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A 39-year-old female asked:

I notice dull pain on back left side that comes and goes and i believe its from lifting s/th heavy. like milk gallon. active person, why does it happ?

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Dr. Julian Bennett
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Recurrent back pain: this is probably a recurrent back injury. However, you have to be careful. Particularly, if it continues to come back. I would worry about a kidney stone or infection that can sometimes mimic muscular back pain.. also you have to worry about more serious causes of back pain like spinal cord stenosis.if you are having recurrent back pain for three months or longer go to the doctor
Last updated Apr 13, 2016

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