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A 31-year-old member asked:

i have extremely sore lower back pain after a popping feeling?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Disc or facet issue: May also be degenerative in nature especially if it eases up after being up for a while ; then gets worse toward late afternoon. Exercise, weight control ; smoking cessation can help if these are factors. Sometimes, other conditions can present as back pain so if it persists get it checked. You can try some over the counter medication such as ibuprophen. The facets are joints in the back.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have sore lower back pain after a popping feeling?

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Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
OTC medication / Dr.: The popping feeling could be muscle soreness after a vertebrae jarred out of place. Trial Ibuprofen 800 mg three times a day, or Naproxen as directed. Tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg four times a day can be used at the same time. If no relief, find a doctor who performs trigger point injections. An Osteopath (DO) can do the injections as well as do spinal manipulation to move the vertebrae back into place.

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Last updated Jul 14, 2014

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