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Severe low back pain on/off for years, after open gallbladder surgery it has hurt constantly. Sitting/ are ok. cannot walk/stand for more than 1min without pain in low back. leaning over/sitting help?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery

In brief: Low back pain

The gallbladder surgery is unrelated to the low back pain.
The symptoms that you describe are caused by lumbar spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal. The narrowing is caused by bulging discs, overgrowth of the ligaments and facet joints. See a neurosurgeon for treatment.

In brief: Low back pain

The gallbladder surgery is unrelated to the low back pain.
The symptoms that you describe are caused by lumbar spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal. The narrowing is caused by bulging discs, overgrowth of the ligaments and facet joints. See a neurosurgeon for treatment.
Dr. Adam Lewis
Dr. Adam Lewis
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In brief: See specialist

The correlation may not be causation of the back pain.
Please see a back specialist to have your back evaluated for a reversible cause of the pain.

In brief: See specialist

The correlation may not be causation of the back pain.
Please see a back specialist to have your back evaluated for a reversible cause of the pain.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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