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How can I make the pain go away in my lower back?

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Dr. Gary Greenly
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on cause

Low back pain can come from many sources, some of them musculoskeletal, some internal.
A reasonable place to start would be standard xrays, and a urinalysis. Depending on the results from the above, further diagnostics, including a MRI of your lumbar spine may be required to fully evaluate the cause. Treatment could range from physical therapy to surgical intervention depending of the etiology.

In brief: Depends on cause

Low back pain can come from many sources, some of them musculoskeletal, some internal.
A reasonable place to start would be standard xrays, and a urinalysis. Depending on the results from the above, further diagnostics, including a MRI of your lumbar spine may be required to fully evaluate the cause. Treatment could range from physical therapy to surgical intervention depending of the etiology.
Dr. Gary Greenly
Dr. Gary Greenly
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Start simple

I would suggest starting with a visit to your pcp.
Physical therapy may be all you need. There are many less invasive options than surgery.

In brief: Start simple

I would suggest starting with a visit to your pcp.
Physical therapy may be all you need. There are many less invasive options than surgery.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Leonard Pace
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Orthopedic consult

An orthopedic consultation would be advisable in addition to MRI in order to prescribe the proper physical therapy program.

In brief: Orthopedic consult

An orthopedic consultation would be advisable in addition to MRI in order to prescribe the proper physical therapy program.
Dr. Leonard Pace
Dr. Leonard Pace
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