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my lower back hurts on the left side

A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, you can injure: back doing barbell twists. I recommend moist heat and advil (ibuprofen) for relief.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
First thought muscl: This could be a muscle pull. It sounds more mechanical rather than internal. You can discuss this with your physician. If the back hurts you might ... Read More
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.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Back pain: There are many reasons for back pain from strain, arthritis, kidney stones to herniated disk, see your physician for evaluation of your back pain.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
Neck back pain: Not sure the two are related a swollen neck may be related to swollen lymph nodes ... See a doctor.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Cause of back pain?: Have you had the back pain evaluated by a physician to find out the cause? I think that is important to do before seeking out advice on stretching exe ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Arcos
37 years experience Pain Management
Biomechanical: Carrying a heavy toddler will, of course, put a strain on the back muscles. The deep muscles of the back, along with quadratus lumborum may be involve ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Disk problem: Low back pain radiating to the buttock suggests an intervertebral disc bulging or ruptured causing pressure on a nerve root. Most of these improve in ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Activity, OTC meds: Chronic back pain is a very common complaint. Most is due to muscle strain or sometimes minor disc problems. As a start, otc meds like Ibuprofen and u ... Read More
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