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I have mod-sev low back pain with shooting pain in legs when i sit or lay down. It gets some better when i stand. Also have mild neck and arm pain.

I have mod-sev low back pain with shooting pain in legs when i sit or lay down. It gets some better when i stand. Also have mild neck and arm pain.

Radiculopathy: You need a comprehensive spine evaluation. Most often, conservative care (physical therapy and non-narcotic pain meds) is all that is needed. You may need MRI or ct evaluation prior to any more aggressive treatments. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in lower back. Help meeeeee?

Shooting pain in lower back. Help meeeeee?

See a doc: It is not really possible to help you without doing a physical examination. That is why you should get into see a doctor. They will be able to hopefully figure out what is going on and prescribe the correct treatment to help you. ...Read more

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What can cause low shooting pain in lower back right above the tail bone?

What can cause low shooting pain in lower back right above the tail bone?

Back/Sacrum Pain: The back is made up of 5 vertebra and their adjacent discs. The lowest disc is connected to the sacrum, and the coccyx (tailbone) is connected to the sacrum. Sacral pain can develop from one of many of these contiguous structures. It is possible that your pain is coming from a disc, the bone, the spinal joints (facets), sacroiliac joint, ligaments, tendons, or muscles. See your doc to find out. ...Read more

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I have a shooting pain in lower back down in my right leg. Is this sciatic nerve pain? How can I prevent this?

I have a shooting pain in lower back down in my right leg. Is this sciatic nerve pain? How can I prevent this?

Sciatica?: Symptoms sound consistent with sciatica, however, c your doc for an eval to receive proper diagnosis. If sciatica, cause must b must be determined & treated if necessary. Usually standing causes pain to be worse, as does sitting. Lying is usually more comfortable. If your doc agrees that these are safe 4 u, NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help, as well as physical therapy. C ur doc & feel btr soon :) ...Read more

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What are the causes of shooting pain on the right side of your lower back?

What are the causes of shooting pain on the right side of your lower back?

Disc or muscle spasm: Possible disc herniation or muscle spasm in back. If stretching or heat does not allievate discomfort seek examination by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been experiencing shooting pain in my lower back and sides. Can someone help?

Muscle spasm: Try ice/massage. Anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen, stretching hamstrings. If no relief, visit doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a 50 yr old white female having sharp, shooting pain on my right side, a little above the lower back. Could this be something serious?

Further evaluation: Consider getting evaluated for disc disease that is compressing your nerve and causing radiating pain down your leg (e.g., x-ray, mri). ...Read more

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I suffer from vaginismus. But yesterday when my bf slowly entered me, shooting pain occurred in my lower back and we had to stop. What does that mean?

I suffer from vaginismus. But yesterday when my bf slowly entered me, shooting pain occurred in my lower back and we had to stop. What does that mean?

Vaginismus: Is a multi-faceted disease. It can be physical--like needing to use a good lube (like eros), for comfort. There are also many problems that originate in the brain and psyche-religious issues that are unresolved can cause problems. I'd recommend a sex therapist to see if they can give you some tools to help! ...Read more

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I get a shooting pain in my lower back - "the tailbone" when I sit for more than 5 min, since early twenties. If stand it relieves a bit. Any advice?

Coccyx: If the pain occurs with sitting in the tailbone, there may ba an issue with the coccyx. There are different causes of pain towards the tailbone region, including issues of the low back and sacro-iliac joint. I would recommend an orthopaedic evaluation to diagnose and give treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I keep having sharp shooting pain in my tailbone and lower back. It's worst when i sit. I also have fibromyalgia, but this is different. Please help!

Physical Therapist: I understand that this is frustrating, but given the location of the pain involving the tailbone, low back and likely the pelvic floor, there are many physcial therapists that specialize in this type of pain. I think you would benefit from a visit. ...Read more

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Have pain in my middle to lower back.Not by spine but on the sides. always a dull pain but then all of a sudden I get shooting pain. Worse whenbreathe?

See your PCP: It may be muscular, renal, pulmonary, intestinal. Your primary care provider can do a complete history and physical to evaluate these complaints. Please see your doctor for further management and guidance. ...Read more

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Get this back pain only when bending down for a long time. It's right between my butt and lower back. It's a shooting pain that travels. What is this?

Get this back pain only when bending down for a long time. It's right between my butt and lower back. It's a shooting pain  that travels. What is this?

Back pain: Mechanical low back pain. Active young people involved in sports can suffer a fracture of the pars interarticularis (pars defect) from a hyperextension injury to the spine. Fortunately, this fracture of the lumbar spine often heals if the person rests, wears a brace, avoids smoking, and refrains from sports and heavy lifting until the back is free of pain. See a spine specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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What is it when you have lower back pain and lower adominal pain , and shooting pain in the but?

Back pain: Often degeneration at the lower levels of the spine can cause you to have 'peri-pelvic' tenderness around the hips and abdomen. A good evaluation and maybe x-rays and an MRI of the lumbar spine can give you an easy answer. Good luck! ...Read more

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I get shooting pain in my lower back that runs down my leg. What could be causing this?

I get shooting pain in my lower back that runs down my leg. What could be causing this?

LBP and leg pain: There could be one any - disc issue, disc bulge/herniation, nerve irritation, back muscle issues etc... I would need more information on how this started and more on where in the leg the pain is located, is it in the feet etc... ...Read more

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I strained my lower back while doing squats as a part of my workout yesterday. I continue to have shooting pain in my lower back like a spasm.

I strained my lower back while doing squats as a part of my workout yesterday. I continue to have shooting pain in my lower back like a spasm.

Use intermittent ice: Intermittent ice to the area should help with the muscle spasms. DO NOT do the exercises for at least two weeks, or you will certainly reinjure the area. After two days, alternate intermittent ice and moist heat to the area 3- times per day 15 min each time. If worsening or no improvement, see your Dr. ...Read more

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Fells like lower back gonna blow out when i sit or stand after spinal for C-section with severe shooting pain its been 8weeks please help what is it?!

Doctor???: What does your doctor say? If you're really suffering that much, I'm sure your doctor would want to know about it. I hope you're not 1 of those who "doesn't like to bother" the doctor. That's a mistake. If you're to the "please help" stage, why don't you ask your doctor to "please help"? ...Read more