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What can cause sudden and severe low back pain?
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Dr. Stephen Massimi
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Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Variety of things
Hard to say, anything from a disc herniation to a muscle strain.

In brief: Variety of things
Hard to say, anything from a disc herniation to a muscle strain.
Dr. Mehul Desai
Dr. Mehul Desai
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Dr. Robert Greer
Most are "self-limited" meaning time,gentle exercise,and stretching will resolve the pain soon.
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