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Suggest treatment for aches and pain in back

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Posted on Sat, 13 Jun 2015
Question: My whole back has been aching for two weeks now and it is hot
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Answered by Dr. Adrian Rawlinson (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Low back pain

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for contacting us. I will answer your question to the best of my ability.

It sounds as though you have some low back pain - for about 2 weeks. There are several causes of low back pain and a feeling of warmth. I don't have a lot of information to go on but it sounds like you most likely have some inflammation in the soft tissues of your low back area.

Commonly this can be due to a simple strain of the muscles and ligaments in the area. You may have done a lot of lifting for example. Sometimes being out of shape or having poor posture can contribute to back pain.

Treatment involves ice or heat - whichever gives you the best relief. Take over the counter ibuprofen up to 3 times a day. Make sure you take this with food. Keep active in the form of walking on the flat.
Dont lift anything more than 10 pounds and make sure you always use good posture.

If the symptoms worsen or you develop any new symptoms such as fever, chills, leg pain, numbness, weakness , bladder or bowel problems please see your primary care doctor ASAP.

I hope this helps. If you have any further questions please message me back.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Adrian Rawlinson MD
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Brief Answer: Low back pain Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for contacting us. I will answer your question to the best of my ability. It sounds as though you have some low back pain - for about 2 weeks. There are several causes of low back pain and a feeling of warmth. I don't have a lot of information to go on but it sounds like you most likely have some inflammation in the soft tissues of your low back area. Commonly this can be due to a simple strain of the muscles and ligaments in the area. You may have done a lot of lifting for example. Sometimes being out of shape or having poor posture can contribute to back pain. Treatment involves ice or heat - whichever gives you the best relief. Take over the counter ibuprofen up to 3 times a day. Make sure you take this with food. Keep active in the form of walking on the flat. Dont lift anything more than 10 pounds and make sure you always use good posture. If the symptoms worsen or you develop any new symptoms such as fever, chills, leg pain, numbness, weakness , bladder or bowel problems please see your primary care doctor ASAP. I hope this helps. If you have any further questions please message me back. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Adrian Rawlinson MD