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What Causes Pain In Right Flanks And Low Back Pain
Many: A kidney stone or a kidney infection can cause low back pain and flank pain. It largely depends on the other symptoms you're having. The pain with kidneys would be near the bottom of the ribcage. Difficult to say for sure without examining you. Please see your pcp if the pain continues. ...Read more
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
I don't have a period unless I use medicine but I am experiencing low abodomen pain lower back pain and itch nipple. What is the cause of this?
What would cause testicular pain, lower back pain and leg pain? Dr doesn't seem concerned. Says it's an impinged nerve. Xray showed low spine compressed
Iliohypogastric n?: Something may be irritating the ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, or genitofemoral nerve (an MD exam will tell). X-rays do not, in general, show spinal cord compression-only if there has been trauma. Even nerve compression "seen" on X-ray or CT/MRI is over-diagnosed & often isn't the problem (surgery for impinged nerves causes more pain than it cures). Ur best bet is rehab therapy & bk exercises TTYD ...Read more
Many different cause:
Most common cause being muscular - muscle spasm due to poor posture, injury, overuse, etc.
Also other local causes such as inflammation of the joints between vertebrae, nerve impingement, discus degeneration, etc.
Referred pain may also cause back pain for example bowel, bladder or kidney disorders. Also bursitis of your greater trochanter (side of your hip bone), or even the hip itself.
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
Usually a: An inflammation of the coccyx and rarely other issues. It is usually self limiting. You should avoid sitting especially on hard surfaces. Rarely, this could be from another reason like a rare tumor called a chordoma. That is why you should get evaluated if the symptoms are persistent or worsen. ...Read more
Many possibilities.: There are many potential causes for low back pain. Common are: disk changes, smoking, sprains of ligaments, muscular strains and spasms, vitamin deficiencies, joint inflammation, altered walking or sitting patterns, lack of sleep, poor circulation in the spinal blood vessels, tumors, aortic aneurysms, trauma, and spinal deformities. ...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. Usually pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with rest and anti-inlfammatories. If the pain last longer than two weeks I recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more
Many: Many causes of low back including: musculoskeletal strain/sprain/spasm, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, annular disc tear, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spondylosis/arthritis, metastatic cancer to bone and the list goes on and on. Most important - get a work-up by your physician to determine the cause and only then can treatment options be considered. ...Read more
Sprain Strain: Muscle spasm, muscles or tendon strain, ligament sprain, joints become arthritic, disc protrusion/herniation. Sprains usually happen when a person falls, twists, or is hit in a way that forces the body out of its normal position. The most common type of sprain is a sprained ankle; about 25, 000 people sprain an ankle every day. ...Read more
Back pain: Most common cause is muscle strain (pulled muscles). There are several other spine related causes such as disc herniation and arthritis. Non spine causes include kidney infection/stones, gallbladder stones, pancreas inflammation, ulcers, etc. Urinary tract infections, pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic infections are also causes to list. ...Read more
Cure for back pain: Back pain is ubiquitous. If you live long enough, 80% chance you'll have it. 40% of any group has some degree of back pain right now. #2 cause of missed work days after common cold. Soooooo, no cure. Good treatment strategy is prevention: don't smoke (4-5x rate of back probs), keep the core strong with pilates/piyo/yoga, avoid decompression (spelunking, or diving), and that's about it. Sorry. ...Read more
Back pain in young: Dangerous causes of pain are unlikely in people age 18-50 years. So no immediate need for investigation unless other medical conditions like trauma, infection, immune compromise exist. Or if pain extreme. Most benign pain is tolerable. Most common are disc herniation, stress fracture, muscles. Nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice/heat, salonpas hot patches, mckenzie pt or pilates/yoga/piyo are great options. ...Read more
Strain: The most common cause of sudden low back pain is a strain. This is usually of the muscles and the ligaments. Certainly other tissues can cause sudden low back pain such as a disc tear or disc herniation. The good news is that most acute low back pain goes away within a few days with rest, ice and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more
Back pain: Back pain is usually caused by a problem with the disc that serves as the cushion between vertebra. The discs can herniate where a piece from the center comes out or the disc can tear (annular tear) which commonly causes severe back pain. There are other less common causes such as trauma/fracture, infection, facet (spine joints) arthritis, cancer, etc. ...Read more
See below: Causes of back pain are not that much different than in men with a few exceptions. Disc problems, joint problems, muscle and ligament problems, postural problems, stress and emotional problems, depression can all be a cause or causes of back pain. In women, relaxation of thepelvic ligaments during pregnancy can cause problems. There are moreserious diseases that can cause back pain. Talk to yourdoc. ...Read more
Funny & good Quest..:
Funny question, but has an interesting answer. Breaking wind, like bearing down (valsalva maneuver) increase intradiscal pressure. If you have a disc herniation or disc tear, it can potentially make both of these worse.
Here's an article we wrote about disc bulging:
here's another article about disc prolapse:
http://arizonapain. C. ...Read more
Facet arthropathy: Thank you for your question. There are many potential causes of back pain. Among the more common causes of unilateral back pain are sacro-iliac joint problems, fact arthropathy, and spianl stenosis. Usually an exam and appropraite sudies can find the cause of your pain. ...Read more
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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