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Suggest treatment for severe back pain

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Posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Question: back pain on the lower right back deeper than muscle pain.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Possible muscle, nerve or kidney problem

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for using HCM to post your health query.

A pain in the back, even if it feels like deep, still can be muscular, because the muscles are mostly present in the back, and also there are muscles which are deep rooted. If together with the pain you have also numbness at some place in the leg, then it may be a pinched nerve. Both problems can be diagnosed by taking a normal pain killer like Ibuprofen or Ketoprofen. If you feel better after taking it then for sure it is muscular or a nerve.

If not, then the next step and also the most possible diagnoses is a kidney stone. So please consider doing an ultrasound and a urine analysis to rule that out.

There are not other options what the pain can be, because other organs do not give pain in that area.

If you feel any other/important information that you haven't told me, then please let me know and I would be happy to review my thoughts.

Regards,
Dr. Papaqako
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako

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Brief Answer: Possible muscle, nerve or kidney problem Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for using HCM to post your health query. A pain in the back, even if it feels like deep, still can be muscular, because the muscles are mostly present in the back, and also there are muscles which are deep rooted. If together with the pain you have also numbness at some place in the leg, then it may be a pinched nerve. Both problems can be diagnosed by taking a normal pain killer like Ibuprofen or Ketoprofen. If you feel better after taking it then for sure it is muscular or a nerve. If not, then the next step and also the most possible diagnoses is a kidney stone. So please consider doing an ultrasound and a urine analysis to rule that out. There are not other options what the pain can be, because other organs do not give pain in that area. If you feel any other/important information that you haven't told me, then please let me know and I would be happy to review my thoughts. Regards, Dr. Papaqako