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What Does Sudden Backache Indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Nov 2017
Question: Sudden onset low back pain
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Could be due to muscle spasms

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query. Your low back pain could be due to spondylosis or could be due to muscle spasm, thus causing the pain. Hot compress should provide relief. The vicious cycle of pain and spasm needs to be broken and I would insist you to take paracetamol or acetaminophen 500 mg two tablets together twice or thrice daily for next 3 days. This should ease the problem and make it go away. If it does not, I would insist you to get a X Ray of Lumbosacral spine (AP and lateral) done and to see a physical therapist with the reports. Based on the findings he would be able to demonstrate to you proper exercises that should provide relief.

Feel free to write back.

Regards
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What Does Sudden Backache Indicate?

Brief Answer: Could be due to muscle spasms Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through your query. Your low back pain could be due to spondylosis or could be due to muscle spasm, thus causing the pain. Hot compress should provide relief. The vicious cycle of pain and spasm needs to be broken and I would insist you to take paracetamol or acetaminophen 500 mg two tablets together twice or thrice daily for next 3 days. This should ease the problem and make it go away. If it does not, I would insist you to get a X Ray of Lumbosacral spine (AP and lateral) done and to see a physical therapist with the reports. Based on the findings he would be able to demonstrate to you proper exercises that should provide relief. Feel free to write back. Regards