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How to help back pain from computer (it fell on me)?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
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In brief: Find the cause

To find a cure, you must a cause.
The injuring agent was a computer but the mechanism of injury is more than that. It involves your general health, the position in which you were at the time of impact, the direction of impacting object, the speed of impact. You need a physical exam.

In brief: Find the cause

To find a cure, you must a cause.
The injuring agent was a computer but the mechanism of injury is more than that. It involves your general health, the position in which you were at the time of impact, the direction of impacting object, the speed of impact. You need a physical exam.
Dr. Edward Smith
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Ice/Heat

Try simple measures first: try ice or moist heat, over the counter meds such as acetominophen or anti-inflammatories, and avoid bedrest greater than 24 hours.
If there is any bruising on the skin, or the pain continues/worsens, seek out medical evaluation.

In brief: Ice/Heat

Try simple measures first: try ice or moist heat, over the counter meds such as acetominophen or anti-inflammatories, and avoid bedrest greater than 24 hours.
If there is any bruising on the skin, or the pain continues/worsens, seek out medical evaluation.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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