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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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What can cause lower back pain in women?

What can cause lower back pain in women?

See below: Causes of back pain are not that much different than in men with a few exceptions.Disc problems, joint problems, muscle and ligament problems, postural problems, stress and emotional problems, depression can all be a cause or causes of back pain.In women, relaxation of thepelvic ligaments during pregnancy can cause problems.There are moreserious diseases that can cause back pain. Talk to yourdoc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lower back pain in women?

What are the causes of lower back pain in women?

Back pain: Most common cause is muscle strain (pulled muscles). There are several other spine related causes such as disc herniation and arthritis. Non spine causes include kidney infection/stones, gallbladder stones, pancreas inflammation, ulcers , etc. Urinary tract infections, pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic infections are also causes to list. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain in women who are over 40?

What causes lower back pain in women who are over 40?

Many things: There are potentially many causes of back pain in women over 40. Thankfully most are not serious or life threatening but i would advise any person male or female who has new onset back pain that does not go away after a few weeks to see a doctor about it. Not all back pain is from the spine. If it is from the spine, specialist in this area may be able to give you some answers. ...Read more

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What type of test would you do on a 22 yr old with symptoms of lower back pain, tingling arms and unsteady legs?

Imaging studies: Xrays, MRI or possible and ultra sound or ct scan could be done. These studies will give info about the bone and soft tissue structures. That could be putting pressure on nerves to cause your problems. ...Read more

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I'm 42 female with lower back pain what could it be?

I'm 42 female with lower back pain what could it be?

DDD: By far the most common cause of back pain in people in their 30s and 40s is a condition known as degenerative disc disease (DDD). If your symptoms are mild, the pain can improve over time. If it is severe, consider being seen and there are many good nonoperative treatment options. ...Read more

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If I am now 56 years old women and I have a lower back pain what could causing this?

Arthritis: At 56, you most surely have some degenerative arthritis in your low back. That combined with out of shape core muscles will precipitate and / or cause low back pain. You need to develop a core exercise program to help get rid of this. Try rev abs from beechbody.Com or get a stability ball and dick's sporting goods. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain be a symptom of a serious health issue or something more than just a poor matress.

Can lower back pain be a symptom of a serious health issue or something more than just a poor matress.

Could be serious: The link between back pain and mattresses is somewhat dubious, but there is at least one study showing that a majority of patients did better with a medium firm mattress. Certainly if you have a completely worn out mattress, a new mattress would be advised. Any pain has the potential to be something serious, which is why we always recommend evaluation with a physician if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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29 yr old female sharp lower back pain on the left side comes suddenly and then goes away specially when i stoop down to pick up something?

29 yr old female sharp lower back pain on the left side comes suddenly and then goes away specially when i stoop down to pick up something?

Sciatica: It's possible that you have a disc in your spine that's pinching a nerve, also known as sciatica. It;s also possible that this could be a muscle strain. An examination from a sports medicine doctor, physical medicine and rehab doctor or orthopedist can figure it out and start you out with physical therapy if anti-inflammatory medication, rest and massage have not been helpful. An MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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I'm a female age 35 i've always been healthy until recently i've been suffering lower back pain. I never did any lifting or anything to hurt it.

I'm a female age 35 i've always been healthy until recently i've been suffering lower back pain. I never did any lifting or anything to hurt it.

Common: Low back pain is common and affects most people at least once in their lifetime. Often there is not trauma or event that can be tied to the pain. Most back pain will resolve with time and relative rest. Treat the symptoms with otc medications. Back pain could also be from internal causes such as the kidney, intestines, ovaries, uterus. If no improvement in a few weeks then go see your doc. ...Read more

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I am cna, recently i had a larger woman fall, caught her as best i could and lowered her, now lower back pain reoccurring during lifts, what is it?

I am cna, recently i had a larger woman fall, caught her as best i could and lowered her, now lower back pain reoccurring during lifts, what is it?

See an orthopod: See an orthopedic doctor to check out your spine, could be a spine or disc or muscle problem, you may need an mri, but the orthopedic doc can determine that. ...Read more

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I have had lower back pain on my right side for about a month , I excercise 3 times a week , I have no other symptoms ,what could be causing the pain?

I have  had lower back pain on my right side for about a month , I excercise 3 times a week , I have no other symptoms ,what could be causing the pain?

Muscle spasm: It could be a muscle or disc problem.You need to make sure the type of exercise you are doing is not causing or adding to your problem.See your PCP.May need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and anemia are symptoms of what?

Could be: Quite a few things. Work up of anemia needed to sort out the cause and see if related to the back. A serious, but unlikely, cause would be multiple myeloma. ...Read more

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What are the causes of of lower back pain in young healthy adult ? I have no other symptoms

What are the causes of of lower back pain in young  healthy adult ? I have no other symptoms

Many Causes: Could be the muscles, ligaments, disc herniation, could be early onset arthritis (in young males you can have Ankylosing Spondylitis or Schuermann's Disease). Lots of possibilities, if it does not resolve with basic exercise and stretching see a spine specialist to work this up further. ...Read more

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I'm 60 year old woman, I am experiencing lower back pain even when i wake up. What could be the reason?

Arthritis: Am stiffesss is often facet arthritis 60 is plenty old enough to experience symptomatic degeneration.When did you think it started? ...Read more

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Lower back pain and sleep for 12-15 or more hours per day. I'm 16 and female, this has gone on for several months, is this normal?

Lower back pain and sleep for 12-15 or more hours per day. I'm 16 and female, this has gone on for several months, is this normal?

Not connected: I doubt that your lower back pain is connected to your sleeping...assuming you are not pregnant...no reason to be sleeping that long ....if you feel you must sleep that much, reasonable to see your physician ...Read more

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Last month i had sudden extreme lower back pain-couldn't move or walk for a day;hurt for a few days after.It happened again today.I'm 22/female.Help?

This could be an : Early sign of a disc problem. You can minimze it by regular exercise( cardio, core strength andcflexibility), not smoking and by staying trim. If the pain becomes worse or more recurrent or constant, see your physician. ...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