Patient Comments: Back Pain - Cause

What was the cause of your back pain?

Comment from: redd, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 21

Well my back pain is more so on right side of my butt bone and I hurt on that same side below my ribs and it hurts so bad sometimes I feel like my legs are about to give away on me. I went to my doctor and he thought it was my gall bladder so I had an ultra sound and they found a spot on my pancreas so I had a CT scan and it didn't show anything but I'm still hurting in my lower back and my side.

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Comment from: Ruby, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 18

I injured my back at work, but l worked for a semi-military department and after a MRI, it was determined that l had ruptured a disc.

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Comment from: Deanna, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 18

I have had an aortic nerve problem for months. Now my skin feels like it is burning. And I get little spasms left buttock and leg.

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Comment from: Neeser, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 23

Only days ago I experienced sharp lower back pain on my left side. I dont remember doing anything to hurt myself however I did start jogging every other day about a week go. It feels like muscle and is very painful when I sit up or bend over. I have stopped jogging for now to see if the pain subsides.

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Comment from: Patsy Cline, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 18

I have had back pain for 32 yrs. I found out I have fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. I also have a bulging disk at L1-S5 and a pinched nerve at T12. I have put on so much weight and I can't get a doctor to give me the right pain regiment so I don't do a lot of anything. I am 56 yrs. old and I am disabled. I also have diabetes and it's under control but I want to lose the weight and have the surgery on my back.

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Comment from: bella, 35-44 Female Published: June 21

I injured myself at work picking up something very heavy. I had severe back pain for days and got an X-ray done, then an MRI and I had a blown out disc in my neck and a disc bulging above it. After nine years and two neck surgeries, I still have nasty back pain, including lower back pain and now leg pain. Voltaren Gel 1% Rx only, should be tried. I was surprised. It's an alternative to taking pills all the time to alleviate the severe pain.

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Comment from: Ginger, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 18

While playing tennis, I felt pain in my lower back.

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Comment from: spider, 55-64 Female Published: April 10

I was lifting furniture when all of a sudden I felt pain in my back. Ever since then, I'm in agony and I cannot touch my toes.

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Comment from: Babydoll3133, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 02

I have had back problems since I was 16. It's a "family thing," so I was told. My lower back has been hurting off and on for 30 years now. Yesterday, I sneezed. My back, right thigh and hip are now hurting very badly. My leg is tingling and my toes are cold. It will get better in a day or two, and then I get to wait for the next sneeze. I have some codeine tablets (Tylenol 3) that I got from my dentist a few months ago, and that seems to help a little.)

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