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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Do low Vitamin D and lipoprotein A cause lower back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male of height 5'11'' and weight 70 kg. I am a vegetarian, and I work out four to five days a week. Recently I got my blood work done, and I need consultation and professional opinion on my report. I am attaching the report with this query. Two things that are obvio...  Read Full »

Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Infectious Diseases Specialist, Microbiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I acknowledge your test reports done on the twenty-seventh of last month (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The levels of lipoprotein A are elevated (45.52 mg/dl), Vitamin D total level is low (9.4 ng/ml). Few mild variations in complete blood c...  Read Full »

What does my MRI report suggest as the cause of my chronic back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have worsening pain in my back for two decades. It has exacerbated a lot more now. I have unbearable pain throughout my back, along with chronic myofascial pain. I drove a school bus for 14 years with manual doors. I am having worsening severe pain in my thoracic region. Currently, I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sivasankar Reddy

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1) Vertebral height is normal - So no fractures. 2) Vertebral alignment is normal - No scoliosis and kyphosis. 3) Moderate degenerative disk disease from T4 to T12 - No need to think much about this finding. With the aging process, everyone will develop degenerative d...  Read Full »

What is the cause for dilated ascending aorta?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 4 cm dilated fusiform ascending aortic ectasia. My doctor has encouraged me to come back for further examination in three months. But I am concerned because I have symptoms such as back pain and chest pain and occasionally feeling swollen in the neck. What should I do? My father...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 4 cm is the upper limit of the normal range. Echocardiography or CT (computed tomography) scan should be repeated after six months to assess size and growth. Since how long do you have back and chest pain? What type of pain is this? Please answer the questions so that I...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a remedy for back pain present along with gastric problem.

Query: Hi doctor, I have two complaints to ask you. I have a low back pain near my left hip for the past two days. It occurred due to cold weather. Kindly suggest a remedy to have some relief. I have some gastric problem between naval and chest for a day. I took jeera and fenugreek. I got some relief but ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Regarding your first complaint, please mention whether you have a burning sensation while you urinate or any fever. If not, then I suggest you apply TRP gel (Diclofenac, Linseed oil, Menthol, and Methyl salicylate) or Volini gel (Diclofenac diethylamine, Methyl salicyla...  Read Full »

Do stiffness and pain in SIJ ligament region indicate sacroiliitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have chronic lower back pain for over three months, mainly from the right-hand side of the SIJ ligament and lower central spine. Although often radiates to the glutes and entire lumbar. Waking the second half of the night with pain. Stiffness and pain every morning. If I stand or sit f...  Read Full »

Dr. Varun Chaudhry

Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on the images provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) of your pelvis, I cannot see any evidence of inflammation at the sacroiliac joints at present. Minor degenerative changes are seen which are age compatible. The pelvic bones appear un...  Read Full »

My mom is having a disc problem. Is it good to have surgery or physiotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, aged 41, has been suffering from back pain, hip pain which became leg pain and foot numbness for almost three months now. She went to an orthopedician and had an MRI of the lumbar spine, which revealed a problem in the L5-S1 disc. I would really appreciate if you can assis...  Read Full »

Dr. James F Geiselman


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your question and your attached MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As the MRI report stated, there is a disc bulge at L5-S1 causing the numbness and leg pain. Has your mom been to a chiropractor before? What was your orthopedic s...  Read Full »

Will long-term use of a computer cause spondylitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing neck sprain or pain issues. I used to use the computer for more extended periods. I had these pain issues earlier too, but now it is happening too frequently. I stopped using the computer altogether and reduced the usage as much as possible for the past two days. Still, I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A prolonged sitting posture with a straight neck at work would result in a pain issue, as you have mentioned. It is also expected to have pain like that if neck posture is maintained for an extended period. Do you have any other symptoms apart from it? I would advis...  Read Full »

How can I treat my lower back pain and nerve pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Three weeks ago, I was doing a heavyweight deadlift in my gym. After that, I suffered lower back pain for two days, and from then, I am having nerve pain in my lower back through my thigh to my left knee. And now I have so much problem in sitting, walking, and normal day-to-day activitie...  Read Full »

Dr. Maithili Patel


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Deadlifts are safe unless you do them incorrectly. And the most common of all the mistakes is to pull with the lower back bent, which causes uneven pressure on the spinal disks and results in bulged disks, pinching of nerves, and spraining of the surrounding tissues. Th...  Read Full »

What causes abdominal pain that radiates to the chest and blood in sputum?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. The last month I have had bad back pain from lying on a new mattress. To help, I have been taking Aleve almost every day. As of yesterday, the pain was still bad. Last week I was experiencing upper abdominal pain that radiates to the chest. I went to a clinic yes...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would request you to kindly share the reports of your chest X-ray and EKG (electrocardiogram). Also, I would want to know if you have any breathing difficulties or cough? Blood in cough or sputum is not a good sign. Also, I do not see a reas...  Read Full »

Why am I having lower back pain along with knee, hip, and ankle pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having new persistent headaches every single day for the past eight months. The headaches last from five seconds to five hours. I usually wake up with one. They are generally dull to throbbing pain. I have got an MRI and four blood tests. I have gone to the neurologist, and t...  Read Full »

Dr. Amr Samy

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your headache. Let me start with some questions for you as the picture is not fully clear about whether or not the headaches come with any other symptoms such as extreme fatigue. The need to sit in a dark room because you become over-sensitive t...  Read Full »

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