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Lower back pain training for marathon. X-ray, CT scan normal. Used nurofen, voltaren gel. No relief. Suggestions?

Hi I have been training for my first 1/2 marathon and I know that I will be sore etc after a run. But I have noticed I seem to be taking longer to recover. I have had lower back pain for the last 18 months I have had x-rays and a Ct scan and
nothing showed. I am taking a 24 tab box of nurofen a week and also rubbing voltaren gel on my sore parts.
Not to sure what to do?
Thu, 30 May 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,
Welcome at HCM.

I have read your query.

It looks that you are having back pain since long time.There are various reasons for such chronic or long time back pain-

-Degenerative disc disease ,where there is age related changes in disc & it becomes decreases in size & resiliency.

-Prolapsed disc between the vertebrae of spine.

-Arthritis of joints between the vertebrae which forms the back bone.

-Abnormal posture.

-Chronic muscle strain due to working in odd conditions .

-Lumber spondylosis(This is a degenerative disease of spine)

& various others.

By looking at your details i shall advice you to consult to a orthopedic doctor.You should ask for complete investigation including complete blood examination & a MRI of spine to rule out the disease.

At present with mild analgesic like advil ,you may take the help of a good physiotherapist .This will give you relief.

Hope this all will help you.

With best wishes.
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Lower back pain training for marathon. X-ray, CT scan normal. Used nurofen, voltaren gel. No relief. Suggestions?

Hello, Welcome at HCM. I have read your query. It looks that you are having back pain since long time.There are various reasons for such chronic or long time back pain- -Degenerative disc disease ,where there is age related changes in disc & it becomes decreases in size & resiliency. -Prolapsed disc between the vertebrae of spine. -Arthritis of joints between the vertebrae which forms the back bone. -Abnormal posture. -Chronic muscle strain due to working in odd conditions . -Lumber spondylosis(This is a degenerative disease of spine) & various others. By looking at your details i shall advice you to consult to a orthopedic doctor.You should ask for complete investigation including complete blood examination & a MRI of spine to rule out the disease. At present with mild analgesic like advil ,you may take the help of a good physiotherapist .This will give you relief. Hope this all will help you. With best wishes.