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What is the cause of back pain?

What is the cause of back pain?

NUMEROUS: Perhaps most common cause is lumbar strain/sprain, but wear and tear degeneration called spondylosis is very common, and not unique to injure a lumbar disc. Inflammatory arthritis may be an issue, and on occasion bone disorders including small tumors may be a culprit. Sacro-iliac issues are another common problem, but piriformis syndrome is seen on occasion. ...Read more

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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 the cause of lingering lower back pain?

What is the cause of lingering lower back pain?

Depends: Most episodes of low back pain improve within1-2 weeks when treated with anti-inflammatory medication, short term rest (about 24 hrs), and resuming ambulation. Severe cases (continuing pain, leg pains, weakness, neurologic symptoms, bowel/bladder issues) may be a sign of more serious problems and require a physician consultation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the stomache pain in left side?

What is the cause of the stomache pain in left side?

Left sided abdominal: The question always begins with upper or lower abdomen. The left upper region is usually stomach, far left side may be an enlarged spleen or a kidney problem. Left lower may be colonic or gynecologic if very low in the pelvis. Kidney stones may manifest on any quadrant of the left or right side, but the pain often radiates into the groin. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain in the back of ribs?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What is the cause of chronic belly pain?

Many: There are many causes of belly pain, too many to mention, but some include: gastriti, ulcers, gall stones, viral disease, bacterial disease, referred divrticulosis/itis, etc. Best to be evaluated and worked up by a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pain in breast?

What is the cause of pain in breast?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a pain in my shoulder?

What is the cause of a pain in my shoulder?

Many Possibilities: Shoulder pain is a nonspecific finding so a lot more specific information and a detailed examination would be needed to give you clear diagnosis. If you have had this a while i recommend you have an evaluation with your primary physician and then perhaps a shoulder specialist if persistent. Learn more at: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm. ...Read more

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What is the possible cause of chronic lower back pain? Thanks.

Many causes: There are many causes for back pain. At 21 years old however they are limited. There may be a disc herniation or degeneration but that is much less likely, although still possible. It could be a simple muscle stain. The overwhelming majority of cases of lbp get better in 4-6 weeks. If you have had the problem for more than that time frame then get help. See your pcp or a spine physiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a pain in the lower right abdomen?

Possible causes: Possible causes of right lower abdominal pain include appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cyst, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, seminal vesiculitis, GI obstruction, renal infection or stones & gastroenteritis just to mention a few. If you have severe abdominal pain then urgent medical evaluation is indicated. Abdominal pain with change to stool pattern warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of this dull/achey leg pain?

What is the cause of this dull/achey leg pain?

Nonspecific: Leg pain can be caused by many things such as a lumbar radiculopathy, neuropathy, muscle injury, etc. I would recommend seeing a physician for evaluation, as this type of question cannot be well answered through this type of forum. ...Read more

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What is the cause of lower abdominal pain that is more do on the right side?

What is the cause of lower abdominal pain that is more do on the right side?

Many possibilities: As a female the major concerns are ''' appendicitis and female issues. Others include infection/inflammation of the cecum (first part of the large bowel), small bowel and other causes. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pain in testis?

What is the cause of pain in testis?

Here are...: - infection-related, such as std-/uti-related, or mumps; - torsion-related (testis or appendages), acute or recurrent intermittent; - referring-pain-related, such as stone, spinal nerve irritation from djd, pinched nerve, even rare single - newgrowth-related although usually painless; generally, a detailed hx, and physicals, possible tests should be able to deliver a correct DX most of times. ...Read more

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What is the cause of severe abdominal pain?

Many things: Need much more detailed medical history & information. Large books have been written about abdominal pain. The possible causes of abdominal pain are too numerous to describe here. See your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my lower abdominal pain?

What is the cause of my lower abdominal pain?

See details: The area numerous possible causes. This needs to be evaluated if it is a persistent problem. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What might cause my pain in the back of the calf?

Gastroc strain: Siatica if the are is tender to rubbing it is a calf strain if it is worse whilel standing and not tender could be a pinched nerve in your back have to add deep vein thrombosis if tender as well recent history of long plane ride or car ride hope that helps see general practioner for guidance. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my severe neck pain?

What is the cause of my severe neck pain?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be muscular as in whiplash. It can be degenerative or of many other causes. A good examination, xrays and an MRI can often diagnose the problem. Cervical spondylosis is the most common surgical reason for severe neck pain. See your pcm. ...Read more

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What are probable causes of pain in the back of the heel?

What are probable causes of pain in the back of the heel?

Many: Achilles tendon injuries can be caused by: overuse, misalignment, improper footwear, medication side effects, and/or accidents. Multiple causes often contribute to the same achilles tendon injury. It depend on the person activity. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my tailbone pain?

What is the cause of my tailbone pain?

See below: The most common causes are trauma, prolonged sitting in a slouched position, hard chairs, and an abnormally positioned "tailbone". ...Read more

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What causes pain on the back of the leg?

What causes pain on the back of the leg?

Could be your back: It is difficult to answer given the amount of information. Isolated pain on the back of your leg could be from an injury. In the calf it could be from a blood clot. If it runs down the back of your leg it could be your back. It is probably worth getting checked out by a primary care provider. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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