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Posted on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 in Back Pain
Question: what does it mean when your back hurts all of a sudden
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Could be due to spasm of muscles of lower back.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query. Sudden onset low back pain could be due to muscle spasm. Hot compress should provide relief. The vicious cycle of pain and spasm needs to be broken and I would insist you to take paracetamol or acetaminophen 500 mg two tablets together twice or thrice daily for next 3 days. This should ease the problem and make it go away. If it does not, I would insist you to get a X Ray of Lumbosacral spine (AP and lateral) done and to see a physical therapist with the reports. Based on the findings he would be able to demonstrate to you proper exercises that should provide relief.

Feel free to write back.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 20 minutes later
what about if it hurts only when you sit or lay down
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Such a thing can happen

Detailed Answer:
It could be related to improper posture/position stressing your muscles leading to the spasm and thereby pain.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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