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Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju

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Posted on Wed, 6 Aug 2014 in Back Pain
Question: I am having a lower back pain in the back from quite some time. It happens more if I am trying to bend down to pick something from the floor. Pain is in the entire lower back region in the muscles. Please let me know what needs to be done.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Tab Ibuprofen.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.

According to your symptoms I could think it is muscle pain.

If I were your treating doctor I would suggest you
Tab Ibuprofen 200 mg 2 times a day after food for 5 days.
You can use hot water bags for pain.
Try to avoid physical stress.
Take complete bed rest for 3 days.
You can use painkiller gel.

If your symptoms do not improve after 5 days I would suggest you visit your primary doctor for investigations like X-ray of L-S spine.
If it found any abnormality next you need to consult an Orthopedic doctor for further evaluation and treatment.

If you have any questions I will be happy to help you.
Thank you.
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