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What causes tightness in the back?

today i was sitting down and swinging my leg and a sharp pain went through my right side of my lower stomach. i leaned to the left then right the foward and back and the sharp pain did it every time.when i stood up and there was a tightness in my right side of my back.the pain hurt for about five minutes but my back still hurts. what is it
Mon, 29 Jun 2015
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Dear-thanks for using our system and I understand your concern . Back pain is a very common complaint and it limits our movement and capacity to perform our daily activities. Your pain most likely is secondary to a muscle spasm because it came with any trauma. It looks that you have a pinch nerve with is giving the radiation to the pain to the right side, this is what commonly gives a sciatic nerve neuralgia, because the sciatic nerve has roots that go to the legs and this can give your symptoms. When you stood up, the nerve became trapped and that is why you had the tightness of the right side and the pain. You can use cold alternating with hot 15 min a day 3 times a day for one week and analgesics.
I hope that my advise will be helpful.
Dr.Sara
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What causes tightness in the back?

Dear-thanks for using our system and I understand your concern . Back pain is a very common complaint and it limits our movement and capacity to perform our daily activities. Your pain most likely is secondary to a muscle spasm because it came with any trauma. It looks that you have a pinch nerve with is giving the radiation to the pain to the right side, this is what commonly gives a sciatic nerve neuralgia, because the sciatic nerve has roots that go to the legs and this can give your symptoms. When you stood up, the nerve became trapped and that is why you had the tightness of the right side and the pain. You can use cold alternating with hot 15 min a day 3 times a day for one week and analgesics. I hope that my advise will be helpful. Dr.Sara