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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: lower back pain help me please.

 xcumminsx - Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:24 am

My lower right back has been hurting a a lot lately. and now my left leg, near my groin area is starting to hurt. everytime i sneeze, or cough, my lower back hurts really bad. and causes me to grit my teeth. the other night, i got up out of bed. it took me 3 trys to get up. i started to laugh hysterically, and i could not control it. i have no idea whats wrong with me. and havent been able to get to see a doctor yet. please, please help me.
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:08 pm

User avatar Hello,
Increasing low back pain with cough or sneeze may indicate a bulging disc. Symptoms worsen because the increased intraabdominal pressure from the cough or sneeze adds pressure on the spine.
Having a physician examine your back, hips and legs and perhaps MRI will be important.

Let us know how it goes.


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