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I have lower back pain just pressing on my back brings pain is this sciatica? Heat and cold therapy doesn't always work.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Muscle Spasm
Trigger points are bands of taut muscle areas that hurt when pressed upon and radiate to other areas than just the painful spot that is pressed upon.
Most times stretching and massage of that area relieves these spots, however sometime they continue and need to be addressed by your doctor.

In brief: Muscle Spasm
Trigger points are bands of taut muscle areas that hurt when pressed upon and radiate to other areas than just the painful spot that is pressed upon.
Most times stretching and massage of that area relieves these spots, however sometime they continue and need to be addressed by your doctor.
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Dr. Norman Marcus
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sciatica is leg pain
Non-radiating back pain (nrbp) is more common than sciatica (pain traveling down the leg in the distribution of the sciatic nerve).
The most common diagnosis for nrbp is non-specific low back pain, generally thought to be the result of sprains and strains of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which don’t show up on x-rays, cts and mris. Occasionally an underlying serious condition may be the cause.

In brief: Sciatica is leg pain
Non-radiating back pain (nrbp) is more common than sciatica (pain traveling down the leg in the distribution of the sciatic nerve).
The most common diagnosis for nrbp is non-specific low back pain, generally thought to be the result of sprains and strains of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which don’t show up on x-rays, cts and mris. Occasionally an underlying serious condition may be the cause.
Dr. Norman Marcus
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: NSAIDS
Your next step is to try anti-inflammatory meds such as Motrin or aleve (naproxen).
You might also get relief with the help of a chiropractor. If none of this gives you sufficient relief, your family doctor will need to do a more aggresive workup.

In brief: NSAIDS
Your next step is to try anti-inflammatory meds such as Motrin or aleve (naproxen).
You might also get relief with the help of a chiropractor. If none of this gives you sufficient relief, your family doctor will need to do a more aggresive workup.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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