Back Pain

Back pain, although common, can be due to a variety of reasons associated with spinal issues, disc problems, muscular pain, skin inflammation, etc. It is important to address it quickly as it can be a debilitating condition.

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I have sudden pain in my leg and back three times a day. Could you please review my MRI reports?

Query: Hi doctor, I have sudden pain in my leg and back three times a day. My doctor recommended high-intensity laser therapy. I am unfamiliar with that treatment and need to know if it is appropriate for this medical issue. I am currently taking Arcoxia 90 mg. Could you please review my MRI reports?  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I carefully reviewed your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and would explain that it is indicative of a discal herniation in the lumbar spine, causing radicular nerve pain in the l...  Read Full »

How long will the pain last after surgery in the back despite taking medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39-year-old, 5 feet 6 inches, 137 pounds, with high blood pressure. I had back surgery and was given three tablets of 30 mg Tylenol for pain. But still, they did not help resolve the pain, so I went to the emergency room, and they gave me Percocet 10 mg, but I had already taken th...  Read Full »

Dr. Nitin Dongre

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. You can take Percocet (Acetaminophen and Oxycodone) 10 mg now, but if possible, please have it after a meal. If the pain does not reduce, you can take a tablet of Diclofenac (analgesic, NSAID - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and antip...  Read Full »

How early can the initial symptoms of pregnancy start?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have been having lower back pain and cramps for two days now, but my period is not due until a week and a half away. I have a regular 28-day cycle and I think I ovulated between the 18th and 23rd of this month. I have been having a little bit of upset stoma...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you get an ultrasound done to rule out any abnormality. If your cycles are 28 days, then you ovulate around the day-14 of your cycle and not day-18 because the second phase of the cycle always remains constant at 14 days. If you had unprotected sexual act, ...  Read Full »

I have suffered from lower back pain that extends into my pelvic region. Is this a sign of colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past years, I have suffered from lower back pain that extends into my pelvic region. I usually have a flare-up about once or every couple of months. I thought it was an ovarian cyst issue, but nothing is seen every time I get an ultrasound. So I am concerned if it is a GI problem....  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. To begin with, you do not need to be concerned about colon cancer or ovarian cysts. However, if there is an ovarian cyst, an ultrasound will reveal it, and an ovarian cyst can never be palpated or seen with bare eyes. In addition, back pai...  Read Full »

I have sharp burning pain in the lower back, right calf, and rotator muscles. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have sharp burning pain in the lower back, right calf, and rotator muscles. I injured my right knee with a slight meniscus tear. I am also suffering from degenerative arthritis. I am not able to bend properly. I am taking tablet Advair for asthma and Proventil and Celecoxib for knee pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I have understood your concerns. I had gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). After reviewing the camera images of your x-ray, there is no bony fracture or joint dislocation in the lumbar spine, that...  Read Full »

I have a fever and lower back pain after the second dose of Sinovac. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I recently took a second dose of Sinovac, but I got a fever and lower back pain after two days. I took Biogesic, but when the effect of Biogesic comes down, all the symptoms revert. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Fever after the vaccine is a very common side effect. Almost 70% of people experience it. Fever goes away within four to five days. I suggest take, Tablet Naprosyn (Naproxen) 500mg for fever and lower back pain. This drug is a pain killer as well as anti-pyretic. The...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get relief from severe back pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old male. Four months back, I was admitted in a hospital for stomach ache. After blood tests, ultrasound and a CT scan, I was diagnosed with liver parenchymal disease, mild umbilical hernia and grade III varices. I have never tasted any type of alcohol or tobacco in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankur Jindal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you are young and already have cirrhosis with portal hypertension, I need to know the etiology. Get tested for hepatitis B and C, autoimmune liver markers and probably a liver biopsy. Avoid added salt. Monitor carefully for abdominal distension and bleedin...  Read Full »

What should I do for my on and off lower back pain that radiates to my buttock?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from lower back pain, which radiates to my buttock and thigh muscles. The pain is not constant. It comes and goes. What shall I do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Without examining you, I can only offer possible cause of low back pain.The probable causes are: 1) Muscular strain. 2) Lumbar spondylosis. 3) SI (sacroiliac) joint in-formation. 4) Disc prolapse. 5) Lumbopelvic dysfunctionality. 6) Vitamin D deficiency. What you need...  Read Full »

What is the cause of my upper back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing discomfort and pain in the upper right side of my back, leading to my neck, for about a week. Ice, heat, cream, and Ibuprofen do not seem to work. Now, the discomfort and the pain have circulated off and on from my back to my abdominal area and my torso. Could...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are suggestive of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). I advise you do an upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy to know the cause. I suggest taking tablet Pantop (Pantoprazole) 40 mg once daily for 14 days.   Read Full »

I have pain in both feet while sitting. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a computer operator. While sitting, there is a pain in both the feet and in the lower part of the chest. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. I would like to mention a few important causes of leg pain and body aches: Vitamin D deficiency is very common in people with an indoor job because of less exposure to sunlight. I would suggest you start vitamin D supplements such as capsul...  Read Full »

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