Right Side Lower Back Pain

Right Side Lower Back Pain

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Right Side Lower Back Pain

Hi,

I am 29/female and have been experiencing off and on lower back pain on the right side, and it has increasingly gotten worse over the past week. The pain is mostly on the lower right side (where lower back meets tailbone/buttox area) and radiates down leg at times and a dull ache seems to be present on right side lower pelvic region (maybe sciatic nerve area??). I got an ultrasound this week and nothing was found there. I will be going back to the doc this week to see if they can figure something else out.

The only health issue I have is chronic constipation (IBS) and I have gone through all the typical colon-related tests, which all show nothing wrong, so I don't think that is related to this pain.

I work in an office setting and have tried everything to make myself sit comfortably.

I have a 3 year old who I have stopped lifting, and the pain still seems to be present.

I usually have an exercise routine that includes walking and/or running 4-5 times a week, that I have ceased at this time.

I have been resting, and nothing seems to be helping. The ache is just there. It def. gets worse when I start doing stuff, like cleaning, washing dishes, laundry, regular household tasks.

Any idea what kind of conditions could be causing this??

Thanks in advance,
Shellee

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catsky (not verified)
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sounds familiar

hi,
I also had the same problems and still do In june I had a L4L5 liminectomy right side too and boy does it still hurt , they say scar tissue whereas before herniation.
First off I had a X-ray nothing showed ,MRI finally showed bulging. A year and 5 epiderals later I had another MRI that showed a herniation[all on L4L5]. still hurts 8 weeks of phys. therypy Now they want to do another epidural! ~X(
GOOD LUCK SHELLEE,

catsky (not verified)
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sounds familiar

hi,
I also had the same problems and still do In june I had a L4L5 liminectomy right side too and boy does it still hurt , they say scar tissue whereas before herniation.
First off I had a X-ray nothing showed ,MRI finally showed bulging. A year and 5 epiderals later I had another MRI that showed a herniation[all on L4L5]. still hurts 8 weeks of phys. therypy Now they want to do another epidural! ~X(
GOOD LUCK SHELLEE,

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Shellee, I would advise you

Shellee,

I would advise you ask your Doctor to schedule you for an MRI. There are many things that could be causing this, including herniated disc(s), degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, and many other things. I hesitate to get into it much further because I don't want to put any ideas into your head, but my back problems started out exactly the way you describe, only on the left side.

It would be best if you can just get the MRI and see what, if anything, shows up. In the meantime try taking ibuprofen to help quell any inflammation, and alternate that with ice (20 mins on/20 mins off) and heating pad.

Keep us posted. Hope you feel better soon.

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Moderators,

This is a double thread. The originator also posted here

http://www.spine-health.com/forum/sciatica-leg-pain-radiculopathy/right-side-lower-back-pain

Can this be combined some how?

Thanks,

"C"

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"C"

I see you and I are sharing a brainwave as I noticed this too and mentioned it on the other thread. (thought I'd try to help a little bit tonight before I log off)

Shellee-I know it can be confusing for newbies sometimes so "C" and I are just trying to help, not trying to make you feel bad or anything.

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Great minds

Think alike. Smile

shellee (not verified)
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thanks

Sorry about the double post. I couldn't decide which one to put it in so I put it in both. I will make sure not to do that again.

Thanks for your advice. I am going to see my doctor and hopefully they will get me an MRI. Other than that, I have been taking ibuprofen which does help a bit....but I hate relying on painkillers. I am weird - I like to feel the pain to know what is wrong with it (and not mask it)!

Thanks a lot!

marywl (not verified)
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Very similar

Hi Shelle! Your symptoms sound very much like the ones I have had and that made me go see a NS. I picked him because he is a friend of ours not because I thought I had to see a NS. He asked me to have an MRI and sure enough I have a herniated disk at L4L5 although it mentions bulging of L5-S1. I really don't understand all these technicalities yet, so it might be part of the same herniation. This started about 5 months ago carrying a heavy painting but I also have a 1 year old grandaughter that I constantly carried. I have not had surgery because my Dr. is trying more conservative measures first and I have quit lifting heavy object plus doing some exercises he has asked me to do.

I agree with everyone else about the MRI to find the problem first and go on from there.

Good luck and take care!

jade2 (not verified)
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hello

hello shellee- It is hard to say what is causing the pain as it could be several things or maybe a combination. I think that they need to do more testing to see what it could be. I would keep pressing to get more testing especially an MRI as it may give the dr alot of diagnostic information..take care...jade

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Right Side Lower Back Pain

Shellee,
i think this link will help you

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