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I woke up Monday morning with excruciating lower back pain.

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I didn't do anything physically...
I woke up Monday morning with excruciating lower back pain. I didn't do anything physically challenging the days before that. In fact, I even skipped the gym for over a week. What could have caused my back pain? Thanks!
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Health Professional: Onlinedoc, General Physician replied 2 years ago
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Hi,

Sorry for late reply.

Possible differential diagnosis may include Lumbar spondylosis,Muscloskeletal strain,Kidney stone.

You should take OTC Advil.

Also maintain a good hydration with plenty of fluids.

You should do gentle massage with topical diclofenac sodium ointment and apply warm compresses with a heating pad.

Urinalysis,Ultrasound abdomen,X-ray Lumbar spine should be done.

If pain is severe then visit ER.

Hope this helps.

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