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Dr. Craig Morton
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Tailbone Pain (Definition)

Coccydynia or tailbone pain is usually an injury to the bottom most vertebrae beneath your sacrum. When you sit you impact on this vertebrae which means if is injured ...Read more


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What could be causing pain in my left shoulder on the back side? Could it be related to my spleen as in causing a pain that radiates there?

What could be causing pain in my left shoulder on the back side?  Could it be related to my spleen as in causing a pain that radiates there?

Unlikely: We need to know what's wrong with your spleen. Shoulder pain can be bursitis or muscular or ligament sprain. To begin with get evaluated and may be an x-ray will help. Meanwhile use heating pad , gentle massage and some anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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Pain on my left middle back side. The pain is also discomforting. What could be the cause?

Pain on my left middle back side. The pain is also discomforting. What could be the cause?

Likely muscular: Hi! Pain in this area is often due to muscle spasms of the back, however, kidney infections are also common causes. Lots of other causes to consider based on your age, any accompanying symptoms, how many days the pain has lasted, any recent injury or illness, family history... It would be a good idea to check a urine analysis and to have a doctor examine your abdomen and back. ...Read more

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I have had this shooting pain in the front of my neck on the right side. No idea what it could be. Tooth related?

I have had this shooting pain in the front of my neck on the right side. No idea what it could be. Tooth related?

Possibly: But to determine that you need to be examined, and for that you need to see a local dentist. Please make a call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Pain in the scapula that radiates to the side ribcage! what could it be?

Pain in the scapula that radiates to the side ribcage! what could it be?

Varies: Multiple potential causes from a pinched nerve in the thoracic spine, to a rhomboid strain or a sub scapular bursitis. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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The left side of my chest hurts. The pain moves around . What this could be

May be GI related: Need to know more to comment on this. However, it might not be angina coming from the heart. ...Read more

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Pain in the right hip cheek and left leg what could be the problem?

Pain in the right hip cheek and left leg what could be the problem?

Physical/Neuro Exam: Your issues can arise from a variety of neurologic issues with causes ranging from trauma or overuse to early osteoporosis. A good neurologic and musculoskeletal examination can help identify if this issue stems from possibly a pinched nerve due to a herniated disk or other possible causes based on your history. ...Read more

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Pain in my right leg reaching up to hip what could be the problem?

Pain in my right leg reaching up to hip what could be the problem?

For diagnosis see>Dr: Some of the possible causes include lumbar radiculopathy, arthritis of the hip and trochanteric bursitis. Tenderness on pressing deeply on the side of your hip suggests bursitis. Pain on moving the hip in various directions may indicate arthritis. Pain radiating down your leg on trying to touch your toes suggest radiculopathy. See> http://abt.cm/1CvlgDP and http://bit.ly/1O3SPPH ...Read more

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Could lower back pain be related to a warm sensation I'm feeling on my right calf? The back pain is on the right side of my spine, near the sacrum.

Yes: It could be related. You are quite young for osteoarthritis so another possibility is a herniated or bulging disc. This can touch a nerve root in your spine and cause pain/tingling/burning in the distribution of that nerve. It can also cause pain in the back itself, especially with an annular tear. If this pain and sensation in your calf persist, it warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if i've been having pain right where the hip joins the top of my leg.The pain is more towards the back. Could this still be hip pain?

Possible: Hip Joint pain generally is in the front of the leg or groin area where the leg meets your true hip. If it hurts in the back of the leg/buttock junction it could be sciatica (pinched nerve), spinal facet joint pain, sacroiliac joint pain or even piriformis muscle pain. I would suggest to be evaluated fully you should see a spine specialist to address your concerns appropriately. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been having pain right where the hip joins the top of my leg.the pain is more towards the back. could this still be hip pain?

See details: If you mean the pain is in the buttock, it is unrelated to be hip pain. It is more likely to originate in the lower back. Have a doctor evaluate the problem if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain at back right side of the hips its like the pain is travelling downwards what could this be?

Throbbing pain at back right side of the hips its like the pain is travelling downwards what could this be?

Disc in your back: Pressing on a nerve that goes down your leg; a muscle in you buttock spasming pressing in a nerve going down your leg; tensor fascia lata (try standing on that leg, if you can't, maybe the cause)....Consider a visit to primary care, physiatrist (rehab doc), orthopedic, chiropractor, sports medicine doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause a sharp lower pain on the left side that has migrated to rear and thigh muscles?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have severe lower abdominal pain right and left that radiates to my lower back.My coccyx is deviated abt 1cm.Can this be the cause of my pain?

Unrelated: Problems w/the coccyx aka tailbone would not cause abdominal pain. I suggest you see your gynecologist or primary care doctor to get to the bottom of this. There are so many possible causes that it really requires a thorough history, physical exam+/-lab+/-radiology tests to diagnose this problem. ...Read more

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My husband is having pain in his lower left back that radiates to his abdomen on the left side. What could be causing this?

My husband is having pain in his lower left back that radiates to his abdomen on the left side. What could be causing this?

Several things: There are several possible causes: a kidney stone, infection or inflammation of the colon, or musculoskeletal back pain are the most common causes. If he is older than 65 the problems with the aorta should be added to the list. I hope this helps. If the pain is severe he should be seen in person to be evaluated for these conditions. ...Read more

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I just started experiencing pain in the left side of my upper spine. What could be the reason?

I just started experiencing pain in the left side of my upper spine. What could be the reason?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What could be causing the sharp pain on the left side of my neck that is not allowing me to turn me head left or right?

What could be causing the sharp pain on the left side of my neck that is not allowing me to turn me head left or right?

Maybe Torticollis?: This condition can have many causes, and sometimes no known cause at all. Some diseases, some medications, some trauma or strain all are possibly causes. And sometimes it just happens. Depending on how much acute pain you are in will determine if you need to be seen promptly ...Read more

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I have a pain in my right hip when im walking, the pain seems to be on the inside edge of my hip bone. What could be the problem?

I have a pain in my right hip when im walking, the pain seems to be on the inside edge of my hip bone. What could be the problem?

Strain/bursitis: This sounds like strain/inflammation of the tendon (gluteus medius tendon) attached to the bone (greater trochanter) or bursitis (trochanteric bursitis). Please consult your doctor for more accurate diagnosis and management. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more