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Severe back pain after straining. Reason?

I am a home health aide and yesterday I lifted my client that ways the same as me. The first lift I felt bad pain in my lower to middle back and it sounded and felt like tiny bubbles popping or like rice crispies crunching. I ve had horrible back pain all day yesterday, all night and now my lower up to middle back is killing me! Horrible sharp pain. Now I also feel like I have to pee a lot but I go and it s just a very small amount. What could ve happen when I lifted my client and felt crunching in my lower to middle back in the center right on spine??? I m in so much pain!!!
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
The symptoms you have described are more likely to be symptoms of muscles strain.
To get relief from the pain and for quick healing:
1. Do hot fomatation at the site.
2. Apply local anti-inflammatory gel 2-3 times a day.
3. Take anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen to reduce pain and local swelling or inflammation.
4. Do not lift weight or try to do exercise that involve painful muscles. Give proper time for the injury to heal.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Madhusudan's  Response
Pain in back due to weight lifting can be because of inter- vertebral disc injury .Is the pain radiating down along the lower limb ? which ,again increases the chances of inter- vertebral disc prolapse.
consult your orthopedic surgeon and if required get the MRI done which shows inter-vertebral disc pathologies clearly
Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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