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Wife Experiencing Lower Back Pain...how to Help?

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My wife's low back pain seems to be the lower left side of her back. This is what happens. The low back pain happens when she is lying on the bed. She says it hurts and she feels something grab as she tries to roll over or get up. This doesn’t happen as much when she is sitting. She has been to the doctor and he sent her to physical therapy. This didn’t help. She has tried heat and cold on her lower back, but this doesn’t seem to help. She has taken anti-inflammatory medication and pain pills, with no relief. Any ideas? Thanks for any help.


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replied April 11th, 2006
Back Pain Answer A723
Your wife is probably suffering from spondylotic changes on her vertebral spine. She can request an X-ray and MRI-image of the lumbar vertebral column in order to identify possible causes of pain. Therapy and treatment will depend upon the type and grade of any spondylotic changes currently present. If painkillers and physical therapy don’t help, then surgeon intervention could be indicated.
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