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Back pain towards right hand side, worsens on lying left, pain not reducing, taking pain killers. Consult doctor?

I have pain and and throbbing that started in my back middle to right hand side around 2 weeks ago. I had been doing to exercise skipping and I thought I had pulled a muscle but it is still there and is not subsiding. It seems to get worse when I lay down on my left side. I have been taking pain killers to get some relief. Any ideas? Should I visit a doctor?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
hi there, in all likelyhood you might have strained a muscle and some physiotherapy should help but there are other causes of rt flank pain which include ureteric colic,and gall stones. Get physiotherapy for the same and continue the painkiller. If that doesn't help you then you may get investigated for other causes. Always do a series of stretching exercises to beginwith before exercising , this will reduce muscle injury and strain on the joints and muscles. A pre exercise warm up is a must and do follow that routine. Take care.
Answered: Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Nupur K's  Response

Welcome to HCM

Right sided back pain that has been troubling you has developed after a period of time. It can be due to the back muscles, tendons or ligaments that got stretched too hard resulting in inflammation and tightness while doing exercises.

It can be due to wrong posture while bending down or lifting some weight. Compression or pinching of the nerves also cause such symptoms. Lumbar strain if you are a tall person can be a cause, spinal problems eg, degenerative discs, fibromyalgia are the other causes.

It can also be due to the mattress you have been using. Take a more comfortable pillow. Change your mattress before your pain gets chronic.

Hot fomentation and local application of pain relieving sprays and oitment can help. Perform few exercises under a physiotherapist for a few days. Massage by an expert can help. You can take analgesic, NSAIDS for relief.

Most important is to get clinically examined, diagnosed and treated. Take all the fitness tests and get well, take care.
Answered: Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Raju A.T's  Response

Welcome to Healthcaremagic.

If you have had any injury to the affected limb the pain you have could be due to the contusion or a sprain in the muscles of the specified limb.This is well treated with rest to the limb and local pain killers.

If there is no history of any injury to the involved part then you may have to be examined to rule out any inflammatory conditions which can sometimes present with such pain.

The treatment depends on the exact cause .Hence, do visit your treating doctor who can find out the cause and plan a management.

Wish you good health.

Answered: Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to health care magic forum .You are suffering with low back pain since 2 weaks, no relief with pain killers. It appears to be due to spondyosis, renal colic, or arthritis, I advise you to consult an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment.
You may need to have M.R.I.besides other routine tests, for confermation. If no relief, you have to consult an urologist, for presence of urinary tract infection, or kidney stones. There is possibility that the orthopedics surgeon may also have an idea of urinary tract during routine investigations.
Wishing for a quick recovery from the pain and the underlying cause and thanks for calling.
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