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What causes lower back pain after injury?

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Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016
Question: I had an MRI done after a car accident i have lower back pain
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
There is mild pinching of nerves in low back

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

Sorry to hear about your car accident and hope you are not having much pain.

The lower back has a set of 5 small bones aligned on top of each eothrr in the lower part of sback bone and this part is called the lumbar spine. In between these small bones there are spongy discs. You have got your lumbar spine MRI scan done to look for any injury in the discs.

The MRI scan shows that the discs in L4-L5 and L5-S1 level are mildly displaced backwards. The disc in L4-L5 level is causing pressure on nerve roots and this might be causing your low back pain.

The injury is mild in nature and you can get complete relief from symptoms after physiotherapy. Please avoid sudden back movements and doing heavy physical activity right now. You can discuss pain management with your doctor and take required measures.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
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What causes lower back pain after injury?

Brief Answer: There is mild pinching of nerves in low back Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing in to us. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Sorry to hear about your car accident and hope you are not having much pain. The lower back has a set of 5 small bones aligned on top of each eothrr in the lower part of sback bone and this part is called the lumbar spine. In between these small bones there are spongy discs. You have got your lumbar spine MRI scan done to look for any injury in the discs. The MRI scan shows that the discs in L4-L5 and L5-S1 level are mildly displaced backwards. The disc in L4-L5 level is causing pressure on nerve roots and this might be causing your low back pain. The injury is mild in nature and you can get complete relief from symptoms after physiotherapy. Please avoid sudden back movements and doing heavy physical activity right now. You can discuss pain management with your doctor and take required measures. Hope your query is answered. Please do write back if you have any doubts. Regards,