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Hopefully, this pain is temporary from just overdoing things. But, I'd go see an orthopedic doc
as it may be the start of some disc degeneration or disc hierniation. The pain is possibly sciatica
rerlated; an inflammation of your disc in lumbar area - possibly near vertebra at L4, L5, S1
area. I've had similar pain. As Pcad can atest to, NSAIDS (ibuprofen, Alieve, etc.) can help; but,
see a doctor. sometimes they prescribe oral steriodal and muscle relaxor meds.
Sometimes with proper excercise, stretching, and rest of your back/legs, this can be controlled.
Depending on the state of your disc(s) (i.e. hierenated but not fullly ruptured), sometimes a series of up to 3 cortizone epidural shots (1 every 2 weeks) can help. These shots are in lieu of the
oral steriodal meds can cconcentrate on going directly to the source of inflmmation. Can be expensive though an usually require x-rays and/or an MRI prior to shot; thus more money to lay out.