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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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What might cause lower back pain in the left side right near the spine?

What might cause lower back pain in the left side right near the spine?

Numerous: Pain in that area could be due to a trigger point (localized soft tissue inflammation) vs muscle sprain/strain vs facet joint pain vs degenerative disc vs disc herniation, among other causes. If your symptoms are persistent or worsening, see a physician. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain and numbness on the left side and middle back pain and numb on the right side?

Disk disease?: You need to be evaluated by a doctor. He needs to obtained a detailed history and perform a thorough physical exam. If your doctor is concerned, he/she will order appropriate imaging to confirm his suspicions. Numbness is not normal. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain that radiates to my left side? It sometimes hurts all the way around my pelvic area. I have had kidney stones before.

Non-spine low back: Low back pain is very common, and can arise from back and other problems. Red flags for urgent evaluation include include history of trauma, fever, incontinence, unexplained weight loss, a cancer history, long-term steroid use, parenteral drug abuse, intense localized pain, and Inability to get comfortable. Apart from these, see your doctor to evaluate referred pain or recurrent kidney stone. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of nose bleeding from the left nostril and lower back pain on the left side?

What could be the cause of nose bleeding from the left nostril and lower back pain on the left side?

Epistaxis: Not sure if the 2 are related, did you have any recent blood tests to check your platelet level? Nose bleeding can be from a burst vessel in the nostril or sinus infection or nasal allergies. ...Read more

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Lwhat causes lower back pain on your lower left side?

Multip possibilities: Low back pain can be caused by various conditions and often a combination of sorts. The history (due to trauma?/how long present/ etc) , severity of the pain, radiation of the pain(does it move down your leg) & other factors, and exam are helpful in identifying the cause. It coud be be due to mechanical prob, muscle strains, disc disease, arthritic problems, joint d/o. See your md as a start! ...Read more

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I am 44 and have been experiencing pain in the left side of my groin and some lower back pain. What might be the causes?

I am 44 and have been experiencing pain in the left side of my groin and some lower back pain. What might be the causes?

Pos. lumbar cause: Possibilities include nerve irritation that originates in your lumbar spine that is irritating the nerves that distribute to your groin. It could also be a a type of a localized nerve irritation along the groin like ilioinguinal neuralgia. Other specialists may give other causes like intra-abdominal causes or like muscular or myofascial pain that is irritating your lumbar plexus. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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


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