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A 20-year-old female asked:

i've had severe lower back pain for over 7 years and so far tests and xray/ct are clear. i need advice from a doc that specialises in this area please

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
The advice is to see: Someone who specializes in spine for a thorough evaluation and then testing based on that evaluation. You gave had pain since at least age 14. See an orthopaedic spine surgeon for a complete workup which may include: blood tests in addition to furthers imaging like a MRI and bone scan.
Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 28 years experience
Interventional pain : You need a proper history and physical and diagnostic tests by an intervention pain doctor or physiatrist to determine the cause and best treatment for your pain.
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
Sports Medicine 34 years experience
Biomechanical exam: So frustrating. A thorough physical exam focusing on spine, pelivs, sacro-iliac joints, associated muscles including piriformis, leg length and other alignment issues is extremely important. Radiographic studies (xrays, cts, and mri's) will usually be normal in conditions that involve alignment and muscle imbalance issues that can result in significant pain. See sports med/ pm& r/ chiropractor.

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