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A 42-year-old member asked:

What could cause left side back pain, worse when lying down?

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Dr. Douglas Beall
29 years experience
Degenerative changes: This is most likely from degenerative disc disease or degenerative arthritis of the facet joints. Some degree of pain is normal but if it significantly limits your activity of is of significant severity seek attention for it.

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Last updated May 5, 2021


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