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Upper muscular back pain...Persistant...Ib profin doesn't help..Been 4mo?

Upper muscular back pain...Persistant...Ib profin doesn't help..Been 4mo?

See your doctor: Why not consult with a health professional? Four months is a long time to suffer, and you may get help from your doctor or nurse practitioner. I would start there and see what they say. ...Read more

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6mos post lami. Localized left lower back pain, feels muscular. Hurts when twist and extend. Dr. Wants facet rhizo. Muscles? Pain when i stretch. Mri?

6mos post lami. Localized left lower back pain, feels muscular. Hurts when twist and extend. Dr. Wants facet rhizo. Muscles? Pain when i stretch. Mri?

Possibilities: In addition to pain management, especially if it's not helping, i would talk to your surgeon about getting new imaging. I would consider getting dynamic xrays to rule out any new instability. I don't know if MRI would add much if you aren't having leg symptoms. ...Read more

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Doc wants me onsteroid. muscle pain both legs. Am cn hardly walk. Pain 2 cough. Few days hard 2 stand/lower back spine. laying good. .alieve nohelp?

Doc wants me onsteroid.  muscle pain both legs. Am cn hardly walk. Pain 2 cough. Few days hard 2 stand/lower back spine. laying good. .alieve nohelp?

Bulging disk?: If this just started the last couple days and if the pain in your back and legs worsens with coughing, one common cause of such pain is a herniated disk. Are you having difficulty with standing due to pain, or due to weakness? If it's due to weakness, or if there's any changes with your bowel or bladder control, you should go to the emergency room. Feel free to message me to discuss further. ...Read more

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Bulg disc t2 annual tear 5 months. Diagnose: overloaded back. Doc says wait pt aleve (naproxen). Back pain not get better. Feels like knot low back. What to do?

Bulg disc t2 annual tear 5 months. Diagnose: overloaded back. Doc says wait pt aleve (naproxen). Back pain not get better. Feels like knot low back. What to do?

Different options: The treatment for bulging intervertebral discs and disc tears usually begins with conservative care, which it appears you have tried. If these fail, some treatment options include epidural steroid injections and provocation discography, which is a diagnostic test to determine if the intervertebral disc itself is a source of your pain. ...Read more

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I have 3 bulge disk, back pain runs down left side butt/thigh/foot. Pain relief solutions.? Stretching, medicine don't work. Frustrated help pls.

I have 3 bulge disk, back pain runs down left side butt/thigh/foot. Pain relief solutions.? Stretching, medicine don't work. Frustrated help pls.

Sciatica: Sciatica pain can be very disabling. Fortunately in most cases it is self limited and may take time. Some patients benefit from traction therapy with combination of muscle relaxers, analgesics (short course of opiates), and anti-inflammatory medication. Acupuncture me be alternative. Epidural treatments may be considered prior to surgical alternatives. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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165/100 rechacked 155/100 no chest pain no haedach but have lower back pain . Should​ I go to ER.

165/100  rechacked 155/100 no chest pain no haedach but have lower back pain . Should​ I go to ER.

Hypertension: Your low back pain is not caused by your High Blood Pressure.But it may be making your Blood Pressure go up.Are you a Hypertensive and on BP pills for it.Your Blood Pressure is not at critical level.If your low back pain is too bad then go to ER.Oherwise take something like paracetamol or Ibuprofen if there are no allergies or stomach ulcer and see your GP asap.You need to be trated for Hypertensi ...Read more

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Painful knots luq ab/oblique muscle on ribcage 4 mos.Stretch, wrap, ice?PCP visits no help,not paying attention to knots.Ct& xray clear.PLEASE help.

Painful knots luq ab/oblique muscle on ribcage 4 mos.Stretch, wrap, ice?PCP visits no help,not paying attention to knots.Ct& xray clear.PLEASE help.

Outside or in?: sounds like your PCP has thought about internal problems (LUQ is spleen, adrenals,intestine, stomach, etc). MRI? If you can feel the knots, and your diet is good, a trainer or RPT should be able to help suggest stretches. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe pain back neck shoulder 2 days now hurts so bad i'm nausiated ib 600 doesn't even touch the pain heat and ben gay nothing is helping what could?

Severe pain back neck shoulder 2 days now hurts so bad i'm nausiated ib 600 doesn't even touch the pain heat and ben gay nothing is helping what could?

Multiple things: Without more information and history one could not give you a specific diagnosis. Since you are not responding to otc medications i would get evaluated by your pcp. Prescription strength medications may be needed to get your pain under better control. This is like muscular and will resolve with time and relative rest. You should have a comprehensive history and physical examination. ...Read more

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The muscles around lower back, neck, spine, shoulders, shoulder blades, & ribs hurt. Have tried PT/hot/cold/exercise/meds - no help. What should I do?

The muscles around lower back, neck, spine, shoulders, shoulder blades, & ribs hurt. Have tried PT/hot/cold/exercise/meds - no help. What should I do?

Consider Massage &PT: the first thing we need to figure out is why. We need to learn more about your spine, do an exam, get xrays and learn more about your work, sports and trauma if any. Many people see a Chiropractor or sports medicine doc who will do an exam and get imaging. If massage, stretching and exercise dont help a formal course of Physical therapy may be appropriate. If all this fails an MRI is indicated. ...Read more

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Female, 48. daily Right side/lower rib pain- on back 2 yrs. Abdominal MRI& US/Rib xray/blood work-All fine. Dr says overuse treadmill & bad posture.??

Physical Therapist: Rt sided lower rib pain. If U use TMill not on back 2 yrs. Do U sleep on Rt side, is your bed too soft- inadeq supporting you? NSAID like motrin & aleve (naproxen) (even ASA) good for muscular pain (at low dose! - single pill). What is 2 years, constant pain? A good Physical therapist may be able to sort this out in the absence of findings with tests you describe. ...Read more

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Bronchitis 3+ mos pain - left on neck; Dr said was gland, 6+ mo ltr, still pain off/on @pulse on neck+ shoulder pain; have cfs & mvp; shld I go to ER?

Bronchitis 3+ mos pain - left on neck; Dr said was gland, 6+ mo ltr, still pain off/on @pulse on neck+ shoulder pain; have cfs & mvp; shld I go to ER?

Your call: Inflammation and infection often cause enlargement of lymph nodes which, if in certain spot, will cause some specific musculoskeletal issues. Talk to your doctor assuming you have one. Would recommend potentially seeing either a pulmonary/cardiac specialist or rheumatologist if you have not already. ...Read more

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My shoulder usg says I have biceps tendinopathy. It hurts with over head activites. Pain killer gives me temporary relief?

My shoulder usg says I have biceps tendinopathy. It hurts with over head activites. Pain killer gives me temporary relief?

PT, Injection: Your shoulder disgnostic ultrasound shows bicipital tendinitis. This can be improved by physical therapy with a definite exercise program, a variety of modalities including heat, ice, ultrasound therapy. Your evaluation will also decide whether an injection in this area can be helpful. ...Read more

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Think i just ruptured lower back herniated disc l4/l5. Acute sharp pain, intense muscle spasms. Hurts to move. What should I do?

Think i just ruptured lower back herniated disc l4/l5. Acute sharp pain, intense muscle spasms. Hurts to move. What should I do?

Seek Medical Attn: I would recommend seeking medical attention in the er or if you don't want to go, then at least call your primary care physician who knows your entire medical history for advice. ...Read more

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