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Just delivered my baby (2weeks), but suffering severe backaches.What medication could i take while nursing.Thanks?
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe for: Nursing moms. Applying warm compress may help. God bless you and your child! ...Read more
Depends: There are multiple potential causes for back pain. The best treatment would depend on the suspected cause. Some cases may not require medication . Others may require drugs like Acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti inflammatory agents. Other possibilities would be dictated by the circumstances. ...Read more
Middle backache due to diabetic medication ( glucophage (metformin) or glucontrol) is it possiable?
No: They are not known for this symptom. ...Read more
Please advise on stomach cramps, severe bloating, flatulence, nausea, backache & occassional diahorrea.No medications are working.Condition worsening.
Few days back after working out and cooling down i started having backache which also give me a pain while walking? Is there any medication or help?
Lifestyle : After 18 years practicing medicine, I have come to the conclusion that if there is to be a cure for spinal pain, it will be in enduring lifestyle choices: an active lifestyle, proper nutrition, adequate hydration, pacing (reasonable work hours), avoidance of toxins, excellent relating with people important to you, and stress management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most get better: Most back issues are self limiting but could take several weeks to resolve but you can try tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti inflammatories like ibuprophen or Naproxen if you have no Aspirin allergy or problems with stomach & are not on any blood thinners. Lifestyle can play a role in terms of weight control, not smoking and regular exercise to keep backs healthy. If pain persists or worsens, see your physician. ...Read more
Exciting to try: 80% of Americans suffer back pain sufficient to miss work in their lifetimes. You are young and asking the right question. Avoid sitting over one hour. Practice healthy eating (weight control), normal sleep hours for your needs, and stress management by healthy living. Get fresh air, 8 hours of general activity and one hour of more vigorous activity per day. Stretch daily. Be strong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yoga,Acupuncture.exe: Without knowing what is causing the back pain,like a herniated disc,or just muscle pain,or a back sprain caused by injury or chronic back pain.It is better to get it checked by a doctor to find the cause of the back pain.And then you can try natural treatments.These may include Back Exercises,Yoga and Accupucture. ...Read more
Multiple things: First assess your weight & exercise routines. Do you smoke? If a couch potato, smoke & overweight you need to correct all! in addition, core exercise & flexibilty along with cardio workouts will help. Otc medication & heat may benefit as can a back support. You may need an evaluation to see that pain is not referred from other area: ie a urinary issue like infection, GI issue or gynecologic one. ...Read more
See below: Potential causes include problems with the spine including, discs, joints, nerves and muscles. Other problems include kidney pain, pain from the abdomen, problems with the major blood vessels, masses in the back or in the reproductive organs. Most back pain is benign meaning not due to malignant tumors but if this has been going on for more than a few weeks, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Backaches is general term. What are the associated symptoms of your backache? One has also to identify the causes of the backache. Is it due to your lumbar muscles or due to degenerative or arthritic conditions. Options range from conservative approaches such as physical therapy, massage, tens. Drugs like nsaids, non opioid analgesics , interventional procedures help, surgery for serious coditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back ache: The most common cause of back ache is muscle spasm. If the pain is on the side then the back muscles beside the vertebra cause the pain when having injury or physical exercise or even a sudden changing of your position, the other cause may be disc prolapse which needs a physical examination by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doc: In some states, a doctor needs to write a prescription for physical therapy. That is true in my state (massachusetts) . In other states a doctors prescription is not needed but insurance companies may need a doctors prescription to pay for it. Any actively practicing, licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physicians assistant working under a licensed doctor can issue a referral. ...Read more
Get checked: If it has been persisting for a long time you should see a doctor. An exam as well as xrays can help find a diagnosis. And if necessary some blood work. Most often it is just muscular pain, or even as simple as your mattress or daily activity. However, you may need to be checked for ankylosing spondylitis if your doctor thinks it is worth checking for. ...Read more
Cerv Radiculopathy: Pain here is likely a pinched nerve from arthritic pressure and/or a herniated disc, or tendinitis (levator syndrome). Aggravated by poor posture at a computer. An exam by your doc can help determine if there is significant injury deserving of further studies or treatment. No hurry if not worsening, but, should be seen if not getting better. Nonsurgical usually helps. Try salonpas hot patches. ...Read more
Exercise & Stretch!!: Need to be more proactive in terms of daily exercise program in terms of flexibility & cardio along with core strengthening while limiting prolonged positioning. Yoga is a great way to do core strength & stretching.. If a smoker stop and if overweight, lose some pounds. You can try otc meds if no medical reasons not to and if persists, see pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common sense remedy: Gentle stretching, hot or cold packs to the affected area and of course, if necessary, nsaids such as ibuprofen. Longterm use of omega 3 fatty acids has been shown to act as an anti- inflammatory and may result in decreased pain. Exercise has been shown to diminish uncomfortable physical and psychological menstrual symptoms. If your back ache is not helped by these things, consult your doc. ...Read more
Yes: I would recommend seeing a physician as soon as possible to rule out a couple things. Are you a smoker? Have a doc rule out lung cancer, as well as emphysema. Then, after that, consider looking at other things. First, however, see a doc to rule out serious issues as those three things can be seen in either of the above diagnosis. ...Read more
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment of the pain depends on the cause of your pain, which might include heat or cold pads, massage, exercise, physical therapy, over the counter or prescribed medication, injection .... Please see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alternative healers: Yes. First, don't give up. Second, there are many alternative modalities that work quite well--acupuncture, massage, yoga, osteopathic manipulation, etc. A lot of it has to do with how well you are able to communicate with the healer or doctor, which then allows you more effectively to utilize your own healing capability. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I noticed that anytime I have pile I also have backache are they related I have been have backache for years I am 31 years female?
Pain right side of bellybutton and backache for 6 years no other symptoms. I've had lots of tests done but they can't find the cause.
I have a backache since last 4-5 weeks now. It is an acute pain on the right top part of my back. What could be causing it? Thanks! :)
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has had a constant backache for almost a year now. It comes and goes and mostly is felt in his middle back. 27 years old. Any suggestions?
Physical changes: Physical changes that occur to your body because of the growing baby and the effect of hormones on your joints may lead to backaches. Imagine carrying a back pack with 25 pounds of stuff in it, only flip it around so that you carry it in front. Now carry that for 10 months. That weight puts a lot of stress on your back. Hormone changes in pregnancy loosen your joints, making the pain worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cure, Unlikely...: Back Pain can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read more