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A 19-year-old male asked:

my lower back hurts i don't know why ?

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Dr. Charles Glassman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Low back bain: Certainly there can be hundreds of reasons for low back pain and without knowing your history it is impossible to narrow down. The most common cause, especially in your age group is muscle spasm and weak abdominal muscles. Provide more info and the doctors here may be able to shed more light.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. If still hurting after that i would see a pain/spine specialist for full evaluation

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A 33-year-old male asked:

My lower back hurts and I can't stand upright after sitting too long. What should I do?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Exercise/therapy: Working long hours at a desk can wreak havoc on your body, particularly if you do not have ergonomic furniture. Try exercise and core strengthening as a routine part of your day. Stretching with yoga and strengthening with Pilates will help a lot. If the pain isn't getting better or gets worse, it is time to see your doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:

My lower back hurts all the time what could it be?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Nerve or back muscle: It is common for a pinched nerve in the lower back to cause the symptoms you describe. Other causes are problems with your spine alignment, a disc between your vertebra which is bulging, or poor posture/muscle weakness. There are many other causes as well. If it persists, see your physician.
A member asked:

My lower back hurts on the right side. It comes an goes. Why?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
One sided back pain: Could be due to muscle strain (most likely) or, if it is deeper than that, it could be coming from your kidney (possibly a kidney stone). Would base getting an exam on how severe it is and if it is associated with any other symptoms.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What can I do if my lower back hurts it hurts to sit down and bend over anyone know what's wrong?

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 16 years experience
It depends : If symptoms have been progressive, persisting see your doctor for an examination, he/she will then obtain imaging studies and arrive at a diagnosis. Treatment will then be more effective after you have the proper diagnosis.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my lower back hurts & I don't know why.?

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Dr. Patrick Roth
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Stay active: Back pain is part of life. 80% of us will experience back pain in a significant way during our lives. Despite the remarkable pictures provided by the MRI, the pain generator in the majority of back pain cannot be definitely isolated. Most of the time, it is not necessary to try. Although back pain usually goes away, it also has a tendency to recur. Core strengthening is the key to limiting this.

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