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I am a 29 year old female suffering from intense lower back pain that radiates into my thighs, legs, and buttocks. The pain is unbareable at times and actually feels better when I am moving and worse when I'm sitting still. I started getting the pains in March 2012 but they have gotten progressively worse over the past few months. I also have some abdominal cramping. I was thinking of going to my PCP but she isn't very supportive and kinda just shrugs alot of stuff off so I just have been dealing with it. Should I go get it checked out or is there something over the counter I can take? Thanks so much for taking the time to read this!
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replied July 22nd, 2016
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Get a spinal MRI, localise the compression of the nerve root and consider surgery if there is any compressive neuropathy.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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