Ensure that you maintain an appropriate posture while working or sitting or walking....Take frequent stretch breaks and drink lots of water...Discontinue using pillow while sleeping straight...Do not lift heavy objects, especially after bending down....Eat a healthy wholesome meal which should satisfy your minerals and proteins requirement...take over the counter pain medications.. Consult nearest orthopedic surgeon they will do the needful.
better go for an urgent MRI , and also please be clear to your neurologist/ neurosurgeon / spine surgeon about the loss of sensations, pain and temperature / any other kind of weakness / lethargy accompanied by the pain.
Seek an immediate spine consultation and go for an MRI. CONSIDER IT AS IMPORTANT AS BREATHING
DON'T be ANXIOUS / FEAR ANYTHING. IT COULD BE JUST LIGAMENTAL SWELLING / TB/ TUMOUR .Just have faith in your consultant. BE POSITIVE AND STAY HEALTHY.
Pain in the lower back for more than 2 yrs along with swelling for past 5 days should be investigated. Pls contact a Spine Specialist. After clinical examination the doctor will ask for X rays.Important to rule out infections like TB in a long standing back pain.