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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: Long term lower back pain

 Vinnie1986 - Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:30 am

Hi, i've never posted on anything like this before so i'm not sure what i should be saying but here goes!

I've been suffering from a pretty bad back pain now for 2 months or there abouts - usually when i wake up in the morning it's fine but recently it's started appearing in the mornings aswell.

Before recent times it used to kick in around the mid afternoon time and it's all in the one area - just above my waist line on my back. A couple of times i've felt sharp pains on the right side of my front aswell though, just above the right side of the pelvis.

I've been taking ibuprofen tablets but they don't seem to have any effect on my pain.
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:31 pm

User avatar Hello,
This back pain is probably musculoskeletal in origin. In other words likely not bulging disc or pinched nerve.
It's likely not chronic arthritis otherwise you would have morning stiffness.

You may benefit from some physical therapy to restore normal painfree function.

This can be ordered through your family physician.

Take care.

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