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What To Do If Having Sharp Pain In Lower Back After Hurting By Lifting A Heavy Object?

Hi I got hurt at work 3 weeks ago by lifting very heavy boxes I have been going to pt since then it doesn t seem to be helping I an have a lot of pain in my right side and very sharp pain in the same specific point in my lower back beside my spine the doctor I am going to keeps saying that I just strained it any suggestions ?
Mon, 7 Apr 2014
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Hi there. There is a very high likelihood that your spine surgeon is right. Sprains of the paravertebral muscles can cause those sharp pains.

Now, how do you deal with it. Ideally, resting that area is very important. You need to stop lifting things for awhile and see if you can get assigned lighter work, maybe paperwork for a few weeks.

Nextly ask your doctor to give you some muscle relaxants that can help loosen up the muscles. Pain killers and back massages are helpful as well.

A lumbar support belt can be used when you are up and about and dhould help the muscles heal faster. If none of these things work. Then you will need to get an MRI of your back to see the extent of the injury.

I hope this helps. If you would like a more personalized discussion with me or any of the neuro or ortho spine specialists on HealthCareMagic, use our "Ask a Specialist" service and we will get back to you quickly.

Take Care

Vinay
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What To Do If Having Sharp Pain In Lower Back After Hurting By Lifting A Heavy Object?

Hi there. There is a very high likelihood that your spine surgeon is right. Sprains of the paravertebral muscles can cause those sharp pains. Now, how do you deal with it. Ideally, resting that area is very important. You need to stop lifting things for awhile and see if you can get assigned lighter work, maybe paperwork for a few weeks. Nextly ask your doctor to give you some muscle relaxants that can help loosen up the muscles. Pain killers and back massages are helpful as well. A lumbar support belt can be used when you are up and about and dhould help the muscles heal faster. If none of these things work. Then you will need to get an MRI of your back to see the extent of the injury. I hope this helps. If you would like a more personalized discussion with me or any of the neuro or ortho spine specialists on HealthCareMagic, use our Ask a Specialist service and we will get back to you quickly. Take Care Vinay