A 33-year-old member asked:
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the muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. what could be the cause?

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Dr. Salman Saeed
32 years experience Neurology
Back pain: The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues. You can use heating pad, over the counter topical cream such as bengay or asper cream. If symptoms persist then see your doctor.
Answered on Jul 11, 2018
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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
More than one: The cause can be muscle based, arthritis based, disc based or even fracture based. Stretching both flexion and extension exercises of the back can be beneficial. Your evaluation will look at these options but since you are having the symptoms now beyond the stretching would try depending on your medical status - acetominophen, nsaids, etc as long as they are safe for you.
Answered on Jul 11, 2018
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36 years experience Psychiatry
Back spasm: Main cause is stress and lack of whole body conditioning = lack of recuperative rest +/- non healthy life style +/- stress overcoming your tolerance. Will lead to non-traumatic chronic back pain if not dealt with the right way............Your stress will stress the live of your loved ones........Job suffers............
Answered on Aug 31, 2014
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