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Have back pain. Had a fall, couldn t walk. No medication taken. What could be it?

Hello, a couple days ago I took a pretty good fall down the stairs. Yesterday I experienced some minor pain until I took a little drive and was up walking around. As the night went on it got worse. This morning I woke up in more pain than what I went to bed with. I went to get out of bed and could barely walk. I haven't been to the doctor yet, my doctors office is closed for the weekend. I'm just afraid of what damage I have done to my back. I can almost pin point where the pain starts right in the center of my back. What could I have done? Is it necessary I go seek medical attention now?
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
From description , it seems you might developed muscular or ligamentous strain over back .,I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.
Meanwhile following measures will help with the pain
• Lie on a hard bed.
• Anti -inflammatory drugs like Tablet Motrin 1 tablet as and when required
• Avoid forward bending.
• Avoid strenuous activity & lifting heavy weights.
• Apply diclofenac gel on the affected area. Warm compresses will also help.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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