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Sharp lower back pain. Tried icing it, extremely sensitive to cold. Cure for pain?

Hi, last night while laying in bed i experienced a very sharp sudden pain at the very top of my buttocks/base of the spine . The resulting ache has now lasted 11 hours and is incredibly sensitive to cold (i tried placing ice on it to soothe the aching) and touch. When exposed to either of these a similar sharp stab-like pain occurs over the ache. I have not fallen recently and shower regularly. I would very much appreciate your help in this as my working hours are not GP-doctor friendly times.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
welcome to hcm,
you might be experiencing muscular spasms which could be due to reasons like
1.sleeping position
2.sitting position
3. if pain is going to the lower side of the stomach then we need to rule out a urine infection
4. if the pain is going to the legs with numbness then you need to rule out sciatica, slipped disc.
you need to be investigated for the above causes, to know what is causing the pain
you can take painkillers to alleviate the pain
if you are not using firm matteress then you need to change it.
you need to have your back in alignment with the chair when sitting to avoid strain on your back
dont be lifting heavy objects and bending alot.
would suggest visit a specialist to get to know what is causing the back pain.
hope have answered your query
get well soon and takecare
Answered: Tue, 5 Feb 2013
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