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I am 18 years old. I woke up this morning with a sharp, stabbing pain in my lower spine. Why is this?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: What is Cause?

Did you have an injury? Is the pain associated with going to the bathroom or your menstrual cycle? Waking up with back pain could simply due to a mattress that does give you proper support.
It is very common to strain a back muscle with every day activity especially if you are not physically active. See your doctor for evaluation and as long as it is muscular-physical therapy would help.

In brief: What is Cause?

Did you have an injury? Is the pain associated with going to the bathroom or your menstrual cycle? Waking up with back pain could simply due to a mattress that does give you proper support.
It is very common to strain a back muscle with every day activity especially if you are not physically active. See your doctor for evaluation and as long as it is muscular-physical therapy would help.
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