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A 48-year-old member asked:

what can i do for this pain in left side & spreads to back?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Spine Injury: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a pain/spine specialist. You may be a candidate for epidural steroid injections for relief.

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Vague question: Your question is very vague. Please be more explicit. There are dozens of causes of back pain.

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