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Can i rest my back or is there exercises i can do to stop this pain in my lower back and leg muscles?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends

If its an acute problem rest and alternate heat and cold as tolerated.
If its chronic muscle strengthening may be helpful to prevent future problems. See a doc or physical therapist to get specifics.You need to make sure you dont have a ruptured disc before doing any therapy. Make sure if your doing routine execise that you are doing them properly and its not the cause as well.

In brief: Depends

If its an acute problem rest and alternate heat and cold as tolerated.
If its chronic muscle strengthening may be helpful to prevent future problems. See a doc or physical therapist to get specifics.You need to make sure you dont have a ruptured disc before doing any therapy. Make sure if your doing routine execise that you are doing them properly and its not the cause as well.
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