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The lower left side of my back hurts whenever I bend my neck downwards. This has been happening for a few months. What is the cause?

The lower left side of my back hurts whenever I bend my neck downwards. This has been happening for a few months. What is the cause?

Applauding awareness: I commend any younger person picking up on what their body is doing and inquiring about it. That kind of awareness over a lifetime will serve you well.
Bending your head stretches your neck muscles which are connected to muscles in the back and low back. Pain described is often from poor posture. Strengthen and balance the core muscles. ...Read more

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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


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When I got to the bathroom to do a bowel movement, sometimes the lower left side of my back hurts. What could this be?

When I got to the bathroom to do a bowel movement, sometimes the lower left side of my back hurts. What could this be?

Sigmoid colon prob?: It is possible that you are feeling some contractions or spasm of the sigmoid colon, which is the last portion of the colon leading to the rectum, and this is located in the left lower quadrant and near the left lower back. If it happens only occasionally, may not be serious. But if starts to happen consistently or becomes severe, definitely have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Why does my lower left side of my stomach and lower back hurts?

Why does my lower left side of my stomach and lower back hurts?

See your doctor.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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My lower left side of my back has been hurting every day for the past week, is it a kidney problem?

My lower left side of my back has been hurting every day for the past week, is it a kidney problem?

Back pain: It might be, but it could also be a problem with the muscles in your back. You need to see your doctor to have your urine tested to check for kidney infection or kidney stones and have your back looked at to check for a muscle problem. ...Read more

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My lower left side towards my back has been hurting for sometime now what could it be?

My lower left side towards my back has been hurting for sometime now what could it be?

Several things: When you talk about one sided lower back pain we have to consider
1- kidney problems?
2-ijury to the area?
3-some inflmatory process.
4-bones problems?
5-disc problem?
And many other?
I think the best thing to do to go to your family doctor and discuss that with k now you have an idea what could the problem. ...Read more

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I'm 3 months pregnant n my lower left side hurts n my left side of my back hurts, is everything normal and okay?

I'm 3 months pregnant n my lower left side hurts n my left side of my back hurts, is everything normal and okay?

Probably: Many pregnant women experience back or flank pain. Regular obstetrical care helps you and your baby. Tell the OB about the symptom. ...Read more

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I'm having a lot of pain in my lower left abdominal area, above my hip, my lower left side of back hurts as well, this pain is consistent.?

I'm having a lot of pain in my lower left abdominal area, above my hip, my lower left side of back hurts as well, this pain is consistent.?

You need examined: There are multiple possibilities. This could be related to kidney disease, colon inflammation, hernia, shingles, or back issues, to name a few. Please consult your personal physician for an evaluation and possible referral to an appropriate specialist. I suggest you do this soon. ...Read more

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28f no UTI yet lower left side of back hurts down my leg as well but I feel it may be my kidney. Went septic 4yrs ago from this. Other things possible?

28f no UTI yet lower left side of back hurts down my leg as well but I feel it may be my kidney. Went septic 4yrs ago from this. Other things possible?

Sciatica?: Since you have a history of kidney problem one always keep that in mind. However your pain is going down the leg which raises the possibility of sciatica due to irritation of nerves in the back. Discuss this possibility with your doctor ...Read more

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My lower left side back hurts really bad?

My lower left side back hurts really bad?

Here's the list: Pain is common alarm for many health problems: kidney problems including infection and stones. Ovary issues. Spleen problems, bowel problems spine problems the sacroiliac joint, tendinitis and muscle problems they also be contributing. In other words if it bothers you that much you need to be working with the physician to help locate the source. ...Read more

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Got sudden lower back pain (more on left side). Hurts more in bending and trying to sit without back support.

Got sudden lower back pain (more on left side). Hurts more in bending and trying to sit without back support.

First thought muscl: This could be a muscle pull. It sounds more mechanical rather than internal. You can discuss this with your physician. If the back hurts you might try ice or cold packs for the first 36 hours and then heat after that. ...Read more

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I'm 24 and have been have a lot of lower back pain mostly on the left side even hurts to bend over I was wondering what could be going on?

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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Are they any stretches I could to help relief lower back pain? It's just on the left side and it hurts worse when I am sitting down or standing.

Are they any stretches I could to help relief lower back pain? It's just on the left side and it hurts worse when I am sitting down or standing.

Cause of back pain?: Have you had the back pain evaluated by a physician to find out the cause? I think that is important to do before seeking out advice on stretching exercises by a network such as this where we don't really have the ability to examine you first. Stretches could help your condition or depending they could worsen things. Your doctor should be able to direct you to a PT specialist as well. ...Read more

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How do I treat rib and back pain I have two left side ribs causing me not to be able stand erect, lift anything on the right side, and severe pain in lower back, left side at l 2 and 3 vert. I can't sit and type almost in tears it hurts so bad.

This: This degree of pain is unusual for pure musculoskeletal problems to the "ribs" of to the thoracic area. You are not giving much information but I would want to make sure you don't have another problem internally that coulb be causing problems. You need a comprehensive evaluation of your condition with a good review of systems. ...Read more

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Lower back pain left side woman who carries heavy toddler around on same side hurts worse when first lay down?

Lower back pain left side woman who carries heavy toddler around on same side hurts worse when first lay down?

Biomechanical: Carrying a heavy toddler will, of course, put a strain on the back muscles. The deep muscles of the back, along with quadratus lumborum may be involved. Start with yoga style stretching for the low back, also leg crosses and pulling kness to chest while lying on the floor. If your hips have rotated from repetitive strain, you may need to see a physical therapist for sacroiliac joint correction. ...Read more

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Severe lower back pain. Goes from left side of back, down to left buttock. Hurts to sit, when lying down can't get back up.?

Severe lower back pain. Goes from left side of back, down to left buttock. Hurts to sit, when lying down can't get back up.?

Disk problem: Low back pain radiating to the buttock suggests an intervertebral disc bulging or ruptured causing pressure on a nerve root. Most of these improve in a matter of weeks but an MRI of the low back would give more information. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of or manage chronic lower back pain, and its more so on my left side. The left side hurts more then the right.?

How do I get rid of or manage chronic lower back pain, and its more so on my left side. The left side hurts more then the right.?

Activity, OTC meds: Chronic back pain is a very common complaint. Most is due to muscle strain or sometimes minor disc problems. As a start, otc meds like Ibuprofen and usual activities are best. Physical therapy, massage, short courses of muscle relaxants are helpful in some cases. There is little value to any imaging early on in most back pain. Narcotics are essentially never indicated. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have whiplash? I was driving 1 week ago and my car hit a cement block. Now the left side of my neck and lower back hurts.

Is it possible that I have whiplash? I was driving 1 week ago and my car hit a cement block. Now the left side of my neck and lower back hurts.

Yes but most get: Better. Time is the biggest healer. The type of injury mechanism you described would be consistent with a soft tissue injury or whiplash. If you do not improve over several weeks or if pain worsens, see a doctor to rule out other possible diagnoses such as a disc herniation. ...Read more

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I have lower left side, sharp back pain just above buttocks, only there, not down the legs. It does not hurt all the time, only every now and then whe?

I have lower left side, sharp back pain just above buttocks, only there, not down the legs. It does not hurt all the time, only every now and then whe?

Sacroiliac joint?: Plus maybe the sick really act joint or maybe muscle. You could have a clue if it is tender to touch. Your physician can evaluate you and if necessary have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have experienced lower back pain on left side that breathing deeply hurts thru abdominal area... No other symptoms...?

I have experienced lower back pain on left side that breathing deeply hurts thru abdominal area... No other symptoms...?

Back strain or: constipation or kidney stone or uti, or slipped disc in back, just rest take otc pain meds aleve/tylenol, excedrin all ok generic fine, try biofreeze gel. Good body mechanic, don't twist back, lift close to body with legs, if obese lose weight if smoke stop, ...Read more

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Lower back pain in left side and left hip the pain and comes when bending on that side. The pain also shoots down in my left leg as well it hurts bad?

Back pain: Pain shooting down the leg is likely sciatica likely from a pinched nerve in your lower back. It would be worthwhile to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for a further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having testicular pain on the left side it hurts when I ejaculate my lower back hurts and when you apply pressure to a certain spot the pain fades?

I'm having testicular pain on the left side it hurts when I ejaculate my lower back hurts and when you apply pressure to a certain spot the pain fades?

Kidney stone: Pls have urine checked and then get an ultrasound of kidneys to rule out kidney stone, which can present with these symptoms ...Read more