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What causes sudden, severe lower back pain?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
Many Things: Not enough info for detailed answer, but proper diagnosis is ABSOLUTE KEY to proper treatment.I recommend exam by a dr. skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation.Since pain could be caused by anything from disc injury to QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumbar vertebral dysfunction, etc.-someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What can cause sudden lower back pain?

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Many things: Lower back pain is very multi-factorial. It can be caused by muscle spasms, muscle/ligament tears, disc disease (bulging or herniation), and facet (joint) inflammation. The cause of these problems can include weight gain, trauma (induced by accident, lifting, too much exercise, etc), or poor core strength. As your doctor more about your specific case.
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A 48-year-old female asked:

Why did I have sudden severe lower back pain and gass ?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Pelvic problem: Back pain rarely causes pelvic pain but pelvic problems often cause back pain. Sudden distension of the colon can cause pain in both areas. Symptoms could be simply due to constipation or dietary issues or even colitis. Many problems can occur with the same symptoms such as urinary tract infections, ovarian cysts, etc. See your family practitioner or gynecologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is causing my severe lower back pain?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Numerous: There are many many potential causes of back pain, ranging from soft tissue inflammation (myofasciitis), muscle sprain/strain, disc degeneration, herniated discs, facet arthritis, si joint pathology, and more serious conditions such as infections and tumors. If your pain has been persistent then you need to see a physician.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What can cause sudden and severe low back pain?

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Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management 19 years experience
Variety of things: Hard to say, anything from a disc herniation to a muscle strain.
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Most are "self-limited" meaning time,gentle exercise,and stretching will resolve the pain soon.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What can cause severe lower back pain?

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Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Back pain: Back pain is usually caused by a problem with the disc that serves as the cushion between vertebra. The discs can herniate where a piece from the center comes out or the disc can tear (annular tear) which commonly causes severe back pain. There are other less common causes such as trauma/fracture, infection, facet(spine joints) arthritis, cancer, etc.

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