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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes sudden sharp pain in the lower back?

One week ago, just like that with no warning a very painful pain hit my lower back. It took me down to the floor, and I wouldn't move for some time feeling that pain. I wa able to get up very slowly with the pain in there. As of now I still have this pain, not to strong as the beginning, but is still there, what is it?
Fri, 2 Jun 2017
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi i am Dr Ahmed Aly
thanks for using HealthcareMagic site ,
I had gone through your question and understand your concerns ..

In my opinion that could be a muscular spasm or sprain which is common with cold weather , bad sitting or sleeping postures or heavy lifting or vigorous movements .
I do not want you to be worried in most of cases it subsides simultaneously or with rest , painkillers like advil tabs when needed , hot gentle massaging with topical anti-inflammatory gels and muscle relaxants will be effective in most of cases .
Try to avoid causing agents and rest and you will be fine .

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