Do a hot fomentation and bed rest.
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The acute severe pain
in the back could be due to a muscle spasm, calcium deficiency
, back injury
or acute disc prolapse
The exact diagnosis needs a physical examination and a few investigations to find out the cause.
The following measures will help with the pain for the time being
• Lie on a hard bed with a firm mattress for a good back support.
• Anti -inflammatory drugs like Tablet Motrin 1 tablet as and when required ( do not repeat a dose before 6 hours) with food will help relieve the pain.
• Correct your posture while sitting
• Avoid prolonged sitting
• Avoid strenuous activity & lifting heavy weights or bending forwards.
• Apply diclofenac
gel on the affected area. Warm compresses will also help.
You also need to consult your physician for stronger prescription medicines like muscle relaxants- chlorzoxazone
or thiocolchicoside if the pain is persistent. Avoid any exercise in the time of pain. Back strengthening exercises and proper calcium supplements
will help in decreasing the frequency of such pains. You can learn the exercises from a physiotherapist after the pain subsides.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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