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Severe lower back pain. Done stretching, hot and cold packs and medication but no improvement. Remedy?

I have severe lower back pain (where the dimples are In your back) and it feels like it shots around to my sides and front area.. The pain Is VERY bad especially where the dimples are I ve tried working out, stretching , hot and cold packs, medications and over the counter drugs what can this be? I m only 22 but this has a huge impact on my everyday life..
Asked On : Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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Hello dear
Thanks for your query.

Please let me know :
-Do you have this pain maximally after waking up in morning and it decreases gradually with work or does it increase with work and decrease after rest ?
-For how long are you having this pain?
-Do you have pain in other joints too?
-What are the other symptoms you have ?

You will need to have XRay of you lumbar region done.
Some blood investigations may be needed.

Please get a check up from an Orthopedic surgeon.Don't neglect.
Dont use over the counter drugs...Take medicines only on advice of your doctor.
You can apply diclofenac gel locally for pain.

Hope this helps.

Update here how you stay.

Take care.

Answered: Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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