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I hurt my back about two years ago lifting a heavy box, at first it didn't hurt much but with due time the pain has increased. Anyway to calm pain?

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Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
Family Medicine

In brief: ICE & HEAT...

Most likely you have Lumbar muscle strain form heavy lifting.
Unless you have a shooting pain to legs, weakness, numbers , unable to control bowl or balder or other more concerning neurologic symptoms - you can try 1 st ICE over towel 10 min and alternate w heating pad. Anti-inflammatory as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help with pain.if no improvement see your Doc for possible physical therapy.

In brief: ICE & HEAT...

Most likely you have Lumbar muscle strain form heavy lifting.
Unless you have a shooting pain to legs, weakness, numbers , unable to control bowl or balder or other more concerning neurologic symptoms - you can try 1 st ICE over towel 10 min and alternate w heating pad. Anti-inflammatory as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help with pain.if no improvement see your Doc for possible physical therapy.
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