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Back pain, although common, can be due to a variety of reasons associated with spinal issues, disc problems, muscular pain, skin inflammation, etc. It is important to address it quickly as it can be a debilitating condition.

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I have left-side lower abdominal cramps and back pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing left-side lower abdomen cramps and back pain for the past six days. Could this be a sign of pregnancy? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. With the history provided it is not possible to diagnose pregnancy. Let me give you the possible causes. It could be pregnancy, as this is around the time of ovulation. Ovulation is always 14 days before ovulation. You have to wait till the...  Read Full »

My mother gets severe back pain during dialysis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My mother who is in her early sixties is under dialysis for the past four years. She is getting severe back pain during dialysis and at other times also. Please suggest any medication.  Read Full »

Dr. Y. Siva Roja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. You have not mentioned whether the patient is on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Back pain in peritoneal dialysis is commonly due to increased abdominal pressure which can be managed by reducing dialysate volume under a doctor's superv...  Read Full »

I have spine and back pain that started after flu. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having severe spine pain that started after the flu. So I had an MRI done. Unfortunately, my condition is much worse, and now the whole of my spine and back is in a lot of pain. Also got a rash on my back that is itchy. Taking Codeine, but does not do a lot. I am attaching m...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through the uploaded MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) of the lumbosacral spine and have made the following observations; 1. There is mild loss of lumbar lordosis. 2. Mild disc bulges are noted at...  Read Full »

I have been feeling tired, emotional, and bloated, and have pain in my back and stomach. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been feeling tired, emotional, and bloated, and have pain in my back and stomach. Are these signs of pregnancy because I have not got my period yet? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you are experiencing symptoms such as emotional changes, bloating, enlarged breasts, cramping, fatigue, and dry mouth, and you suspect you may be pregnant, it is a good idea to take a pregnancy test. However, it is important to note that these symptoms can also be a...  Read Full »

I have a sharp pain in my back following an exercise. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, While working out today, I was doing a shoulder press. I was doing it too fast, and at one point, I got a sharp pain in my back, near where my ribs meet my spine. Since then, I am also having very sharp pain when inhaling and exhaling, as well as when rotating my torso or neck. Should I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like you have muscle spasm or strain. You can use over-the-counter Motrin 600 mg (Ibuprofen) twice or thrice a day with the meal for two to three days and there are topical analgesics available for the gentle massage. It will get better within two to three days...  Read Full »

I have sharp pain in my lower back that radiates to my neck and hips. I cannot stand or sleep. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a very sharp pain in my lower back that goes to my neck and hips. I am not able to sleep at night and sometimes cannot even stand straight without pain. When I work out and try to stand up it is really hard. What could this be?  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. This could either be a muscle spasm or a nerve impingement in the spine, I suggest 1. Avoid lifting heavy weights. 2. Avoid arching your back, instead bend your knees to pick up something from the floor. 3. Avoid sitting fo...  Read Full »

I have sudden pain in my leg and back. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have sudden pain in my leg and back three times a day. My doctor recommended high-intensity laser therapy. I am unfamiliar with that treatment and need to know if it is appropriate for this medical issue. I am currently taking Arcoxia 90 mg. Could you please review my MRI reports?  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I carefully reviewed your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and would explain that it is indicative of a discal herniation in the lumbar spine, causing radicular nerve pain in the l...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing severe back pain and my stomach appears to be distended. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have back pain situated just below the rib cage. The pain has spread around to both sides under the ribs down to the mid stomach. My stomach is distended. It was originally just a back (spinal area) pain which I thought was from exercise and working with my arms stretched out above. If ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You need to get an X-ray done of the spine anteroposterior and lateral views. Avoid lifting heavy weights. Avoid arching your back, instead bend your knees to pick up something from the floor. Avoid sitting for long hours. Avoid two w...  Read Full »

Why do I get severe lower back pain after waking up?

Query: Hello doctor,My problem is, I wake up in the morning and feel a severe pain in the lower back. Please tell me the solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is known that during sleep our back muscles relax. So, back pain is particularly felt early in the morning due to a degenerative or inflammatory disease of the spinal elements. Also, an awkward sleeping position may aggravate this symptom. Follow these simple steps:...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain after getting up from sitting or walking?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 65 years old (height 4'11", weight 64 kg), and has been doing all the household chores since she was 20 years. She has no problems except diabetes. Since one week, she started getting lower back pain. The symptoms are if she is in a sleeping position and gets up and starts w...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to At 65, your mother seems to be suffering from spondylosis which is nothing but wear and tear of the spine. This is made worse after any period of rest and sitting usually makes it worse. Is there any radiation of pain to the leg? I will recommend that you get an X-ra...  Read Full »

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