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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


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Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pancreatic cancer? Upper abdomen pain, some burning, mid back pain & hip, I do have poor posture.

Pancreatic cancer? Upper abdomen pain, some burning, mid back pain & hip, I do have poor posture.

RARE: pancreatic cancer is rare comparing to other digestive disease cancer. it could be your pancreas causing the pain, it could be an ulcer,or gallbladder disease they all can cause same symptoms. see your doctor ,they will evaluate either assure you ,or treat you. start by watching your diet,take anti acid and medication from OTC,like zantaz,or prilosec. either way see your doctor please. good luck. ...Read more

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Bulging neck disk, herniated lb disk, psoriatic arthritis, lordosis, traveling pain, & nerve pain horrible 24/7 in all i do. Finished lifting weights?

Bulging neck disk, herniated lb disk, psoriatic arthritis, lordosis, traveling pain, & nerve pain horrible 24/7 in all i do. Finished lifting weights?

Yes to heavy weights: Exercise is an essential part of the treatment of a disk problem. Using light weights and increased repetitions under the supervision of a therapist is ok. You should not be lifting heavy weights. You should also see a rheumatologist if you have psoriatic arthritis. This can be ( there are several forms) a progressive crippling disease which is treatable. ...Read more

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Chronic herniated discs upper back lower neck, chest pain-mostly dull sometimes stabbing, neck muscles feel tight, high liver enzymes. R they related?

Chronic herniated discs upper back lower neck, chest pain-mostly dull sometimes stabbing, neck muscles feel tight, high liver enzymes. R they related?

Yes and no: Herniated disks and various pain syndromes are certainly related. Do you know why your liver enzymes are high? Please make sure you are not taking too much tylenol (acetaminophen) or tylenol (acetaminophen) containing products, as tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can cause elevated liver enzymes. Hepatitis c can cause high liver enzymes as well as muskuloskeletal pain. ...Read more

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Upper back pain and neck pain for about a year. kyphosis and 4 bulg disc in neck. flex chest pain directly in the middle above nipples. chiro not work?

Upper back pain and neck pain for about a year. kyphosis and 4 bulg disc in neck. flex chest pain directly in the middle above nipples. chiro not work?

See your physician : this is not something for a chiropractor. You need to see a medical physician who can do a complete evaluation, and have you see the appropriate physician for an evaluation suggest one or more problems ...Read more

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Upper right abdominal pain under ribs, back pain in same area, burning between shoulder blades, lose bowel pancreatic cancer? Stressed

Pancreatic CA: The sx your list can be related to pancreatic cancer. Pts who have pain in RUQ can also have gallstones...which at your age would be very likely while the pancreatic ca would be uncommon, esp if you don't smoke. Stress can cause lots of sx. You should see your local doc for check up. They can help even if its stress related. ...Read more

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Lumbar spondylosis. !st, feel pain along spine below waist, then pain moves?

Lumbar spondylosis. !st, feel pain along spine below waist, then pain moves?

Hard to say: Lumbar spondylosis is another way to say you have developed some degenerative changes in your spine. This can certainly potentially cause back and leg pain, but is somewhat of a non specific diagnosis. If pain persists, a detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually pinpoint the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Back pain always and spine pain?

Back pain always and spine pain?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain , pain in my hip?

I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain , pain in my hip?

Scoliosis back pain: There are many causes for back and hip pain, sometimes not as obvious as the curve in your spine on x-ray. Get a good evaluation 2 see if your spine is truly the problem causing the pain. Often, buttock-type hip pain comes from l4-s1, but groin hip pain comes from the hip joint itself and has nothing to do with the spine, even if the pictures look bad. Good docs can find ur true pain source. Thx! ...Read more

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Mid back pain that radiates to stomach pain !?

Mid back pain that radiates to stomach pain !?

? Ulcer: pain that connects the stomach and back may be due to an ulcer or irritation in the stomach lining. Pl get it checked out! Taking Motrin can really irritate the stomach lining. If your stomach bothers you then for the moment you should avoid tomato-based products and citrus fruits and juices especially oranges. Avoiding alcohol as well as caffeinated drinks can also help. ...Read more

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Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?

Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?

Back shoulder pain: at 26 years old. Pain in right shoulder area is most likely not related to lung cancer. Absent trauma, it can easily be referred pain from gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Lower back pain when bending neck?

Couple of things: Sounds as if either there's traction on the cord sometimes referred to as a tethered cord...or you may be experiencing a funny thing called Lhermitte's sign though your description's not classic. Have you recently developed SEVERE migraine like headaches by chance with fever? Hopefully not..just a question. In any event, any of these possibilities deserves a workup by a doctor. Cheers! ...Read more

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Lower back pain with stomach pain radiating down leg?

Lower back pain with stomach pain radiating down leg?

See your PCP: You need a thorough evaluation by your primary care provider and probably some i, aging studies and perhaps a referral to a specialist for a consultation. ...Read more

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40, overweight, pain between shoulder blades in back?

40, overweight, pain between shoulder blades in back?

The time is NOW: Your problem may be postural from sitting at a computer/desk all day. The problem is made worse by being overweight. I suggest tylenol, (acetaminophen) anti-inflammatory medications, and heat. Try paying attention to your posture. Start a conservative weight loss program with minor diet changes and increased exercise. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more


Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more