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Reason for severe back pain?

mid to lower left back and side pain I have been having a terrible pain in my mid to lower back and it goes around to my left side it has been going on for a while now but it has gotten so.bad this week that I can barely stand or sit and it hurts to even lay down. should I got to the doctor about this what could it be?
Fri, 2 May 2014
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It is very likely musculoskeletal, but if it has been going on for weeks to months, then you should have it evaluated, starting with an x-ray. A course of physical therapy or chiropractic could be the first treatment upon seeing a doctor, but you could start antiinflammatory medications (Advil/Alleve) at home.
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Reason for severe back pain?

It is very likely musculoskeletal, but if it has been going on for weeks to months, then you should have it evaluated, starting with an x-ray. A course of physical therapy or chiropractic could be the first treatment upon seeing a doctor, but you could start antiinflammatory medications (Advil/Alleve) at home.