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What Causes Sharp Pain In The Lower Back?

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Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Question: I have a sharp pain sharp pain in my lower back near the top of my hip bone. YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Muscle spasm

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history and understood the concerns.
Please give additional information:
Since when have you got this pain?
Any history of sudden or jerky movement, fall, trauma or any such instigating factors ?
Any history of constipation, coughing or sneezing?
Any radiation of pain to any other area?
Any bowel or bladder related symptoms?
Id the pain near the center of the body near spine?

The most likely cause is muscle spasm or edema at the site of pain.
I would advise you the following in such a situation:
Take an anti-inflammatory medication with painkiller property like Ibuprofen if it suits you.
You may please apply local rubefacient liniment that gives local warmth and relaxation from spasm and pain.
Take strict bed rest in a position that gives the least or no pain.
Take a laxative if there is history of constipation.

Awaiting for your feedback to assist you further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (5 hours later)
I went to ER since the pain was so severe. They diagnosed kidney stone. Thank you for your input.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Get evaluated and treated properly.

Detailed Answer:
Good to get a correct diagnosis at the earliest.
I hope this gives a way for further proper evaluation, investigations and proper treatment.

With warm regards and all the best.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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What Causes Sharp Pain In The Lower Back?

Brief Answer: Muscle spasm Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific. Noted the history and understood the concerns. Please give additional information: Since when have you got this pain? Any history of sudden or jerky movement, fall, trauma or any such instigating factors ? Any history of constipation, coughing or sneezing? Any radiation of pain to any other area? Any bowel or bladder related symptoms? Id the pain near the center of the body near spine? The most likely cause is muscle spasm or edema at the site of pain. I would advise you the following in such a situation: Take an anti-inflammatory medication with painkiller property like Ibuprofen if it suits you. You may please apply local rubefacient liniment that gives local warmth and relaxation from spasm and pain. Take strict bed rest in a position that gives the least or no pain. Take a laxative if there is history of constipation. Awaiting for your feedback to assist you further.