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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain
Question: Police Officer/Landscaper Needing Help
|adamlllcl - Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:28 pm||
I am a 26 year old male who had bent over at the waist, put my hands away from me to slide a boulder rock on the ground. Well, the rock didnt move but I sure did hurt my back. I had shooting lower back pain, particularly on my left lower back/buttock area. I went to the Chiropractor and he "took x-rays and had re-aligned by spine". I have been for 6 visits so far in the last 2 weeks. I am feeling better but still have aching pain in this lower back/left buttock area, especially in the morning. I believe this area is just stiff but am seeking a medical opinion. After stretching this area by doing the V sit and reach exercise and streatching my hamstring, the ache goes away until I sit for a decient period of time or relax for a long time? Any advise? Should I take an anti-inflammatory? How much longer should I expect for total pain relief? Should I continue to see the Chiropractor? Should I use Ice or BioFreeze?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:59 pm||
You may have a slipped disk causing your back pain. Often these are well treated with physical therapy but they can take a long time to get better.
I would recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation to be sure nothing more severe is going on.
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