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/bending abruptly/lifting weight/whiplash injury etc leading to displacement of Intervertebral Disc
bulge (PIVD-Prolapse intervertebral disc)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.
Kindly follow the undermentioned advice,
a)Use a Hard Bed rest ie., without Cushions for Bed Rest for more than 08 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
especially Neuro/Spine Surgeon
for a Prescription Oral Analgesic(Opioid Class) 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.