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What causes severe pain in back, spine and joints?

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Posted on Fri, 6 May 2016
Question: Hi,
I have a very bad back pain which is now become a regular day today problem. Now after delivery it has become even more worse.
I have severe pain in my centre spine and lower back. I am not sure how to explain - the pain is such i cant rest my body straight on my back when i ly down flat on my back.
I have tried various medicines and treatment - but is of no use.
Now, i have also joint pains which is troubling me..
Can you please help.
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Lumbar spondylosis, Coccydynia, Rheumatoid arthritis need to be ruled out

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

Thanks for the query.
I have read your query and understand your concern.

Since you have pain after delivery it could be Coccydynia or lumbar spondylosis.

It is advisable to sit in a tub of warm water with added salt (one tablespoon). Sit for 15 minutes for twice a day. Avoid bending forward, lifting heavy weights. Apply hot packs to the central and lower back.

Sit on a foam doughnut cushion.

Eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Drink plenty of water.

It is best to get an X ray of the lumbo-sacral spine to rule out spondylosis and Coccydynia.

You can take Tablet Diclofenac and Thicolchicoside combination twice a day for 5 days after meals and Tablet Ranitidine 150mg twice a day for 5 days before meals. Apply pain killer gel on the painful regions.

Regarding joint pains, do a Rheumatoid arthritis panel of tests like Rheumatoid factor, CRP, ESR to rule out certain arthritis.

Kindly do upload any available reports or X rays for my review.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Dr. Aashish Raghu


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What causes severe pain in back, spine and joints?

Brief Answer: Lumbar spondylosis, Coccydynia, Rheumatoid arthritis need to be ruled out Detailed Answer: Hi there. Thanks for the query. I have read your query and understand your concern. Since you have pain after delivery it could be Coccydynia or lumbar spondylosis. It is advisable to sit in a tub of warm water with added salt (one tablespoon). Sit for 15 minutes for twice a day. Avoid bending forward, lifting heavy weights. Apply hot packs to the central and lower back. Sit on a foam doughnut cushion. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Drink plenty of water. It is best to get an X ray of the lumbo-sacral spine to rule out spondylosis and Coccydynia. You can take Tablet Diclofenac and Thicolchicoside combination twice a day for 5 days after meals and Tablet Ranitidine 150mg twice a day for 5 days before meals. Apply pain killer gel on the painful regions. Regarding joint pains, do a Rheumatoid arthritis panel of tests like Rheumatoid factor, CRP, ESR to rule out certain arthritis. Kindly do upload any available reports or X rays for my review. I hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. Regards, Dr. Aashish Raghu