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Soft knot lower back for years no problems. Now I bend over for few minutes, legs begin to feel numb. When mowing grass, tightness in upper right leg?

Soft knot lower back for years no problems. Now I bend over for few minutes, legs begin to feel numb. When mowing grass, tightness in upper right leg?

Get this checked: The numbness that you are experiencing is not normal. You need to find the cause of this and get treatment. Start by seeing your primary care doctor or a chiropractor for an evaluation. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I have back tightness. What can I do?

I have back tightness.  What can I do?

Tightness: I would suggest trying some local heat and that I'm in and and anti-inflammatory may help in the form of Advil or Aleve (naproxen) ...Read more

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On the right side in the middle of my back feels tight (tense). I don't feel any organs when i massage it. What's wrong?

On the right side in the middle of my back feels tight (tense). I don't feel any organs when i massage it. What's wrong?

Many possiblities: Seek care. The possible diagnoses are too many to list and cannot be diagnosed here. Why suffer? ...Read more

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Foreskin tight when pulled back erect, should I be concerned?

Foreskin tight when pulled back erect, should I be concerned?

Yes: Can develop paraphimosis if foreskin not returned over glans. Worth trying prescription strength steroid cream, like betamethasone, or a minor prepucioplasty if you wish to retain foreskin. Otherwise definitive treatment would be a circumcision. ...Read more

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Scolosis in neck and back tightness and knots in a lot of pain?

Scolosis in neck and back tightness and knots in a lot of pain?

Scoliosis: Consult an orthopedist who can recommend exercises for you with the help of a physiotherapist ...Read more

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Why does my lower back feel very tight?

Why does my lower back feel very tight?

Back tightness: At your age I doubt that arthritis is the cause. Muscular tightness may be due to poor mattress, poor posture sitting or walking, weak abdominal wall muscles, chronic low back strain, improper exercises and structural spinal abnormalities or disc disease are less likely possibilities. A physical trainer could instruct you in proper exercises and stretching techniques. See an orthopedic specialist ...Read more

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What to do about foreskin tight when pulled back erect?

My take for you ...: For a 39-yr man still troubled with tight foreskin, the most reasonable bid for long-term care is circumcision, which could be done "easily" under informed consent and aseptic condition as an outpatient. So, seek timely professional evaluation and counseling for such. ...Read more

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What does tightness in upper back along with sharp pains indicate?

What does tightness in upper back along with sharp pains indicate?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more