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It could be Sciatica although the pain may be more intense while lying down and sitting with that condition. Does the pain extend down to your ankles and feet? If so, this is suggestive of a Sciatic Nerve disorder. Back pain resulting from disc bulging, pinched nerves, muscle pulls, other medical conditions (such as growth masses) , bone fractures, and narrowing of the spinal column (stenosis) are other possibilities.
I suggest that you make an appointment to be evaluated by a primary care doctor. This individual may review your medical history, interview you for the pain quality, exact location of your pain, pain level, flush-out possible traumatic events that may have occurred, prescribe medications including analgesics and anti-inflammatory non-steroidal drugs,conduct blood and urine lab work & get the ball rolling with a radiographic x-ray. This doctor may also refer you to other medical specialists.
In summary: Lower back pain costs the American Economy large amounts of money in medical expenses, lost work hours, worker compensation claims, doctor office visits, and intense pain experienced by the patient. This type of symptomology requires resolution beginning first with a clear diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is established, treatment efforts may be started moving from conservation forms like cortisone injections, analgesics, bed rest, pillows placed under the knees, chiropractic treatments, and ice and heat treatments. Although these symptoms sometimes may virtually spontaneously improve (in conjunction with some conservative efforts), more aggressive testing like MRI's and surgical intervention is frequently necessary. It can take a lengthily time to achieve relief (months or even years).
I wish that the process was less cumbersome and more patient friendly.Unfortunately, medical insurance companies through their "bean-counting "policies (directed at cost saving) make most of the bigger treatment/testing decisions today.The physician many time finds that their decisions are overturned by some HMO clerk following a complicated reimbursement and procedure manual. These sometimes uncaring and reckless institutional decisions can delay diagnosis and the starting of treatment efforts.
Hopefully a cause for your symptoms will rapidly be determined, but please don't count on any quick fix.
Best wishes for your health improvement.
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