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Lower back pain

Lower back pain is not usually a serious condition but can cause a great deal of discomfort.

Some foods can increase inflammation and discomfort, whilst others can actually reduce it and relieve pain. Discover which foods you should eat fewer of (some might surprise you) and what you should eat more of instead, when suffering from muscle & joint pain.

Discover suprising foods you should avoid

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  • Marilyn 's photo avatar
    Marilyn — 27.11.2017 12:11
    Hi Kebab. I've had a week painful lower back for three and a half years. Very stiff and tight and can only walk a short way as the pain goes down the outside of my right leg as far as my knee. Tried acupuncture, never worked. Had physio but find it more painful after. Physio said it was my glutes. I'd be extremely grateful for any advice. Thank you.

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    kevan odwyer — 21.10.2017 20:33
    hi got a pain in the left side of my back going down to the left side of my leg I can still move OK play sport but very uncomfortable at times get hot pains in my upper left leg please help ta

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      Earle — 24.10.2017 09:47
      Hello Kevan Because of the number and complexity of structures between your back and leg, you’ll need to see a sports physio or masseur for a proper examination to determine what’s going on.

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    Scott — 25.09.2017 08:17
    Went to take something out the oven and just fell coz its tightening up

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      Earle — 26.09.2017 11:19
      Hello Scott Other than the general advice above, you're best off seeing a physiotherapist or sports masseur as they'll be able to tell you exactly where the problem stems from and give you advice on how to prevent it happening again.

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