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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: Terrible Lower back pain

 gh1209 - Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:59 pm

I'm a 23 year old female with no previous history of anything. For the past month i have had lower back pain on one side of my spine. a few days ago it got really bad. Now it hurts on either side of the spine and it really hurts when i push in in that area. I cant sleep at night bec i cant find a comfortable positon.

I don't have any symptoms except the terrible lower back pain.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed May 30, 2007 3:23 pm

User avatar Pain along the sides of the spine that is worse with pressure is often due to lower back muscle strains. Often, rest, heat, and anti-inflammatory medicines (e.g. ibuprofen) as needed often will help.

You may also want to see your doctor about getting some physical therapy that can be very helpful in these situations.

Best wishes.

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