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A 33-year-old female asked:

i am having some burning in the lower part of my back on the left side only and its been going on everyday now is that a sign of a some kind of infect?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Inflammation/irritat: Get checked - you may have an nerve inflammation or irriatation and you may need an MRI of your lumbar spine.

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