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Low back pain hurts to just lay down and bend over or just to do about anything. Constant throbbing pain and had little spasmims in lower back at firs?

Low back pain hurts to just lay down and bend over or just to do about anything. Constant throbbing pain and had little spasmims in lower back at firs?

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

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Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post surgery?

Low back pain. 8 mos post laminectomy. Need good lower back strengthening exercises. Pain dr. Claims says its bio mech changes in facets post  surgery?

Possibly: There is nothing about a laminectomy that should precipitate facet pain/arthritis. But patietns with spinal stenosis who require laminectomy often have multiple back issues including facet arthritis. There could be scarring after surgery causing some pain but typically you would have some leg pain as well. After completing pt and core exercises, facet pain can easily be tested with an injeciton. ...Read more

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Had l spine xray and CT scan for kidney stones, all clear. Low back pain..Would l spine xray have shown lower back tumor? No stones, uti, etc.

Had l spine xray and CT scan for kidney stones, all clear. Low back pain..Would l spine xray have shown lower back tumor? No stones, uti, etc.

No: An x-ray of the lumbar spine would predominantly show only bone. In general, an x-ray is not a very sensitive test to detect the specific cause of back pain in most patients. Consider requesting an MRI which shows the bone, but also shows the nerves, discs, and other soft tissues of the back and is therefore much more sensitive than an x-ray. ...Read more

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Can exercise help or hurt low back pain?

Can exercise help or hurt low back pain?

Yes: Both can occur. Supervised physical therapy can alleviate problems with exercise induced pain but sometimes even therapy aggravates the pain. Diagnosis is key and will drive the recommendations. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of low back pain? Hurts sometimes to stand or sit.

Back spasms: The most common cause of low back pain in a young person is back strain or spasms. There are a large number of big muscles in the back that can be strained by activities. These respond with spasms that can be extremely painful. The usual treatments include physical therapy, heat, mild massage. If there is radiating pain, (pain that "shoots" into a leg), you may need further work-up by your pcp. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower) . The left side,.

I am experiencing  low back pain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower) . The left side,.

Many causes possible: Low back pain is one of the most common symptoms in medicine: causes include sprains, disc problems, facet joint arthritis, kidney diseases, colon diseases including constipation., among others. Left lower back pain suggests against kidney, but includes sprains and constipation. If the back pain persists or worsens you need to see your PCP for referral for lumbar imaging following detailed exam ...Read more

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I have low back pain why is laying down so painful i get pain down the opposite leg from where my back hurts? Please help

It may be a specific: Type of disc herniation that is located at the point where the nerve exits the spine and when lying down on your back or stomach the nerve exit hole or foramen is narrowed so if a disc is present there it will further compress the nerve. Where your back hurts does not necessarily have to match the leg pain. If it persists, worsens or is associated with any neurologic symptoms, see your physician. ...Read more

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I've got really bad low back pain that hurts down 1 leg more then the other it hurts to move and am feeling hot but not looking hot?

I've got really bad low back pain that hurts down 1 leg more then the other it hurts to move and am feeling hot but not looking hot?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back or even in your leg possibly. I would suggest seeing a musculoskeletal & spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what the problem might be and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain (right side only) only when i am sleeping for couple of hours... usually in early morning on lower right back side.

I am experiencing  low back pain (right side only) only when i am sleeping for couple of hours... usually in early morning on lower right back side.

Well many possibilit: Many causes are possible. You. Oils have just Kaye's wrong and pulled the back, perhaps an infection. And on and on. The best course of action is to see your doctor for exam ...Read more

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Low back pain fever and feel really cold also very congested. Hurts to bend?

Low back pain fever and feel really cold also very congested. Hurts to bend?

Could be...: It might be the flu based on the symptoms you are describing. However, there are other conditions that can cause similar symptoms and if you feel very sick you should be seen. Try to go to the nearest urgent care center for evaluation. If you have been like this and start doing better just drink plenty of fluids, rest and analgesics as needed. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of low back pain that radiates around to my lower abdominal area, what could that be?

I have symptoms of low back pain that radiates around to my lower abdominal area, what could that be?

Ovulating?: If it is approximately 10-14 days since the beginning of your last period, it is possible that this kind of pain is from ovulation and will pass in 24-48 hours. If you have fever or urinary symptoms or unusual vaginal discharge it could be something more serius. ...Read more

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I am 24 years old and have had low back pain for almost 2.5 months now, now I am starting to feel pain in my hips and hurts to sleep on my sides.

I am 24 years old and have had low  back pain for almost 2.5 months now,  now I am starting to feel pain in my hips and hurts to sleep on my sides.

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

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Can low back pain affect your knee? I find that if i sit my low back hurts all the way to my knee? Please explain thanks for answering all my question

Can low back pain affect your knee? I find that if i sit my low back hurts all the way to my knee? Please explain thanks for answering all my question

Hip vs back: First, make sure not a hip problem. Pain with sitting, getting up from seated from groin to knee suggests a hip problem. Movement of hip will also aggravate. A disk problem will usually cause pain past knee. But, a less common disk problem at l2-3-4 may cause pain radiating to front of thigh to knee. It may require a doc visit to confirm. X-rays/mri also may help if still in question. ...Read more

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I'm suffering severe low back pain that radiates around to my lower abdominal area. No injury or trauma to the area.

I'm suffering severe low back pain that radiates around to my lower abdominal area. No injury or trauma to the area.

Herniated disc.: could be high lumbar or low thoracic disc herniation of arthritis called spondylosis. see primary care who will start you on NSAIDs (motrin) and physical therapy. If no better, MRI would be indicated-lumbar and thoracic. If all negative, could be intraabdominal process that is giving you referred pain. ...Read more

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I have low back pain when i sit the pain goes to my knee and my knee hurts a lot but my back hurts to please explain i twisted in bed?

I have low back pain when i sit the pain goes to my knee and my knee hurts a lot but my back hurts to please explain i twisted in bed?

Yes: When sitting or stretching legs while sitting the nerves can get pinched from herniated discs and result in the numbness. If it bothers you especially with pain and not just the numbness, you may want to see a spine specialist to serif there is anything that can be done. Numbness in those positions probably only need core strengthening exercise therapy. ...Read more

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