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Sharp back pain below bra strap on left side. Started today in the a.M. Lasted a few minutes and went away. Concerned cause it hurts again. Causes?

Sharp back pain below bra strap on left side. Started today in the a.M. Lasted a few minutes and went away. Concerned cause it hurts again. Causes?

Sharp pain: Most sharp stabbing pains could me due to muscle spasms. Try heat and any otc ointment like bengay. If the pain does not resolve within a week, see a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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I was wondering what are some causes and solutions for back pain? A couple of hours i started to get painful back spasms in my middle back an inch or so left from my spin. At the time i was justbsitting comfortably, and i had not done anything to hurt it

I was wondering what are some causes and solutions for back pain? A couple of hours i started to get painful back spasms in my middle back an inch or so left from my spin.  At the time i was justbsitting comfortably, and i had not done anything to hurt it

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... I recommend you try stretching exercise, massage and heat pads first. You also can try Ibuprofen over the counter as needed. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can back pain cause your breast to hurt?

No: Back pain should not cause your breasts to hurt. On the other hand, if you have very large breasts, you may have back pain from that. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of low back pain? Hurts sometimes to stand or sit.

What could be the cause of low back pain?  Hurts sometimes to stand or sit.

Back spasms: The most common cause of low back pain in a young person is back strain or spasms. There are a large number of big muscles in the back that can be strained by activities. These respond with spasms that can be extremely painful. The usual treatments include physical therapy, heat, mild massage. If there is radiating pain, (pain that "shoots" into a leg), you may need further work-up by your pcp. ...Read more

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If i had back pain caused from my right leg being longer than my left would it hurt on the right side of my back or my left?

I' ve seen both: It depends on the ways your body is compensating with the leg length discrepancy along with the strength and flexibility of the muscles involved. I've seen both scenarios (pain in longer or shorter leg). The main thing is to get shoe adjustment if the difference is significant. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Why would back pain cause the legs the knees or around the knees to hurt?

Why would back pain cause the legs the knees or around the knees to hurt?

Back pain: Radiating pain (sciatica) from the nerves coming out of the spine in your back, going down your leg. ...Read more

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Could a bowel obstruction cause back pain and hurt to walk?

Could a bowel obstruction cause back pain and hurt to walk?

Other symptoms. : A bowel obstruction will cause cramping abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distention, and constipation. Back pain and pain with walking may occur but this would be secondary to the above symptoms. ...Read more

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After work at 7 pm, I had back pain that spread all over, even dwn legs. Was so painful it hurt to lie dwn. What would cause pain that quickly?

Many Causes: Back pain can come on suddenly and be very severe. It may start for no reason at all. Some physicians believe it is due to a small tear in the disc although this is not proven. The best thing to do is stay down, use heat and take pain relievers if necessary. If the pain does not resolve in 2-3 days, see your doctor or a chiropractor. ...Read more

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Back pain when sitting or standing for too long. Hurts at first when laying down, but then feels better. 20 yr old female - never given birth. Causes?

Back pain when sitting or standing for too long. Hurts at first when laying down, but then feels better. 20 yr old female - never given birth. Causes?

Low back strain: Likely you have strained the muscles of your low back while engaging in activities of lifting and twisting and such for day to day activities. The most common cause of which is due to weak core muscles and poor lifting and body mechanics. Doing core exercises like yoga and pilates will help this also no heavy lifting and if persists see your dr. ...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