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Could tingling with pins and needles in lower back be due to pinched nerve?

I feel like i have a pinched nerve in my lower back. Symptoms are tingling, pins and needles feeling in lower back, stabbing pain, unable to bend, walk for a long period of time, or sit down without being in pain or discomfort, headache.
I have tried a hot bath, heating pad, ice pack. Health center at my college gave me a steroid and ive taken 2 aspirin and it has not helped.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015
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Dear patient
Considering your case it's mechanical back pain reason being back instability. In your age spondylolysis is more common. You need Xray of lumbosacral spine anteroposterior and lateral views to rule out spondylolysis. If it's showing fracture you need consult expert orthopaedic surgeon. Main treatment is rest tiil fracture heals which is around one month. Avoid forward bending and weight lifting. Wear lumbosacral belt. Take tab diclofenac plus thiocolchicoside combination twice a day for pain relief. All the best.
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