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my lower back hurts all the time what could it be

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
27 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve or back muscle: It is common for a pinched nerve in the lower back to cause the symptoms you describe. Other causes are problems with your spine alignment, a disc be ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
9 years experience Family Medicine
Lower Back Pain: Lower back pain can be from multiple etiologies. The number one cause of chronic lower back pain is muscle imbalance. This can be improved by proprio ... Read More
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Dr. Mehul Desai
19 years experience Pain Management
Not typically stress: Chronic low back pain of > 3-6 months is not likely from stress. Certainly musculoskeletal causes including sitting position and posture may contribut ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Exercise: You need tto increase your activity! Ask your Primary Care Physician for some back exercises. You will feel much better and so will your back!!
Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy
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Back pain: Are you overweight? Please provide more information,How long do you have this pain? It might be slipped disc,do you have leg pain? Sometimes slipped d ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
28 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of possibilitie: Most likely is low back strain caused by weak core muscles. Depending on the specific characteristics of the pain, there are other possibilities. If i ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Time to get seen: and evaluated, start with your primary doctor, who may refer you to a neurologist, meanwhile, avoid exercise or vigorous movements that would cause ba ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Arthriti/stone: Arthritis, stone, muscle sprain can do it. Try aleve, (naproxen) local heat, avoid stranuous work, firm bed. If not better see pmd for eval.
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Dr. Christopher Wilson
21 years experience Sleep Medicine
Not usually: It would quite unusual for low back pain to cause headaches other than perhaps meds you might be taking for pain could cause headaches.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle strain,lumbag: Typically back pain that worsens with movement in a young person is consistent with muscle spasm or lumbar strain. However, it is still appropriate to ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherry Ransom
33 years experience Podiatry
Back specialist : see a specialist u may have a mild curvature contributing to your condition
A 105-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Absolutely!: Sitting at work for such a long period of time can be a drain on your spine and muscles. While at work be sure to get up at least once per hour and t ... Read More
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