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Sudden onset of lower back pain, had difficulty in walking, triggers on putting pressure on leg. What could this be?

Hi. I just exerpienced tremendous lower back pain to the point where I could barely walk. Tried to sit and the pain was over wheeling. Putting weight on my right leg causes pain in my lower back. No numbness or radiating pain. Came on suddenly; not pregnant, slightly overweight but fit. I did some stretching this morning, felt achy, then at worked leaned forward to stretch it out. What is this.
Asked On : Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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Radiologist, Nuclear Medicine 's  Response
Most back pains are due to muscular causes (muscle spasms). Maintaining odd position during work will lead to spasm and severe pain.
The rest are due to degenerative disc disease (spondylosis). Dangerous conditions like cancer or infection are the other rare possibilities.
Try the following. 1. Sleep on a hard surface 2. Avoid lifting weight 3. Take warm compresses
If your pain doesnt get relieved after a couple of days or if you have fever, difficulty in walking, wekaness then visit a orthopedician
Answered: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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