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Pain in lower left back

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Pain in lower left back may indicate a spinal health issue.


- Most common in aged people
- Can be chronic or acute
- Lab tests and imaging may be required is the pain becomes chronic
- Requires medical assistance
- Risk improves with growing age


Sometimes this may be a sign of damage in internal organs like the kidney, intestines and the reproductive organs.
This back pain is felt next to the spine above the hip. It can be sharp, stabbing pain and or dull pain. In some people, it comes and goes while in others it may be always present.


It can occur in people of any age but is most common in adults.


Symptoms


Lower left back pain can be a sign of health issues such as -
- the presence of kidney stones: The pain is felt when a kidney stone moves through the kidney into the bladder and along the length of urethra.
- an infection in the left kidney with localized inflammation


Additional symptoms are vomiting, high body temperature and painful urination.


Treatment


Self-care
Take rest and reduce your stress levels. Try taking ice or heat therapies. Therapy to be chosen depends on the patient and a trail and error method can be followed. Applying heat improves the circulation whereas a cold compress application reduces the inflammation.


Medications
Muscle relaxants are generally recommended. Injections and back braces are also suggested.


Specialists
If your lower left back pain is unbearable, you need to consult a physician. mfine provides you immediate online consultancy services with a widespread network of specialists.
Check our services at https://www.mfine.co/

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