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A 30-year-old member asked:

what could cause sharp immobilizing pain randomly in my lower back?

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 29 years experience
Symptoms: Random occurring low back pain that is immobilizing can be from spinal or abdominal issues. Besides issues such as disc pathology or lumbar instability, random severe pain can be associated with issues such as kidney stones (renal colic). If you suffer immense spinal pain, you need to seek out an opinion with your doctor to determine the cause.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

How can I make the pain go away in my lower back?

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Dr. Gary Greenly
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Depends on cause: Low back pain can come from many sources, some of them musculoskeletal, some internal. A reasonable place to start would be standard xrays, and a urinalysis. Depending on the results from the above, further diagnostics, including a MRI of your lumbar spine may be required to fully evaluate the cause. Treatment could range from physical therapy to surgical intervention depending of the etiology.
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A 54-year-old member asked:

I have been having pain and burning in my lower back, what could it be?

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Dr. Stephen Lorino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Several things: Kidney infection or kidney stone, could be muscular or disc related, if rash develops could be shingles. See your doc to evaluate and examine. Thx.
Las Vegas, NV
A 22-year-old male asked:

Lower back side of rib cage is painful when pressed and gives sagging sensation when lying down. It's been going on for a few weeks now. What could it be?

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Dr. Ashok Mehta
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Get X-ray of chest: Did you have any injury, cough, fever or trouble breathing ?
Crab Orchard, KY
A 29-year-old female asked:

I have pain and burning in my lower back when i first wake up, stand cooking, lifting or i sit for a long period. What could be wrong? Im miserable.

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
What is Cause?: Did you have an injury? Is the pain associated with going to the bathroom or your menstrual cycle? Waking up with back pain could simply due to a mattress that does give you proper support. It is very common to strain a back muscle with every day activity especially if you are not physically active. See your doctor for evaluation and as long as it is muscular-physical therapy would help.
A member asked:

I bent over and felt something pop ( like a rubber band) in my lower back. It is painful in pulses. Not constant.?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Several things: It could be that one of the joints "popped" (like when one cracks the finger knuckles). Tearing or rupturing a disk can also cause a pop and pain.

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