Back Pain

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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Are acid reflux and costochondritis the cause of my back and chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have chest and back pain that comes and goes for around three days. I have a problem with acid reflux and costochondritis. Is it related to one of them? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Anupam Dey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are having chest pain and back pain. Both the symptoms are related to a condition called gastro-esophageal reflux disease. This is a condition where hydrochloric acid that is produced by gastric glands in the stomach remains in the stomach for more hours because timel...  Read Full »

Are a stiff neck, backache, and an uncanny chest feeling a sign of a heart attack?

Query: Hello, doctor, I am anxious about my heart. I cannot tell what is causing me to feel like this. I have a stiffness in the side of my neck with some pain in the upper left part of the back. I am able to pin point it. The chest feels weird on the left side. The ECG, chest X-ray and CBC were normal. Ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In all probabilities, it is not a heart attack. Neither your symptoms nor the investigations are compatible with a heart attack. I think you should stop worrying about a heart attack. From your description, it sounds like a cervical spine problem like spondylosis or...  Read Full »

Can Gabarich and Naproxen cure upper back and neck pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I was advised to take Naproxen, Gabarich 300 mg and Pantop 40 mg for my upper back and neck pain. Can you please tell me if Gabarich is a painkiller and with what to substitute for Naproxen and Gabarich for pain in my upper back and neck? I must remind you that I am on antidepressants.  Read Full »

Dr. Ruth Debine D. Agustin

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your complaints of upper back pain and neck pain point to a musculoskeletal cause, probably a muscular spasm. However, it would be prudent to check for other causes such as osteoarthritis and nerve impingement, initially through X-rays. Naproxen belongs to a family of ...  Read Full »

I have pain under my ribs and back. What does a lactate count of 4.86 indicate?

Query: Hello, I went to the emergency room (ER) for pain under my ribs and back. They did all the cardiac tests, and all of them came out fine. A chest X-ray was also done. When I left the ER, they sent me the blood work they did. It showed a high lactate count of 4.86. I did some research but still not su...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. Sir, the elevation of lactate is seen in acute illness. Various conditions can elevate lactate levels. The most common causes are excessive work on muscles (exercise) and difficulty in breathing. Please send me ...  Read Full »

Can cloudy urine with stomachache be an indication of an infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother has been suffering from back pain, dull stomach pain, and cloudy urine for the past month. Occasionally he suffers from diarrhea too. In your opinion, what is he suffering from? Kindly let us know.Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.comThank you for consulting us. I understand the condition. Cloudy urine is a sign of infection, especially in males. It would help if you addressed it on priority. For diagnosis of the infection, investigations include urinalysis and culture. In addition, ultrasound of KUB...  Read Full »

I am addicted to masturbation, and I have developed testicular and back pain. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old male, and I have occasionally been suffering from severe back pain for about a year now. In addition, I have experienced vague pain in my testicles for the past two weeks. Could it be an effect of masturbation? I am addicted to this habit and have been masturbating thre...  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and am sorry for such discomfort. Yes, excessive masturbation can result in testicular pain. But other relevant medical history has to be ruled out before making excessive masturbation the cause of the above problem. Do you have any histor...  Read Full »

I have lumbosacral pain. Is it because of damaged nerves?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from back pain (right side) for a few years now, and this hurts a lot while sitting and lying down. I got an electromyography test showing mild chronic dysfunction on the S1 nerve. I also got magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans done, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi,Welcome to can understand your concern.The following are important findings in your computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbar spine.1) There is disc desiccation in L4-L5 disc level.2) There is a mild posterior disc bulge at L4-L5 disc level and a sm...  Read Full »

I have lower back pain that radiates to the legs. Is something wrong in my MRI?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lower back pain with radiation to my legs. The pain is constant and has been like that for years. If I change my position during my sleep at night, I always wake up from the pain. The pain is at worst for a couple of hours in the morning after I wake up and gets a little better ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We feel sorry for the pain and distress you have been going through for years, and I note that your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) shows some quite significant findings. 1. At L5 or S1 level: Retrolisthesis (that is, backward displacement) of L5 over S1 vertebr...  Read Full »

I am experiencing a twitching feeling in my legs, arms, and sometimes chest. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from twitching in my legs and arms for about a week. Sometimes, I can feel the same in my chest and body. When I wake up every morning, my arms and legs feel like I have done work out, although I have not.I have had nerves and back issues as far as weight training....  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to would like to know some details about your symptoms. Kindly revert with the following information.1. Is the twitching visible or only felt from inside?2. Do you have any muscle thinning in the leg or arm?3. Have you had pain in your legs or arms these days?4. Do you fe...  Read Full »

Why is my urologist not concerned about the pain under my shoulder blades after drinking fluids?

Query: Hi doctor,Last year I had a kidney stone of 6 mm at the junction of the left ureter with the bladder. After three months, it passed out without surgery and I was symptom-free. But, for the last five months, I am suffering from mild mid-back pain/pressure/tightness after drinking fluids. The pain is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi,Welcome to is no correlation between shoulder pain/heaviness/tightness with drinking fluids, that is why your urologist is not much concerned.As there is no underlying pathology, so nothing is to be done.My suggestion to you is to drink as much water as you want but a little at ...  Read Full »

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