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Lower back and buttocks pain, soreness, sleeplessness. Is it a pinched nerve?

I fell from a ladder last week and injured my lower back and buttocks it is still really sore and hurting. This morning at 4am I woke from a sound sleep because everything was spinning, it stopped and I went back to sleep an hour later the same feeling woke me up and my back is hurting worse. What happened? Is it a pinched nerve? I fell straight on my butt and my backed popped like I was a the chiropractor and I couldn't move for a few minutes.
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
The symptoms you have described are more likely to be symptoms of muscles strain.
To get relief from the pain and for quick healing:
1. Do hot fomatation at the site.
2. Apply local anti-inflammatory gel 2-3 times a day.
3. Take anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen to reduce pain and local swelling or inflammation.
4. Do not lift weight or try to do exercise that involve painful muscles. Give proper time for the injury to heal.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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