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Fall on the back, difficulty in bending, crunching in back, leg pain, no relief with painkillers. What is the cause?

I was sledging and landed really hard on my back in a dip. I felt pain straight away but it was more of an ache. This happened on Saturday but by Monday I couldn t move or bend over to put my trousers on or even pick something up off the table. I ve been prescribed painkillers but they don t seem to be working well. I m worried I have slipped a disc but the hospital have not requested a scan and have booked me for physio. I can feel crunching in my back and have some pain in my legs. Please help! I m so worried! Steph
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury or fracture.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others. I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

In the interim,apply ice packs to the affected area,anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mamun Kabir's  Response
thank you.
probably you are suffering from low back pain.
slipped disc is usually associated with low back pain which extend up to the knee or below it.
continue your drug & physical therapy.
Answered: Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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