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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Why am I having lower back pain and cramping. At 6 months pregnant?

Why am I having lower back pain and cramping. At 6 months pregnant?

SI joint: Sacro iliac joint dysfunction is a very common source of LBP in pregnancy. Of course, ask your OB to rule out urine infection or other cause. If other cause not found,,then ask for referral to PT who treats pregnancy for manipulation, external modalities, or an SI belt ...Read more

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Why am I having chronic lower back pain?

Why am I having chronic lower back pain?

Probably because: you fell and injured something as you stated in your other post... ...Read more

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Why am I having cramps and lower back pain after my period? I ended my period on the 4th of this month and today I woke up with horrible cramps!

Why am I having cramps and lower back pain after my period? I ended my period on the 4th of this month and today I woke up with horrible cramps!

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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On depo, next shot 1/30/15. Why am I having bleeding/spotting and lower back pain ?

On depo, next shot 1/30/15. Why am I having bleeding/spotting and lower back pain ?

Normal depo effect: Irregular periods are the norm on depoprovera. Many patients have no periods at all. Others will experience irregular menstrual bleeding. This is how depo works. If you are not satisfied with the bleeding pattern on depo then consider using a different birth control method. ...Read more

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I having lower back pain I don't know if its a infection in my kidneys wen I use the bathroom my urin is cloudy I drink water and cranberry juice ?

I having lower back pain I don't know if its a infection in my kidneys wen I use the bathroom my urin is cloudy I drink water and cranberry juice ?

UTI: You would have to drink so much cranberry juice to prevent UTI that you would drown in it. Cloudy urine is very common and is usually due to chemicals precipitating out when the toilet water changes the acid/base content of the urine. You need to see a doctor about the lower back pain because it could be due to many other things. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am having lower back pain what shud I do k?

I am having lower back pain what shud I do k?

Examination: If you are experiencing lower back pain that does not respond to rest & otc nsaids , then i would recommend that you go see your family doctor for an evaluation. If needed you will be referred to an appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Im having lower back pain and it hurts to move?

Im having lower back pain and it hurts to move?

Pain: Try taking some antiinflammatories like ibuprofen. Rest it a bit. If the pain doesn't subside enough to get up and walk, you should see a physician. It should settle down fairly quickly if it is a muscle strain (most common reason for sudden back pain). Ice/heat and massage and stretching can also help. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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


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