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I am sorry to hear of your discomfort .
Since when do you have this pain ?
For about 4 months.
Do you have any complaints apart from the pain ?
No. It started to bother me a little during the day yesterday which was a first; otherwise, it only hurts when I lay down at night and keeps me from sleeping well.
Are you suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?
I have been on the same med for about two years - Citalopram - it helps with keeping the hot flashes away. Otherwise, i have been very healthy. I have been exercising off and on most of my life, although, not in the last few months - too busy. The only other thing I have noticed as joint pain is my knees - I never jog anymore, because when I do, my knees will bother me. I am 5 ft. 6 in. and weigh about 180 - overweight but not extremely.
Thank you for the information .
There are a few causes that could cause the complaints that you have .
This could be a nerve issue .....nerve compression in the lower back can cause the pain that you have
These happen as a result of arthritic changes in the lower back
An X ray and MRI of the lower back helps investigate this further .
Physical therapy under the guidance of a chiropractor helps get relief .
Medications like tylenol helps as well.
Thus you should take the medication and if the pain continues then you should get it investigated with the investigations I mentioned
I hope you are getting my point ?
Yes. I understand. I have been treated by a chiropractor before. It's just been difficult to keep it up consistently. I just want to make sure that there is no chance that this could be anything more serious - bone cancer or anything like that? You definitely think this is a nerve problem?
It does seem like a nerve issue
Though we need the investigations to confirm
Ok. thank you for your help. I will accept this answer.
You are welcome
Please follow up with your doctor if the pain continues .
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Thank you. I will . Have a nice day.