Backache

What is Backache?

Back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. However, internal structures such as the gallbladder and pancreas may also refer pain to the back.

Most back pain is felt in the lower back. The remainder of this article considers back pain in all regions.

The onset of back pain may be acute or chronic. It can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. It may be characterised by a dull ache, or a sharp or piercing or burning sensation. The pain may radiate into the arms and hands as well as the legs or feet, and may include symptoms other than pain. Examples of these symptoms may include tingling, weakness or numbness in the legs and arms, indicating injury to the nerves.

Although back pain is common, it is rare for it to be permanently disabling. Even in most cases of disc herniations and stenosis, whether you do nothing, whether you get a shot or whether you have surgery, after one year, results are nearly the same with general resolution of pain. In the U.S., acute low back pain (also called lumbago) is the fifth most common reason for physician visits. About nine out of ten adults experience back pain at some point in their life, and five out of ten working adults have back pain every year. Low back pain causes 40% of missed days of work in the United States. Additionally, it is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.

Questions and answers on "Backache"

hi. i m 28 years old ..i got married last january ...i m suffering back ache and pain under the belly botton its pain is more then before marriage...before marriage it comes 15 or 20 mints before periods but now 2 days before periods and rest one day ...

doctor1 MD

Hello,

I had gone through the case and found that you must check for-

Leuchorrhea (white discharge) or any dryness or vaginal itching.

Urinary tract infection.

Some time it happens due to hormonal changes. So watch for all things.

If any white discharge present then consult with gynecologist....

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hi im cara and i lost my virginity a little over 3 weeks ago.and ever since that ive been feeling really hungry, been feeling dizzy and have had a lot of back aches. i dont know if im pregnant and im no sure if its too soon to know.but im just curious can these be pregnancy symptoms?

doctor1 MD

Hi dear..if you miss the periods by more than 10 days then urine pregnancy test is advisable..before that its difficult to say about pregnancy based on associated symptoms for that take proper diet with green vegetables and fruits also take plenty of fluids..regular exercise will help you..
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Hello...sir i m 2 month pregnant..my dr.suggest me ferti c5000iu injection for month every after three days...actually from the start i feel pain sometime in my bladder n backache....will it save my pregnancy..?..dr.says that pain iz normal...norhing to worry...reply me kindly

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Welcome to HCM
I understand your concerns.Its a normal phenomenon to get backpain and bladder infectoion in early months of pregnancy.It is due to stasis of the urine in the bladder due to enlarging uterus.

So,do not worry.Fertigyn injection,which contains HCG , is a hormone normally...

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Hi I am 19 years old had the 68mg implant in my arm since last november and for the past 2 weeks I have had ingestion and backache and sicky feeling and butterflys just like I did with my son when I was first pregnant with him I don t have periods as my implant stoped them I would just like to know is this possible and I took a pregnancy test and it said negative but I am still getting these feelings like I am in early pregnancy

doctor1 MD

Hi Mam,
I have gone through your query.
It suggests that you have only feeling of the pregnancy but there are no chances of pregnancy. For this better to consult the Obstetrician and gynecologist for better management.

Wish you good...

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Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
My wife ,a 45 yrold working professional with considerable workload at home and office for about a month now, has been suffering from recurrent bouts of backache. She is on Tema 20 ( single dose) for BP
A lady colleague suggested Shelcal500

Your advice please

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting your query.

In todays era of stress and fast life females often neglect their health. Due to pressure to perform, their nutrition always suffers. Apart from this after the age of 40 years especially in women when they enter into menopause, there is always deficiency...

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hello i am 25 yrs old and have 4 kids. this is my list of symptoms..... i need to wee all the time (10 times during day,3 during night),i need to poo at least 4 times a day,my stomach is bloated,i feel nausias a lot,i have lots of heartburn,i have lost my appetite,im tired all the time,my back aches and i havnt hat a period since last september. im not pregnant and my doctor diagnosed PCOS (due to ther being a high level of LH in my blood) and put the rest down to IBS

doctor1 MD

Hi
Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com

I have read your query in details.
* There is underlying hormone imbalance giving loss of appetite and nausea.
* I recommend to consult with all reports as scanned copy in attachment.

Regards.

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Hi, i am 27 yrs old and i am married for about 1yr and 3 mths now, we have been on protected sex after marriage (Condoms) and now we have decided to start our family. we have been trying for about 5 mths now and still no positive responce. we had consulted a gyno and she had prescibed me folice acid tablets (5mg)a dn a duphutson (10 mg). please let me know if duphston prevents pregnancy cos i have started having backache during my periods since i have started using it.

doctor1 MD

Hi welcome to healthcaremagic.
I have gone through your question.
Duphastone contains dydrogestrone.
Which is prescribed in avoiding abortions, to maintain uterine wall in luteal phase and that can help in implantation.
Folic acid prescribed to prevent early congenital defects in fetus.
Hope i...

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Hi! I went to the Urgent Care yesterday because I was having some stomach cramps, back aches and spotting and I am currently in between periods. After taking a urine sample, doing blood work, and getting an x-ray of me the doctor there determined that I had severe constipation. The treatment was to drink 32oz of Gatorade mixed with 238g of Miralax and take two Dulcolax pills within an hour of drinking the mixture. He told me to do this for two days, however now i am not pooping out anything but liquid. It feels like I m peeing instead of pooping. Should I stop taking the laxatives?

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i having bloated stomach and acidic sometime , left side of my chests is tight, my stoods for two weeks is loose and soft. my bp is 130/82 and heart rate is 86, due to this I have headache and back ache too. GP doctor said than my stomach a lot of gas.

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hi there recently i had a ct scan of my lungs whicwas fine , several weeks after his scan i started to fell unwell with a number of chest and sinus infection i have spoken to my doctor and they have doneesr and fbc blood test i started with some nausea and thought it was the antibiotics , this did seem to go for a while , but now i have back ache and abdominal pain i am worried about all these syptoms yet my own doctors says its just diverticulitus i dont agree with him becuse this is the secound week i been like this and this are not improving i also get neck pain in my right side of my neck

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my liver GGT reading was 124 and experienxe heaviness and discomfort under right hand rib cage. The discomfort started after attending Ashtunga Yoga (10 classes) I experienced extreme back pain which Voltaren seems to have healed the back aches. Thank you.

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My wife has a sudden onset of adominable cramps, lower backache diarrhea with blood in the stool. No temperature . Do I need to take her to the emergency room?

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I have a dull pain in my left abodmen and mid and upper back, sometimes its a spasm. My left shoulder also sometimes hurts or burns. Now i feel the pain radiating to my right side of my abodmen and lower back. I had a baby in XXXXXXX what could...

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My doc started me in metformin in august 2017 for suspected pcoc(hasn't been confirmed). I have insulin issues. Periods were absent since November 2014 when i got pregnant with my son. I started on 1000mg a day, got one period(sept 2, 2017) and...

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