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What causes pain in the lower side of my back and how can it be treated?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

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Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 in Back Pain
Question: My lower back hurts all of the time. My stomach and belly feels like I might explode much of the time I also experience sharp pains in the trunk area.
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can be strain or spondylosis.

Detailed Answer:


Thanks for posting your query.

The pain of the lower side of your back can be due to-
1. Lumbar muscle strain- due to tear or pull of muscle fibres.
2. Infections like paraspinal abscess.
3. Lumbar disc herniation, sciatica, etc.
4. Arthritis or ankylosing spondylosis.
5. Weak core muscles-Strengthening the muscles that support the spine helps keep the spine in its proper position and reduce risk of sprains, strains and lower back pain.
6. Vitamin D3 deficiency.

Proper diagnosis involves investigations like ultrasound of the abdomen, X-ray and MRI of the spine after an examination by your primary physician.

The treatment will then depend on the cause. Hot fomentation and oral muscle relaxants can provide a temporary relief till then.

I hope this answers your query.

Wishing you good health.

Dr. Praveen Tayal
Orthopaedic Surgeon

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