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What causes pain in right flanks and low back pain?

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.

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What could cause low fever, chills, lower back pain?

What could cause low fever, chills, lower back pain?

Infection: You could have a bladder or kidney onfection. You should be seen by your doctor.

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Can a low Vitamin D level cause or contribute to lower back pain??

Can a low Vitamin D level cause or contribute to lower back pain??

Via osteoporosis.: In the long term, vitamin D deficiency can lead to osteoporosis. And osteoporosis can hurt. So yes, vitamin D deficiency can lead to lower back pains if your vertebrae are thinning.

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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

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

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What causes lower back pain?

Back: Obesity, improper posture while sitting or standing, prolongued sleeping among the most common causes.

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What causes lower back pain?

What causes lower back pain?

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.

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What causes lower back pain?

What causes lower back pain?

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.

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What causes painfull lower back pain, by my tailbone?

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.

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What cause lower back pain?

Many reasons: Local infection, muscular strain/ sprain, ruptured disc, facet impingement, spondylolisthesis, sacro-iliac dysfnctn, lumbar stenosis, cauda equina syndrome, pyriformis syndrome. See doctor and evaluate all of these possibilities.

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What might cause lower back pain?

What might cause lower back pain?

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.

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Lower back pain- what could be the cause?

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.

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What are the common causes of lower back pain?

What are the common causes of lower back pain?

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.

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What are the major causes of lower back pain?

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.

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What are the causes of chronic lower back pain?

Variety: Low back pain can be as simple as a muscle strain and sprain or as serious as a disc herniation and spinal stenosis. Back pain that persists more than a week needs to be evaluated by your doctor.

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What are the causes of lower back pain in women?

What are the causes of lower back pain in women?

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.

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What are common causes and cures for lower back pain?

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.

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