What can I do about my severe low back pain?

Family practioner. It is essential to determine the diagnosis and your family doctor should be your first line of inquiry.
Spine Pain Options. This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection.
Find the cause. You need a physician to identify the cause and then treat the cause to get rd of the problem. Back pain can be caused by spasm , but the spam can be there to try to protect a damaged aea like a ligament or muscle tear that needs to be treated. See a doctor to start the process.

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What can cause sudden and severe low back pain?

Severe low back pain. There are many causes of low back pain, but most commonly sudden severe low back pain is from a tear, bulge, or herniation of an intervertebral disc. Depending on your age and other factors, your symptoms can be from other causes as well, such as a slippage of one vertebra on another, or other less common causes. You should see a physiatrist or other spine specialist for evaluation. Read more...
Spine Pain Options. This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. Read more...

Why am I having severe low back pain all of a sudden?

Several possiblities. Without a more precise description of location and pain it's impossible to say, but it could be vertebral dysf., muscle cramps, kidney disease, quadratus lumborum spasm, disc herniation, sacroiliac problem, etc. Etc. A proper history & physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam might be able to determine the exact cause. Read more...
Need more info. Where exactly is your pain? Does it radiate into your legs? Do you have numbness. Tingling, or weakness of your legs? Does it hurt more with sitting, standing, lying down, etc? How did it occur- injury/lifting? Do you have pain with bm/urination? Fevers? Basically it's impossible to say with what you have given us. Go see your pcp and he/she will refer you for imaging or a to see a specialist. Read more...

Why do I have severe low back pain when standing or bending but none at all when sitting or laying down?

Instability. It sounds like some form of instability. The spine cannot bear the normal loads of carrying your body when upright (standing) or bending (even higher loads). Sitting and recumbency lowers the stress. You should see a spinal specialist for evaluation and treatment options. Read more...

I have severe low back pain could it be mmy kidneys and will they put me in hosp if it is? I have 3 kids its my low abdomenand where kidneys located

No. Most back pain, even severe, can be managed at home and clinic by an experienced physician. Rest, medication, activity specific to your injury and some preventative care like no heavy lifting, twisting, jarring activities or vacuuming, are usually helpful. For walking difficulty and weakness, physical therapy may be needed. At your age, you may start with a chiropractor, then a md/do. Read more...

Severe low back pain bulging discs. What to do?

Lifestyle adjustment. Assuming typical back pain not associated with more serious issues like bladder infection, treatment includes: back support, exercise regimen, good sleep, weight control, not smoking, heat/ice applications as well as avoiding prolonged sedentary positions with activity modification. One can use over the counter meds if no medical reasons that prevent use. . Bulging discs do not cause pain. Read more...
Get options from doc. It is not always clear that a bulging disc is a "pain generator" as many people with no pain will have them. Should get detailed history and physical exam to focus in on potential pain generators and then establish treatment options based on the presumed sites or origins of pain. Most back pain improves on its own but there are options to help it along. Read more...
Hard to Say. Without evaluating you fully what to do. Recommend if you are not getting relief, seek another opinion. See a Pain/Spine specialist that is fellowship trained and has understanding of the musculoskeletal system like a physiatrist. Read more...

I have disc disease in my spine and I have severe low back pain I can hardly walk will I end up in a wheelchiar.?

BP. May be able to get an intervention (epidural steroid injection or surgery) that can improve the pain...Sometimes if acute, therapy and traction exercises can help without intervention. Read more...
Unlikely, however, . You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure you have adequate sleep and good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most people remain functional without spine surgery for lower back pain. You may require additional treatment that may include physical rherapy, medication as well as possible pain management techniques. Read more...