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 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 is the reason for my severe back pain and pain in the hip, buttocks, and thigh?

Query: Hello doctor, I had lower back pain which was not bad at first. After a few weeks, it has gotten worse. I have a pain in the hip, buttocks, and thigh as well now. I recently joined work, and I cannot perform at work as the pain is unbearable.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been suffering from a lower backache that is radiating to the buttocks and thigh. It seems to be due to a nerve compression which is the cause. You need to see an orthopedician for that. An X-ray of the lumbar spine should be done and an MRI lumbar spine also,...  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 sharp pains right lower back area whenever I walk. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I bent down to pick up a grocery bag, and suddenly I felt a sharp pain in the lower right region of my back. And ever since, I have had sharp pains in that area whenever I walk, bend over or if I place my weight over my right hip, and whenever I put pressure on my right leg wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your predominant complaint is of pain in the right lower back, which is aggravated by bending forwards and walking. There are two possibilities: Muscle spasm or strain in your muscles of the gluteal area. This is a self-limiting problem, and it will settle in few day...  Read Full »

Kindly review the MRI report of my husband and give your opinion on his back pain.

Query: Hello doctor,My 29-year-old husband is suffering from lower back pain during climbing steps, traveling, and lifting weights. We did an MRI, and the doctor suggested medication and advised surgery. Kindly review his reports and give your opinion. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The back pain seems to be due to a lumbar disc disease, which probably involves a prolapsed intervertebral disc (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Surgery is always given as an option because lumbar disc problems usually progress with age.1) How much...  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?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Without examining you, I can only offer possible causes of low back pain. The probable causes are: Muscular strain. Lumbar spondylosis. SI (sacroiliac) joint in-formation. Disc prolapse. Lumbopelvic dysfunctionality. Vitamin D deficiency. What you need to do is to see ...  Read Full »

How can I resolve my right lower back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have right lower back pain from the past two years. I have enclosed my MRI reports. I take Nucoxia 60, whenever needed, 3 to 4 days when pain increases. I cannot tolerate anti-inflammatory medicine due to stomach upset. The pain always remains, but it reduces when I lie on my stomach. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would have preferred to see the MRI films myself rather than just the to report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to be describing symptoms of back pain rather than leg pain. This matches with the MRI report that does not show a disc prolapse...  Read Full »

I am having lower back pain, and I am unable to exercise and lift weights. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having lower back pain for the past three months. Pain management was done to relieve my lower backache, but it did not help. I am unable to exercise and lift heavy weights. My blood reports showed high cholesterol and triglycerides and low levels of vitamin B12 and D. What s...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concerns. I hope you have consulted a doctor earlier for pain management in the lower back. Suppose you have not consulted a doctor yet, I strongly recommend you to consult a doctor in person for a complete physical examination and also do an MRI (magne...  Read Full »

Is lower back pain an after effect of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine three days ago. I had to stand in the queue for more than an hour to get the vaccine. Since that day, I have been suffering from lower back pain, and it does not get better even after taking enough rest. The lower back pain is severe, whic...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. Most people experience body aches and severe backaches after vaccination, which is due to our body's response. I suggest you take tablet Dolo 650 twice a day after meal for three days, and you will be fine. It i...  Read Full »

Can cardiac issues cause lower back pain in an 80-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My 80-year-old father has been diabetic for the past 30 years and hypertensive for the past five years. He had a stroke 15 years ago, underwent cardiac surgery seven years ago, and took treatment for non-Hodgins lymphoma 11 years ago. He has been experiencing lower back pain on th...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for the query.I have gone through all the reports you sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity) and found ECG (electrocardiogram) and echocardiography normal. The kidney function is slightly deranged, and the rest of the reports are fine. Pain...  Read Full »

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