Lower back pain!


Q: I have excruciating lower back pain

Symptoms:  I have a sore back. I can't stand, or walk without having to sit down or if I have to stand I just sway back and forth. I can't sleep with this pain.

A:   Thank you for your question. We would require some more specific details pertaining to your lower back pain. If your pain is as severe as you describe it we recommend that you see your doctor to determine the cause of your lower back pain. Such pain could be caused by a degenerative intervertebral disc, a slipped or prolapsed disc, spinal cord compression, or lower back muscle strains.

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