Backache

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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I have been experiencing continuous backache for two decades, and it is not settling. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Backache is causing a lot of discomforts. I am a 58-year-old, and this backache never seems to subside. It has been there for almost ten years. I have maintained my weight at 65 kilograms for the past two decades. I am 5' 5 feet. My work demands me to stand a lot. Due to this, I deve...  Read Full »


Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem seems to be a low backache due to a lumbar spine problem. Kindly get a computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan done. You will need analgesics, muscle relaxants, and mild steroids for one month. The steroids dose must be t...  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 a...  Read Full »


Dr. Maddika Sivasankarreddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 have continuous backpain for the past few years. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting continuous backache for the past two years. Massaging at the site of pain helps a lot with the pain. The pain is not always in one spot. The location of the pain is all over the back. It is not on the spine. The pain location moves with the massage. I have Parkinson's disease...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and I can understand your concern. You mentioned a history of back pain for two years. There are many causes of chronic low back pain (CLBP) like degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, metabolic causes like osteoporosis, referre...  Read Full »

Does lower back pain from lifting weights indicate a disc problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. My height is 177 cm, weight 63 kg. I have started workout since six months. I felt lower back pain while lifting weights. Is it a disc problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are chances of disc prolapse if the following conditions are associated with the lower back pain: If the lower back pain has been there for more than six weeks. If there is any radiation of pain to the leg. If there is any associated numbness in the leg. ...  Read Full »

What X-ray will I need for a backache after an accident?

Query: Hello doctor, I slipped and fell down the stairs. I have a backache after this accident. What X-ray do I need to take?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depending on the location of your backache, you will need the x-ray of that part. The following will help you: Pain in the upper back - thoracic spine x-ray. Pain in the mid back - dorsolumbar spine x-ray. Pain in the lower back - lumbosacral spine...  Read Full »

I am suffering from back pain when I get up in the morning. What can be the reason?

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. Palanikumar Chellamuthu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  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 backbone pain due to sitting job. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I have some backbone problem. I feel slight pain in my backbone from two to three years when I was in a desk job. I used to sit most of the time on a chair.  Read Full »


Dr. Mohan Krishna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the complaints you had described, mostly it could be related to poor posture at your workplace. Lack of exercise could also be one of the causes. I would suggest you consult an orthopaedician online for further follow up --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-docto...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

What could be the reason for my constant backache and stiffness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I have been experiencing constant backaches since I was 10-12 years old. My back and spine would often go super stiff, so I tend to crack it by twisting my body back and forth, easing the pain. Usually, a cold temperature would trigger a painful stiff, makin...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I must say the x-rays are not very clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I will leave to assume that the angle mentioned is true. The pain in the back of a young person with only 8 degrees of the curve is unlikely, and we must explore other poss...  Read Full »

Why do I get back pain when I drive long?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last few days, I have trouble to sleep after 4 to 5 AM in the morning as my upper back becomes some sort of frozen and it pains a lot. Even with slight movement, it pains a lot, but it vanishes away as soon as I get up. It does not turn up for the whole day. I am not sure, but I f...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may have hit the nail on the head when you said that it could be your long hours of driving that may to blame. Driving itself is not the cause, but the stretch of time you do continuously and the posture you knowingly or unknowingly adopt is the source of symptoms....  Read Full »

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