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pain in lower left back sharp

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Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
Back pain left side: Need musculoskeletal exam. Two major structures that commonly cause this-1) iliolumbar ligament or 2)attachment of major extensor muscle ( quadratus lumborum) at sacrum ( enthesiopathies)3) myotonic point in overused muscle. Usually localized. May respond massage, manipulation or needling. Common cause is rotating lower back during lift or abnormal position while working. Physical therapists.
Answered on Aug 10, 2019
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