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Lower back pain, on sitting, while resting. Taking hcg injections for diet. Pain management?

I am currently on day 8 of taking hcg injections to lose 15-20lbs. last 2 days I have been having lower back pain with it bein a 10 yesterday after sitting at my desk all day at work. Lying down helps with the pain but it is still there even with with it being about a 5 - The only thing I can think of that might have caused this is the HCG diet or I had to help my husband push his big heavy motorcycle up on a stand. Went to dr s for something else on Monday and he just gave me some muscle relaxers (pulled muscle?) but even taking those and a pain pill - it still hurts.
Asked On : Sun, 15 Jul 2012
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The pain you have looks like it did definitely start with the episode of pushing the motorcycle up on a stand. If the pain is radiating into one of your leg then you need to visit an orthopedic doctor. He would assess your pain and give you pain killers and medicines to relieve swelling. After the rest and medicines, you would need to start on physical therapy to prevent another episode of a similar pain. The physical therapist will assess and teach you exercises for the strengthening of your back and once you continue the exercises for about 3 months you'll have a strong back.

If your pain at the moment is just in the lower back region and that to maximum on sitting then you can simply apply some heat and take muscle relaxants for 3-5 days and start with a few exercises. That should help relieve your pain. The exercises include
1. Bridging
2. Knee to Chest
3. Straight leg raise to 30 degrees on both legs
4. Static abdominals
5. Hip abduction and extension
6. Cat and camel
7. Superman exercise for back

Hope this helps.
Get well soon.
Answered: Wed, 21 Nov 2012
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