Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
188 Doctors are Online

Suggest treatment for lower backache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2014
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Back Pain
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
User:I have hurt my back and it hurts to walk and it is in my lower back!
I have a back brace that I bought and doing heat and was told to use
crutches I'm in alot of pain
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:I have gone through your query
User:I'm having the pain in the lower back and can't sleep with it
Doctor:when did you hurt your back?
User:friday night @ about 7pm
Doctor:What kind of information are you looking for?
User:and when i did my back I feel on my right knee and it hurts
Doctor:some home remedies or anything else?
User:something that I can take for the pain and be able to go on and fiction with life
Doctor:You can take Motrin 400 mg
Doctor:three times a day
Doctor:and along with heat, I would suggest you to apply ice alternatively
Doctor:cold reduces pain more effectively than heat
User:do I keep doing ice and heat or how do I go about that and do I keep using the crutches
Doctor:Yes, keep using crutches till you fell better
Doctor:and instead of heat you can keep the ice for 15 minutes
User:so how often can I take the mortrin
Doctor:Put ice cubes in a glove or a plastic carry bag, wrap it in a thin towel and keep it on your back for 15 minutes
Doctor:You can take Motrin every 8 hours
User:ok if this dosen't work should I try something else or what do I do
Doctor:This will work my dear
Doctor:Motrin is a good pain killer
Doctor:combine it with cold packs three or 4 times a day, each 15 minute duration
Doctor:you will feel much better
User:so long do I take it easy ? because I do know there is no lifting with this so how long do I do this
Doctor:if this doesn't work, then you will have to see your doctor again to prescribe you some other medicines
Doctor:Yes, there is no lifting
Doctor:for at least 3 months, no lifting
User:for how long
Doctor:You can take Motrin for 5 to 10 days
Doctor:and see how the response is
User:this is giving muscle spams really bad right now
Doctor:if you see no improvement in 2 days then please do consult your doctor again
Doctor:Yes, back injuries do cause severe muscle spasms
User:ok so just relax than as much as I can than
Doctor:There are good muscle relaxants from which you will benefit, but they are prescription only medicines
Doctor:Yes, relax, and take good rest, keep two pillows under your knees
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:ok so keep it up an elevated and not be on it ! do I wrap it
Doctor:are you referring to the ice pack or the pillows?
User:Yes and also so would a tenze manchine help my back
Doctor:For the ice pack, lie face down, wrap the ice pack with a thin towel
Doctor:and place it on the lower back
Doctor:the pillows is while sleeping
Doctor:do not keep pillows under your knees while keeping the ice pack
Doctor:you can wrap two pillows together, and while sleeping, sleep on your back, keep two pillows under your knees
User:what about the tenzs machine for my back
Doctor:Tense is not advisable now
Doctor:You should let the pain subside a bit more
Doctor:you can use tense after two more weeks
User:ok ! can you send this to my emal for me? YYYY@YYYY
Doctor:anything else I can help you with?
User:I think I have what I need for now
User:thanks for your help
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Thanks for using our service
Doctor:Have a good day
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor