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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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I have been sick with a cold for ten days, my lungs, head, back hurt from coughing for hard. Flem is light yellow or clear. What do I have?

Viral illness: You probably had a viral flu, but since it has lasted ten days, see your doctor to make sure you havent developed a secondary infection. ...Read more

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Severe headaches + mild cold for week. today neck and back pain/stiffness. right shin hurts. no head ache. not aware of fever. meningitis?

Influenza: Get good rest and plenty of fluids to treat the flu. Influenza is viral infection and resolves on its own in 10-14 days. If concerned, see your GP for eval. ...Read more

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Swallow cold drink, the back of my head hurts. Why this is?

Swallow cold drink, the back of my head hurts. Why this is?

Same reason...: ...As when your hands hurt coming indoors from the cold: rebound from vessels constricting when cold-exposed. ...Read more

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Everytime I drink something cold my back teeth hurts. And my right ear and right side of my throat hurts!

Everytime I drink something cold my back teeth hurts. And my right ear and right side of my throat hurts!

Examination: Have your dentist take a look. You may have a deep cavity or a crack that is affected by the cold liquid and is referring pain along adjacent nerves. ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt when i drink alcohol?

Why does my back hurt when i drink alcohol?

Hard to say: but the fact that you have kept drinking despite the fact that your back hurts when you drink tells me that I should be concerned that you may have an alcohol problem. It could be inflammation of your pancreas, stomach, duodenum or a problem with your gallbladder. I strongly suggest STOPPING drinking until you get a diagnosis, and see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt when i drink? I don't drink alcohol often, but when i drink certain drinks, the middle of my back hurts so badly that I am sometime paralyzed in pain. I can drink beer, wine, and most liquirs fine. I cannot drink any pre-mixed drink

That's a curious one: I've never heard of this so i can only make conjectures...Could it be gall bladder pain coming from mixed drinks with milk or fat products? Perhaps there's an explanation in chinese medicine? I don't even know what kind of regular md i would recommend to see. Perhaps start with your primary care provider and see if any clues come up with standard labs, exam, or history.. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt when I drink soda

Why does my lower back hurt when I drink soda

Risk of arthritis!: Soda consumption is associated with increased risk of diabetes & heart disease, but a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (7/2014) found that sugary sodas when consumed regularly can increase by 63% the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. More likely than not however your situational back pain reflects referred discomfort from a distended gut due to the fizz in soda. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt when I drink alcahol?

Several possibilites: Your body objects to processing alcohol. Pain is meant to tell us something is amiss. This could be expressed as referred pain from your stomach, liver and/or kidneys. Worth a visit to your doc to get lab work (liver function), physical exam and discuss any other symptoms going on. More diagnostic info is needed to be able to comment in any more detail. ...Read more

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Why does my lower/middle back hurt when I drink alcohol?

Why does my lower/middle back hurt when I drink alcohol?

Once sign of lymphom: Pain induced by alcohol is one sign of a lymphoma. Should be checked out. However if a behavior causes pain, is that behavior important enough to repeat? ...Read more