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I've had severe lower back pain for three days now and I'm using a heating pad, it seems to help, what else can I do?

Get a diagnosis. Severe back pain can have more than one cause, some of which are not so benign. A 50 year-old female with sudden onset of severe back pain lasting for 3 days should visit her doctor to find out what the cause may be. Having said that, if heat packs are helping, it may suggest a musculoskeletal etiology. Regardless, this form of back pain in this age group requires a doctor evaluation. Read more...
Depends on cause. Most common cause of back pain is from lumbar strain which can be treated conservatively as you are doing. If the pain continues or is severe, you should get an evaluation by a healthcare professional. The treatment ultimately depends on the cause of your back pain. Good luck. Read more...

I get lower back pain with my cramps. I don't have a heating pad, but I have icy hot. Will it help?

Probably. Yes Ashley, please try it. It may help because it is essentially an attempt to divert the resources of your nervous system so that it sends temperature signals (either heat or cold) rather than pain during cramps. So try it, it may help. Read more...

What could cause lower back pain thats worse on the right side and also causes pain towards the hip area? Icy hot and heating pad no help.

Back pain. Many possible causes as simple as a back strain or as much complicated ones such as spine patology of the lumbar spine produced by degenerative disc disease, arthitis of the facet joints, bulging disc, spondylolysthesis with or without spondylolysis, olso extra articular spine pathology such as kidney pathology:kidney stones, enlarged kidneys and olso diseases of the vessels such as dilatation of the a. Read more...
Pinched nerve... It could very well be a pinched nerve out of the right side of the lumbar spine. It could also be bursitis of the right hip, especially if it is painful to lie on your right side. Both respond well to physical therapy. Read more...

Mild low back pain felt from fall/ will heating pad help?

Acute injury. 1st 24-48 hours ice painfull area. Take an NSAID rx, then apply heat later. If pain increasing, seek your doc's help. Read more...
Maybe. Heat is good for muscle tightness and spasm. Ice best for soreness and tenderness from inflammation. If it hurts to touch, ice it first, then put the heat on. Each one for only 15-20 min. Both can cause burns if used too long per session. Can repeat process several times/day. If the symptoms don't improve within a week, seek medical evaluation. Read more...