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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Have back pain above hips. Have curvature of spine, some damage to bottom of spine

hello i have back pain on the left side just above my hip area . i couldnt sleep for the pain last night and woke after brief snoozes drenched in sweat. i have a curvature of the spine and have been told i have some damage to the bottom of my spine but was not recomended any treatment.
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Mon, 18 Nov 2013
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Thanks for the query

Low back problems are very much common now a days due to the life style modification like working for prolonged times in sitting position and lying posture on mattresses and weight gain.

The resulting pain due to the spinal cord compression in the lower vertebrae known as lumbar and sacral vertebrae. which causes pain in the hips region and with further progression the pain may radiate to lower limb and in severe cases it may causes paralysis of the limb with loss of sensations.

The aim of the treatment is to relieve pain and subside the inflammation along with the improvement of the nerve health. The recommended medications are the pain killers or anti inflammatory drugs like piroxicam or maloxicam or diclofenic sodium and potassium. Vitamin B complex is very much effective in the nerve health. muscle relaxant like pseudoephiderine and physiotherapy are very effective. Steroids also have a very good effect however the above medications should be used only after the prescription of the certified doctor of your state.

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