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Back pain, taken Ponstan, put heat wrap. Have pilonidal sinus. Related?

I was in work earlier today and out of nowhere i got very strong back pain . I think it was back spasms. I took two Ponstan tablets and put a heat rap around my back but they have done nothing. The pain is really really bad and i can not take time off work. A couple of months ago i had a pilonidal sinus removed but now it is back, does this have anything to do with it??? I am in very bad pain and i really need a quick fix to help the pain. Thanks
Asked On : Tue, 3 Jul 2012
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Your pain looks like a back spasm only. If the episodes repeat or continue in a similar pattern try applying some ice as it helps in relieving the spasm and controlling pain. Also you can apply a pain relieving spray that gives instant relief from the pain.

As a long term goal you need to understand and find the cause of the pain. Do you have a sedentary lifestyle and also do you do any form of exercise?? Is your job a long working hour sitting job?? Or do you have a stressful lifestyle?

If the answers to these questions are a yes - that is you don't exercise, do not follow a balanced diet, have a stressful sedentary lifestyle, and drive or sit for long hours then you fall in the category of patients suffering from Mechanical Low back ache. And believe me, the pain really makes the patient suffer.

For a permanent solution, you need to start eating well, take a high in calcium, protein and fiber diet. Also start exercising for your back and abdominal muscles. Strengthen your hip and gluteal muscle and once the pain stays away for a while start swimming, cycling or jogging for long term benefits and creating an efficient lower back and a fitter body.

Get well soon!!!!

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Utkarsh Narang
Answered: Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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