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Thoracic Back Pain Overweight
M mary 51have hiatal hernia.overweight.lately have pain in ribs left side also after eating anything,have chest pain back pain for few mins then backI?
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
I am 70lbs overweight, and have a major back pain due to lifting my child. What exercise can I do?
Let me try to help: Pain in the knee it is not normal, having the above the knee cap and the left to it point to the knee cap as the guilty party. Go and have x-ray to the knee and the knee cap, to se if every thing okay, if so use some Motrin with food. Good luck thank you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why would I have back pain only when I do prolonged bending? I have a history of lower and thoracic disc issues.
14yrs old already have back pain everywhere constantly. Worst in back/joints. Not overweight. Suggestions?
Need imaging: You should not have back pain at this age, so you will need imaging to identify issues. Have you done gymnastics, dancing or other exercises with forced back extension? A common cause of back pain in your age group with these activities is spondylolysis, which is a small break in a piece of your vertebrae(stable normally) that can lead to back pain.Need imaging for diagnosis. Hope you feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would be a good, safe pain medication I could ask my PCP about for my thoracic back pain? It's constant and fairly intense for the past few years
Depends on pain: The treatments for thoracic pain will depend on the nature of pain. If it is degenerative disc disease, it may be treated with physical therapy (range of motion, vibration, massage, heat/cold etc). If it scoliosis, again, physical therapy +/- surgery may be an option. If the pain is referred to the thoracic area, but is caused by a chest or abdominal disorder, those need to be diagnosed & treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a highblood person take a massage? Experiencing back pain in the morning.. She has thoracic dextroscoliosis 9dgree what can do for it? Massage?
Yes: This should not cause any adverse effects on blood pressure and can help with the pain. Not so concerned about the curve in the spine. It is not large and many with scoliosis live a full life without even knowing they have it. Morning stiffness is more suggestive of arthritis. There are some rheumatoid conditions that cause spine stiffness and pain. Have them discuss it with their doc. ...Read more
Am overweight, but losing and exercising. Just had thr. Having achy low back pain both sides. An issue for my ortho?
Could be: However unless you need surgery, likely ortho will not do much for it. I would suggest getting an MRI of your spine to be sure. It will let you know if this muscle issue versus a spine nerve impingement also known as sciatica. Recommend seeing a pain/spine specialist instead. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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