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Left lower back pain? Hope it's just muscle spasm. How can I tell?
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Depends
Muscle spasm (painful contraction of a muscle) is a symptom (complain) and can come from many problems.
The muscle will feel tight and firm to the touch. It may to sore to the touch and may tighten when it is pushed on.

In brief: Depends
Muscle spasm (painful contraction of a muscle) is a symptom (complain) and can come from many problems.
The muscle will feel tight and firm to the touch. It may to sore to the touch and may tighten when it is pushed on.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Tenderness
If deep pressure finds the pain like massage then it is a muscle pain, from deeper structures can't be touched with deep pressure massage muscle pain improves with massage or heat.

In brief: Tenderness
If deep pressure finds the pain like massage then it is a muscle pain, from deeper structures can't be touched with deep pressure massage muscle pain improves with massage or heat.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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