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I am unsure if I have pulled or strained a muscle on the left side of my lower back. Maybe disk related. What kind of doctor should I consult?

I am unsure if I have pulled or strained a muscle on the left side of my lower back.  Maybe disk related. What kind of doctor should I consult?

PCP or orthopedics: Consulting initially with your primary care provider is usually the best course of action, however, an orthopedist may need to get involved in your care at some point. Some consultants are not open to self referrals, and securing an appointment with your PCP will possibly be more timely. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have right hip and lower back pain. With sparatic sharp pain in my left thigh. What could it be? What type of doctor should I see?

I have right hip and lower back pain.  With sparatic sharp pain in my left thigh.  What could it be? What type of doctor should I see?

Primary Care Doctor: Your pmd would be the best person to guide you. This would depend on your symptoms and examination of your spine, hip, knee and si joint. Any one of these could cause the symptoms and your pmd would be a great place to start. Your pmd can recommend the appropriate studies for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am having pain on left side lower back, especially when I push on it. Do I need to see a doctor right away. I have no burning when I urinate.

I am having pain on left side lower back, especially when I push on it. Do I  need to see a doctor right away.  I have no burning when I urinate.

Maybe: New onset flank pain without any overstrerching or injury can be pathological such as a kidney stone. But then again, common thing common can be just a strain to the back. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain which is on the side, not along the spine. It's recurrent. Can a chiropractor help or should I see a different type of doctor?

I have lower back pain which is on the side,  not along the spine. It's recurrent. Can a chiropractor help or should I see a different type of doctor?

Chiropractor: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. If you need an adjustment or soft tissue treatment, chiropractic therapy is good. If you pain is not improved, you can go to see a pain management doctor. ...Read more

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I have previously had kidney stones on 4 separate occasions. I am currently experiencing left side flank pain in my back. It does not feel like it is a kidney stone. Can you suggest to type a doctor that I should see you or what this pain might be?

I have previously had kidney stones on 4 separate occasions.  I am currently experiencing left side flank pain in my back. It does not feel like it is a kidney stone.  Can you suggest to type a doctor that I should see you or what this pain might be?

Start with the same: One who treated you for your 4 prior kidney stone episodes as this would be the first consideration for your flank pain until otherwise ruled out. If it is ruled out then start with your primary care doctor to look for other causes. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for a sore lower back?

What kind of doctor should I see for a sore lower back?

Your own: If you have a primary care doctor, you can start there. In some states, you can go several times initially to a physical therapist to aee if some guided exercise and treatment helps. Some see a chiropractor. If these evaluations & treatments do not help, you can see a physiatrist, orthopedist, neurologist or a neurosurgeon for a further evaluation and treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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I'm getting pain in my lower back to the front of my hip been 3 months in agony what type of doctor should I see?

I'm getting pain in my lower back to the front of my hip been 3 months in agony what type of doctor should I see?

A good one!: Who will take the time to get a thorough history and do a complete physical examination on you. Then order a directed laboratory exam looking for possible metabolic metabolic bone diseases, or endinocrinological disorders or orthopedic disorders. He or she after a thorough evaluation should be able to set you on your way to a good healing of what ails you! ...Read more

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2days ago i got a lower back discomfort (not pain) on my right side. when i wake up im ok but during the day the sensation comes bck. when 2 see doc?

If not better soon,: see a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. You are at the age when people begin to experience back symptoms. The blood supply to the spine is not as good as to vital organs and is subject to changes due to oxidative stress. Using healthy food rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants as well as aerobic exercise can help. If pain progresses, get evaluation and conservative treatment. ...Read more

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I had bad pain on my lower back right side and it's feel like something is not good i see a gyn doctor next week sould i be concerned?

Get checked out.: Back pain is a common problem at any age. At the same time, if the pain worsens overtime, you should be evaluated. Musculo skeletal problems include muscle strain, disk herniations, and fractures. Other issues can such as kidney stones, or gall bladder problems can cause right sided back pain. In rare instances, ulcers can also cause the same. From a gyn perspective, check the pelvis. ...Read more

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Im having left side chest pain, neck, lower back and arm painwent to doctor and a sonogram of chest was done and came back ok pain is sore to to touch?

Im having left side chest pain, neck, lower back and arm painwent to doctor and a sonogram of chest was done and came back ok pain is sore to to touch?

Need more info: You could be suffering from a skin problem that has yet to show it self or you could have a "pinched" nerve in your spine that innervates that part of your chest and back. That kind of problem usually does not show up on a sonogram. My advise is to consult with a D.O. (an osteopathic physician) as I feel that from your report the problem in nerve irritation & he/she is skilled in spinal problems ...Read more

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Hello doctor..i have pain in left lower abdonimal,left lower back and left thigh.please help me:-(?

Could be anything: first suspect is kidney, make sure you do not have a kidney stone by checking your urine to rule out stone or infection ,meanwhile stay well hydrated, and avoid sodas and pops and caffeinated beverages. second possibility female problem like ovarian cyst, it could cause similar pain, you might need an ultrasound. last digestive problem like constipation, or spastic colon. keep your bowel regular. ...Read more

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I hurt my lower back working out yesterday, should I go see a doctor?

Low back strain: It usually isn't necessary to consult a physician so soon after an episode of acute low back strain. Instead rest, apply hot and cold applications alternatingly, rubbing liniment, and,if you can take them, nsaids like ibuprofen help the associated inflammation and pain. It usually takes 7-10 days for symptoms to resolve. See your physician if symptoms persist worsen or if discomfort radiates. ...Read more