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Severe back and hip pain PLEASE HELP ME

I am on my second day of having severe lower back pain. I have never been a back pain sufferer. I have had no surgeries or accidents. When the pain started I was sitting at my computer. It started slow and then within an hour it was full blown. I can't walk, the pain radiates down my left hip into my my leg. It is across my whole lower back and pelvic area. I can't sit, stand or lay down for comfort. It hurts when I sneeze, breath deep or cough. I can't stand it! I have no insurance so I can't go to a doctor or ER. Someone please help? The pain is so severe that I am nauseated and dizzy and feel like I am going to pass out and of course crying. I am alone.


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  • Find a way to get medical help. You need help from a medical professional. If you could have afforded insurance and chose not to, I hate to say it; but you have to sleep in the bed that you made. If you could not afford it, you need to find out how to get public assistance. There are many free clinics out there.
  • im so sorry u r in pain do u have ibuprofen and tyenol u could take those to start with and try to lay flat out until the worst of the pain passes but u really need to see a doctor they can give u something to help these painful spasms. also my doc and osteopath told me to put a cold pack on my pelvic area and a hot water bottle on my lower back for 5mins then switch them round keep doing this for 20minutes and see if it helps
    kat xx
  • You can call a local family practice office and make an appt. the problem is, as a new patient you may not get in right away.

    If you go to a urgent care clinic be prepared to pay cash but they can prescribe medication to keep you comfortable until you can see a family practice doctor.

    I realize you have no insurance but establishing yourself with a Dr. At least gives you a place to go thin an emergency of this type. It is certainly cheaper than the E.R

    In the mean time ice for 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off and take some Advil or Aleve. Follow the instructions on the bottle

    No one here can really give you medical advice but it is clear you need a Dr.
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