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Pain in the lower back and buttocks after a fall. Need to get checked?

Hi I fell down the stairs from top to bottom with my daughter in my arms who is fine but I couldn't use my hands to save myself and have excruciating pains in my lower back and I keep getting a shooting pain in my right bum cheek I haven't slept all night I work with primary children as a play worker. Where do I go from here?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
From description , it seems you might developed muscular or ligamentous strain over back and buttock area.
Meanwhile following measures will help with the pain
• Lie on a hard bed.
• Anti -inflammatory drugs like Tablet Motrin 1 tablet as and when required
• Avoid forward bending.
• Avoid strenuous activity & lifting heavy weights.
• Apply diclofenac gel on the affected area. Warm compresses will also help.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. J Kingson John David's  Response
Thanks for using Health Care Magic Forum,

You have a recent fall from stairs and It can cause minor fractures as it is common above age of 40years.
I advice you to investigate with X-ray for confirmation and to start on treatment as fast as possible.

Tab.Ibuprofen twice a day will minimise pain but not the underlying cause of pain.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.

I Hope I Provided Useful Information. Do ask Furthur Questions to help You get well soon.
Dr.J.Kingson John David
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General & Family Physician Dr. Anuj Dan's  Response
Well there is a possibility that you fractured your tail bone in the fall. Other than that the pain could also be there as a result of the bruising from the fall, but a tumble down the stairs is so small matter, as such I recommend that you go to a doctor and ask for an Xray to be done, that way we can find out if there are any fractures or not.
Hope this helped.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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