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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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 does my left lower back hurt when I breath?

Why does my left lower back hurt when I breath?

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

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What could be wrong when your lower back hurt at the top of your left but cheek?

What could be wrong when your lower back hurt at the top of your left but cheek?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the buttock called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist ...Read more

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My shoulders left wrist both knees lower back hurt so bad sometimes I can't get out of bed or from sitting position what's wrong?

Many possibilities: It is unclear form your problem whether the problem is directly in the joints or if the joint pain reflects another process. It is important to know if other symptoms like joint swelling are present what other features affect the joints and what other medical problems and medications you are taking. For instance, these could be symptoms of true arthritis or musculoskeletal pain associated with sta. ...Read more

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Left lower back hurt and left hip hurt and left leg hurt and went I get up to walk it really hurt what can I do to stop hurting.

Lumbar: This type of pain could be from a back strain, disk herniation or a number of other possibilities. A good musculoskeletal physical exam and evaluation would help determine cause of pain which directs best type of treatment to stop the pain. A proper evaluation by your doctor would also direct the type of pain medicine to prescribe. You can probably safely take less then 3000 mg per day tylenol (acetaminophen). ...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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61years, she has made hysterectomy 1year ago, it has a strong gland on the lower left side of the abdomen, it has only low back pain and cough/rarewhat?

61years, she has made hysterectomy 1year ago, it has a strong gland on the lower left side of the abdomen, it has only low back pain and cough/rarewhat?

Get checked: Usually the uterus, tubes and ovaries are removed at age 61
if no cancer was found lymph gland probably not related
other illnesses can produce lymph gland prominence and back pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain and abdominal pain (worsened by: after meal) (severity: mild) (side: left lower, right lower).

I am experiencing low back pain and abdominal pain (worsened by: after meal) (severity: mild) (side: left lower, right lower).

Need medical exam: Many problems can cause back and belly pain- from constipation and menses up to urinary infections and appendicitis. You need to be seen by your primary doctor or an urgent care physician. Medical problems can get worse with time, so don't delay! ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain (side: left upper) (severity: moderate), chest pain on deep breaths and low back pain. My ribs hurt alot. What is it.

I am experiencing abdominal pain (side: left upper) (severity: moderate), chest pain on deep breaths and low back pain. My ribs hurt alot. What is it.

Many possibilities: How long, worsening? Any trauma? Any fever? these are the things we need to know before attempting a differential. It could be a lot of things from a broken rib, to a injured spleen, to diverticulitis. Bottom line: You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain (side: upper, lower) (quality: throbbing) and low back pain as well as itchy left breast. Didn't miss period, test neg?

I am experiencing abdominal pain (side: upper, lower) (quality: throbbing) and low back pain as well as itchy left breast. Didn't miss period, test neg?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt?

Why?: You must be examined, evaluated, diagnosed, and treated: cannot be answered online. ...Read more

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Why could my lower back hurt? Possible causes?

Why could my lower back hurt? Possible causes?

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

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Please explain why does my lower back hurt when I jog?

Please explain why does my lower back hurt when I jog?

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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Why does my lower back hurt when I lay on flat hard surfaces?

Why does my lower back hurt when I lay on flat hard surfaces?

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

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Please explain why does my lower back hurt after working out?

Please explain why does my lower back hurt after working out?

See an orthopedic: Most likely you have degenerative disease of spine which occurs with aging and quicker in physically labor intensive persons. You need imaging and then whatever your physician recommends. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt. I believe its about two months now that I have had this pain.?

Why does my lower back hurt. I believe its about two months now that I have had this pain.?

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

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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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My lower back hurt when I workout or walk I wanna know why and thanks?

My lower back hurt when I workout or walk I wanna know why and thanks?

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

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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