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I've had moderate/severe lower back pain (lifted something heavy) for 2 days. Now I have a numb-ish left leg. Also have nausea off/on. Not pregnant.?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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If your symptoms do not improve after 5-7 days, i would advise calling your doctor and getting checked out.
Most back strains will resolve on their own. The numbness is a bit more concerning but i would not panic; just be sure to see your doctor.

In brief: See below

If your symptoms do not improve after 5-7 days, i would advise calling your doctor and getting checked out.
Most back strains will resolve on their own. The numbness is a bit more concerning but i would not panic; just be sure to see your doctor.
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