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A 21-year-old member asked:

I dont know what to do my back hurts a lot?

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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Back: In a 21 year old muscle strain comes to my mind first. Other possibility is disc prolapse. Use Ibuprofen and heat pads and see your doctor.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What can I do if my back hurts and i don't know what to do. Help?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 19 years experience
Give it time: Low back pain usually improves within 1-2 weeks, but it depends on the circumstances. If your pain has persisted for greater than 1-2 weeks despite conservative management i would see your physician. You would also want to see your physician sooner if you have any fever, chills, night sweats, or bowel/bladder changes.
Last updated Feb 25, 2018


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