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A 49-year-old female asked:

Soreness in lower left back 4 about 2 weeks. almost 50 year old female, peri-menopausal, arthritis, tendinitis, obesity, type 2 diabetes, neuropathy?

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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Muscle sprain: Given your other details, in particular being overweight and in your fifties, my strongest hunch is that you have a strained lumbar muscle. See a physical therapist before worrying further. This could also be arthritis of facet joint, the small joints supporting your vertebrae.
Last updated Nov 18, 2012

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