News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Orthopedics Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Orthopedics Answers List

Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: Increasing pain in lower back region


 lhshcky2001 - Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:42 pm

Hi I recently injured myself doing a child hold (TCI hold) last week during my job. Each day the pain has gotten worse. It this sharp pain in my lower back and it hurts to breath, sneeze, (anything minute hurts this region of my body). I thought it was just a muscle strain, but it feels like its worse, but don't know what else it could be.
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:53 am

User avatar I hope your back has improved by now. Sorry for the delayed response.
It is important in acute low back pain to take pain medicine. Usually start with ibuprofen or acetaminophen; ice packs (in the initial 48hours of pain or injury) then switch to heating pad; and rest. If no improvement, then see physician for evaluation and pain management.
Most acute low back pain resolves in 30 days regardless of treatment (chiropractor, physical therapy, bedrest, exercise, pain meds). Too much bedrest however weakens muscles around the spine and can lead to chronic problems so it is important to move within painfree limits.
Keep us posted.

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here