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Doctor insights on: Upper Lower Back Pain And Prednisone

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How long does it take for prednisone to relieve my lower back pain?

How long does it take for prednisone to relieve my lower back pain?

It's pretty fast: Usually within the 1st day or two if its strong enough. Some pain will not respond to prednisone. If it doesn't, talk to your doc about what the next step is. You may need more advanced testing to determine a cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Appropriate treatmen: All medication which work may have undesirable side effects. The question which your doctor answers before prescribing is the risk/gain ratio. In your case what can be gained is higher then the risk which is why it it was prescribed. ...Read more

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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!

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!

Pretty Safe.: In the sense that it may reduce the pain in your back, it is safe. Occasionally, it has an irritating effect on the stomach. so make sure you can take it. ...Read more

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I have sharp head pains and now lower back pain when I stand for too long should I e worried? Are they related? What can it be?

I have sharp head pains and now lower back pain when I stand for too long should I e worried? Are they related? What can it be?

Maybe, maybe not: Mysterious pain symptoms can be evaluated by a primary care doctor, who may then refer to various specialists for more evaluation. For back and head pains, many, many reasons exist. Sometimes there are problems with the positions of the vertebrae, or some muscle strains/tightness in the neck or back, or past injury effects, or overuse damage, or nerve compression, internal diseases, etc., etc.... ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side?

Lower back pain on left side?

Probably your muscle: Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if you can!), and using an over the counter pain reliever / anti-inflammatory. If the pain becomes severe or does not start to improve, or if it's accompanied by other symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Lower back, pain on left side?

Lower back, pain on left side?

Numerous possible: Pain in that area could be due to a trigger point (localized soft tissue inflammation) vs muscle sprain/strain vs facet joint pain vs degenerative disc vs disc herniation, among other causes. If your symptoms are persistent or worsening, see a physician. ...Read more

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How do I cure lower back pain ?

How do I cure lower back pain ?

Several ways: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise & activity modification. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Most back pain is self limiting & gets better over time. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more