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What Might Cause Chronic Back Stiffness And Pain After A Long Flight
Severa things: If each time you fly you experience back stiffness, you may have minor disc disease or a disc bulge. These are more prominent when sitting, and pressing on nerves running to back muscles lead to stiffness. Equally it could just be that you have chronic back strain, which is exacerbated by prolonged sitting when flying. ...Read more
A number of things: There are a number of possible causes for it. Lack of movement can cause accumulation of fluid in the leg tissues and this can make you stiff and sore. Low back trouble can do it as can nerve irritation. If you have visible swelling associated with the pain, there is the possibility that it could be a blood clot, especially if it was a several hour long drive. ...Read more
Having sudden severe pain in mid back which also extends to neck. How long to wait before seeing doctor?
Common complaint: Poor posture leads to a muscle strain and back/neck pain. Most patients do not have a serious spinal problem. However if your pain accompanied by neurological deficiency (numbness, weakness) call a doctor. Moist heat, stretch exercises NSAID (otc) aleve (naproxen) and good mattress are very helpful. If concerned see pcp for further investigation. ...Read more
I have leg weakness/pain and a little back pain with prolonged standing. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?
Find the reason: You have to find the reason for it before anybody could suggest treatment for you, check it out. ...Read more
Experiencing knees pain and lower back pain two months after C-section delivery. What could be the cause and how to remedy it?
Exercise: After pregnancy, your body has to regain its "sea legs, "again. There was a change in your pelvis during pregnancy and your center of gravity that may have affected the mechanics of your knees in terms of the patellae or kneecaps as well as your back. Rarely, an autoimmune response can be triggered by your pregnancy. Start exercising when cleared to do so to avoid an incisional hernia ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause upper back/lower neck pain after standing up for for a couple of hours? Incorrect posture, spinal deformation or something else?
Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be the possible cause blood spot from urethra after eating ? Sometimes blood shows also in my underwear after a long walk or running. I also have tolerable right abdominal pain and back pain.
Endometriosis?: Answer depends on your age, duration of symptoms. Vicarious menstruation means blood coming from urethra, nose , vagina, anus/other orifices. But if rt. Abd.Pain and back pain is there , you need to go a gynaecologist, r/o mass in ovary/uterus / other genital tract cancers like vaginal/vulval(skin and mucous membernous areas of perineum-external genitalia).Will need a pelvic/abdominal scan or ct scan. ...Read more
I'm starting to walk with little pain after my sprain of 1 week. The pain is in a specific spot like a nerve. How can I stop such extreme pain?
I have severe headaches, back of head, lower right side. Sometimes after too much alcohol, sometimes no trigger? The pain can last for days. Help.
Needs investigation : You need to check with your pcp, who should check your medical history, family history and any risk factors. You will possibly need ct or MRI brain to rule out any organic pathology. You also may have some withdrawal headache from the alcohol, or tension headache. It's important to know what alleviates the headache and what makes it worse as well. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Is chronic pain syndrome caused by anxiety? Keep having 1 type of pain after another which takes a long time to go away - ankle, lower back, neck, etc
Possible: Anxiety can definantly cause pain. It is not the only cause and other possibilities should be ruled out before it is blamed for your symptoms. Often doctors are reluctant to confront this head on. You should ask your doctor this directly. This will make it easier to open a frank discussion about the anxiety problems. ...Read more
Lower back pain for 2 weeks of unknown origin. High pain carded nausea. Worse when standing. No numbness or tingling. How long should it take to heal?
Hi, I've had lower back pain for a few years and recently got an MRI after the pain had started to increase. The diagnosis is a disc bulge in the L4/L5 area. I'm a triathlete and the back pain hinders my performance. It also hurts to sit for long periods
I have lower back pain and right calf down to leg pain and also dark yellow urine, what are the possible symptoms and solutions so that i could be well again? also i'm having a hard time walking for a long period of time and waking up in a leg pain?
Radiating leg pain: When a nerve is "pinched" in the lower back, the pain would radiate along that nerve's path, most of the times to the toes. This can happen if a disc is damaged in the lower spine. Dark urine is not related to these symptoms but a sign of dehydration. Drink more water for sure. Avoid prolonged sitting, bending, heavy lifting etc to give the disc a chance to heal. ...Read more
Moderate lower/mid back pain about 1 month. I have been limping due to knee injury for 5 months. Is this the cause/ what can be done to alleviate pain?
Burning stiffness in center of upper back and neck, headaches and tremors been her for a long time. What could it be?
I have back pain and stiffness when i wake up. Is this possibly whiplash and what are ways to alleviate the symptoms?
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