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I thought my back went out. Could not walk by

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Posted on Sat, 23 Feb 2019
Question: I thought my back went out. Could not walk by myself. My wife helped me to the bathroom. I had to poop. One hour later not much back pain and can walk. I understand pain when a person has to go to bathroom...but not being able to walk???
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
acute muscle spasm or possible gravels in urinary system.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.
I have read your query and here is my advise.

* Possible acute muscle spasm causing difficulty in walking with lesser chances of
calculus in the urinary system.

Kindly give additional information so that I can answer your query in details.

1. Pain - exact location over back, type, radiation if anywhere ?
2. Associated difficulty in urination ?
3. Previous episodes of similar pain ?

Awaiting for your response.
Regards.

Dr Bhagyesh


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (21 minutes later)
Pain was in middle of lower back. I drive truck and as I drove the pain also worked down causing my knees to ache also. No difficulty in urination. I would average similar back pain like today maybe once every two months. Thank you for your time.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the relevant details.

* Possibly muscle spasm most likely as per the information of radiation to knee as well.

My guidelines at present

- Heating pad application for 5 minutes each to the area 2-3 times a day.
- Local spray of analgesic containing diclofenac also works fantastic.
- Analgesic as ibuprofen or paracetamol if no history of drug sensitivity, to be consumed
after meals 2-3 times a day.
- Avoid sudden bending or excess weight bearing.
- Visit once your primary care physician for discussion regarding the need of an x-ray to
rule out any developing arthritis issue of spine or else.

Wish you best health.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (19 minutes later)
Thank you. You are very much appreciated
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Welcome sir.
It is part of my moral responsibility only.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Brief Answer: acute muscle spasm or possible gravels in urinary system. Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have read your query and here is my advise. * Possible acute muscle spasm causing difficulty in walking with lesser chances of calculus in the urinary system. Kindly give additional information so that I can answer your query in details. 1. Pain - exact location over back, type, radiation if anywhere ? 2. Associated difficulty in urination ? 3. Previous episodes of similar pain ? Awaiting for your response. Regards. Dr Bhagyesh