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Mild lower back pain, little swelling in back on both sides. Healthy lifestyle. What could be the reason?

I am suffering from lower back pain (mild pain, I am able to move, walk, sit, work on computer) from last seven days with small swelling on both side (equal distance from spine with size in 2 inch). Today pain is little bit recovered. I can't see my GP until next week. Please suggest what it could be.

By touching the swelled area I do not feel much pain but feel pain in nearby area.

I am physically active and fast walk/runs on treadmil for 30 minutes everyday from last one year to become fit. My average weight is 61Kg and height is 165cm. Male 37 year, eat healthy always and physically active. I reduced my weight from 70kg to 61 Kg in one year by regular physical excercise in gym.

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Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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The pain in the lower back with small noticeable swellings are likely to be due to a muscular spasm in the area may be due to a bad posture. Most of the times such pain can be relieved with oral muscle relaxants and a hot fomentation in the area.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
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Thanks for writing to us.
Pain in lower back and small swelling seems to be mechanical in nature. The surrounding muscles and ligaments may develop reactive spasm and pain.
1. Lie on hard bed
2. Taking muscle relaxants in combination with mild pain killers will help you.
3. Hot water fomentation to back 2-3 times a day and applying a local analgesic gel on the affected area will also help in providing a relief.
4. Physiotherapy - Interferential therapy (IFT) to your back will help you relieve the pain
5. Avoid driving, leaning forward, sitting for prolonged time or lifting heavy weights. These activities can increase your back pain.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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