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What Are The Causes Of Chronic Lower Back Pain
Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more
Many causes: There are many causes for back pain. At 21 years old however they are limited. There may be a disc herniation or degeneration but that is much less likely, although still possible. It could be a simple muscle stain. The overwhelming majority of cases of lbp get better in 4-6 weeks. If you have had the problem for more than that time frame then get help. See your pcp or a spine physiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation Needed: After a proper history, physical exam and any necessary imaging (x-ray/mri) is obtained and reviewed a sufficient diagnosis can be made. Treatment may include but is not limited to ice, heat, massage, nsaid's, physical therapy, chiropractic, orthopedist, and pain management. ...Read more
I've had chronic lower back pain for two weeks now that has spread to my thighs, could this be caused by a stress fracture? I have been to the chiropractor twice, and no lasting results. It is painful to sit, stand and walk. I have also noticed that my ri
Possible causes of chronic but worsening lower left abdominal pain with simultaneous low back pain? Normal colonoscopy. Frequent urination and gassy.
May need other imagi: May need other imageing like X-Ray, CT, etc. You can discuss this with your physicians. ...Read more
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. Please go to see a health care provider (pain management doctor, physiatrist, neurologist, spine doctor ..) you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several ways--you : Be proactive with lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure to have adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most people remain functional without spine surgery for back pain. If needed. Additional treatment can include physical rherapy, medication & possible pain management techniques. A simple back support may help. Otc meds may help. ...Read more
Osteopathic Doctor: If conventional examinations haven't found the cause or conventional treatments haven't relieved the pain, consider an evaluation by an osteopathic physician, especially one who specializes in hands-on diagnosis and osteopathic manipulation. They can often find the cause and/or treat it when others can't. ...Read more
If U have DDD now-: -anything U do that aggravates it is giving it a little boost 2 become worse. B sure U C a fellowship trained spine surgeon 2 advise U. ...Read more
I'm 17 and i've had chronic lower back pain for years. I'm worried it could be osteocarcoma. Is this likely?
Highly unlikely: If your back pain has been the same for some time then, the likelihood that any malignant form of a tumor as the cause would be unlikely. Other symptoms would've developed of either pain, funny feelings or weakness in the legs, or something which would've caused your doctor to work you up and find the answer. Nevertheless, sharing your concern with your doctor is a good idea as well. ...Read more
How should I exercise with chronic lower back pain? Are there any good exercises for people with chronic lower back pain?
Yes: Exercises that strengthen abdominal and back muscles best, . ...Read more
No connection: You have 2 separate problems that need to be addressed separately. To receive the best care, you should always first consult your primary care physician, and he/she might refer you to a proper specialist for each problem. Example: TMD problem is an Orofacial Pain specialist field. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several things: First, you need to assess your health status in terms of regular exercise, weight control and tobacco use. Are you getting a good night's sleep on a good mattress? If the pain persists or is getting worse, try over the counter medication and a simple back support and local heat applications. If no better, see your primary care doctor for an evaluation and to discuss next steps. ...Read more
Multiple: There are many treatments for back pain. There is surgery for chronic pain in cases of disease that requires surgery such as discs or spinal stenosis. There are chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy , and medications These frequently take the form of NSAIDs. Lastly there are narcotics but this is a last resort. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: New problems can develop or you can develop problems over time simple from the body's response to the fusion over time (bone spurs, scar tissue, stenosis, etc). Get it checked out. Probably will need fresh mri. For patients who have had surgery would recommend high field with contrast. ...Read more
Not Typically: If you are having severe chronic low back pain it is worth investigating to try and determine the cause. There may be some correctable problem. Alternatively, you may be a candidate for an implanted spinal cord stimulator. This might provide excellent pain relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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