I have back and shoulder pain when I drive my scooter or sit on a chair for a long time. Why?

Q. What could be the reason for back and shoulder pain while driving a scooter or sitting on a chair for a long time?

Answered by
Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 11, 2023 and last reviewed on: Sep 05, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am getting back and shoulder pain when I drive my scooter for a long time or sit on a chair for a long time. What should I do?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

This pain seems more like an upper back pain behind the shoulder, which also pains in the movement of the shoulder. So you need to take the following precautions:

  1. Avoid lifting heavy weights.
  2. Avoid arching your back, instead bend your knees to pick up something from the floor.
  3. Avoid sitting for long hours.
  4. Avoid two-wheeler rides.
  5. Improve your posture while sitting. Try to sit up with your back straight.
  6. Try to get up from your chair every 20 minutes and take a quick walk around and then continue working. Always sit on a chair with a backrest.
  7. Do not get up abruptly from a sleeping position. Rather, turn to the side and then get up.
  8. Take bed rest if there is severe pain.
  9. Do hot fomentations, locally over the affected area at least twice daily.
  10. Apply Oxalgin gel (Diclofenac, Methyl Salicylate, and Menthol) locally, twice daily.
  11. Take a tablet of Pregabalin 75 mg for 15 days before dinner daily at seven pm.
  12. Take Etoricoxib 60 mg twice daily after food.
  13. Take Rabeprazole 20 mg twice daily before food.
  14. Take Shelcal (calcium, and vitamin D3) 500 mg for 30 days before food.
  15. Take a tablet of D-Shine (vitamin D3) 60 K once daily for 10 days, then once a month for 11 months.

Take these medications only if you are not allergic to them. Do not take them if you are a known case of asthma. Do physiotherapy once the pain reduces. Neck rotations, shoulder shrugs and rotations, core strengthening exercises, start training under a physiotherapist. Jogging, running, and weight-lifting may aggravate back problems. Follow-up after five days. Hope this helps. Take the medicines after consulting your specialist doctor:

Thank you.

Regarding follow up:

Follow up after five days of starting medications

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