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Suggest remedies for severe pain in lower left back

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Dr. Ralph Chambers

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1976

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Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Back Pain
Question: I've been experiencing severe pain in my lower left back for a few weeks and massage therapy does not alleviate the pain.

Also, no trouble urinating and the pain does move around, so doesn't appear to be kidney stones.
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Answered by Dr. Ralph Chambers 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Hello. This could be a disc problem

Detailed Answer:
Mark, kidney stone pain can move around a bit depending on where the stone is and whether it's slowly moving down the ureter, so I wouldn't rule that out.

That said, this could be a lumbar disc problem compressing a nerve root.

I suggest you see your doctor and I would get a urinalysis, ct scan of the abdomen, and an MRI of the lumbar spine to check for all these possibilities.

Please let me know if you need any more information.
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Follow up: Dr. Ralph Chambers 4 hours later
Got in to see a chiro today and feels better already. I think your prognosis of disc issue was spot on. Many thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Ralph Chambers 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Chiro can help with that

Detailed Answer:
Glad to here it Mark
Usually disc problems don't require surgery

You're quite welcome and call on me anytime
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Follow up: Dr. Ralph Chambers 6 minutes later
Thank you. I was planning on the urology test next, but the Chiro seemed to know exactly what my issue was from golf. I will go back to him 2 more times. Then I think I'm golden. Appreciate your expertise as I was at a loss.
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Answered by Dr. Ralph Chambers 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Chiro wouldn't help a kidney stone

Detailed Answer:
If the chiro relieved the pain, then it definitely wasn't a stone
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