Left side upper to lower back pain?

Kidney stone? When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation.

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Lower back pain on left side?

Probably your muscle. Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if you can!), and using an over the counter pain reliever / anti-inflammatory. If the pain becomes severe or does not start to improve, or if it's accompanied by other symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. Read more...

Lower back, pain on left side?

Numerous possible. Pain in that area could be due to a trigger point (localized soft tissue inflammation) vs muscle sprain/strain vs facet joint pain vs degenerative disc vs disc herniation, among other causes. If your symptoms are persistent or worsening, see a physician. Read more...

Why do I get lower back pain only on the left side?

Anatomical. The pain generator is on the left side, be it a out of place disc compressing on a nerve, muscle spasm, sacroiliac joint, etc., etc., etc. A more precise answer can be provided after your doctor examines you and obtains further facts about your symptoms. Read more...

Extremely bad lower back pain on the left side. What can I take for this?

Flank pain. Understand, any internal organ that is irritated or inflamed, may send pain to a region of your body that mimics "back" pain. Based on your age, kidney stones, GI problems, spleen, pancreas or even stomach problems could be present. If the above are ruled out by history and exam (muscle spasm present, obvious injury) then rest, ice, anti-inflammatories may help. Read more...

Got sudden lower back pain (more on left side). Hurts more in bending and trying to sit without back support.

First thought muscl. This could be a muscle pull. It sounds more mechanical rather than internal. You can discuss this with your physician. If the back hurts you might try ice or cold packs for the first 36 hours and then heat after that. Read more...

I have been having really bad lower back pain that is mainly on the left side I was wondering what it could be?

Depends. Lower back pain can be a temporary condition of a chronic one. The causes vary from biomechanical issues to diseases such as degenerative disk disease. It may also reflect pain from another source, such as your kidney. At your age you should not have this issue. I suggest your contact a doctor to have this evaluated and treated. Read more...