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How can lower back pain be treated?

I had extreme lower back pain for 3 days that was real unusual, and now I have a rash on the places where my pain (buttocks area). I thought my pain was from sciatic pain that included in my groin area on my right side. I went to my chiropracter yesterday and thought that helped the pain. Today i noticed the rashes and my pain is better. Could it be a light case of shingles?
Mon, 5 Jun 2017
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

It could be a type of reaction due to shingles or irritation that when on top of sciatic pain could be very painful. Topical ointments are very effective in such cases.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Ahmed Aly Hassan
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