Question about severe back pain

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    So I've never really had any abnormal back pain beyond just aches and pains from work but this morning I woke up and the pain is unreal whenever I move. Especially when I try to sit, stand or bend over.

    Is it possible to simply throw it out by sleeping in a bad position like can happen with your neck? And if so will it eventually return to normal sometime today?

    Not sure if I should be concerned since I've never experienced this before.
     
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    ouchie....yeppers...a friend has a bad back and she can toss it out sleeping....

    she lays on the floor and screams in pain
     
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    Try putting a heating pad on it.
    If it's a pulled muscle it will help.
    If it's a pinched nerve or something like that, try ice.
    If heat or ice doesn't help, it's something else. Then go to the Dr.
     
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    It even hurts when i cough. Dunno what I did but I hope to hell I never do it again.
     
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    If the pain is in the back it is likely a muscle pain. Use ICE, not heat and stretch by bringing both knees to your chest while on your back several times a day and take NSAIDs. Freeze hand towel in a plastic bag, you might get almost immediate relief.

    If the pain is in your legs, usually one leg, it might be a serious problem. See a Doctor and make sure you get more than an X-Ray, Disc Material pushing on the Sciatic Nerve can't bee seen on an X-Ray.
     
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    Between the shoulder blades or above your ass crack ? If either one of those that includes pain radiating forward to your abdomen ? Haul your ass to the ER.
    Lower. Check for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
    Up higher. Pancreas.
    No pain travelling forward ? A fifth of Jack and a few bong hits.
     
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    It's lower back with no radiating pain. Thanks for the tips
     
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    If you notice any weakness or numbness in either leg, it's likely a pinched nerve from a disk out of place. Try hanging your weight from something about chest high. Crutches would work... If that gives you relief, I'd be checking the yellow pages for a Chiropractor.
     
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    Are you having any problem urinating?
     
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    Good point. Kidney stone.
    Or reduced urination?
    Is it sort of on one side?

    And if Your nuts start aching it is pretty much for sure kidney stones.
     
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