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Wieght loss and lower back pain


I've had terrible low back pain for a long time, but i had a discotemy last year and ALL of my pain is now gone and i feel great! Recently i started losing weight, about 40lbs so far. Now my pain is coming back, and im not sure what to do. Its not as severe as before but i def feel it in my lower back and in my leg. It doesn't shoot up and down my toes anymore but i defiantly feel the similar pain. Its been going on for about 2 weeks now. Not sure what to do. Please help.


  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,110
    It could be a spine infection, one of the biggest signs to look for is sudden, unintentional weight loss. Another sign is horrible night time sweating. Since I never had a fever my docs did nothing until I went to my pcp and told him I am not leaving this office until you either admit me or start running test. Blood work will show infection only 50% of the time. This was about one or two years after my surgery. Mine was discovered on a bone scan and then a biopsy so they knew which antibiotics would work. I went thru 7 weeks IV antibiotics 24 hrs a day followed by one year of oral antibiotics. They will use a portable IV system that is like a fanny pack. Then once a week I would have to see the infectious disease Dr for changing of dressing where the picc line is placed, which is under your arm between armpit and elbow. When I began losing weight I was loving it but like you when I hit 40 lbs with a few months , then began to feel like I had the flu I knew something was wrong. I would have it checked out to be on the safe side. It could be many things
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