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    Severe lower back pain most of the day and i'm only 31
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    An_241720 posted:
    I have been having severe lower back pain that is a burning tightening sensation all the way across my back for about the past 5 years, begining during my pregnancy with my son. The pain would come and go and be gone more often that it was there but about 6 months ago, it started getting worse. At this point, it is there most of the day and the triggers are standing too long, lifting children (which is my job), bending over to get things or sitting too long in the wrong position. When the pain comes, it takes every thing i have to be able to move to switch positions into a stretch or sit down to rest or even change my sitting position. The pain can I am allergic to NSAIDs and pain pills such as tylenol 3, Loretabs, and Perkasets have absolutely NO effect on the pain can last from minutes to hours at a time, depending on how quick i am to being able to stretch or sit when it comes on. Is there any type of muscle relaxer that is not an NSAID that i can ask my doctor to try or do i need to request some sort of test to find out what is really going on in there? Thanks so much for any help you can offer!!!
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    bj1208 responded:
    HI and welcome to the support group -

    I think what you need to do is see either a Orthopedic Spine Specialist or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist and be examined. a current MRI or CT Scan will need to be done to see what is going on with your spine. The Spine Specialist are the only ones that can accurately read film results of the spine, give diagnosis and offer treatment plans for you.

    As a rule of thumb, with spine issues try not to bend over but to squat down. use desk, chair or countertop to help you get back up, if needed.. when sleeping at nite use extra pillows - between your knees when sleeping on ur sides or under your knees when sleeping on your back (use extra pillows behind your head too kinda like a reclining position) this will help keep the spine more straight and reduce pians.

    please do see a spine specialist as soon as you can. You need to get diagnosed so that you know what your options are.

    Please keep us posted what you find out~~
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    spidermonkey29 replied to bj1208's response:
    Thank you so much! I will start looking around town and attempt to get my primary dr to write a referal. Especially after today when the whole right bottom side of my back went numb, like it was asleep, for about 30 minutes! I appreciate your help!


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