Thanks for writing to us.
The cause of pain in lower back could be due to Radiculopathy/Nerve Root Compression
as a result of trauma leading to displacement of Intervertebral Disc
bulge or Sciatic Nerve
root compression also known as Sciatica
. The Best Investigative Procedure for confirming the same is an MRI Scan if facilities are available to you.
The Chiropracter/Massage therapist can do more harm than good to you at present.
Kindly follow the undermentioned advice,
a)Use a Hard Bed rest ie., without Cushions for Bed Rest for more than 06 weeks.
b)Pls do not abruptly bend /lift any weight during the above period.
c)Consult a Physiotherapist for Short Wave Diathermy/Traction for the area affected.
d)consult a Medical Doctor
for a Prescription Oral Analgesic
and Muscle relaxant
Tab and Sprays for a few days.
e)In addition you may request for a Lumbosacral Belt for your waist size from an Orthopedic Vendor to aid immobilization of affected area during any minimal movements during the acute phase.
Get well soon.
Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.