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A 27-year-old female asked:

what causes back pain right where my back and behind meet on the right side? what kind of doctor should i see?

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Sacroiliac joint : The sacroiliac joint is in that area. Start with a rheumatologist
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Low back pain: Since you are young, it is probably a musculoskeletal strain or sprain, especially since it is on one side. A family physician or sports medicine specialist may help you with medications to make you more comfortable while you are healing. Bed rest is not recommended because your muscles will atrophy and make reinjury more likely. Slow steady stretches can help. Be prepared for 4-6 weeks to heal.

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