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What causes my back pains?

What causes my back pains?

Many things: herniated disk, strained/spasming muscles, kidney issues, lack of mobility, trauma etc. If you truly want an answer I would seek help of your local MD or chiropractor to have it looked at. No worries Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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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What causes back headache?

What causes back headache?

Neck tight? Stress?: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Several over-the-counter options include tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin/advil, alleve, excedrinmigraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms must be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain?

What causes lower back pain?

Back: Obesity, improper posture while sitting or standing, prolongued sleeping among the most common causes. ...Read more

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What causes severe back pain?

What causes severe back pain?

Low back pain: Many, many possibilities. Most often just sprain/strain, but could also be fracture, tumor, infection, disc problems, spurs, stenosis, among others. ...Read more

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What causes sudden back pain?

What causes sudden back pain?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... It's difficult to discuss your pain with limited information. If your pain is persistent, you should seek medical care. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes middle back pain?

What causes middle back pain?

Muscular v disc: This could be muscular pain or related to underlying degenerative discs or even a herniated disc or other spine based conditions. Other issues could include referred pain from a lung or pulmonary issue or gastrointestinal issue like an esophagitis, ulcer, gallstones or reflux. Even a renal or kidney issue may be a cause. See your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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What causes back pain and nausea?

What causes back pain and nausea?

Back pain nausea: The differential diagnosis includes gall bladder disease, gastritis, ulcer, pancreatitis, and kidney disease including stones as just a few. Needs history physical supporting blood, urine studies and radiology to arrive at diagnosis. ...Read more

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What cause back pain?

What cause back pain?

Several options: Back pain is usually related to arthritic changes to the spine. Sometime back pain can be related to infections, cancer, fractures, or even other organs such as the kidney, bladder, etc. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks i would see your physician. ...Read more

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What causes chronic back pains?

Several options: Back pain is usually related to arthritic changes to the spine. Sometime back pain can be related to infections, cancer, fractures, or even other organs such as the kidney, bladder, etc. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks i would see your physician. ...Read more

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What causes mid back pain?

What causes mid back pain?

Sometimes a Concern: Mid back pain/thoracic pain can be due simply to musculoskeletal causes such as strain/sprain or could be a sign of more serious disease such as a thoracic/abdominal aortic aneurism or perhaps a kidney issue amongst other causes. It is best to be evaluated for any pain that does not go away over the course of a few days or becomes progressively worse. ...Read more

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What causes back spasms?

What causes back spasms?

Injury: Lifting improperly. Overuse, lifting too much, injury, or stress. ...Read more

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What causes stomach pain and lower back pain?

What causes stomach pain and lower back pain?

An ulcer, gastritis,: There are several possibilities including disorders of the GI system, kidney or renal system, cardiovascular system & the reproductive system - ulcers, pancreatitis, infections, aneurysms, endometriosis , ovarian cysts, diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, kidney stones, infarcted intestines, volvulus, intussusception, tumors & adhesions are just a few possibilities. ...Read more

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What causes upper back pain usually?

What causes upper back pain usually?

Posture!: Most of the people that come to me with this type of pain (pain not from an injury) are doing something repeatedly or for long periods of time where they hold their arms out in front of them. (reading, computing, etc.) they have pain in the rhomboidal muscles, or trapezius. They respond to nsaias and stretching exercises usually, with physical therapy for some. Correcting the posture can help. ...Read more

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What causes stomach pain with lower back pain?

What causes stomach pain with lower back pain?

An ulcer, gastritis,: There are several possibilities including disorders of the GI system, kidney or renal system, cardiovascular system & the reproductive system - ulcers, pancreatitis, infections, aneurysms, endometriosis , ovarian cysts, diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, kidney stones, infarcted intestines, volvulus, intussusception, tumors & adhesions are just a few possibilities. ...Read more

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What causes sudden, severe lower back pain?

Many Things: Not enough info for detailed answer, but proper diagnosis is ABSOLUTE KEY to proper treatment.I recommend exam by a dr. skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation.Since pain could be caused by anything from disc injury to QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumbar vertebral dysfunction, etc.-someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain ?

What causes lower back pain  ?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What are causes for upper back pains?

What are causes for upper back pains?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What causes severe waist and back ache?

What causes severe waist and back ache?

Get evaluated by doc: Occasional ache/pain occurs in everyone at some point, but persistent pain should be evaluated. It is possible you may have sprain/strains, degenerative joint/disc disease, stenosis, spondylolithesis (bone slipping off/out), spinal abscess, even kidney stone, colitis, ovarian cyst, appendicitis etc.Can cause back/waist pain .I would consult doc for an evaluation. Motrin/tylenol may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause back and neck pain?

What could cause back and neck pain?

MANY: There are many things that may cause neck & lower back pain. The 2 most common is sprain/strains, and arthritis. Others are disc herniations, infections, tumors, fractures, and congenital deformities. If you are experiencing pain and it does not respond to heat, rest, and stretching exercises, i would suggest that you see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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