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What causes left-sided lower back pain?

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Posted on Wed, 2 Dec 2015
Question: I am a 55 year old male. Lately I have been experiencing pain in my lower rear left side just above my waistline.
Is this a kidney problem?
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Spine disc problem.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for the query.

Kidney is usually located mich higher. So such low pain is rather not the kidney pain. For this area much more characteristic is spine disc problem. You may have also pain radiating to the leg. The pain can appear after physical activity.

I suggest you to consult orthopedist with this issue.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
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What causes left-sided lower back pain?

Brief Answer: Spine disc problem. Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for the query. Kidney is usually located mich higher. So such low pain is rather not the kidney pain. For this area much more characteristic is spine disc problem. You may have also pain radiating to the leg. The pain can appear after physical activity. I suggest you to consult orthopedist with this issue. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.