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I hurt my lower back working out yesterday, should I go see a doctor?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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In brief: Low back strain

It usually isn't necessary to consult a physician so soon after an episode of acute low back strain.
Instead rest, apply hot and cold applications alternatingly, rubbing liniment, and,if you can take them, nsaids like ibuprofen help the associated inflammation and pain. It usually takes 7-10 days for symptoms to resolve. See your physician if symptoms persist worsen or if discomfort radiates.

In brief: Low back strain

It usually isn't necessary to consult a physician so soon after an episode of acute low back strain.
Instead rest, apply hot and cold applications alternatingly, rubbing liniment, and,if you can take them, nsaids like ibuprofen help the associated inflammation and pain. It usually takes 7-10 days for symptoms to resolve. See your physician if symptoms persist worsen or if discomfort radiates.
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