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Pulled lower back, in pain. Why do I have gas?

I pulled my back last night and was immediately in pain. I laid on the floor with a ice pack on my back. As soon as I moved a muscle the would be very sharp lower back pain . Then I started farting a lot. At least 3 to 5 times every 30 minutes. I finally got help from my girlfriend and a friend to get up and go to bed. All of which was painful. The pain and the farting are staying consistent this morning now. I can t walk without being sent to the ground in pain. What do I need done, and why all the farting?
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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The pain in your back is likely to be due to a muscle spasm. The excessive farting is suggestive of indigestion and gas which is adding to your problem. Ypou need to get some musclke relaxants prescribed from your orthopedician for relief.
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Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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