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I would put ice on it -- 15-20 minutes every hour through the night.

I would give it a while and see how it feels. Anything they do for you in the ER will be very expensive. They will probably want to run an MRI, which could run into the thousands....I imagine they would just give you a shot of morphine or some strong pain killer and tell you to make an appointment with a back specialist.

Hopefully you've just pulled a muscle or stretched a nerve.