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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What is the dull throbbing pain in my back?

I woke up this morning with a dull throb in my lower back on the right side. Occationally I have had an ache in that area during the day time but considered it was back strain and with rest it seemed to go away. I've taken one tablet of aleve 1 1/2 ago and it is still there, somewhat less throbbing now. I don't have a fever so I don't think its my apendix. I am wondering if it's related to my ovary on that side, I'm 47 and just recently had hot flashes last month. I do have about 3-4 glasses of alcohol in a week. It does seem to be closer to my spine but it's hard to tell for sure...What do you suggest?
Wed, 8 Apr 2015
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Here you have told you are having this kind of thrombing back pain on and off. And now it's more from one day. I suggest not to treat the symptom but take proper treatment for the cause.
Now to find out the cause you need to check with spinal MRI of your back. And as per the report I suggest to consult orthopedic doctor take suggestion in treatment. It can be with medication and physiotherapy to relax the muscles and reduce inflammation at painful soft tissue. Or else if there is major issue with MRI report then ortho may suggest for surgical correction also.
In both above cases you need to follow up with physio for postural correction and advice as well spinal exercuses to improve strength and stamina of spine.

If there is no problem in MRI spine and after all if there is still pain in abdomen also then you need to check with ultrasound of abdomen and as per report as well cause of pain need to follow up further treatment for it.
For this I suggest to consult your gynec and take proper suggestion and treatment.
Usually dull thrombing pain is usually related with spinal problem only. How ever the cinformation will be done by MRI of back only.
Take care.
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