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Lower Back Pain - Left Side

Hurt my lower back (mostly on left side) while working out. This was 8 days ago. The pain seems to be centered on the left side. It is a numbing, throbbing pain that started in the lumbar area of my back. It almost feels like the pain is now also on the front left abdomen/groin side.

Could this be sciatica? Or should I be worried about something more serious in terms of my internal organs?

I'm almost 28 male Caucasian. Relatively fit/healthy. Take finasteride, rogaine, for hair loss (about a month in for both) and tetracyline for acne (a month in for this too).

I've mostly rested it, been taking ibuprofen, and doing cobra/child pose (yoga) stretches, the Mackenzie pushup, and hanging on a chin-up bar and rolling up.

It felt like it was getting better the last couple days until I aggravated it because my puppy was acting up and I had to pick him up.
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A regular stretching regimen is the best alternative in relieving back pain. I have been suffering from back pain for 30 years because of a job injury and prefer not to rely on pain killers. I have been using a portable stretching device called the Back Bubble to manage my pain ever since. It has been a life saver. It works by decompressing the spine and stretching the back muscles.There are videos about it on YouTube. Maybe it could work well for you too.

Good luck.
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Well, it’s unfortunate that you hurt yourself! It is difficult to say whether you have a herniated disc in lumbar region causing pinched nerves or a muscle pull. For this you need to see a doctor. It is unlikely to be sciatica (caused by pinched sacral nerve roots) and the pain is not travelling down your leg. If there is a pinched nerve, it is probably in upper lumbar area. Please consult with your doctor for clinical evaluation followed by may be nerve conduction study and MRI. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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