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Have severe back pain. Suggest what to do?

Jul 2013
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Ihave severe back pain from past 4 days.
I have been working a lot lately nut then i always do exercises.

Please suggest wat to do? I am worried.
Posted Mon, 2 Sep 2013 in Back Pain
Answered by Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Could be a strained back

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX thanks for writing to XXXXXXX

Based on your short description, I suspect a STRAINED BACK in your case which can be attributed to Heavy workload which you are doing.

The general management guidelines for your problem is as follows -
* avoid lifting heavy weights as it imparts more strain on your back.
* avoid forward bending activities as it will worsen the muscle spasm.
* Ice packing over the affected area once in 2 hours to alleviate the pain
* Use a lumbosacral back support for a few days till your acute pain subsides
* Moist heat fomentation to relax the tense muscles.
* Physiotherapy to strengthen your back muscles. Physiotherapy has to be done only after the acute pain has subsided.
* Use Analgesics & Muscle relaxants as needed.

If your symptoms are not resolving with the above measures, an orthopedic surgeons consultion is needed for a detailed clinical examination and appropriate investigations.

Hope I have justified your query. Happy to help for any clarification

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