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What is causing my lower back pain?

What is causing my lower 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

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


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What is causing my lower right back pain?

What is causing my lower right back pain?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... If your pain persists, seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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What is causing my severe lower back pain?

What is causing my severe lower back pain?

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

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What is causing my horrible upper back and shoulder pain?

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

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Why is my lower back in pain?

Why is my lower back in pain?

See your doc: See your doctor for an evaluation as it is hard to tell without all the info. ...Read more

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What is causing my back leg and shoulder to pain?

What is causing my back leg and shoulder to pain?

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

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Really bad sharp lower back pain and pain in my sides now what could it be?

Really bad sharp lower back pain and pain in my sides now what could it be?

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

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What is causing this lower back pain?

What is causing this lower back pain?

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 more

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My lower back is hurting. Pain switching left to right. Wats it mean?

My lower back is hurting. Pain switching left to right. Wats it mean?

Impossible to know: without an in-person exam and possibly imaging. It could be something benign like lumbar strain, or something else like early arthritis. Try to keep a pain journal to figure out when this happens, and why it is changing sides. Would help your doc a great deal. ...Read more

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My upper left side is hurting radiating to the back what is it?

My upper left side is hurting radiating to the back what is it?

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

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I have swelling on my lower back on my left and right side, the pain is constant. What could it be?

I have swelling on my lower back on my left and right side,  the pain is constant. What could it be?

Depends...: Can definitely be due to a lot of issues - chronic pain in a limb may be due to poor circulation, nerve irritation/damage, infection, fluid retention, etc. Recommend discussing with your pcp or pain specialist to determine if diagnostic testing is necessary. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Experiencing pain in my lower back.from my right side to my back .what could it be?

Many causes: Low back pain can be caused by muscle strain, arthritis in the spine, pinched nerves, and even gynecological problems. If the pain is severe or persistent you should definitely be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is causing my lower left side back pain?

Degenerative changes: This could either be from degenerative disc disease, a disc herniation or from degenerative arthritis. If this is significantly limiting and/or painful then you should seek attention for this from an interventional pain management physician. ...Read more

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What is this pain in my right nee?

Too vague: This question is too vague to be able to provide a helpful response. Try asking the question again with appropriate details. Take care. ...Read more

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What is this pain in my upper right backside?

What is this pain in my upper right backside?

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

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What could cause bad lower back pain? It is now spreading up my back around my sides and down my right hip.

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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more