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How Can I Treat My Sore Back
51 yr old aunt woke with sore back. Says one side of her back appears swollen. What could be the cause? What can she try to treat it?
It most likely is a : Muscle in spasm similar to flexing or contracting your muscle in your arm like popeye so it appears large or even swollen. She even may have a scoliosis in her back that she is now noticing a "bump" or deformity since her back is hurting her attracting her attention to it. She may even have a spasmodic scoliosis. ...Read more
Supportive care: Rest, avoiding heavy lifting and excessive twisting can help. Ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatories are often helpful. Heat or ice may help as well. Gentle stretching and strengthening exercises for the core back mucles can help as well. It may take several days to week for a sore back to be relieved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Origins of low back pain are multi-factorials, including degenerative changes in the discs and joints from the lumbosacral spine, hips, as well as myofascial pain syndrome including trigger points from piriformis muscles. Pain in the back after walking requiring rest can be symptom of claudication (neurogenic and vascular), resulting from spinal stenosis or peripheral vascular disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You could, but see--: Ing your own pcp would be better, who can examine you and run some tests ; to start treatment. If no better can refer you on to an orthopod. Good luck. ...Read more
First find reason : For the pain there. In that region, pain can arise from a hip, spine or si joint problem. It can also be a referred pain from your abdominal or pelvic region organs as well . If the pain is getting worse or persisting over time and is bothering you, get evaluated by your doctor to start the appropriate treatment based on a correct diagnosis. ...Read more
I am a PSW, and for a while now I have a sore back only on the right side middle area. I've had tons of massages and that won't work? What should I do
Doctor can evaluate: A back problem that doesn't go away should be evaluated by a primary care doctor, who might refer one to a physical therapist, orthopedic spine doctor, or physical medicine doctor (PM&R) for further treatment. If work related, the pain could be due to repetitive motions. One should show the doctor what motions cause pain, what relieves pain, what medicines have been tried, any past injuries, etc. ...Read more
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