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lower back pain right side

A: you pulled a muscle and the muscle is caught in the rib. it will work itself out. take a warm bath and message yourself.

Q: Occasional pain on lower right side of back and right rib cage?
I’ve been hyperventilating quite abit lately (seems the more I think about breathing the more I hyperventilate) and a couple of times where I’ve tried to take deep breaths I have felt this shooting stabbing pain on the lower right side of my back and under my rib cage. It doesn’t happen all the time but the two times that it has happened it has worried me & for the last week or so the area has been quite sore. Help! Any ideas what this can be?

A: I agree, see a doctor, but also maybe see a massage therapist. Your seratus anterior helps with inhalation along with some other muscles between your ribs in your rib cage. the stabbing pain could be one of your intercostal muscles getting pinched. the tightening of the muscles could be getting tense from stress or allergens in the air, or a combination of both.

if you don’t want to pay $30-60 to go see a massage therapist, try raking your fingers along the contours of your rib cage.

this video may help

Q: What is causing my lower right side back pain?
Since early this morning I have been having pain in the lower right side of my back. Right above the hip. Then when I went to use the restroom after I went there was some blood. Then after that I went several times more and there was no blood. Anyone have any clue as to what this can be?

A: I have had pain in the lower right side of my back for about a year now, but which has got worse in the last two months. Having seen a Doctor and Physiotherapist I’ve come to the conclusion that it has been the result of bad posture, i.e. slouching in chairs, not bending knees when lifting heavy things.

One exercise you can use to improve flexibility is to lie face down on the floor and use your arms to push the top half of your body up into a sort of press up position until you feel a little strain in your lower back, hold for 3 seconds and repeat 10 times or so.

Q: Doctors please need help on pain right side of lower back hurts and front of stomach?
my lower right side hurts really bad i think it might have to do with my kidney. The doctor tested it and said it was a kidney infection and i need to get it x-rayed but i do not have enough time to. This hurt goes on and off could it be something else. Do you have any suggestions on what it could be. It also hurts the front side of my stomach also (right side)

A: You already have the answer – it’s your right-hand kidney. If it is tender when you press onto the back pain sites, then it is even more sure. (that’s where your kidneys are located – in an infection, they become inflamed and swell up, meaning it hurts when you press.)

The pain at the front of your stomach is likely to be “referred pain”, which is common with kidney infections. It just means that it’s hurting in a different place to where the pain started, and is quite common. It may feel like the pain is radiating or flowing from your back to your front – that’s a sure sign of kidney infection.

HOWEVER if the pain at any point *starts* in the front and moves to the back, you should go back and tell your doctor this, since kidney pain rarely if ever starts elsewhere and radiates back to the kidneys. It may suggest appendicitis if the pain originates from close to your belly button and feels like it’s moving to your right – but from what you’ve described it’s unlikely to be that.

Re: the x-ray.. are you sure they meant that? X-rays don’t show kidneys. They may have meant an ultrasound scan, in which case they think there is a possibility of you having kidney stones, which are detected by the ultrasound. Definately go and get it scanned, because kidney stones are excruciatingly painful when left untreated, but can be broken down into nothing very simply, using ultrasonic waves which pass through your body, only damaging the stones.

Hope that helps, and that you’re okay in the end.

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Q: Lower back pain on right side?
I have a really bad pain on the lower right side of my back. It gets worse when bend over, cough or sneeze. And now the pain is shooting down my hip and leg. It gets worse as I sit down or drive. Also, I do a lot of heavy lifting. Does anyone know what could be going on? I do plan to go to a doctor with in the next couple days. The pain started about 1-2 weeks ago.

A: It sounds like a spinal nerve root is being impinged. A herniated disc can impinge a nerve root or just the nerve the nerve root itself may be impinged as it exits the spinal column through the intervertebal foramen.

The fact that your pain increases when you cough or sneeze is indicative of nerve root and/or disc herniation. This is because coughing/sneezing increases the pressure in your spine (called intrathecal pressure), causing the disc to bulge and put pressure of the nerve root.

Furthermore, the fact that your pain also increases when you bend over or sit is also indicative of nerve root pathology and/or disc herniation. This is because bending “squishes” your disc and/or nerve root.

Finally, radiating pain down the leg is very indicative of disc herniation and/or nerve root impingement.

I suggest that you keep your plan to see your doctor. He’ll probably prescribe physical therapy which should help.

Q: lower back pain on my right side?
I have a pain in my back on the lower right side. It doesnt hurt when im not moving, or anything, however, whenever i use my right leg, it hurts, only when im using it as support or walking on it. I like to do a lot of running so it is a bit of an annoyance. Was just wondering if anyone could tell me what it is and how to sort it out?

Thanks a lot.

A: Hi,

Back pain also known as Piriformis Syndrome. Mostly we can have it after a long sleep or hard work. Visit this site for more info about piriformis syndrome.


Q: What causes shooting pain on the right side of your lower back?
I’m a teenage girl, and today only I’ve been having this deep shooting pain on the lower right side of my back, about an inch below my belly button. What could be causing this? It’s not period cramps.

A: Back pain is common among adults and it can lead to serious back problems if left untreated. The large majority of upper and lower back pain is caused by muscle strain, and will take care of itself over a period of time with the help of over the counter medications or other natural remedies.

Right side back pain, however, may have other causes, which may warrant a visit to the doctor for a definitive diagnosis and effective treatment plan. It is important to understand what some of the causes of right side back pain might be.

The Possibility of Infection

If you are experiencing pain on the right side of your body that begins as a dull ache and gradually increases in intensity, and is accompanied by other symptoms like fever and nausea, you may have a urinary tract infection. Other symptoms of an infection may include a burning sensation while urinating or a constant pressure in the bladder.

If you suspect that the reason for your right side back pain might be a urinary tract infection, it is a good idea to make an appointment with your doctor. He or she can do a urine test to determine whether you do indeed have an infection, and prescribe medication if necessary.

It Could Be a Hernia

A hernia could be another reason for your right side back pain, especially if the pain is localized to the lower back area. Although a hernia is not a life-threatening condition, it does require treatment by a doctor to avoid possible complications and further pain.

In many cases, the best course of action for a hernia is surgery. The good news is that by repairing the hernia, you will be able to get rid of your right side back pain once and for all.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is another condition that can cause right side back pain. This type of pain is generally more widespread, and may include other symptoms like bloating, gas, nausea and fatigue. Irritable bowel syndrome can be treated through a high fiber diet and an increased intake of liquids.

Your doctor may also prescribe medications or other types of treatment to care for your irritable bowel syndrome. If you get this potentially painful condition under control through these methods, you should notice a significant reduction in the pain on the right side of your back as well.

There are a number of reasons why you could be experiencing right side back pain. That is why it is a good idea to see your doctor about your back pain so that you can get an accurate diagnosis and an effective treatment plan. Good luck on your journey towards health and wellness!

Q: What causes shooting pain on the right side of the lower back?
I’m a teenage girl, and today only I’ve been having this deep shooting pain on the lower right side of my back, about an inch below my belly button. What could be causing this?
It’s not my period, and I’m 16. It’s not a crampy feeling, just a shooting, sharp one. It doesnt feel muscular related.

A: diabetes causes kidney problems, avoid sugar.

Q: Waking up with stabbing pain in lower right side of back?
I am 18 weeks pregnant and sometimes I wake up at night with a stabbing pain in the lower right side of my back…once I lay back down and go to sleep, I can wake up again and it’s gone…any ideas what this is due to? Anyone else have this problem?

A: It’s your sciatic nerve. It will do this off and on throughout your pregnancy. Doing some back stretches, like the yoga cat pose and dog pose will help a lot. It’s normal. And sleep on your side with a pillow between your legs, that also helps. =-)

Q: pain in lower back side and side of stomach on right?
I have pain in my lower right side on stomach and back. The pain moves back and forth.
It doesn’t hurt when I lay down. It hurts mostly at night. I have no fever, no chills, no nausea, no vomiting and I still got my appetite. Other than telling me to see a doctor, what could it be?

A: Yep, I am going to tell you see a doctor, you could be having pain from kidney stones and or a severe kidney infection beginning to brew since you do not yet have symptoms of fever and chills. Renal calculi ( kidney stones) often present pain as little as a nagging pain to progressing to severe pain when they move.

Q: 2 days now I get a very sharp pain lower right side of back below waist?
So painful I can’t stand up I have to bend or sit. I can lift right leg I feel same slight pain. I lift left leg pain is not felt at all. Help! Naproxon doesn’t work, 2- Aleve’s doesn’t work. Doesn’t effect my driving just standing and walking.

A: check and see if your doctors office is open in the morning and get right in. I am not a doctor and could only take wild guesses as to what it could be. Back injury or kidney infection or something else all together. Could be minor or could be life threatening

Q: I have been lifting alot lately and now I have this awful pain in the lower right side of my back any ideals?
excruciating pain in lower right side of back,can hardly turn around unless it takes my breath.I don’t have any insurance does anyone have any suggestions that might help or what this could be/

A: well this is something everyone goes through. its not gonna go away soon it can take a month or more. however, it can take a lot longer if you dont leave it alone to heal. my advice to you is to let it relax, the less work it does, the faster it will heal.

best of luck.

Q: I need help here does anyone know What can cause pain in the lower right side of the back of your head?
i been having some pain the lower right side of the back of my head for a few days it is sudden and only last no more than 20 minutes sometimes less the pain spreads when i exhale too im going to go to the doctor today but anyone have any idea what it might be.

A: I suspect it is stress on a muscle or a pinched nerve. Massage may help. Muscle relaxer also. Please let us know what the doctor said. Good luck!

Q: 36 weeks and lower back pain on right side???
I am 36 weeks pregnant and for the last two hours I have had almost continual back pain on the lower right side of my back. Does anyone know what this means?? Also very uncomfortable back pain kinda like period cramps but in my back.

A: Those are contractions!

Q: What could be the reason for pain in lower right side of your back and stomach?
Around 3 today my mom started complaining of pain in her lower back around her right hip bone, it then spread closer to the front, it’s basically in her right hipbone area, and she also has felt nauseated it isn’t the bone, or muscle she said it feels deeper inside then that. any ideas what this could be? Should she see a doctor or go to the emergency room?

A: If the pain becomes very extreme or new symptoms appear, I would take her to the ER. But if she can tough it out, just make sure she gets into a doctor within the next few days. Better safe than sorry :-)

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