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I cracked my dads back a couple days ago and now he feels pain in his, right lower back. He's taking ibuprofen right now but it doesn't help the pain at all. I cracked his back how they lay you on your back and kinda bear hug and press down kinda thing.

I cracked my dads back a couple days ago and now he feels pain in his, right lower back. He's taking ibuprofen right now but it doesn't help the pain at all. I cracked his back how they lay you on your back and kinda bear hug and press down kinda thing.

Cracked back: Would get an LS spine x-ray make sure no fracture since he is older and may have osteoprosis so it s easier to break. Try kinesiotape found in pharmacy in the splint section and ice 10 minute on 3-4 x a day. F/U with doc/urgent care

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This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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I have been experiencing pain in my lower back/hip area. It is most painful in the morning. Advil (ibuprofen) helps, but I am worried something is wrong.?

I have been experiencing pain in my lower back/hip area. It is most painful in the morning. Advil (ibuprofen) helps, but I am worried something is wrong.?

Back and hip pain.: You are very young and it seems you are an avid skier. Back and hip pain are very common when a person wakes up because sleep positions can aggravate nerves in the lumbosacral region of the lower back. You are young and active and you should be assessed for lumbar sacral problems. Good luck

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How can I stop lower back pain without taking all the advil (ibuprofen)?

How can I stop lower back pain without taking all the advil (ibuprofen)?

Exercise: Most low back pain is mechanical in nature. Stretching and strengthening exercises for the lower back go a long way to improve low back pain. See a physiotherapist who can teach you the specific exercises.

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I have a dull pain in my lower right abdomen after going to the bathroom, it usually goes away with time or if I take ibuprofen. But still unsure what?

I have a dull pain in my lower right abdomen after going to the bathroom, it usually goes away with time or if I take ibuprofen. But still unsure what?

Pain: Please kindly see your doctor to get evaluated for urinary tract infection or stone in ureter or kidneys or for any appendix or ovary related issues.

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Been having lower back pain for almost a year. Pain on constantly then off for 30 mins. Please help? Pain is so bad that Advil (ibuprofen) doesn't work

Chronic pain: Is defined as pain still present after three months despite appropriate treatment. Chronic pain cannot be cured; it must be managed by trained pain management physician. Rec.: see interventional pain management specialist for proper diagnosis and management. Take care.

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I am having terrible back pain in my lower back. It is sharp and stabbing. Not following an injury. Advil (ibuprofen) heat and ice are not helping. What can I do?

Exam needed: You will need an exam to get an answer. There are many conditions that may cause the pain. It is impossible to give you reassurance without an exam.

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I took 4 Advil (ibuprofen) for my lower back pain. It isn't helping, is it ok to take a vicodin?

I took 4 Advil (ibuprofen) for my lower back pain. It isn't helping, is it ok to take a vicodin?

Advice is no: Generally speaking I would avoid narcotic pain medications for low back pain: things such as vicodin, percocet, percodan, (oxycodone and aspirin) oxycontin. I would stick to nsaids such as motrin/naprosyn. The narcotics may make you feel better in the short term but can lead to many problems.

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Have pain on Right upper And lower back. The upper is little swollen. Took ibuprofen, not helping. I'm health aide and do light lifting. Help pls!!!!

Muscle strain: It is likely that your back pain is still due to muscle strain, and Ibuprofen is not cutting it. Sometimes you may need a stronger anti-inflammatory medicine dose, or even a muscle relaxant. Cool compress may help. It is tough to be completely sure, however, unless you are examined by your doctor. I would recommend making an appointment to see him/her at your earliest convenience. Best wishes.

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Should I be concerned about my SSRI interacting with Ibuprofen I take for lower back pain?

Should I be concerned about my SSRI interacting with Ibuprofen I take for lower back pain?

Not recommended: The combo increases the risk of GI adverse effects Stop the NSAID and if possible, or consider treatment with proton pump inhibitors (Prilosec), or switch to other antidepressants with less serotonin reuptake inhibition. Ask your PCP for advice on the best choice for your treatment.

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I am a 47 year old male with chronic back pain in lower back. It actually burns sometimes. 800 milligrams of ibuprofen helps sometimes. Any ideas?

Core strength: In multiple studies the greatest relief for chronic low back pain is with daily exercise and specifically strengthening the core muscles. Nsaid's can help for flair ups but have side effects also.

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What'd it be if I have on and off pain in my right side of abdomen? I've been having diarrhea, taken Zantac (ranitidine) & ibuprofen to try to relief, to no avail.

What'd it be if I have on and off pain in my right side of abdomen? I've been having diarrhea, taken Zantac (ranitidine) & ibuprofen to try to relief, to no avail.

Know wat ur treating: There's nothing in your right lower abdomen that ibuprofen or zantac (ranitidine) will affect. Simple diarrhea will cause sharp squeezing pains that come and go and are not affected by movement or pushing on the area cause it comes from increased intestinal peristalsis (squeezing). If diarrhea more than a few days, or fever, chills, or pain is constant, or worse when moving or pushing on your belly, go to ER

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Having sudden lower back pain (have had back pain in the past). Took Advil (ibuprofen) with no help. Hurts to sit, stand, lay down.

Having sudden lower back pain (have had back pain in the past). Took Advil (ibuprofen) with no help. Hurts to sit, stand, lay down.

Back pain: Back pain can be caused by a number of factors including muscle strain, ligament injury, nerve irritation, vertebral injury or inflammation or internal organ issues. If the pain came without any clear ttrigger it is more worrisome. Could be something like a kidney stone. If medication not helping some therapy might. See your doctor for this to see if further imaging studies may be indicated.

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My left lower back is aching. I have started taking ibuprofen. How long should I wait till I see my doctor?

My left lower back is aching. I have started taking ibuprofen. How long should I wait till I see my doctor?

Depends: If ibuprofen is adequate pain control give it a week. Most musculoskeletal back pain resolves on its own in 1-2 weeks. If it is worsening or you are having numbness, weakness, or trouble controlling your bowels or bladder you should be seen immediately.

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I'm on Oxycodone and 600mg ibuprofen every 4-6 hours for a lower back sprain., can I replace the ibuprofen with robacacet? The pain is still intense.

No.: These are similar narcotics. What you need is a good doc. A back sprain never requires heavy narcotics such as you are taking. Get a second opinion or should I say a third after mine. If your diagnosis does not change (I doubt it.) switch to a Pain Management specialist. Prolonged pain can change the way you brain feels pain. This must stop. Do not become a doctor-caused addict.

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I have severe back pain in my lower back every time I move I scream in pain and pain killers arnt helping ive been poping ibuprofen paracode and diclofanac and nupentin?

I have severe back pain in my lower back every time I move I scream in pain and pain killers arnt helping ive been poping ibuprofen paracode and diclofanac and nupentin?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests and imaging study. It would be prudent to see your doctor.

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Pain in mid back, left side....causing pain in abdomen, left side. Sharp and bruised feeling. Ibuprofen no help. Dr?

Pain in mid back, left side....causing pain in abdomen, left side. Sharp and bruised feeling. Ibuprofen no help. Dr?

Exam needed: At this point you will need a physician evaluation. Many things can cause back + abdominal pain. Please see a doctor ASAP. Good luck, and I do hope you feel better soon.

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more