc.-someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer. ...Read more
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
Pelvic problem: Back pain rarely causes pelvic pain but pelvic problems often cause back pain. Sudden distension of the colon can cause pain in both areas. Symptoms could be simply due to constipation or dietary issues or even colitis. Many problems can occur with the same symptoms such as urinary tract infections, ovarian cysts, etc. See your family practitioner or gynecologist. ...Read more
Since i was 13(i'm now 19)i get sudden, severe lower back pain that go's away in a few minutes.It happens randomly, just once in a while.Is this normal?
Not normal: That's not normal. Please see your doctor ...Read more
I have sudden severe lower back pain, difficulty walking, any movement at all including breathing makes it worse. History of lumbar lordosis. Help!!!
U might be having an: acute LBP due to a disk herniation. Any pain going down the leg or any numbness in your leg/foot/toes?? Any urinary or bowel problems, like loss of control? If any of the above symptoms are present, then you probably need to be seen in ER, specially if urinary/bowels symptoms are present, as you may require to be seen by a Spinal surgeon. Otherwise, resting and taking NSAiDs would help & See PCP. ...Read more
Sudden severe lower back pain bending at waist to pick up backpack cause? Hist: htn pcos 209lbs 18yrs old fell on tailbone 2 yrs ago no md evaluation.
Too numerous: The possible causes are too numerous to go over in detail. Without knowing your height, a diagnosis of obesity is impossible, though 209 lbs is typically quite a load for the low back muscles, disc, and joint to handle. You may in fact have an issue with your lumbar facet joints even at your young age. A proper evaluation by a spine specialist is certainly needed. For now google coccydynia too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yellow vaginal discharge, no yeast infection, UTI or STI, now sudden, severe lower back pain. PCP can't find anything wrong. what next? Have IUD in
Infection, PID?: Colored vaginal discharge usually means infection. This sounds like pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), perhaps due to the IUD -- not common but it happens. Also get retested for gonorrhea and chlamydia (the tests miss some infections) and DNA test for trichomonas (other tests miss many trich infections). Consider requesting referral to a gyn who subspecializes in infections. Do it all ASAP. ...Read more
Back pain: Back pain is usually caused by a problem with the disc that serves as the cushion between vertebra. The discs can herniate where a piece from the center comes out or the disc can tear (annular tear) which commonly causes severe back pain. There are other less common causes such as trauma/fracture, infection, facet(spine joints) arthritis, cancer, etc. ...Read more