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Should I seek medical advice for a swelling superior to my sacrum and coccyx and proximal to the lower lumbar vertebrae back or will it subside ?

Hi, I am a 19 year old female and I have had a swollen lower back for the last six months. The swelling is directly superior to my sacrum and coccyx and proximal to the lower lumbar vertebrae . I have not gone to get it checked out, because I am trying to save money and it is not painful unless I over-excersize or do something to bother it. If i do that then I get a strange numbness in my quadriceps and extreme back pain to the point where i can hardly stand or even move at all. Any ideas to what it is? I am very confused and have studied up a lot, because i was a medical student for a while.
Asked On : Sat, 4 Jun 2011
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Hello asela ;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
You need to get examined the swelling on your lowerback to find the reason as to what it is.Asyou said the swelling is painless till you exert but on exertion it causes severe pain and numbness in muscles thereby suggesting that there is some relation to your spine as there is numbness which is due to nerve compression.Waiting long can complicate your problem and may require more money.So please get examined and treated by a Orthopaedician.
Answered: Sat, 4 Jun 2011
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hi welcome,

the area which you mentioned is corresponds to l4-l5 ,l5-s1&s1-s2 area . definitely slight inflation at that area, not the bulged disc.The radiating nature of pain and numbness is due to the stretching of nerve due to the inflammation.

take maximum rest

avoid forward bending

avoid continuous sitting in one position

avoid high healed chapels

avoid constipation if more strain pain will more so that increase fluid in diet

avoid spicy food in excess

avoid pickles and dry foods like deep fried one

for further you can contact since my MD and PhD are both on lower back pain or sciatica

my no is 09895313720
Answered: Sat, 4 Jun 2011
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