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What causes lower back ache during the first trimester?

What causes lower back ache during the first trimester?

See below : Mainly due to muscle stretch/strain. Also changes in the way you walk due to changes in your body and your center of gravity. ...Read more

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What could cause back ache for a woman of about 22 weeks of pregnancy (my cousin's wife)? ??

What could cause back ache for a woman of about 22 weeks of pregnancy (my cousin's wife)? ??

Center of gravity: Most likely, her changing center of gravity (enlarging pregnant uterus) is pulling her back forward and causing a strain. A belly sling can help lift the uterus off the pelvic and may give some relief. A search for "belly sling" on Amazon.com will show you some examples. Floating in a pool can also bouy the baby up off the pelvis and can help with low back pain & swelling. ...Read more

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What causes up back to ache for a year. Not present at rest. Also I have this right flank burning/ gnawing feeling for one year also. Comes and goes?

What causes up back to ache for a year. Not present at rest. Also I have this right flank burning/ gnawing feeling for one year also.  Comes and goes?

Too much Hwy 65/50: Comes and goes is likely good. Suggests muscular or arthritic. Doubt much pressure on nerves from your info. Given this fact, i would expect sitting/driving to be worse. Try some core exercises like pilates/piyo/yoga. Use nsaids as needed, ice/heat, salonpas patches. If still an issue after a month or two, time to get medical opinion. ...Read more

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What could cause a back ache to show up four days after initial trauma?

Need more details: Many times, the minor symptoms after trauma appear a few days after the accident. But it really depends on what happened. In minor trauma, t may be muscular aches and pains which tend to show up a day or two later. If the accident was more severe, like a car crash, back pain can be a sign of internal injuries. In this case, you should see your doctor soon to have it checked. ...Read more

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What could cause low back ache along with calf and foot spasms?

What could cause low back ache along with calf and foot spasms?

Disc disease: Back and leg pain/ spasms can come from disc herniations or referred pain from disc degeneration. Usually the symptoms will resolve after 6 weeks. For persistent symptoms, a lumbar MRI can show whether the nerve is being compressed. Physical therapy and injections can calm things down. Surgery is reserved for those with disc herniations that don't respond to anything else. ...Read more

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What's causing my lower back ache and hips ache with a little cramping in abdomen ?

What's causing my lower back ache and hips ache with a little cramping in abdomen ?

Lumbar: Low back and hip aching at your age is commonly due to early degenerative disc disease, i.e. Wear and tear of the discs which happens to all of us due to time and aging. Generally the initial treatment for this is conservative - physical therapy, increased activity, maintaining a good diet and weight, smoking cessation, etc. Abdominal cramping is not typically associated and may be separate. ...Read more

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What could cause my back to ache so much?

What could cause my back to ache so much?

Many things: Most common cause of back aches are back strain, many people have arthritis in their back- this can be seen on basic x-ray. Also disc problems may be present - like bulging or herniated disc. Back muscles are frequently weak- so you can do core building exercises that can help back pain--recommend eval by doctor. ...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