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Why does my lower back hurt so much?

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Hey i hurt my lower back today it really hurts
Thu, 7 Jun 2018 in Back Pain
Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please provide some information

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your health concern.

Can you please give some more details about your back injury? I need to understand more in order to give accurate advice.

How did you hurt your back? How strong?
Where did you hit it? Where does it hurt?
Any other symptoms like numbness in legs?
Can you walk? What activity can you do?
Have you tried any medication?

Kindly let me know as much information as possible and I will be happy to advice accordingly.

Looking forward to your follow-up question.

Kind regards,
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Follow-up: Why does my lower back hurt so much? 23 minutes later
lifting something to heavy at work. it hurts to bent and twist. i can walk just but have taken work off got a few days. i have had codeine and Panadol but not really strong enough
Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Seems like a pulled muscle or nerve.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for the follow up question.

You might have strained a muscle of even pulled a nerve.

Put ice/heat locally (whatever of these feels better) during the day, at the site of pain.
Apply local analgesic in form of cream that you can buy in the local pharmacy.
Except Panadol and Codeine you can also use Ibuprofen 400-600mg which will help not only to reduce the pain but also the inflammation to the nerve or muscle.

Avoid bed rest, but overuse too. Just try to move as much as you can, ans stop a movement when it causes pain.

If worse or not better after 1 week, then you should see a local doctor who can examine you and order necessary tests.

Hope this is helpful.
Let me know if you have other questions or concerns.

Dr. Papaqako
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