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A 33-year-old male asked:

Severe lower back pain.va doc gave 400mg ibuprofen and baclofen which really don't help. can barely walk sometimes. advice please?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Take Tylenol (acetaminophen): 1000 mg with it. As long as liver ok.
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Severe back pain: I suggest you make sure you were evaluated. Severe pain that persists in a young person suggests a structural problem. If xrays were negative, then Ibuprofen ok. Understand maximum dose in person with normal kidneys is 2400 mg/day. So, you may be underdosed. Also, pills alone not addressing muscle weakness/imbalance. Mckenzie pt would also be helpful. If not improving, i would proceed with mri.

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