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Waddell, AZ
A female asked:

Lower back ache that radiates just above both butt cheeks and around to below abdomen above pelvic. worsens when i bend over.. fast onset no injury?

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Dr. Alvin Wells
Rheumatology 42 years experience
Back pain: Any radiating back pain may be a sign for a nerve involvement. I would see an orthopedic who specializes in back disorders.
Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 37 years experience
Low back pain: Pain that only radiates unto the buttocks can never be from a pinched nerve. In your case it is likely that a disc is causing the pain. That pain also causes muscle spasms adding to the pain. It may have started in the past and got aggravated recently. Avoid prolonged sitting. Use a pillow behind your lower back. Avoid lifting heavy objects at least for a year. Most discs heal by themselves.

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