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Sharp pain in right side lower back, cramps. Is it renal cell carcinoma?

I recently lifted a 60 lb. object, then spent 4 hours standing at my father s wake. A couple of days later I noticed a sharp pain, almost spasm-like on the right hand side of my lower-middle back. The spasms have subsided but it s been 5 days and I keep getting what I can only describe as sudden back cramps when I move a certain way. My father died of renal cell carcinoma and I am afraid this is what I have
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi and welcome to HCM

Do not afraid, this is not renal cell carcinoma. The fact that your pain is occurring with movements indicates a muscle strain. Any strained muscle when stretched gives severe pain.
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 will helps you. Take care.
Answered: Mon, 19 Aug 2013
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