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What causes severe lower back pain despite taking Tylenol and Aleve?

for the past week i have been having severe lower back pain (buttock area) i can barely put on my socks,the pain is that severe. ive been doing stretches to relieve it but its not helping,also tylenol,aleve,or ibruprofen won t help. what can i do? i don t have insurance :(
Mon, 19 Feb 2018
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Dear Patient,

Pain in buttock on one side may be due to nerve compression at the lower lumbar spine. Since, it is not relieved by routine medications further investigation in the form of MRI of the lumbar spine with screening of buttock area is required to confirm diagnosis. Please get it done from radiology center nearby you. Meanwhile, start tab Pregalin x 75 mg one at bedtime. Take rest on hard bed. Avoid forward bending and weight lifting. You need to consult orthopedic surgeon with report.

Take Care


Dr. Jayesh Vaza,

Orthopaedic Surgeon
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