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pain in lower left back only hurts when i stand or walk goes

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pain in lower left back only hurts when i stand or walk goes away as soon as i sit down and after i stand or walk for a long time it hurts from back to front, again as soon as i sit it goes away
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Brims replied 3 years ago.

Dr B :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr B :

What question about this condition would you like me to answer?

Customer:

do you think it is something i should worry about

Dr B :

How long has it been present?

Customer:

6 to 8 months

Dr B :

Any numbness in your legs? ANy bowel or bladder changes?

Dr B :

Any fevers, chills or weight loss?

Customer:

no

Dr B :

Have you had any tests like an x ray?

Customer:

no, after i lost my job i used my savings paid all bills i make just enough money to pay house hold bills. i live 50 miles from town, do you know how much gas cost?

Dr B :

No, I do not know how much gas costs where you live
The truth is you may have bulging discs causing your problem, but it could be more as well, and you need to have x rays of your spine if your pain has lasted more than 6 months

Customer:

i have never gone to a dr in my life never been sick

Dr B :

That is good, but I think this warrants a visit

Customer:

the pain is in the far left lower side of my back

Customer:

i dont know any one that would see me with out money

Dr B :

I see, you may try to find a free clinic

Customer:

what could it be

Dr B :

It could be an intervertebral disc herniation or a bone spur or spinal stenosis

Customer:

a year ago i fell down and landed on a small stump right where the pain is but this pain started 6 months later

Dr B :

I see

Customer:

and when i stand or walk for a long time i get a sick feeling but again as soon as i sit there is no pain

Dr B :

This sounds like spinal stenosis

Customer:

is that something i need to take care of right away

Dr B :

It is something you need to have evaluated as soon as you can

Customer:

thank you for help i will do what i can

Dr B :

You're welcome
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