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An_251752 posted:
I have had lower back pain for several days now..need some advice..on how to deal with back pain..
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john-skpt responded:
It really depends on where it is (how low, how high, right or left, how far around, where does it start and end, etc.).

It's probably a strained muscle. It might be a renal stone that is moving down the urinary tract, but those pains tend to be really sharp and spasmodic, not continually achy.

You'll probably need to ask a doctor if it does not subside in another day or two. You might try tylnol/acetaminophen for a day to see if it helps the pain (I cannot suggest advil/ibuprofen or aleve/naproxen because these are potentially more dangerous for some patients.)


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