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Suggest treatment for upper back pain

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Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016
Question: Hi dr. My mother is having upper back pain from last 2-3 days. Please suggest some medication for her. Her age is 60 yrs.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can be muscle spasm or gastritis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

The pain in the upper back can be related to spine issues- muscle spasm or sprain due to wrong posture or due to gastritis or hiatus hernia.
You can give her Cap Omeprazole 20 mg Once Daily before breakfast and a mild pain killer available over the counter, do a hot compress in the area and ask her to take rest. Avoid hot and spicy food and increase the water intake. In case the pain still persists then it is best to consult her physician for a direct examination and related investigations to find out the cause.

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.

Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (1 hour later)
thanks doctor for the response. she always get stomach pain or stomach upset whenever she take pain killers. please suggest what we can do for that.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Take pain killers after meals.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
Having a stomach upset after taking pain killers is a common side effect. She can take antacids like Omeprazole for that and take the pain killers after meals.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Suggest treatment for upper back pain

Brief Answer: Can be muscle spasm or gastritis. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The pain in the upper back can be related to spine issues- muscle spasm or sprain due to wrong posture or due to gastritis or hiatus hernia. You can give her Cap Omeprazole 20 mg Once Daily before breakfast and a mild pain killer available over the counter, do a hot compress in the area and ask her to take rest. Avoid hot and spicy food and increase the water intake. In case the pain still persists then it is best to consult her physician for a direct examination and related investigations to find out the cause. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal