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Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-
Any history of lifting heavy weights in these last 3-5 days?
Any history of previous back aches or is this the first time?
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The symptoms you have described of having lower back pain-having tenderness & aches since last 3 days can be due to acute lumbar strain causing stretching injury to the ligaments, tendons, and/or muscles of the low back. It is one of the most common causes of low back pain.Another possibility is of lumbar radiculopathy.It is nerve irritation that is caused by damage to the discs between the vertebrae or it can occur when the nerves of the lumbar spine are irritated by mechanical cause or disease.
You need Nerve testing (EMG/electromyogram),radiology testing, such as X-ray of lower spine.
Following is recommended for you:
Ice the area on and off. Put ice in a plastic bag, wrap the bag in a towel.Do not apply ice directly to the skin. Wrap the ice pack in a towel.The cold reduces the blood flow to the area and therefore subside inflammation & hence the pain.
All this will help you greatly.If still after this,the symptoms persists.then you need to make an appointment with your doctor for above described tests and prescription oral medications will then be required accordingly.Usually & most likely,the symptoms gets subside with these treatments.
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This lower back pain is not related to your heavy drinking,high cholesterol/triglyceride levels,high BP or border line diabetes.
But as you are slightly overweight,this aggravates the symptom of back pain.
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Just checking in to see how things are going.How is your lower back pain now?Have you applied ice & taken the above described OTC medications?
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