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severe lower back pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 24, 2008
  • 08:50 PM

i'm having severe, severe lower back pain. it hurts to sit, stand, walk, drive. there are only 2 positions where they don't hurt, and they're yoga positions. stretching my back doesn't make it feel any better, just alleviates the pain... momentarily. i'm unable to sleep from the pain. moving around during the night hurts also. i thought it might be kidney related but one side doesn't hurt more than the other. i'm a female and not cramping or on my period. i've had these symptoms for 3-4 days now and i work 60 hours a week so my only option would be an ER or minor ER center which i'd like to avoid if at all possible.

any thoughts?

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  • you didnt state your age but it sounds as if you have some compression or inflammation of the discs in your lower vertebra, I have DJD in my spine, and my mom has severe osteoarthritis in her spine causing pain like you describe. Treatment is usually anti-inflammatories, motrin and aleve are usually pretty good ones. However if you take motrin, you need to take minimum 800mg and eat before you take it. If you can find time chiropracter really helped me, but I had to see him 3 times a week for about 6 weeks.
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  • Sounds like pretty good advice from potterlori. I would see a good D.C. and get x rays first. Good luck.
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