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Lumbar strain and muscle spasms. Taking prednisone and Valium not getting any better and there swelling in my right lower back.

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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

The swelling is probably the result of your back spasms.
Since you have not responded to medications, see your doctor so that a diagnosis can be made (x-rays mri). Once you have a diagnosis, effective treatment choices may be more obvious. Typically, treatment options include different medications, physical therapy, spinal steroid injections. Surgery, if possible, is the last resort.

In brief: See your doctor

The swelling is probably the result of your back spasms.
Since you have not responded to medications, see your doctor so that a diagnosis can be made (x-rays mri). Once you have a diagnosis, effective treatment choices may be more obvious. Typically, treatment options include different medications, physical therapy, spinal steroid injections. Surgery, if possible, is the last resort.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Sounds like you have

Had a pain work up already.
Acupuncture may be an excellent treatment adjunct for lumbar strain ; muscle spasms. Take care.

In brief: Sounds like you have

Had a pain work up already.
Acupuncture may be an excellent treatment adjunct for lumbar strain ; muscle spasms. Take care.
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