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Spasm in lower back whilst rollng a heavy patient extreme pain since?
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Dr. Gamal Boutros
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In brief: Back sprain?
If pain is radiating down one leg or buttock we consider disc disease seriously---much more common is pain from the facets, ligaments, muscles, etc ---depend on duration and severity--- first try muscle relaxant, anti-inflamatory, physical therapy, heat, tens unit---if no relief in weeks--need exam, then probably MRI to look at disc, facets, bony surs, etc.

In brief: Back sprain?
If pain is radiating down one leg or buttock we consider disc disease seriously---much more common is pain from the facets, ligaments, muscles, etc ---depend on duration and severity--- first try muscle relaxant, anti-inflamatory, physical therapy, heat, tens unit---if no relief in weeks--need exam, then probably MRI to look at disc, facets, bony surs, etc.
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