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what might be the cause of my lower left backache?

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Muscle strain: Muscle strain or disc problems as well as disc degeneration are common causes of low back ache.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

I have a right lower backache what can it be?

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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Neurology 33 years experience
Back ache: The most common cause of back ache is muscle spasm. If the pain is on the side then the back muscles beside the vertebra cause the pain when having injury or physical exercise or even a sudden changing of your position, the other cause may be disc prolapse which needs a physical examination by your doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Backache when slumping. Told I look like gamer. What can I do?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
See doctor: Without more information and an examination it would be impossible to even speculate. See a good back surgeon and get a full detailed evaluation, which may necessitate imaging studies (plain x-rays, ct scans, mri, etc.) good luck.
A 33-year-old member asked:

I have a backache and I don't want to take medicine. What can I do?

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Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Common sense remedy: Gentle stretching, hot or cold packs to the affected area and of course, if necessary, nsaids such as ibuprofen. Longterm use of omega 3 fatty acids has been shown to act as an anti- inflammatory and may result in decreased pain. Exercise has been shown to diminish uncomfortable physical and psychological menstrual symptoms. If your back ache is not helped by these things, consult your doc.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Why do I sit straight up but still get a backache?

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Disc pressure: Sitting puts a lot of pressure on the lumbar discs.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can you cure a backache?

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Exercise: There may not be a "cure for back ache" but exercise can help.

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