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What Causes Back Aches
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self Protection: When the spine has injury, the muscles near the spine are automatically triggered to tighten up and spasm. This is one way your body protects itself from further damage. When this process goes on too long the spasm interferes with circulation causing the spasm to become hard and fibrotic. Helpful: osteopathic manipulation, massage, muscle relaxants, back strengthening exercises, yoga. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too many to say: Neck pain is a very common complaint. Improper support of the neck while sleeping is common. Trauma of course is a cause. As we age or due to occupational reasons, the neck can degenerate and cause neck pain. Rheumatologic conditions can cause neckk pain. Too much to cover here. If a problem, you need a good evaluation, history and exam and nperhaps x-rays and other testing and then treatment. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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