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What is the cause of your lower left back pain?

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I have been experiencing intermittent, severe stabbing pain in my lower left back for 12+ hours. Hard to move and get comfortable. Deep breaths can be difficult.
Tue, 5 Jun 2018 in Back Pain
 
 
Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Seems like pinched nerve.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your health query.
I read carefully your question and I understand your concern.

It looks like you may be experiencing a pinched nerve in your back.
Continue using Naproxen but also you can add paracetamol 500mg, every 4 hours, if Naproxen is not enough.

Also, you can apply a local analgesic, and massage gently.

Bed rest is not recommended, so moving as much as you can is good. Stop if feel pain. Don't overuse.

If worse or not better, I would recommend seeing a local doctor who can examine you and perform needed tests.

Hope this is helpful.
Let me know if you need more clarifications.

Regards,     
Dr. Papaqako
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