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Severe back pain while sitting. Pain spreading to the hip and knee. Need emergency care?

I don't have a family doctor but I have BC/BS health insurance. About 3 days before Easter my lower back starting hurting
The pain was most of the time but increase incredibly when I sit. It really hurt mainly down my right side; hip, knee Etc.. Well it hadn't gotten any better pain has actually gotten worse and now it starts in my lower back spreads to both hips and my left knee its throbbing. And is still increased when I sit down. I didn't not fall our anything to have hurt my back recently. But did have some instances over 10 years ago that maybe contributes. I don't know if course for sure... Is this er worthy?
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Welcome at health care magic.
It looks from your details that most probably you may be having one of the following-

-Sacro iliac strain

-Prolpased intervertebral disc at your lower back

-Simple back strain

The abnormal posture is one of the reason which does contributes to all this.

There are some other reasons like injury to your back,spondylosis,etc. which can lead to these problem.Before going forward you should do following-

-Have a x ray of your back.The MRI will be best to check for a problem at back.

-Get basic blood investigations like TDLC,ESR to check for presence of an infection.

You should do following to have relief in this-

-Take a good analgesic like advil or aleeve.

-Do strict bed rest.

-Do warm fomentation at your back with help of a red rubber bottle available OTC.

Hope this will help in relieving your problem in next 5-7 days.

Wish you a happy & healthy life.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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