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i started to get lower back pain a couple days ago and yesterday it started to be extremely painful, when i was walking around if i stepped too hard i just had pain shoot up my spine. today i can't move around too well i was just wondering if this is from the hsv or if this is probably something else i go see my dr on tuesday.

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I have severe sciatica pain upon occassion and have for many years. It never made sense since I had no accident . . . to blame it on.

I was diagnosed with hsv January 07. I believe I have had hsv since at least June of 96.

Last month I was researching hsv on line and was absolutely shocked to find that the sciatic pain I have struggled with could be from hsv. The sciatic was at it's worst in the first year I was infected with the hsv and since then has become considerably more manageable.

I will add that I was in a bad car accident last year and it never caused this type of pain.

This week the sciatica came back. I had a very busy stressful two weeks of work and I think that is the trigger. This week along with the back pain I have had head and neck pain and feelings like pins and needles in my genital area but no blisters. I upped the acyclovir today and I am going to use one of the Thermacare wraps on my back for the remainder of the day.

So yes I believe hsv can cause back pain - it is the only explanation I have found for my sciatic pain.

My pain starts in my lower back and shoots down one side towards my toes. It hurts to take steps when I've been sitting or laying down for a while. It hurts to turn myself at night and causes me to cry out. I find that if I keep a pillow tucked between my knees when I sleep it helps immobilize me from moving around too much. It is worse in the morning and improves throughout the rest of the day once I get walking. Is this similar to what you are experiencing?

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yea that sounds pretty familiar with this pain i have troubles getting comfortable i can't hardly even sit in my computer chair its just really uncomfortable and my pain pills do not help what-so-ever.

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can anyone tell me if they have this back pain all the time or just during outbreaks? if i have this backpain all the time i will no longer be able to do my job at work. i am a sales associate at walmart and i work in the pets department so i'm constantly lifting heavy things or pulling pallets of dog food out onto the floor. i hope i don't have this pain all the time i really enjoy my job and hope i don't have to try and find a new one.

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I don't have it all of the time. Until recently hardly ever. I upped my antivirals and I think it is helping. I am also wearing a heat wrap around my lower back. I love the Thermacare Wraps.

Way back when I didn't know this could be from hsv I had a hard time with the pain. I did better to stay on my feet because sitting made it worse. I continued to work all of those years and lived with the periodic painful episodes that would last about a week at a time. I used 800 mg. motrins for pain. Hot epsom salt baths may be helpful. Drink more water - it flushes your organs and helps to eliminate toxins.

Finally I went the alternative medicine route and got incredible immediate pain relief from a therapy called "Bowen".

Restricting dietary intake of arginine rich foods and increasing Lysine may help along with other immune building practices.

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