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I started deadlifting about a month ago. This past Saturday was a rest day but all of a sudden I got this pea-sized pain on the middle left side of my back about an inch from my spine. The pain spread in seconds and I was in the fetal position. I have had xrays done but there is nothing abnormal. There is also no bruising, and I have no fever

It has been a week and the pain hasn't lessened. The pain is a 10 upon waking in the morning and an 8 throughout the day. I can barely sleep as the pain is a constant throbbing. I have been icing, heating, taking NSAIDs and muscle relaxers but the pain is still there. There is no pain or numbness anywhere else in my body.

I haven't had an MRI yet but the doctor doesn't seem too concerned. Should I get one? Being in constant pain for a week straight has me worried. Is it a strain, sprain, or tear? When will the pain subside?

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replied April 19th, 2019
Back Pain Answer A64944
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Its muscular sprain. It usually takes weeks.I would suggest you to continue pain killers and muscle relaxant. If pain persists or worsen during 6 weeks period then go for MRI.
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

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