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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: 'went to gym' : SEVERE BACK PAIN [cant even sit]

 zeal - Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:37 am

Hello doctor..

[Male , 20yrs , 6 ft tall , no other severe medical problem ever]

i went to a local gymnasium,
did the "ABS WORKOUT" (touching your thighs with head on a inclined bench)

and since that day (4 months ago) I am having a severe back pain..

I visited a local doctor and he gave me some medicines..

I was very apprehensive hence asked if I needed a Xray or CAT scan..
He declined but advised some exercises..

The pain still persists, Hence I seek help..
Is it a slip disc or sciatica or something like that..

please guide me as its very troubling
(i am a student and its severely affecting my efficiency)
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:32 pm

User avatar Hello,
Chances are this is muscle related and will just need time to heal. You may find intermittent heat is helpful and some rest (not bedrest) and possibly nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or naproxin should help. If your doctor felt this was something more serious he would likely have ordered additional tests and if it does not resolve on its own may do so yet. In most cases watchful waiting is the best thing to do because the body often repairs itself before the expensive testing needs to be done.

Good luck. It is never convenient to have pain.
 zeal - Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:44 am

thanx a lot doc...
i ll wait n watch..

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