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A 40-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower) but not pain shooting down the leg, back tenderness to touch, leg tingling, muscle cramps or spasms, leg numbness, leg pain, obesity, stiff joints, leg weakness, and hand pain.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Back pain: Your question is confusing as I'm unsure of whether or not you're having all those symptoms along with back pain. If you are,you'll require evaluation by a neurosurgeon. For uncomplicated low back pain, try rest, hot alternating with cold applications, liniment like BenGay,and take anti-inflammatory medication like Advil or Aleve. See your physician or orthopedic specialist as needed.

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