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Why Does My Lower Back Hurt When I Drink
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
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
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
Everything I eat or drink makes my stomachr hurt so bad have terrible bathroom issuers makes me nauseous and my lower back hurt bad what can it be?
Flank pain: There is a scenario in which there is obstruction to urinary flow at the junction of kidney outflow to the urine tube (ureteropelvic junction). This is dynamic obstruction and when there is increased urine flow, like after drinking beer, the obstruction becomes prominent and cause flank pain. This one of the many possibilities. Kindly get evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Very bloated after drinking moderately for few days. Had low back pain and then urinated excessively for a day and felt better. What can cause this?
See answer: Most common cause of abdominal bloating is swallowed air which often occurs with eating too fast and drinking a lot of fluids especially if fluids are carbonated or contain artificial sweetners. The body may retain much of that fluid for a short time (especially if diet contained an excess of sodium) and than get rid of it in a very short time (diuresis) which explains the frequent urination. ...Read more
I have had a low grade fever for the past 5 days. Nausea, low back pain, tiredness. I have been drinking 64oz of water. Should I go to the docs?
Probably: If you are not starting to feel any better by day 5 of what may be just a viral illness, then you have to start considering other causes such as a UTI or STD's. Continue to push the fluids as you are, but time to have a few things checked. The fatigue is likely just your body's way of saying "I'm sick" and slowing you down. ...Read more
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
Hmmm: Perhaps because they are hard and flat? If you happen to lack 'personal padding' (= are skinny), then the pressure of your body on a few contact points where it impacts the hard surfaces can cause pain. Softer surfaces allow the pressure to be spread over wider area and tend to not cause pain. Use a cushion/pad/something to prevent pain. ...Read more
2+ possibilities: Multiple possibilities: one, pain from an irritated intervertebral disk (such as one with a small tear) can increase after repetitive impact exercise such as running. A less common cause and sometimes related to disk pain is a postural issue, such as if a runner has a hyperlordotic (increased low back) curve, creating a mechanical cause for pain. Rarely, slippage of vertebrae can be a cause. ...Read more
Why does my lower back hurt when bending slightly over? It also extends to my legs, at times; but that is not as severe as the back pain.
There are many cause: There are many causes, the most likely is a herniated disc. If the pain continues and interrupts your activities, you should consult a spinal specialist. ...Read more
Why does my lower back hurt when I sleep on my stomach? (has only started to do this since giving birth a year ago)
Possible disc troubl: It is difficult to tell why, but scoliosis, disc disease, arthritis, spondylosis, strains/sprain can cause back pain. Severe hip pain can cause low back and leg pain as well. Without knowing more detail and without exam, it is difficult to tell exactly what you have. I suggest getting evaluated by doc. Motrin/aleve may help with pain in the meantime. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
History & physical:
Low back pain is a common yet difficult to define issue. Try the site below for a start. You should visit your doctor for a proper examination and diagnostic work-up.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/symptom-checker/ds00671/symptom=308a765c-2a5d-9994-ea8ec7ccf850f88f&tab=low%2520back%2520pain. ...Read more
Different reasons: I would need to have more history. Do you have history of injuries to the low back. Sometimes spinal stenosis is one condition that triggers low back pain with walking. Is the pain only in back or do you get numbness in the legs also? If so, neurogenic claudication could be part of the condition. Other possibilities: facet joint problem or the hip if the pain is noticed more on buttock area. ...Read more
Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Shouldn't be...: You may have some constipation, which is much more common than folks think. Even if you're having a bowel movement a day, you can be constipated (the colon can expand and stretch a lot). If you have fever, blood in the stool, see a doctor. Otherwise take a softener like colace (docusate sodium) at least once a day. Do not take laxatives. Drink water! You should see a difference in a few days. ...Read more
Why does my lower back hurt if I stand for too long? I'm 23, F, nursing student, flat foot. Does my feet have to do with it? I wear Nike Free 5.0
Flat feet does not-: -back pain. Perhaps U R in need of some exercise that strengthens Ur core. Many times U concentrate so much on school that U forget about the need 4 exercise. @ the gym where I workout has nursing students & they manage 2 work in a good workout 2X/wk. Give it a try. ...Read more
See below: There are many potential causes of acute low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. The pain should improve in the next week or so with rest, anti-inflammatories, and gentle stretching. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more
Back pain: Many causes for pain in back. When you breathe deeply you ribs and the muscles connecting them stretch and if you have strained your back this could be a cause for your pain. Have your doctor examine your back while breathing deeply. This can guide further work up. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I like to jog for good health. I usually do anywhere between 12-15 miles a week. I'm wondering why it makes my lower back hurt sometimes? 45 F
Wake up this morning, bend down up pick up something off the floor and my lower back hurt. What can it be?
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