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I have recently started having lower back pain on the right

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I have recently started having lower back pain on the right side.
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: No injuries, but it all started after I played football last weekend. It gets worse while sitting for long hours.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: nothing I can think of at the moment.
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 17 days ago.

Hi! I am Dr Saleem. Welcome to JA.
Thank you for the question. I will be answering your query shortly.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 17 days ago.

I understand your concern.

May I know your age please? Do you have any other chronic health condition?

Is there any swelling over the region of pain?

Are your bladder and bowel movements normal?

Can you please share your weight and height?

Have you ever had a similar pain in the past?

Any difficulty in vomiting?

Can you feel any numbness in legs?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I am 28.
No chronic health condition.
No swelling.
Normal bowel movements.
70kg. 170cm.
No pain in the past.
No vomitting.
No numbness.
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 17 days ago.

Do you feel a little stiff in the morning?

How would you grade the pain on a scale of 1-10 (10 being Worst)?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Not particularly mornings but after sitting for a long time it feels stiff while standing up.
Its a 5/6 now but last week on Monday it was very bad 8/9.
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 17 days ago.

Alright. This sounds like a musculosketal pain and playing football may have contributed towards this pain. I suggest you take Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg thrice daily for 3 days and see the response. Avoid lifting heavy weights or doing exertional activities till you feel better. If the symptoms persist after one week then please see a doctor for an examination.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 17 days ago.

Please let me know if you have any other queries. Thanks.