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The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

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Dr. Salman Saeed
Neurology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Back pain

The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues.
You can use heating pad, over the counter topical cream such as bengay or asper cream. If symptoms persist then see your doctor.

In brief: Back pain

The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues.
You can use heating pad, over the counter topical cream such as bengay or asper cream. If symptoms persist then see your doctor.
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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Back spasm

Main cause is stress and lack of whole body conditioning = lack of recuperative rest +/- non healthy life style +/- stress overcoming your tolerance.
Will lead to non-traumatic chronic back pain if not dealt with the right way............Your stress will stress the live of your loved ones........Job suffers............

In brief: Back spasm

Main cause is stress and lack of whole body conditioning = lack of recuperative rest +/- non healthy life style +/- stress overcoming your tolerance.
Will lead to non-traumatic chronic back pain if not dealt with the right way............Your stress will stress the live of your loved ones........Job suffers............
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: More than one

The cause can be muscle based, arthritis based, disc based or even fracture based.
Stretching both flexion and extension exercises of the back can be beneficial. Your evaluation will look at these options but since you are having the symptoms now beyond the stretching would try depending on your medical status - acetominophen, nsaids, etc as long as they are safe for you.

In brief: More than one

The cause can be muscle based, arthritis based, disc based or even fracture based.
Stretching both flexion and extension exercises of the back can be beneficial. Your evaluation will look at these options but since you are having the symptoms now beyond the stretching would try depending on your medical status - acetominophen, nsaids, etc as long as they are safe for you.
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