Suggest Treatment For Persistent Lower Back Pain
No indication of serious issues but after 6 weeks would consider imaging.
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.
Judging by your description there is not any indication of a serious issue like a tumor being at play. Spinal tumors are rare and usually they manifest with neurological deficits and not typically with pain. It is much more likely that the pain is due arthritic changes and muscle spasms in the back.
Typically imaging is not necessary for this type of pain. However in most cases the pain improves considerably after 4-6 weeks. If symptoms do not improve in 6 weeks time usually imaging is recommended to make sure. In your case you mention it has been already 4-5 weeks. For that reason if feeling the same after 6 weeks I would ask for imaging in my patients. X-ray is a good cheap option, mostly to detect fractures and vertebral displacement though, if possible a MRI or CT would be the best tests.
I remain at your disposal for other questions.
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I would gladly look at it, but I am not seeing any image actually.
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I am sorry but I still can't see any x-rays uploaded. I waited for a few hours hoping that maybe needed some time for the system to update but I still do not see any x-ray upload.
I wish I was more of help but there isn't much I can say if there are no images at all.
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