My lower back is killing me

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    Mar 10, 2012 3:22 PM GMT
    My lower back is killing me, I have not done any workout or exercise, not sure what happened, but is there a way to wase off the pain ? I am into my 4th day. I rotated my mattress and taken hot baths with Epson salt but nothing, taking pin killers too.

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    Mar 10, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
    Since you've ruled all those out you may want to see a doctor about your back pain.
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    Mar 10, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    Go to your doc and have him prescribe an MRI.

    <-- Two herniated disks...can ONLY be found via MRI.
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    Mar 10, 2012 7:31 PM GMT
    Thank you, I appreciate your help.
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    Mar 10, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    try massage therapy or a chiropractor, both of those did a lot of help with my lower back pain
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    Mar 10, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    Last Monday, I put out my back (lumbar region), suddenly, dramatically and very painfully, while lifting and twisting. It was like a punch in the left kidney. I started taking anti-inflammatories and tried to keep mobile. Come Thursday, I was in such obvious pain that my boss told me to take Friday off. Friday morning was agony, so I went out for a 5-mile walk. I also did some back stretching exercises.

    Today, I am pretty much pain free and have regained full mobility. I think it was a sprained lumbar tendon or muscle. It is the first back injury I have ever suffered (apart from minor discomfort). I am glad to be on the mend. I will just have to lay off any heavy lifting for a couple of weeks.
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    Mar 10, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
    I have some sporadic lower back pain. Not sure what causes it --- one theory is a bad fall off a bike a few yrs ago, and subsequent tension --- other theory is standing calf raises with a heavily-loaded smith machine bar (my hunch is that can compress the spine). Whatever. I went to my doc he could find nothing obviously wrong; sent me to a chiropractor. That didnt help.
    Then recently read an article about this which suggested: 1- standing against the wall, with a foam roller b/w one side of your lower back and the wall. Squat up and down, pushing very hard into the roller, on first one, then the other, side. 2- lie face up, bend knees bringing them up to chest, then grab them and hold tight til you feel a good stretch in the lower back.
    Might've helped me a bit, so you might try it too. Good luck; bad back pain is the WORST.
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    Mar 11, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    thank you guys, will try your recommendation.