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Upper Lower Back Pain And Prednisone
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Mid to lower back pain after getting jumped on. A round of prednisone helped but after it was done pain returned. What could be the cause?
Depends on who jump-: -ed. Have 2 take a lot in determining the force,velocity,weigh & from what height. A child or adult. May B just a muscle strain still. Steroid make everything better. If no leg pain or no severe, try NSAIDS if able. If it interferes with quality of life,you should see your PCP & go from there.if you have done that see an orthopedic surgeon or a spine surgeon 4eval. A hands on exam & imaging. ...Read more
Lower back pain and my doc pres. naproxen 500 mg 2 x along with prednisone..and pain not going..can i take ibobrufen 400 3x instead neproxin
Okay: Hello and thanks for using HealthTap. Yes it is okay to use ibupofen as you have indicated instead of the naproxen, just don't use them together. Be aware that the combination prednisone and another anti-inflammatory drug is very hard on your stomach. Consider taking an OTC prilosec once a day for stomach protection while you are on this combination. ...Read more
First day of a 5day prednisone pk. Having low back pain. Had this last time i took pred; is it cause for major concern or fairly harmless side effect?
Prescribed Prednisone for low back pain/muscle spasms 6 day dose 60mg 2 days 40mg 2 days 20mg 2 days. Is this drug safe to take? nervous to take it!
Kidney stone?: When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have really bad lower back pain in the past 2 days is a medicated hot and cold patch ok? It went from being my upper and neck and now it's lower
2 Days Back Pain: Use ice over heat for acute (new) areas of pain. For many folks, heat aggravates the already acutely inflammed body part. Topical medications like diclofenac gel (dull, ache, throbbing pain) or lidocaine gel (burn, stab, sharp, pins & needles etc.) may be beneficial for your acute symptoms. ...Read more
When seated, if I look down to my lap then lean upper body forward I have bad lower back pain, what could be wrong?
Back pain: Muscular strain, ligament tear, tear of the disc, a central disc herniation, inflammation of the sacroiliac joints, or a stress fracture can cause this kind of pain. Try anti-inflammatory medications, ice, and a simple low profile back brace for a few days. If the pain persists then see a spine specialist. ...Read more
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
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