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Fluttering sensation in lower back, discomfort, no relief on changing position. Causes for symptoms?

I have had fluttering/twitching in my lower left back for days now! It is really uncomfortable, not painful though. It is pretty much constant. It may stop for a few seconds, then starts up again. It doesn t matter how I sit/lay, move... it continues to flutter. Can you give some advice as to what I can do or what it might be?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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Thank you very much for posting this question in HCM
Let me tell you that a given medical problem can be due to various causes and the primary aim of the attending doctor is to find out the exact cause and deal with it accordingly rather than simple assumption in the modern era of medicine.
back your question, the causes of twitching are many. The presence and absence of other neurological symptoms like weakness of hands, legs, numbness any where and wasting of muscles and pain in muscles etc will help us further narrow down the possibility. How ever, you have not told us about the presence or absence of these symptoms in you. None the less, as you have not told, it is probably absent in your case. Twitching can happen because of local nerve problem, nerve root problem or motor neuron disease and also it can happen normally. As you probably don't have the warning symptoms as i have listed above you may follow either of the two path an resolve this issue
1. As it is highly unlikely that you have a serious neurological problem, you can observe for about 4 weeks time. If you develop an new symptom then go to a neurophysician who will examine you and approach the way i listed above.
2. If you are still worried, immediately visit a neurophysician and get examined and then plan for further tests in order to determine the exact cause and deal accordingly
Hope this clarifies
Answered: Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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