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A 35-year-old member asked:

What might cause lower back pain in the left side right near the spine?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Numerous: Pain in that area could be due to a trigger point (localized soft tissue inflammation) vs muscle sprain/strain vs facet joint pain vs degenerative disc vs disc herniation, among other causes. If your symptoms are persistent or worsening, see a physician.
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Last updated Sep 12, 2018

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