• question-icon

    Hi Doctor, Having chronic back pain in my lower back.

default
Posted on Wed, 4 Jul 2018 in Back Pain
Question: Hi Doctor, Having chronic back pain in my lower back. I don't feel when my back is straight and it becomes unbearable when try to bend or sit in relaxed position. I am using pain reliever ointment since past 4 days but don't seem to have any relief. I work in an ITC firm and it involves long hours of sitting. I obey ergonomic postures but frequent pains used to occur previously too, I used to feel pain while waking up but it doesn't used to last for long. Please advise. Thanks.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Mechanical back pain

Detailed Answer:
Hi Ayush

Thanks for the query

I have read your query and understood your problem.

It's possible that you may be having inflammation and muscle spasm of the lower part of the spine.

It would be wise to try Physiotherapy and see the results.

Do get an Xray of the lumbosacral spine and upload it for my review.

Take Tablet Diclofenac with Thicolchicoside combination like Tablet Myospaz Th 8mg twice a day for 5 days after meals and Tablet Rabeprazole twice a day for 5 days before meals.

This will cause relaxation of the muscle spasm and give you relief.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Dr.Aashish Raghu
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
doctor
doctor
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 3 days later
Brief Answer:
Awaiting your reports

Detailed Answer:
Awaiting your Xray film and report.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu 4 minutes later
Hi Dr. I have just received XRay sheet and report is still to be received, will upload it very soon. Thanks
default
Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu 46 hours later
Hi Dr., Please find attached the X-ray and report attached.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
No report

Detailed Answer:
Hi Ayush

There is no Xray report attached. Please contact Healthcare Magic team for the same.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu 23 hours later
Hi Dr. I mailed the reports to the mail address provided by the healthcare majic team. Please see the reports and let me know what could be the remedy for my ailment. Thanks.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Slip disc

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the report.

Everything is OK except you may have a slipped disc at one part of the spine, and the space between the bones is reduced at L4-L5 region.

This may be the cause for your pain.

Avoid bending forwards or lifting weights.

Do perform physiotherapy to strengthen your lower back muscles.

If possible do get an MRI scan of the lumbosacral spine as this will show the slip disc and if there is any nerve compression as a result.

Continue the same medication and do report back with MRI if possible.

Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu 12 hours later
Dr. I undergone through a physiotherapy session where I got pulsed short wave and IFT. Till today I didn't take any medication except applying the ointment. I'm doing massage with ice and there is significant reduction in pain. I don't feel that pinching pain now. What would you say, is it possible that I possess the signs of having slip disc?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Answer

Detailed Answer:
Typical signs of slip disc can be localised back pain that radiates to the lower limb in the region of the back of the thigh and calf. This indicates that the slip disc is compressing a nerve.There may be tingling and numbness as well in the region described.

If you do not have any of the advice symptoms then it may be very early disc prolapse which is not yet compressing the nerves.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu 2 days later
Dr. can I go for swimming in this situation and what should I go for to ensure I don't experience back pain. I've undergone through physiotherapy sessions. It provides relief but still I feel pain which is significantly less now. Thanks!
doctor
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes You can go for swimming

Detailed Answer:
Yes you can go for swimming. Avoid bending forwards or lifting weights. Avoid sitting for more than half an hour at a time.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Aashish Raghu

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :2011

Answered : 5191 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

130 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Aashish Raghu
  • Q - Suggest treatment for loss of movement in left arm post injury

  • Q - What causes stabbing pain behind left breast while breathing?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for knee pain

  • Q - What causes painful legs while walking in a person with peripheral...

  • Q - Is weight training advisable 2 weeks after a shot for trigger finger?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for sharp pain in legs after exercising

  • Q - Suggest treatment for sharp pain in the heels

  • Q - Suggest treatment for tibia pain, weakness and memory loss

  • Q - What causes severe discoloration and swelling in left leg?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for left-sided back and hip pain

backtotop2