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Meds For Lower Back Pain
Education/exam: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TO8Il3vdxQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more
Different Mechanisms: Back pain can be due to multiple causes and knowing the cause will help your physician choose proper medications. Medications to treat pain are generally categorized as narcotics, anti-inflammatories, membrane stabilizers as well as oral versus topical prepations. For mild new onset back pain due to strain and sprain anti-inflammatories are usually a good start if there are no contraindications. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Having stomach pain. Rt shoulder pain. And lower rt back pain. Is this normal. Can i b prescribed meds for pain?
Water et al: Constipation is a frequent side effect when using pain medications that are in the narcotic family . Drink lots of water and eat more vegetables for bulk. You can also visit your pharmacist who can recommend some over-the-counter therapies that will also help. The best therapy is to slowly wean off of the narcotics as per physician guidelines and this will help resolve the constipation. And don't forget to keep moving. Exercise can also help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good time to eval: It is a good time to go in for a thorough interview, exam, and possibly some tests to help determine the cause and the best treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more
Try heat too: Ice is great if you have pain, tenderness, swelling and inflammation but ice will leave you tight and sometimes increase spasms. Follow the ice with heat (15-20 min. Only) and that will help relax the muscles. Otcs like Ibuprofen can also help at times. If symptoms persist, talk to you doc about rx options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headache chest pain upper back pain and lower stomach pain all lasting for two weeks. Any remedies?
May be due to stress: Too many different systems involed. Are you under stress? Do you exercise and perhaps strained you neck. Tension can cause headaches and stress can induce pain anywhere. Since you make no mention of joint pain, i assume the pain is more musculoskeletal. You make no mention of diarrhea or constipation as well. I would suggest anti anxiety medication and or a muscule relaxer such as skelaxin (metaxalone). ...Read more
Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?
Get examined: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. ...Read more
Exercises: There are a number of back strengthening exercises that can help reduce back pain and prevent its worsening. Sometimmes reputable chiropractors successfully treat back pain as well. Some people get relief from physical therapy with an rpt. Some people use heat through heating pads or sitting in a jacuzzi/hot tub. ...Read more
Many, Many: Any organ (appendix, pancreas, ovaries, testes, intestines, etc) can all cause mid & low back and abdominal pain. Much pain is referred, though from spinal malalignments & tendon/ligament injuries. See a good osteopathic physician (D.O.) who can do a comprehensive history and physical exam and other testing, if needed to determine & treat cause. ...Read more
Yes: It is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory that is usually given IV or im. But comes as an oral formulation as well. It does help with back pain. It is in the same class as Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen) (aleve). So don't take these medications in addition to your toradol. As always, take your medication as directed. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Middle back pain radiating to hip and buttock, right side. Finished antibiotics for UTI yet continued back pain. Causes please?
Moderate back pain in upper back also achy pain in lower back with numbness. What is your diagnosis?
Pain in Back: I would need to know more about your pain. It's quality, intensity and associated symptoms. Also it would be helpful to know more about your medical history. The numbness is where? Pain can be due to muscular strains, sprains, muscle spasms, or more structural causes such as nerve or nerve root related. It can be due to muscle disease or related to medications or electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more
Have a UTI on antibiotic and now pain in lower abdomen is constant, can't sleep, leg pain, chest pain, lower back pain, and headache. Help?
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