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What Is My Back Pain
Several possibilitie: In that region, pain can arise from a hip, spine or si joint problem. It can also be a referred pain from your abdominal or pelvic region organs as well. If pain is getting worse or persisting over time & is bothering you, get evaluated by your doctor to start appropriate treatment based on a correct diagnosis. A spine issue could be facet joint or a disc problemas well as some other diagnoses. ...Read more
Numerous: There are many many potential causes of back pain, ranging from soft tissue inflammation (myofasciitis), muscle sprain/strain, disc degeneration, herniated discs, facet arthritis, si joint pathology, and more serious conditions such as infections and tumors. If your pain has been persistent then you need to see a physician. ...Read more
Variable: Would start with an internist to evaluate lungs and internal structures. If nothing there move to an orthopaedic dr. Can be a spine or a shoulder problem. May even be postural from the computer. Can be referred from cervical spine. Too many possibilities. ...Read more
Hard to say: The list of possible causes is large. Without seeing and examining you would not be able to tell you very much. Causes can be muscular, bone, nerve, and a host of other things. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Sorry this not more helpful. Thanks for using Healthtap and best of luck with this issue. Dr R ...Read more
Muscle spasms: It all depends on how it started, what caused it and other pain descriptions including location, quality and duration among other things. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. If the pain is local then it is most likely muscle related, particularly if dealing with an acute pain and there is a history of recent exercises or strenuous activities. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more
Can be many: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TO8Il3vdxQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: I think you are referring to pain in your left upper abdomen. The cause of such pain may be various - kidney issues (such as infection or stone) diverticulitis, herpes zoster in the prodrome phase to name a few. More history and physical exam is needed to correctly diagnose the problem. ...Read more
I have swelling on my lower back on my left and right side, the pain is constant. What could it be?
I have sciatica nerve pain in my lower back my thigh is numb and my hip is really bothering me and my right leg is weak and my butt on the right side?
Stretch/Rest: Most likely you have some version of sciatica. Sciatica is a symptom from a pinched nerve in your back. What nerve is it? No one knows unless imaging is done. This is typically done after conservative care is exhausted. Rest, stretching, learning core strengthening exercises and using nsaids to help are the best ways to help back pain. If it persists see your doctor for other options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult to say: Pain in the low back on either side could be due to a variety of things from muscles, joints nerves and problems with your internal organs. It is worth getting evaluated to make sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more
What could cause bad lower back pain? It is now spreading up my back around my sides and down my right hip.
In a 28 year old gal: How about a urinary tract infection? Excessive strain and strain after a hard workout, lifting furniture, moving out from a dormitory, moving in to a new place after moving out from your parents? Pregnancy, rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, muscle spasms (which CANNOT be solved by eating bananas for heavens sakes!). Tell me more and I'll do the same! www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
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