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Back Neck and Spinal Pain

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Spinal pain and neck pain are commonly experienced. These can be a result of muscle strain or infection, which eventually heal with time. However, prolonged pain may be an indication of a serious health problem.
NO NO you should only take acetemenaphin ( Tylenol) when you are pregnant.   Taking ibuprofen is not recommended if Tylenol can effictively do the job. But you can take it in the first 2 trimesters for such things like migranes if you take the lowest dose possible.   No you can't ta…
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If you are not on the pill and are having sex even in some cases with a condom you can become pregnant. The only for sure way to not become pregnant is to abstain completely.
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The book I grabbed "Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week" by Glade B. Curtis had this to say about: Many women experience an occasional excruciating pain in their buttocks and down the back or side of their legs as pregnancy progresses. This is called sciatic-nerve pain because the sciatic nerve runs behin…
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I have had 3 kids & 10 epidural's all together & the back pain is coming from that. The doctor should have told you that getting an epidural could cause back pains in your future. After my 1st child I had back pains up to a year later.  
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You're probably not pregnant, but possilby. A week on the pill isn' that long. Most doctors say to wait at least two weeks or use a back up method. You are probably just having period cramps, but if you miss your period, you should take a home test or call your doctor.PREGNANCY IS ALWAYS A POSSIBILI…
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Well I have the same symptoms as you do, without the backpain. I took a pregnancy test 4 days ago and it was negative....I so puzzled!
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It depends on what the lower stomache pains feel like. If it is a crampy type pain, then yes, this can be a symptom of pregnancy ,as is lower back pain.Within the first 20 weeks.
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First if you missed your period you should take a pregnancy test. But it is better to go to the doctor esp. if you have had unprotected sex and now you are having pains.
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Some women do experience a lower dull sort of pain in their lower back in early pregnancy. It is pretty common!
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Ibuprofen during Pregnancy One thing that almost all doctors agree on: do NOT take ibuprofen in the third trimester of your pregnancy, particularly after about 32 weeks. Ibuprofen can cause the ductus arteriosis to close prematurely. The DA is vital to fetal circulation and should close in the fir…
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Usually ten days to two weeks after your menstrual cycle a when woman is most fertile. mmm that's bout right although next time wear a condom
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Those are symptoms of pregnancy. You will need to take a HPT to confirm.
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you should do both cardio and weights, do to your back problem you will have to modify the way you work out but can still enjoy the results.cardio... I would recomend a very low impact cardio work out such as a stationary bike this would put little stress on the back and can be done for about 10 min…
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You ought to see your physician since the protein may just be exacerbating an underlying condition. Your body may not be able to handle the excess protein if you have something going on with your kidneys or another body organ. Take the pain as a warning sign and get yourself thoroughly checked by a …
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change your diet--- purchase Gary Null dietary lifestyle changing books. A healthy diet repairs most of the body damage. If you continue to eat American foods your body will continue to malfunction. Turn off your television for it is one giant advertisement that speaks the truth only one percent of …
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If you're already dehydrated when you start drinking, or are taking Tylenol, Aleve (or anything containing them), or anything else that puts a strain on the kidneys, the resulting pain from your kidneys being taxed will feel like back pain. The way to deal with it is lots of water or cranberry juic…
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Not necessarily; depending on the side where the pain is, and whether or not the pain is also felt in the front and back can narrow down the problem.For example, sharp pain radiating from the middle/right front of the torso through the back under the shoulder (strong enough to feel like a disk herni…
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This fatty hump on the back of your lower neck could be a "Protease Paunch" or it could be caused by Cushing's Syndrome: Too much cortisol can produce some of the hallmark signs and symptoms of Cushing's syndrome a fatty hump between your shoulders, a rounded face, and pink or purple stretch marks (…
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Chronic torment has numerous diverse implications in medication. Generally, the qualification between intense and incessant ache has depended upon a discretionary interim of time from onset; the two generally normally utilized markers being 3 months and 6 months since the launch of agony. How to r…
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First you should try to collect through the insurance for medical expenses. If you feel that you are not fully compensated, or you must miss substantial work from the accident, then a suit may be in order. Do not deal with the insurance without an ATTY. Insurance companies are criminals. Basically …
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Yes you can. However, it depends on how bad the injury is and how long it's been since the accident. You can't BS this stuff - if you try, you'll get hit with a fraud suit faster than your pain will go away. Since you reported pain at the outset, regardless of whether or not you originally saw a do…
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Answer This sounds like a condition known as frozen shoulder. It is an inflamation of the lining of the shoulder joint, and causes pain and restricted movement in the joint. Typically the arm cannot without pain be raised straight above the head, or far up the back, for example to fasten a bras…
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I read recently in Yahoo health that these symptoms can be associated with ovarian cancer, which was previously thought to be symptomless. Especially the frequent urination during periods was pointed out as frequent in women who suffer from this disease. check out Yahoo health or read up on ovarian…
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Give it a few days to go away. Next time try different positions with your body and your mouth so you don't get so tired. You can also try heat packs and some ibuprofen or asprin, if it's that bad. Cold packs might work too, but I think heat would be better.
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A lot of women get lower back pain during their period and don't have endometriosis. During menstruation, the womb has to contract in order for the uterus lining to be pushed out of the vagina (similar to, but not as severe as, labour contractions). Because certain muscles are being used more stren…
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* Yes you may take Vicodin for neck and back pain. You must assess your pain level between 1 and 10 if it is severe Vicodin is often recommended. I am a nurse and have had 4 major back surgeries and take Vicodin on a daily basis. You must discuss this with your physician so you can get a prescript…
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In some women yes. Lower back aches are more common later in pregnancy. Not necessarily. It can also be a sign of your period. Or it can just be a random problem, like you're not sleeping well, or even your stressed.Yes, it can be. However, back pain doesn't usually occur until later on in pregna…
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Some women get back pain during or near menstruation. However, your back pain doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the fact that you're female. It could be caused by strained or stiff muscles, overwork, Sleeplessness, sleeping funny, injuries, UTI (Urinary tract infection), PID (Pelvic Infla…
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Pains in you abdomen are common in pregnancy. I am a mother of four healthy beautifu children... but carrying theM was painful! As your stomach begins to expand and stretch to accomodate the little person inside of you, your own muscles are being stretched beyond their limits. this can be painful. I…
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Any swelling, redness, drainage? If so, think of an infection. Deep pain in the area with turning your head? probable muscle pain. Any trauma? possible muscle strain.
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Answer It is very important that you visit a Chiropractor. Most likely your neck and spine are out of adjustment, or subluxated. Meaning, they aren't curving the way they should so it pinches a nerve which cuts off the "power supply" to areas of your body. It is like pinching a hose, the water ca…
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Try doing some stretching exercises of your back and legs before you begin - they are easily found online. If you have the time, a short walk around the block may also do the trick. I suggest taking some ibuprofen before you begin. You can go online and look up exercises that help to strengthen yo…
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Relief may be found by (in my own chronological order): relaxation, massage, yoga, visiting a chiropractor, physical therapy, or surgery. Precautions to be taken in Low Back Pain 1. Avoid any activity that increases low back pain like bending forward, lifting heavy weight etc. 2. Correct body post…
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There is a possibility. Take an HPT(approximately 4 days before a missed period is when an HPT is able to read, but I highly recommend doing so after a missed period to ensure a proper HCG hormone level reading.)You need to go to the doctor. It could be signs of an early term miscarriage.
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There are two things that it can be. Either you have a torn or strained muscle that is now a knot and needs to be taken care of by message or chiropractic care. Or your glands are swollen and it should be looked at by a doctor.
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Answer The lump is likely your tailbone, it is not uncommon for people to have an extra vertabrae or two in the base of their spinal column, which will make their tailbone protrude more than the average person. This can lead to back pains. Answer My experience was that this turned out to be a…
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Take a pregnancy test, if it is positive, you are. If not, then just sit back and wait a while, making sure you are careful with things you do, just in case you are. After a week or two after your missed period take another test. If it is still negative, see a doctor. If you are to embarrassed then…
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If you're experiencing discomfort due to NuvaRing, it's likely due to the ring rather than the hormones. Most women can use NuvaRing without noticing its presence. But we're all built differently, and some women can feel the ring whenever it's in. Women with frequent constipation may notice that pro…
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It could well be just that ... a fatty hump, but any lump such as this should be checked out as soon as possible by your doctor and diagnosed properly. Many people can get cysts and although usually never cancerous the doctor may want you to have it removed as it may cause nerve damage down the road…
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To date there is no evidence to suggest that spinal manipulation, done by a doctor of chiropractic or another health care professional, can cause a bulging disk in the neck or any other area of the spine. Of course, if an adjustment is attempted by an unskilled individual the risks of side-effects a…
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Cramping during sleep is usually due to an exaggeration of a normal muscle reflex. When you turn during sleep, you contract your calf muscles and stretch their tendons. This stimulates nerve stretch receptors in the tendon and sends a message back to the spinal cord, telling the calf muscles to cont…
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Answer Noone can say for sure if a miscarraige will happen. If you are pregnant and experiencing these symptoms, call your doctor immediately. It's not good. Well, it may not be bad either. If you have a tipped uterus, as the uterus expands, you will get mild cramping and back pain. Having a mis…
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Lumps on the back of the head could be from many things. A trauma to the head for instance can cause bumps. Head trauma should not be played around with. There could be something seriously wrong and without certain tests, you may not really know for sure. If no trauma was done, It would be best to s…
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A D.O. is a licensed physician who prescribes medications and performs surgery. They have the same educational and training background as an M.D. with the exception that they also have 300+ hours of training in the manipulation of the body's muscular and skeletal system. Many also spend 2-6 years of…
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Answer Lower back pain in the first trimester is often due to normal changes in pregnancy. However, lower back pain can also be a symptom of a urinary tract infection or a kidney infection. It can also be a sign of miscarriage if accompanied by bleeding or cramping. Contact your doctor if you hav…
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Your first step would be to go take a pregnancy test, if it comes out negative then you need to see a doctor to let them take an accurate test, if you are not pregnant you should talk to your doctor about how to get relief from the pain.
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Probably not. I have had two children and with both of them I had a lot of pain in the lower back. I would still tell your doctor about the pains that you are having. One thing that is common with pregnancy and often gets worse the further along you are is hemorroids. Hemorroids causes quite a bit o…
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Not as far as I am aware. Most STDs affect the genitals.There are a lot of other things that cause upper back pain, you should see a doctor and get yourself sorted out.
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The vertebral foramen (the hole that allows a nerve to extend from your spinal cord down to the left leg) between your 5th lumbar vertebra and the sacrum has been narrowed. This is, more than likely, due to a disc herniation. As the foramen narrows, the spinal nerve can become compressed. The compon…
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Answer Yes it should. I would also mention that the bra straps cut into your skin as well. Anthing to help your case.
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Yes, depending on the specific nerve(s) in the spine that are being compressed. A condition in the spinal column called "subluxation" is a common cause for this kind of problem. See a good Chiropractor for a great fix at a reasonable price.They are not related, but you neck pain is definitely affect…
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It greatly depends on just where in your upper back the knot is located and several other factors...1. Is it over the spine, over one of your shoulder/shoulder-blade areas or BELOW the shoulder-blade area? 2. How long have you had it (did you just find it, or have you been aware of it for some time)…
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Answer It's usually the result of muscle strain. Try strengthening your abdominal muscles and the back pain should get better. Sit-ups are not recommended if you're having back pain, so start something a little less strenuous at first, first go to stretching exercises, like pulling one knee to you…
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I would say this has to do with ovulation.Around the time of ovulation (about day 10-14 on a 28 day cycle) you will find your cervical mucus is clear and you feel very "wet" in your vagina area. The cervical mucus aids conception by keeping the sperm alive. You will find this mucus is very slippery …
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It is possible. You will need to take a home pregnancy test as soon as possible to confirm this.
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Chris, my hammies are also flexibility-impaired, to they point where my 2000 Accord feels like the seat surface is two inches off the floor and the pedals are tucked under the dash somewhere, so I've been looking for a comfier car, preferably smaller (in addition to getting into better stretching ha…
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There are a lot of folks walking around with a c-spine herniated nucleus pulposis (HNP) and don't know it until for some reason an MRI is ordered...!! What would tell me to refer you to my boss (a neurosurgeon) would be an MRI that demosntrated moderate-severe compression of the spinal cord, that …
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this can be also pms symptoms but wait until a missed period to see if you're pregnant or not--keep in mind pms symptoms and pregnancy sypmtoms are alike--i remember when i got pregnant--i didn't know i was pregnant--i got bloated and having cramps right before my period supposed to come and i misse…
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yes for temporary relief and slim look however you could only wear some much in a day how long you have lower back pain could be other problem created by it.Stronger abdominal muscles will assist with strengthening your lower back as well as improve your posture. You should see a doctor to make sure…
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Answer It's not just common, it's practically a requirement! But it'll be worse pretty soon from carrying all that extra weight in front of you. Good luck! Answer Yes, it is quite common. And, unfortunately to tell you, it is probably not going to get any better. If it seems to unbearable at…
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yes, after the suspension you are not supposed to lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk for 6 months. try Tylenol or advil. good luckyou're not suppose to lift heavier then 20lbs for the rest of your life.
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Hard to self-treat Not sure you should be self-treating that. Perhaps you should see a chiropractor.
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Answer This could be a herniated disc and you should get in to see your doctor and have it x-rayed. You cannot palpate a herniated disc the bony structures of the spine prevent this, these are likely benign lipomas and x-rays do not pick up soft tissue abnormalities.
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Answer Pregnancy - especially in the beginning - does not cause physical pain. You're experiencing residual effects from your mentrual cycle. Use protection and you won't have to ask this question again. Although no protection is ever 100% guaranteed (so the comment above is a bit misleading a…
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A Tempurpedic mattress, with a pillow top. This mattress is expensive, but it is wonderful. Go test one out in a mattress store. You have a 30 day free trial of this mattress. It is different type of mattress, so you will have to get used to it. Once you lay in it, your body is absorbed into the ma…
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In labourBack pain - particularly lower back pain can definitely be an indicator of labour onset.Labor pains are exactly the same as menstrual cramps, so you may be going into labor.Unfortunately they may die away and come back later, it is very frustrating. If they are getting frequent and regular …
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Answer You might have pulled your muscle. One of your lats runsfrom your waste up to your shoulder and then connects with your neck muscle. Try stretching or go have a deep muscle massage. Or try taking a HOT bath with a lavander, chamomile bath salt. (Found at walgreens). Repeat any of these as …
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Answer The spine holds all tissues and organs into place. When one has back surgery they are sore so their body compensates to the most comfortable position possible. Thus, you may walk to one side to ease the pain or even hobble and this can create hip pain. I have a callous on the ball of my ri…
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Answer Often your spine is not aligned. Talk to a chiropractor and be sure to have X-rays to confirm the possibility prior to an adjustment.
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Answer Yes... About as well as water beds do. The weight is distributed more evenly due to the lack of certain bony areas supporting greater weight on said points. Also, make sure you get one that has cool foam.
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The foramina is the path down the spinal canal through which the nerves pass. Over time, stenosis and other spinal problems can led to narrowing of the foramina, which can put pressure on the nerves and cause disk problems as well. If the problem is severe enough, a Neurosurgeon a can decompress the…
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You most likely have an inflamed, hernaited, or ruptured disc in your neck! i know from experience, treatment is rehab or surgery and rehab but i had surgery and rehab... it depends on how bad you have injured it.It sounds like it may be a form of inflammation of the muscle surrounding your shoulder…
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After delivery, your back may be sore from the injection for a few days. However, an epidural does not cause long-term back pain. Source: http://www.lifelinetomodernmedicine.com/ArticlePage.aspx?ID=878fabbc-dd11-45d8-8524-fa7831b485a5&LandingID=fc6eb1da-98e4-43c7-bb9f-09c17e2a005d
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If you are discussing "abdominal' muscles as the stomach muscles, YES! The abdominal [stomach] muscles work in tandem with the rest of the trunk muscles in bending, twisting, etc...If you are discussing the muscles of the stomach, per se, I am aware of no connection betwee.Want to lessen your back p…
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It is where the nerve goes out from the spinal cord and goes out through a hole in between the vertebrae and if that whole is made smaller by a spur, then that term in encroachment.
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a lump on your neck can be anything from harmless cysts to cancer, which mine was. it wasn't painful and had been there two weeks get it checked out asap, especially if you notice any other lumps in and around groin or armpits as this is a sure sign for lymphatic cancer, either Hodgkin's lymphoma or…
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Yes retest Of coarse retest if still neg see a doctor or go to plan parent hood & have them test. Answer There are several things that can contribute to a negative pregnancy test even if you are pregnant. Some medications can give you a false negative, the timing of the test can affect th…
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These could be symptoms of flu or even food poisoning.
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I had a radical neck disection on May 22nd 2008. I have chronic pain in my shoulder and arm - and sick of taking the narcotic pain medication.My surgeon didnt seem to believe that i could or should have any pain after this surgury - he is of no help in this area at all.My primary care Dr. suggested …
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it's most likely because of the hard work you put your kidneys through, seeing as they reside in the lower back
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Patent ductus arteriosus, or PDA, is a type of heart murmur that radiates to the back. It occurs when an infant's ductus arteriosus does not close after birth.
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Answer i have been pregnant 3 times, and each time i had lower back pain even before my pregnancy had been confirmed.
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Pain in the back of the head with a ticklish feeling could be a nerve issue. It could be related to a headache, migraine, or anxiety.
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Sounds like arthritis consult a doctor about treatment . there are several different types of arthritis requiring different treatments.
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Answer Arthritis. See a doctor, or take OTC analgesics, see if that helps. You could also use an ointment called nerve and bone. to massage your joints.
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Yes, regular use of an inversion table might actually reduce your back pain. It could also irritate this so you would just have to experiment.
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Depends... The possibilities include hernia [yes... hernia], muscle spasms, kidney pain, colon cancer, possibly diverticular pain [that would be really rare] and kidney stones.
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One view:It may be the suboccipital pain.One view:I was told mine was a build up of uric acid around my muscles and joints. One view: There are a lot of muscles behind and around your shoulder blades. There are also muscles between your shoulder blade (scapula) and your spine that can be in contrac…
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if you are not flying a plane within 24 hours. try a small bottle of tonic water with quinine. the quinine in the tonic water settles down cramps almost instantly. If you have no tonic around, try rubbing the nail on your big toe.
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could be caused by iternal tissue trauma I don't really think its tissue trauma. I myself have experienced this pain. I have had it checked out and it turned out to be hpv, which can be classified as a sexually transmitted infection. I've spoke to others who have had it and they have had the same s…
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If you get pain and a crunching sound in the middle off your back and neck, your spine may be out of alignment. You may also have a problem with the vertebrae themselves. It's best to consult a physician or a chiropractor.
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the only way to know for sure would be if you go get a blood test and talk to your doctor. the blood test will determine the level of h.g.c (pregnancy hormone) the normal level is 5.0. if your period was especially heavy that could be another sign, passing pieces of what appear to be skin like chunk…
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I had a muscle strain that caused me pain whenever I tilted my head back even the slightest bit. It was caused by moving my neck while lifting free wights. It hurt so badly I went to see a chiropractor. This did not help with pain much, but it did make me feel better mentally since I was trying to d…
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Answer You can get pregnant anytime you have sex. Sperm can live in the vagina for around seven days. Even if you just had your period, that won't be the case a week later. Your lower back is probably sore because of an odd position or movement you used while having sex. Take a hot bath and…
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If it's bad enough that you can't walk, you might consider going to the ER. However, one thing to always remember is to NEVER ask up front for pain meds, no matter how bad the pain is. If you do, you run the risk of not being taken seriously. Learn how to describe the pain (sharp, stabbing, burning,…
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Appendicitis Symptoms The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be…
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