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A 54-year-old female asked:

recurrent lower back pain for the past 10 months. sometimes r, sometimes l. pain when sit, stand, walk. related to cyst in s2 (racepinephrine)? or is it muscle strain?

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Pelvis/Back: A common musculoskeletal problem to back pain that persists when you walk is the sacroiliac joints of the pelvis. This is easily injured in twists and falls. It may complicate degenerative disc disease. The muscle spasms can alert you to the joint misalignment. See a chiropractor or a musculoskeletal doctor for treatment, and learn how to avert the problem with exercise, posture, and footwear.
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 16 years experience
See a spinal : Specialist, you will need to be evaluated and examined in order to identify the cause of your symptoms. Your s2 (racepinephrine) cyst is most likely a tarlov cyst, which is an incidental finding and which is not likely the cause of his symptoms. That type of cyst rarely leads to any symptoms. But see a spine specialist.

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Last updated Dec 8, 2013

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