U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A member asked:

i have pain in my back?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Many causes: Back pain can have many causes. If it is severe, if you have fever or loss of control of bowel or bladder then you should be seen by a doctor immediately. If it is not, then try warm soaks, medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen and gentle stretches. If it is not resolving then you may need to see your doctor or a physical therapist. Acupuncture or chiropractic care may help.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Back pain: Some things you can try at home for back pain include a warm shower with the water aimed at your back, a heating pad (insure that you don’t get burned), stretching & Tylenol or NSAID’s. If your pain is severe or chronic, a medical evaluation would be prudent. Acupuncture & massage can be beneficial for some types of back pain.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

CO
A 71-year-old member asked:

Manageing back pain

5 doctor answers21 doctors weighed in
Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care 38 years experience
Assemble your team: Back pain can be due to many different problems. See your regular doctor for a physical examination, diagnosis, and initial treatment plan. Have a radiologist review x-rays and mri. Consult physical therapist for exercise program, if ok with the general doctor, and consider a consultation with a pain specialist for chronic pain management with conservative management fails.
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Pain specialists also treat acute pain, not just chronic. Consult action with a physiatrist may be helpful
May 29, 2013
A 42-year-old member asked:

What's mechanical back pain?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Beer
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Activity related: Mechanical back pain is pain which occurs while moving around. The pain often corelates with the amount of activity an individual is doing. Mechanical back pain is different than rest pain which occurs with no activity and often while lying flat or sitting.
Palo Alto, CA
A 26-year-old male asked:

I have back pain?

41 doctor answers68 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
See your doctor. : Most back pain is benign and goes away after a flare up. Back pain that does not go away should be checked out by your doctor.
FL
A 41-year-old female asked:

Pulsing back pain?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Tissues that are swollen and inflamed can sometimes cause a pulsing type pain, so can non musculoskeletal causes such as for instance an abdominal aneurysm. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options.
India
A 26-year-old male asked:

Safe from back pain?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr.
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
No.: We are never safe from back pain. Low back pain is a fact of life. Just about everybody will suffer from it sooner or later. One of the main causes of back pain, whether acute or chronic, is low back strain. http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/guide/low-back-strain

Related questions

A 32-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 48-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 52-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Nov 23, 2020

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.