5 doctors weighed in:

I have pain in my back after lifting a box ?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Lumbar muscle strain

Back pain is the one of the most common diagnoses seen in primary care.
The initial treatment for lumbar (low back) strain is conservative: tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaids (aleve), ice (30 min. On/30 min. Off), heat (30 min. @ a time). Bed rest should be limited. 'hands-on' therapy is helpful: physical therapy, chiropractic, etc..Xrays/mri's are not needed initally unless severe leg weakness, bladder/bowel change.

In brief: Lumbar muscle strain

Back pain is the one of the most common diagnoses seen in primary care.
The initial treatment for lumbar (low back) strain is conservative: tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaids (aleve), ice (30 min. On/30 min. Off), heat (30 min. @ a time). Bed rest should be limited. 'hands-on' therapy is helpful: physical therapy, chiropractic, etc..Xrays/mri's are not needed initally unless severe leg weakness, bladder/bowel change.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
Thank
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Muscle sprain

Back pain after lifting could be due to muscle sprain.
If pain persists for extended length , see your p.C.P to evaluate for any disc disease.Early activity and therapy is advised.

In brief: Muscle sprain

Back pain after lifting could be due to muscle sprain.
If pain persists for extended length , see your p.C.P to evaluate for any disc disease.Early activity and therapy is advised.
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified,
25 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors