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Severe back pain, feeling weak and lightheaded. Appendix removed in the past. Could it be related to that?

I have had serious back pain for the past 5 days which keep shifting to different muscles. 3 days in I felt very weak and on the 4th day very light headed. I have been sleeping lots and drinkin electrolites which help from time to time. I also feel a slight pain where my appendix would be however it was removed over 5 years ago. Please help
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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The pain in your back could be related to a muscle spasm or an acute disc prolapse. You need to take a bed rest, avoid heavy work, take a mild pain killer and a muscle relaxant and do a hot fomentation in the affected area for relief.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
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The pain in your back may be related to a muscle spasm. A physical examination is necessary to find out the exact cause.. If the pain is acute, then a course of muscle relaxants and analgesics for a week will do. Hot fomatation and muscle relaxant gel will help to releive the spasm.
Hope this will helps you
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Masroor Mir Hussain's  Response
It is not likely that your appendix removal has anything to do with the pain. The appendix is a vestigial organ and has no significance if removed.

You seem to have developed back pain which could be because of a variety of reasons. This pain can also be radiating to other areas if the nerve in the spine is being compressed. I suggest you get some images of your spine and consult a doctor for appropriate management.
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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