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What can I do about quronic pain in my lower and upper back ?

What can I do about quronic pain in my lower and upper back ?

Chronic Back Pain: Chronic upper and lower back pain is quite common symptom.It is cause most of the times due to degenerative disease of the spine, which can cause herniated disc which puts pressure on the spinal nerves, it can also cause narrowing of the spinal canal, caused spinal stenosis and sometimes due to inflmmed muscles of back.You need imaging of your spine and may need physical therapy, meds, and back exercis. ...Read more

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27years old guy since a year i got pimples on my lower and upper back and since a month or 6 also on my chest and stomach(itchy). What can help me?

27years old guy since a year i got pimples on my lower and upper back and since a month or 6 also on my chest and stomach(itchy). What can help me?

See your physician.: Pimples on trunk and chest are uncommon in men of your age. I do wonder if the reaction you have are really pimples or if they are allergic reaction to new laundry products, fabric softener, or soaps. You really need to see your doctor to let him evaluate it better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Lower and upper back pain can't lay on my back hurts to much and im only 24 years old?

Lower and upper back pain can't lay on my back hurts to much and im only 24 years old?

Need Evaluation: Please see your medical doctor to basic evaluation of your back. You might find simple recommendations once the cause of your pain is identified. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain of the lower and upper back. Diagnosed with sciatica of right side. Pain seems to be getting worse. What's the cause?

Pain of the lower and upper back. Diagnosed with sciatica of right side. Pain seems to be getting worse. What's the cause?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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I am feeling pain in my lower back and upper back from over a week now, since i started working out my back and stomach. I need to ask is it normal ?

I am feeling pain in  my lower back and upper back from over a week now, since i started working out my back and stomach. I need to ask is it normal ?

Possibly: Many patients don't exercise or strengthen their back so when they do, they have muscle pain. Work through it as the worst thing to do with back pain is sit on the couch to wait for it to get better. ...Read more

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What would be the cause of pain when pressure is applied to the lower and upper back, the ribs, the sternum and neck?

Hard to say: Sometimes problems with your skin/herpes can cause pain. Other causes like muscular, ribs, can be painful to touch . If pain is around the sternum and radiates to the back costochondritis would be a concern. If this pain is only reproduced by pressure it is more likely musculoskeletal. However with all chest pressures its best addressed in person. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have put on 30kg in the last 10 months due to meds and poor diet. I have lower and upper back pain, aching legs, could be due to weight gain?

I have put on 30kg in the last 10 months due to meds and poor diet. I have lower and upper back pain, aching legs, could be due to weight gain?

Yes, see a doctor: It may be due to the weight gain; However it may also be due to another underlying problem; So need to be examined by a doctor ASAP to know what to do; ...Read more

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Lower and upper back pain, but mostly lower, very slight sore throat and fatigue. What could this be?

Lower and upper back pain, but mostly lower, very slight sore throat and fatigue. What could this be?

Coincidence?: An MRI will detect any local vertebral and ligament problems. There are some bacterial or viral diseases that come also with lower back pain and fatigue. They will show up the mark on CBC. It is important to treat the cause and not the symptom of the disease. If the disease is in the back the treatment is different than of the e.g. multiple myeloma (very bad disease). A physician is needed ...Read more

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I have been getting pain in my lower back, stomach, pain in my upper back and chest. I also get strange feelings in my legs, arms what could it be?

See below: You have several symptoms in different areas which may or may not be related. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Lower and upper back pain for 20 years and muscle spasms in my legs arm neck back for 10 years numbing and tingling in my legs hands feet for 10 years?

Obviously something: is wrong. What have you done so far? What recommendatiosn did prior docs have? or is this the first tiem your seeking treatment for this? ...Read more

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In the past couple of days i've been having sharp pains in my middle upper back and today its kind of moved lower down but still in the middle.?

Intraspinal issue: The problem almost certainly resides in the spinal column, that system of bones, ligaments, tendons & the muscles which support them. Causes are varied from posturally induced muscle spasm to malignant bone tumors, herniated discs, inflammatory arthritis, etc. Your symptoms unfortunately are non-specific. ...Read more

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How to relieve and take pressure a pinch nerve upper back and lower back at home?

How to relieve and take pressure a pinch nerve upper back and lower back at home?

Several options: It may respond to over the counter pain relievers (follow the package instructions and make sure you do not have a condition or take other things that might make them unsafe). Heat and cold may help. You can find back exercises on line, but you may benefit from a few sessions with a physical therapist, who can show you good technique in a home program. Regular aerobic exercise is very good too. ...Read more

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random mild stabbing sharp pain in upper back and lower back that last seconds to 2 minutes, when lying down or sitting. What could it be ?

Stabbing pain: Sounds like you have a muscle spasm. Did you pull it or have trauma, to much excessive or heavy lifting around the house. Take some ibuprofen and use bengay and relax your back. If further pain see a doctor to get checked. ...Read more

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Had bilateral Kenalog inj, 3 days ago in lower back. In horrible pain since. Feel it in upper back. Is this normal? What happened? What should I do?

Had bilateral Kenalog inj, 3 days ago in lower back. In horrible pain since. Feel it in upper back. Is this normal? What happened? What should I do?

Kenalog for what?: Answering the reason you had the Kenalog injection. The problem that you were injected for may just be in these other locations. Would be surprised the injection would cause this pain in other areas. It depends which are underlying diagnosis is. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in my lower back, for 3 month now. Been working out, My numbness in upper back has increased severely why is this? & how can I recover?

Pinched nerve in my lower back, for 3 month now. Been working out, My numbness in upper back has increased severely why is this? & how can I recover?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain. ...Read more