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My lower back started to hurt two days ago. The pain also

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My lower back started to hurt two days ago. The pain also sometimes feels like it is on my left hip. It is not getting worse and when I first started I could barely move my back and it's a bit better today. Do I need to seek medical help or will heat and paid medicine make it better.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 8 months ago.

Hi and thanks for the query.

If this is getting better and you able to move and carry out routine activities, f there is no numbness and tingling further down in the legs, then you do not need to seek emergency help and observe this for a couple of days. If this aggravates, with movement or sneezing and abrupt actions, then medical help should be sought.

I would suggest that you start on an anti inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen 400 mg thrice a day (OTC) and massage the back and hip with Ibuprofen liquigel four times a day.

Hope this helps.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 8 months ago.

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