Common "Backache" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Backache can occur due to strain, tension, or injury to the back muscles. It causes pain in the back muscles. It can also occur due to discomfort in the intervertebral joints and spinal nerves. Pain in the upper back can occur due to disorders of the aorta, tumors in the chest, and spine inflammation. Lifting heavy objects and poor posture aggravates backache. Ruptured disk, sciatica, arthritis, kidney problems, and osteoporosis can cause back pain. Cancer of the spine, cauda equina syndrome, and sleep disorders can cause back pain. Doing physical therapy, taking cortisone injections and botox injections helps to provide relief.

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Why do I have persistent pain in the right lower back?

Query: Hi doctor,I had an injury in the left SI joint two years ago. Because of it, I am lying, walking, and sitting only on my right side. Now the left side is fine, but I have developed tingling and burning pain in the right lower back. My MRI, X-ray of the spine, and SI joints are normal. Blood tests fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You mentioned an injury to your left SI joint (sacroiliac joint) two years ago which is fine right now. But, you have not mentioned the exact nature of the injury and treatment received for it. Also, your main problem right now is pain in the lower back region mainly to...  Read Full »

I am a 22-year-old who has been suffering from back pain for eight years. Is that normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old who has been suffering from back pain for eight years. These past few days, I have been experiencing a lot of pain in my back. I went to the doctor and told that my lower back has swelling. Is that normal? Thanking you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You will need to send me a picture of your lower back to see the swelling. Till then, follow the instructions: Avoid lifting heavy weights. Avoid arching your back, instead bend your knees to pick up something from the floor. Avoid sitting for long hours. Av...  Read Full »

Why do I wake up with back pain?

Query: Hello Doctor,   I am a 23 year old male suffering from back pain. Mostly pain occurs during sleep at night and soon after I wake up in the morning. And the pain vanishes after sometime (approximately 10-15 minutes). What could be the reason for the pain?  Read Full »

Dr. Palani Kumar Chellamuthu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to  There are many reasons for back pain like  Muscular strain  Inconvenient posture  Urinary infection  Facet joint disorders We may have to do some investigations to pinpoint the source of pain before starting the treatment. As of now do hot water fomentation and tak...  Read Full »

I have a stinging back pain. Please review my MRI reports.

Query: Hi, I am a 32 year old male. My MRI report says: Posterocentral protrusion of L4-5 disc is abutting the L5 nerve root bilaterally. (In MRI it is black between L4-5 and kind of poking the nerve). My back pains occasionally and I think it is the nerve which is hurting, because the pain is like a st...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am not sure of your neck symptoms as the neck has nothing to do with your lower back and from your description it is not clear if you have any leg symptoms or bladder symptoms. However I need to see your MRI scan to be able to make a judgment on the further managemen...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing pain in the side and lethargy. My bilirubin levels are high also. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have received bloodwork results for high bilirubin. I am experiencing a side ache and low energy. I am currently taking Levothyroxine Armor Thyroid Semiglutide DHEA. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am reviewing your case history and attached files (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and will get back to you in a while. Kindly wait for my detailed response. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have had persistent back pain for two days. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old female. I am suffering from mid back pain since two days. I did not take any medicine but applied Moov and Zandu balm. But, there is no relief. The pain remains the same all through the day and night. I neither had an injury nor lifted any heavy objects. I had no surge...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Actually, you are very young to have persistent back pain. There are many causes of pain in lower back region. It can be due to faulty posture, related to weak muscles, issues with intervertebral disc, narrowing of spinal canal, any bony instability besides many other, s...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my headache with sensitive scalp, vision problem, and nausea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female. For the past two-three weeks, I have a slight headache in the back of the head with a sensitive scalp, tiredness, tired vision, sometimes with nausea, and lower backache. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to See, your problems could be due to diseases of the brain, or infections, or eye problems. Do you have any fever? Fever points towards infection. Have you got your blood pressure checked? If yes, how much is it? Get your eye tested. Also, test for CBC (complete blo...  Read Full »

I have shoulder and neck pain along with cluster headaches. Help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from pain in my neck and shoulder on my left side. I had an injury over a year ago, that has resulted in persistent, worsening pain. I have cluster headaches, a backache that radiates when I look down, trouble falling asleep, and frequent numbness in my left hand. Please h...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Pramod Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your complaint and finding you have given, I need more information to comment on it. I suggest you to get a blood test and magnetic resonance imaging report.  Read Full »

What does my MRI report suggest as the cause of my chronic back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have worsening pain in my back for two decades. It has exacerbated a lot more now. I have unbearable pain throughout my back, along with chronic myofascial pain. I drove a school bus for 14 years with manual doors. I am having worsening severe pain in my thoracic region. Currently, I am...  Read Full »

Dr. Maddika Sivasankarreddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1) Vertebral height is normal - So no fractures. 2) Vertebral alignment is normal - No scoliosis and kyphosis. 3) Moderate degenerative disk disease from T4 to T12 - No need to think much about this finding. With the aging process, everyone will develop degenerative d...  Read Full »

I weigh 117 pounds, and I have been using Inmecin for my back pain. Is it effective?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male weighing 117 pounds and with a height of 5 feet 3 inches. I am suffering from back pain (mid part of the backbone), and using medicine named Inmecin 50 mg at the suggestion of my doctor. Is this medicine effective for this problem?   Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Yes, this medicine is good for pain relief and also to reduce inflammation. The probable diagnosis is mid-backache. I suggest you continue this medicine and also follow my suggestions for back pain: 1. Avoid li...  Read Full »

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