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Fell and hurt my lower back

A member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Hiw far eas fall?: Rest heat or ice massage Otc antiflammatories all worth trying If pain persist see a specialist If it was at work it should be covered under work comp... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Possible: It is possible the symptoms are related to your prior back injury.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Chiropractor: I would see a chiropractor or physical therapist. Hopefully you have not continued to do heavy weight lifting but if so you need to stop for a while.... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Rest, ice, nsaids: In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of re... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
If: If back pain is worse with activity & better with rest, does not affect your sleep & is not associated with any weight loss, fever, chills or sweats t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Depends on injury: Type and severity ax well as how in shape you are to begin with ax well as your overall health. If just a muscle strain, 2 to 6 weeks on average whil... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Stretching: With a low back injury, the most prudent thing to do is simple low back stretches like williams low back exercises to stretch the muscles and allow th... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Generally a few days: Up to 6 weeks depending on the injury severity and your overall physical condition ; health as well as age. If symptoms persist or worsen or change i... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Rest heat OTC meda: Generally most just get better with activity restriction and rest but one can apply heat or cold depending what feels best and take over the counter m... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Depends on cause: Improvement of symptoms depends on what is the cause. Muscle spasms respond well and quickly to physical therapy and anti- inflammatories. Fractures... Read More
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