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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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I have had herniated disc at L2 and S5 from two years with extreme pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a herniated disc at my L2, S5 for the past two years. It has been extremely painful occasionally and always sets me in a bad mood. I am 21 years old and I have just started lifting weights again after stopping for two years. My question is what is a quick fixer to the pain? A...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your query and understand your concern. Nearly 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in life. Unfortunately, with your question, you probably would not like my answer. If you have had disc herniations at L2 and presumably L5 (because S5 ...  Read Full »

How do I know if my back pain is due to a pinched nerve or something else?

Query: Hello doctor, I was getting into my car, and I did something to my back. I could walk, but my legs were little shaky. Finally, I could move my left leg up while sitting down, and 10 minutes later, my right leg as well. Is it a pinched nerve or a temporary thing that will go away in a few minutes? Ki...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and I can understand your concern. You are experiencing back pain. Unfortunately, I am unsure I can answer your question without more information. Do you have any numbness or tingling down your leg? Is your pain localized to one side or both? What p...  Read Full »

Could the persistent pain in my lower back indicate a back or spine problem?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old male, 6ft tall, weighing 168 pounds. While carrying a large board that could have easily weighed 44 pounds, I noticed that the pain in my lower back became more intense as I walked, traveling up the middle of my spine. Even after I dropped the weight, the pain persis...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to apologize for the back pain you experienced while carrying the board. Surprisingly, about 80 percent of people will encounter back pain at some point in their lives. The fact that your pain resolved fairly quickly suggests that it is likely a muscle problem, such as a...  Read Full »

I had a disk bulge injury in the L4 and L5 regions causing me pain on movements. Please suggest remedies for pain relief.

Query: Hello doctor, I experienced a disk bulge injury in the L4 and L5 regions. The pain occurs when I sit or ride for a long time. It has been one year since I first experienced this issue. Please help suggest some remedies.  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. First, I would like to ask you if you have been evaluated by the doctor for the diagnosis of a disk bulge injury in the L4 and L5 (lumbar vertebrae four and five interspaces) regions. However, the best course of treatment ...  Read Full »

I hurt my back while moving a couch, and now I cannot straighten up or bend because of back pain. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I was moving a couch last week and I hurt my back. I could not straighten up or bend down as it hurt very badly. As I felt the pain started to ease, I continued with my daily chores and picking up my 1-year-old baby (30-pound). But I am starting to feel the pain again in my lower back....  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello. Welcome and thank you for placing your confidence in for your healthcare needs. I am here to help you. I am sorry you are experiencing low back pain. Nearly 80% of the people will experience back pain at some point in their life. In your query, you said you were moving a couch...  Read Full »

How to get rid of back pain and needle-stabbing-like pain in my heart after a muscle pull while playing basketball?

Query: Hi doctor, I am sure I pulled something in my back and maybe other areas from playing basketball. I have deep back pain in the left middle area and a needle-stabbing pain in my heart. It is also harder to take deep breaths if I think about it too much, and I yawn as well because of it. Thank you.  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your question, and based on your description, you may be suffering from a rib subluxation. Rib subluxations often present with sharp pain and can be very painful when you move or take deep breaths. In addition to this, you most likely have a muscle spr...  Read Full »

I am having persistent back, shoulder, and knee pain while walking. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing pain in my back whenever I walk, and I have also been suffering from pain in my shoulder and knee. I have had these issues before with the same symptoms. Please help.  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq family,After reviewing your question, I understand that you are experiencing back, shoulder, and knee pain. It is important to note that back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, such as muscle sprains or strains, misalignments, systemic problems, and disc herniations...  Read Full »

Can an old trauma cause severe back pain while breathing in a lying position?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question regarding lower back pain. When I go to lay down on my back, and I breathe, it makes my lower back hurt a lot. Is this normal or concerning? Should I ignore it like all my other pain? I will be lying down and cannot breathe because of the pain. I literally cannot breath...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your pain. To answer your question quite simply, no, your back should not hurt just laying down. How long has this been going on? Any accidents or trauma? Where does your back hurt right side or left side, or in the middle? Any other symptoms? A...  Read Full »

What is the cause for radiating pain in the upper back?

Query: Hi doctor, I started working 12-hour shifts about a month ago. My upper back has been hurting. It feels like it starts from the middle up to the upper back. It is not a sharp pain, but it is like a tension. We are supposed to wear steel toe shoes. I just recently changed to tennis shoes since I wo...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your question. I am sorry you are experiencing upper back pain. In your question, you said you recently started working 12 hours shift and since then, your upper back has been hurting. It is not a sharp pain but feels like tension. Most likely, you expe...  Read Full »

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