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What is the Cause of sudden severe mid back pain?
The causes of sudden and severe mid back pain are many and varied. Some of the many things that can cause those symptoms are infections, rib and cartilage dysfunction/irritation, idiopathic (unknown cause) muscle spasms, and vertebral disc herniation, along with many other disease processes. The things to think about are 1) what were you doing when the pain started? 2) is this the first time it's ever happened or is it a recurrence? 3) is the pain related to your breathing patterns? 4) is the pain related to specific movements? Unfortunately there is no easy answer without some type of examination. If you are running a fever, feel faint, or have shortness of breath you need to see your medical doctor. If your pain is caused with certain movements, hurts when you breathe (rib pain), or if you feel that your pain is caused by some type of neuromusculoskeletal (nerve, muscle, and bone) problem, then you are probably better off finding a reputable chiropractor.
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Actually, the most frequent cause of belly 'swelling' and discomfort is constipation or collection of feces in the intestines, gas collection in the intestines, premenstrual s…ymptoms, or first trimester pregnancy.
It depends on what you mean by work. Vicodin is prescribed for severe pain, most often after surgeries or for people with chronic pain. So if you're asking if Vicodin will mas…k your back pain, then yes, it most likely will. Now as for solving your back problem, a pain pill will not do anything. Vicodin is only for pain relief.
Yes. Muscle spams, whether in the back or elsewhere, are a common issue with Fibromyalgia. Muscle relaxers, muscle taping and massage are all treatments that may help.
Mine was 0% functioning and every day after lunch I would gradually develop severe pain in the mid-back along my spine. It was like a tensing up of the muscle going para…llel to the spine. Not sure why(anxiety or from the actual non-functioning gallbladder), but after I had the GB removed the pain went away (although I still have many other symptoms which may or may not be related to it). My other symptoms include(d) morning nausea, abdominal pain, dizziness, chills with no fever, diarrhea and predominantly left side chest pain (as opposed to right). The chest pain mostly improved after surgery as well. I have improved quite a bit but nausea, abdominal pain and occasional diarrhea still persist. I also have a small ulcer so this could be the cause of persisting symptoms.
First, get off your feet and stay off as much as possible. This includes sitting as it puts pressure on the lower spine. Of course it depends on the location and severity of… the pain (someone as young as yourself probably hasn't had much pain experience and your tolerance may be much lower), but regardless, the cause needs to be determined. The type of pain is indicative of the cause. Sharp, radiating pain means that a spinal nerve is being compressed, most likely by an adjoining disk that has either bulged or fully ruptured (herniated) through the disk membrane itself. There is no mistaking this kind of pain - those who have never felt it can never understand how strong the pain is. It feels literally like you've got a large heavy gauge needle in your body and it's being turned and twisted around. If you're able to walk without much discomfort, then it's likely not that bad, but if you can feel it radiating down your legs, then it's a serious matter. The best specialist for this is a Neurosurgeon - they deal with it daily. Others aren't as readily able to detect the subtle signs that indicate serious damage. Something else I want to stress is that your age or health has no bearing on your condition whatsoever. My first back problems began when I was 16, but I blew it off to playing football (I was DT) in High School. Later in life as it got much worse, I was diagnosed with a hereditary spinal degeneration condition that can be aggravated earlier in life by certain things - including (you guessed it) football and weightlifting. The point is, if you have any back problems in your family history, you can never be too careful. If the pain has lasted more than a week, and is still as strong or worse, then you should see a doctor ASAP to get pictures taken. Until then, you should keep a Pain Diary, which is a record of when the pain is strongest, the type of pain it is, how bad it is on a 1-10 scale (10 being worst) date, time, etc. and what you were doing before it happened, along with any meds. I've included some OTC meds I use frequently when I don't feel the need for using Percocet, my secondary pain medicine. Below is a copy of an older post on Pain that I always keep. It's primarily for disk problems, but the information is relevant for most back pain problems. --- If you go to a doctor, there are several things they'll tell you to do: 1. Stay off your feet and get as much rest as possible. 2. Take an anti-inflammatory to reduce the swelling and muscle spasms 3. Don't sit if you can avoid it (sitting is the worst position for your back other than standing) 4. When you're lying down, lie on your side in a fetal position, with a cushion/pillow between your knees and one behind your lower back, and one in front of you to hug. The one between the knees keeps pressure off the lumbar area; behind the back keeps you from rolling over onto your back, which is a bad position also; and the one to hug keeps you from rolling onto your stomach, which also puts pressure on the lower spine. If you have to sleep on your back, make sure your legs are raised to the point where your lower back is flat on the bed. Your legs should be in a "Z", like a sitting position only lying on your back. Sofa cushions are usually big enough to put under your legs. Alternatively, you can lie on your back with your legs on the sofa, with the back of your legs against the front of the sofa. I've spent many hours like that when lying in bed wasn't helping. Sometimes a hard, flat surface is required to get all pressure off the spine. Aside from the nerve pain, you'll also be hit with severe muscle spasms from the trauma that's caused. This tightens up the entire area, making the pain even worse. Normally a doctor will prescribe a good muscle relaxer like Flexeril, but Valium (or Valerian Root, if you like herbal alternatives) works also - anything to relax your body. If the pain continues past 3-7 days, then the damage is probably bad enough to require an epidural or facet injection (local or target steroid injection) to reduce the disk swelling. The problem though is that they take time to schedule, as it's considered a minor surgical procedure; as such, by the time your appointment comes up the pain is usually gone anyway. Anything scheduled more than 3-5 days is worthless, unless you're at a point you can't walk, but in such cases they'll usually get you in ASAP anyway. If they can't get you in, ask your doctor for a course of Prednisone, or a steroid dosepak - they work just as good in a pinch (no pun intended). Prior to my last spinal operation, I had to use Prednisone for about 8 weeks to keep the inflammation down just so the opiates could work. Pain Meds - at some point, if you don't have any (or you've already used up what you have) you'll be screaming for some kind of painkiller. If they've determined you've got a disk problem, you'll usually get at least a couple of weeks or a month worth, but if it persists, you'll need something to counter the impression you're just looking for more drugs, which unfortunately is something all people with real pain must deal with. You should start a Pain Diary right now - you can download one at http://www.painfoundation.org/Publicatio... One thing to always remember - if you go in to see a doctor, or go to a hospital, and you have real pain, don't immediately start asking for painkillers or you'll likely be tagged a 'drug seeker' and won't be taken seriously, even if you have a real problem. It sucks, but until things change it's the way things are in the medical world right now. I've been a formal Pain Management patient for my spinal problems for 11 years now and I've seen the worst the profession has. I've also been tagged a DS by a doctor who was subbing for my regular doctor, and when I had a real emergent problem (my cervical disks at C5/6/7 were flattened). She nearly caused me to have my left arm permanently paralyzed, and I didn't even know what she had done until I finally saw another doctor and nurse who knew my history very well. It was so bad I literally had to drop everything to have surgery done. If you're referred to a Neurosurgeon (don't go to an Orthopedist, they know squat about nerves) you'll probably be asked to fill out a Pain Assessment form anyway, which is part of a pain diary. By starting to document your pain now, you'll be in a better position later if you need pain meds, as real pain is difficult to fake, as is a pain diary. Pain is subjective; what may be excruciating for you might be nothing to me, so a diary also helps the doctor see how the pain is affecting you relative to your documented symptoms in the diary, and what you've done to care for yourself. OTC Meds - there are 3 OTC meds that I use when I don't feel the need to take any Percocet (I use 10/325's, about 150 per month, and they're not my primary pain med): 1. Bayer Back and Body Aspirin - works fast. 2. Tylenol E/S Rapid Release Gel-Tabs - because I use so much Percocet (I've used the same amount for about 9 years now) and Percocet is a combination of Tylenol and Oxycodone (where 10 is the Oxy and 325 is the Tylenol amount) I don't use Tylenol unless I feel that adding to what I'm already taking will help. These work the fastest. 4. Aleve - Aleve is Naproxen in non-prescription form. Prescription dose is 500mg, and you have to use it for a couple of days to get any benefit. It's the one NSAID that doesn't have any problems like the others, aside from things like constipation. Always take it with food and a lot of liquid. If you're not prescribed prescription Naproxen, or if you need it and don't have any, Aleve is a great substitute. Just remember to take enough for prescription dosage. Heat Heat therapy has always worked for me. Some use ice, but cold makes me worse. There are a couple of things you can use: 1. Salonpas Heat Patches - I've used these for years. 15 years ago you could only find them in an Asian market, just like Tiger Balm, but you can get them at Wal-Mart or on the 'net now. Great for targeted nerve pain. 2. Thermophore Heat Pad - If you've ever been to a Chiropractor, you've probably used one; most of them started using them a few years ago, though I've been using them for almost 20 years. It's an instant moist heat pad - the flannel covering draws moisture from the air and the body. You can get it with a timer switch or one you have to hold down. You can find them at some pharmacies (usually ones near medical offices or hospitals) or you an order one from the site: http://www.thermophore.com/ The "Standard" (14"x27") is the best size. If you have specific questions, email me through my Wiki email address listed at the top of my Supervisor Bio page (click on my username link).
What would cause back pain over kidney area abdominal pain severe pain in right area of back minimal bleeding after urinating?
A kidney infection. Pain is referred to the back, directly over the kidney involved.
If you haven't been working, lifting items, exercising, were bed-ridden for medical reasons or as a personal decision, or have stretched recently; You probably just pulled a m…uscle. We cannot say for sure, due to a lack of information, but if the problem persists please see your doctor. Your doctor can suggest exercises, give a prescription for pain medicine, or even take x-rays to check the pained area.
If the back pain presents the next day after drinking it is probably caused by muscle and nerve irritation which results from depletion of certain B vitamins as a result of dr…inking. You should try taking several times the RDA of the following vitamins: Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, B6 and Pantothenic acid. These vitamins will also reduce hangover symptoms if taken before drinking. It could also be your kidneys since they are located there, also. Avoid drinking, visit your doctor with the symptoms.
Most people are familiar with the sudden pain of a muscle cramp. The rapid, uncontrolled contraction, or spasm, happens unexpectedly, with either no stimulation or some …trivially small one. The muscle contraction and pain lasts for several minutes, and then slowly eases. Cramps may affect any muscle, but are most common in the calves, feet, and hands. While painful, they are harmless, and in most cases, not related to any underlying disorder. Nonetheless, cramps and spasms can be manifestations of many neurological or muscular diseases. The terms cramp and spasm can be somewhat vague, and they are sometimes used to include types of abnormal muscle activity other than sudden painful contraction. These include stiffness at rest, slow muscle relaxation, and spontaneous contractions of a muscle at rest (fasciculation). Fasciculation is a type of painless muscle spasm, marked by rapid, uncoordinated contraction of many small muscle fibers. A critical part of diagnosis is to distinguish these different meanings and to allow the patient to describe the problem as precisely as possible. Causes Normal voluntary muscle contraction begins when electrical signals are sent from the brain through the spinal cord along nerve cells called motor neurons (Nerve cells within the central nervous system that carry nerve impulses controlling muscle movement). These include both the upper motor neurons within the brain and the lower motor neurons (nerve cells within the central nervous system that carry nerve impulses controlling muscle movement) within the spinal cord and leading out to the muscle. At the muscle, chemicals released by the motor neuron stimulate the internal release of calcium ions from stores within the muscle cell. These calcium ions then interact with muscle proteins within the cell, causing the proteins (actin and myosin) to slide past one another. This motion pulls their fixed ends closer, thereby shortening the cell and, ultimately, the muscle itself. Recapture of calcium and unlinking of actin and myosin allows the muscle fiber to relax. Abnormal contraction may be caused by abnormal activity at any stage in this process. Certain mechanisms within the brain and the rest of the central nervous system help regulate contraction. Interruption of these mechanisms can cause spasm. Motor neurons that are overly sensitive may fire below their normal thresholds. The muscle membrane itself may be over sensitive, causing contraction without stimulation. Calcium ions may not be recaptured quickly enough, causing prolonged contraction. Interuption of brain mechanisms and overly sensitive motor neurons may result from damage to the nerve pathways. Possible causes include stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, neurodegenerative diseases, trauma, spinal cord injury, and nervous system poisons such as strychnine, tetanus, and certain insecticides. Nerve damage may lead to a prolonged or permanent muscle shortening called contracture. Changes in muscle responsiveness may be due to or associated with: Prolonged exercise. Curiously, relaxation of a muscle actually requires energy to be expended. The energy is used to recapture calcium and to unlink actin and myosin. Normally, sensations of pain and fatigue signal that it is time to rest. Ignoring or overriding those warning signals can lead to such severe energy depletion that the muscle cannot be relaxed, causing a cramp. The familiar advice about not swimming after a heavy meal, when blood flow is directed away from the muscles, is intended to avoid this type of cramp. Rigor mortis, the stiffness of a corpse within the first 24 hours after death, is also due to this phenomenon. Dehydration and salt depletion. This may be brought on by protracted vomiting or diarrhea, or by copious sweating during prolonged exercise, especially in high temperatures. Loss of fluids and salts--especially sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium--can disrupt ion balances in both muscle and nerves. This can prevent them from responding and recovering normally, and can lead to cramp. Metabolic disorders that affect the energy supply in muscle. These are inherited diseases in which particular muscle enzymes are deficient. They include deficiencies of myophosphorylase (McArdle's disease), phosphorylase b kinase, phosphofructokinase, phosphoglycerate kinase, and lactate dehydrogenase. Myotonia. This causes stiffness due to delayed relaxation of the muscle, but does not cause the spontaneous contraction usually associated with cramps. However, many patients with myotonia do experience cramping from exercise. Symptoms of myotonia are often worse in the cold. Myotonias include myotonic dystrophy, myotonia congenita, paramyotonia congenita, and neuromyotonia. Fasciculations may be due to fatigue, cold, medications, metabolic disorders, nerve damage, or neurodegenerative disease, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Most people experience brief, mild fasciculations from time to time, usually in the calves. Symptoms The pain of a muscle cramp is intense, localized, and often debilitating Coming on quickly, it may last for minutes and fade gradually. Contractures develop more slowly, over days or weeks, and may be permanent if untreated. Fasciculations may occur at rest or after muscle contraction, and may last several minutes. Diagnosis Abnormal contractions are diagnosed through a careful medical history, physical and neurological examination, and electromyography of the affected muscles. Electromyography records electrical activity in the muscle during rest and movement. Treatment Most cases of simple cramps require no treatment other than patience and stretching. Gently and gradually stretching and massaging the affected muscle may ease the pain and hasten recovery. More prolonged or regular cramps may be treated with drugs such as carbamazepine, phenytoin, or quinine. Fluid and salt replacement, either orally or intravenously, is used to treat dehydration. Treatment of underlying metabolic or neurologic disease, where possible, may help relieve symptoms. Alternative Treatment Cramps may be treated or prevented with Gingko (Ginkgo biloba) or Japanese quince (Chaenomeles speciosa). Supplements of vitamin E, niacin, calcium, and magnesium may also help. Taken at bedtime, they may help to reduce the likelihood of night cramps. Prevention The likelihood of developing cramps may be reduced by eating a healthy diet with appropriate levels of minerals, and getting regular exercise to build up energy reserves in muscle. Avoiding exercising in extreme heat helps prevent heat cramps. Heat cramps can also be avoided by taking salt tablets and water before prolonged exercise in extreme heat. Taking a warm bath before bedtime may increase circulation to the legs and reduce the incidence of nighttime leg cramps.
What could cause sudden sever headache heartburn like pain all the way through your back too weak to dress myself and left arm pain?
Serious and immediate heart problems, like a myocardial infarction (heart attack). I am not a doctor, just a student nurse. Seek medical advice.
That is a difficult question to answer as the pain may not even be coming from the back but from the foot or ankle - radiating throughout the body and making the back ap…pear to be sore. It could be a nerve, a muscle, a disc which could have ruptured, bulged or herniated. You need to see a specialist if the pain is increasing and have tests done to eliminiate the pain. A good book to read is Pain Free by Peter Ecogscue - explains the muscoskeletal system and how we can help our bodies perform correctly, eliminating pain.
Sounds like Gout. See more info here: http://www.webmd.com/search/search_results/default.aspx?query=gout&sourceType=undefined
Some types of severe pain can cause nausea and can cause you to vomit. Take a migrane headache for example. That kind of severe pain can make you vomit. Also, what… about childbirth? Any doctor or nurse will tell you to NOT EAT anything when you go in to labor. Is that the reason? Or is it something else? yes severe pain can make you vomit and about the child birth question the answer is partly
There are many things that could cause pain. The first thing to do is to determine what the source of the pain is--is it osteopathic, is it circulatory, is it neural, is it mu…scular, or is it epidermal? If the pain is osteopathic, it could be caused by stress fractures in the vertebrae, something that needs immediate medical attention. If it is circulatory, you may have a circulatory problem, which needs medical attention, or you may have a bruise. If it is neural, it may simply be a pinched nerve. If it is muscular, it could be a strain or a pull, in which case, simply because of its location it may be prudent to have it examined by a practitioner. If it is epidermal, it should be very obvious what is causing the pain, as there would be a noticeable rash or abrasion. The most likely cause is either bad posture, as a result from non-ergonomic chairs or a bed that is not soft enough, or it could be stress-induced. In any scenario, the best you can do for it if it is nothing to worry about (that is, if it is not anything that resembles the problems I described above) is to simply have a good night's sleep, possibly on a softer mattress, and try to relax more.