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Continuous lower back pain, aggravates on lowering the head. Eases with gentle long walks. Is treatment required?

Hi there, I am hoping for your help - Before I pay €70 for a doctor visit that may be avoidable.. I have a minor history with lower back pain . I have had this type of pain twice in my life (now aged 27) where it would hurt for a day and the following day wouldn t be sever pain but i would be very aware that I had a lower back, if you know what I mean. The first time it was caused from a silly vigorious sneeze! But this time it is different as this is now day 5 of the pain and everything is a chore - Getting up out of bed, standing after sitting for awhile, sitting after standing for awhile. Gentle long walks are helpful yet I cant get out during work hours. Anyway the main difference this time is in I lower my head (any direction) my lower back is screaming at me to stop!. Do you think this will wear away a before or should I see my GP? Thanks for your time... Silly Sneezing Stacey..
Asked On : Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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Hello Stacey
Thank you for getting in touch with us. As I make out, you have a history of lower back pain. As you are pretty young, the chances of any serious condition are mild. But as you are having pain from the last 5 days, I would recommend you to get in touch with your GP and get it checked. He might conduct few tests to find out the exact cause. It might be just a sprain which usually gets better with medicines. Exacerbation of the pain with change in head position indicates that there might be a sprain or stenosis which is compressing the nerves between the vertebrae. Therefore, you should get it evaluated. Hope this helped.
Dr. Gagandeep Dhillon
Answered: Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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