Posted by: Talitah Kinnear | 2019/01/28


Lower back pain on the left for months

I got lower back pain more on the left but both sides for months. Drink pain pills but nothing helps. I can't lie down anymore to sleep.

Expert's Reply


Cancer expert
- 2019/01/29

Dear Talitah, the single most common cause of lower back pain is a torn or pulled muscle and/or ligament. You, however, do not make mention of any injury and one must then consider some other cause. Some other common causes of lower back pain include:

-        Ruptured or herniated disc

-        Sciatica

-        Arthritis

-        Kidney infections

-        Infections of the spine

-        Not common but could possibly be cancer of the spinal cord

Advice is that you visit your doctor to have your lower back pain investigated. Pain is a sign that tells us that something is not right. It should be possible for your doctor to determine the cause of your lower back pain after he/she has conducted a thorough physical examination and possibly some additional tests as well. (MCH).

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

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