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Low Back Pain

Low or lower back pain is a painful condition affecting the lowest part of the spine. It can occur due to muscle sprain, improper posture, lifting of heavy objects, and arthritis. Mostly it heals on its own. In some cases, physiotherapy is required. Pain relievers can be taken to have relief. In some cases, surgery is required.

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I am a 23-year-old female with constant severe back pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday evening, while bending over and bathing my daughter, I tried to stand straight and had extreme pain down the lower half of my spine. At the time of the incident, it felt as if a tight string down my spine had been plucked and caused shooting severe pain from my tailbone up half...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest the following, Avoid lifting heavy weights. Avoid arching your back; bend your knees to pick up something from the floor. Avoid sitting for long hours. Avoid two-wheeler rides. Improve your posture while sitting. Tr...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 »

I have lower back pain along with the pressure in the groin area. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having lower back pain, along with pressure in the groin area. The pain started about two months ago and is quickly getting worse. I get tired easily, sleep all day whenever I can, and my legs get swollen when I walk, particularly my knees and feet. I told my doctor about this three...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. It seems you are suffering from a urinary tract infection (UTI) secondary to stones in the ureter. Mostly recurrent burning urination, flank pain are due to ureteric colic only. In most cases, ureteric stone can precipitate urinary tract infe...  Read Full »

My daughter has congenitally elongated tailbone. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My 11-year-old daughter, who weighs 77 pounds and is 4 feet and 10 inches tall, is suffering from pain in the tailbone. The x-ray revealed that it is a congenital elongated tailbone. The report read, coccyx shows longitudinal clefting, which appears to be congenital variation. She has bee...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I wish you had included the X-ray with the detailed description. The symptoms will depend on the size of the coccyx. As the child grows, the pelvis may grow at a faster rate and the coccyx may become less prominent. So, I will delay the surgery till the child attains...  Read Full »

My son has lower backache, fever, and fatigue. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My 20-year-old son is complaining of a low backache. He has fatigue and low-grade fever. Hemoglobin is 12.7 but ESR level is 43.  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A low backache in children at this age associated with low-grade fever and ESR 43 could be due to: Trauma (check for any trauma symptoms like blood, blue-purple changes of the skin), Kidney infection. Get urine analysis done. You may take a urine test strip at your l...  Read Full »

I have abdominal pain, back pain, and difficulty urinating. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some health concerns. I am 47 years old. I take hypertensive medications. Lately, I experienced abdominal pain accompanied by lower back pain and every morning I have experienced difficulty in urinating that started four days from now. I have no edema. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you are a hypertensive patient as you are taking Losartan but the side effect of Losartan is abdominal pain and diarrhea but in your case situation is different. You have difficulty in urination and if you have lower abdominal pain then my straight diagnosis...  Read Full »

I have lower back pain after delivery. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I have a 7-year-old and a 2-year-old kid. After my son's birth, I have gained quite a bit of weight just a little over the obese range. I say this because I do not know if it has anything to do with my problem. I am writing because I am having trouble finding onlin...  Read Full »


Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your pain, but I will try my best to help you. From history, the lower back pain may be related to mechanical or disc protrusion (PIVD) or some rare conditions like a kidney stone, or pelvic inflammatory disease. Mechanical and PIVD (prolapsed...  Read Full »

I suffer from upper back pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from lower back pain for the past five months. After going through physiotherapy and other exercises, I feel better. Now, I have developed upper back and shoulder pain too. I think it is because of the exercise I did before. I have attached my MRI of lower back, C-spine...  Read Full »


Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your query what I understand is that you have lower back pain that is well controlled with physiotherapy exercises, but have recently developed upper back and right shoulder pain which you think may have been brought upon by some of the exercises. Let us discuss y...  Read Full »

How do I overcome muscle and nerve tightening? Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Seven years ago, I was affected by ankylosing spondylitis (HLA-B27 positive) (RF negative). And then after a year, I was affected by pulmonary tuberculosis (TB lungs). Tuberculosis was controlled within months and I continued taking medication for ankylosing spondylitis. And then f...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following are the answers for your queries: Get an  MRI LS spine done, to see for any disc prolapse as the pain you are describing along with tingling sensation is seen in disc prolapse only. A combination of Pregabalin and Methylcobalamine will help you in neuropathy pa...  Read Full »

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