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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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 »

What is a chiropractor's opinion in correcting back pain occurred due to work injury by lifting heavy boxes?

Query: Hello doctor, I injured my back at work after lifting, pushing, and pulling boxes. The boxes weighed up to 75 lbs. I was diagnosed with sprain or strain of the lower lumbar spine. The pain varies from time to time. It happened a month ago, and I have had physical therapy for three weeks. The pain go...  Read Full »


Dr. James F Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your question. I am sorry you are experiencing low back pain. In fact, nearly 80 % people experience back pain at some point in their life. In your question, you said you were pushing and pulling boxes which weighed up to 75 lbs. Since then, you have b...  Read Full »

What is the cause of lower back pain despite taking medications?

Query: Hi doctor,I have seen many doctors regarding lower back problems since the past two years. I have had two courses of physiotherapy with no real improvement and cortisone injections, which also did not help. I have also had two CT scans and an MRI, and I have attached the reports. I am also prescrib...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your symptoms and all the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it makes me think that you need to be investigated by a rheumatologist or an immunologist for possible rheumatoid or other arthropathies. There is no evidence of si...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a painkiller to reduce my back pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female, who is suffering from severe back pain. I am a teacher and have a 7 months old child. When I am at work, I have back pains at the end of the backbone, on the right side over the kidney. I got an ultrasound and an x-ray of the back. And I do not have any kidney s...  Read Full »


Dr. Shinas Hussain A P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns The severe back pain that you have mentioned, suggests some spine related conditions probably IVDP (intervertebral disc prolapse), which might be aggravated by your posture and strain. You can try the ...  Read Full »

My husband got lower back pain suddenly. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is a healthy 38 year old, who does not smoke and drink. He has worked hard since he was 11 years old, and he held his current job for five years now, which includes laying carpet and floors of all kinds. He has never had any issue with his body in his entire life up until last ...  Read Full »


Dr. Maan Singh Dhanjal Dc

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It sounds like a classic case of sciatica or perhaps aggravated lumbar disc herniation. Your husband will require an MRI of the lower back to confirm the diagnosis. If true, then you should visit a chiropractor to start conservative care. Low back pain can be helped d...  Read Full »

Can lower back pain result in paralysis even after taking treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old student. When I was 17 years old, my lower back was injured while playing cricket. That time I was also a little depressed and was taking some tablets. After 15 days, I got typhoid, so I did not care much about the injury at that time. But since then, I have been feelin...  Read Full »


Dr. Rares Chinezu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you have provided, it is possible to see a fracture on the pars (the rod connecting the anterior part of the vertebra and the vertebral body to the posterior elements). The flexion-extension x-ray d...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain running from my left lower back to my left foot?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a pain that runs from the left lower back to the stomach, onto the left thigh and all the way to my left foot. I was stretching sideways while sitting with stretched legs when I heard a loud click. I cannot lift my leg straight to my chest, and I feel pain in my hip while lying dow...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You must have locked your vertebral facet joint in a wrong pattern, due to which the L5-S1 nerve entrapment has occurred. As a result, you are getting the radiating pain. It is a case of radiculopathy, so get a seven-day physiotherapy session consisting of the following. ...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to have surgery for spinal TB?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother, who is 27 years old, has been suffering from back pain for the last nine months. Nine months ago, in the first MRI, the doctor told us it is a slipped disc. We took it lightly. He had painkillers, and due to excessive use of painkiller, he had a stomach ulcer. Now, the ulcer ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the scenario well. If it was only a spinal involvement, then we could have given only medicines and weighted for improvement. But here it is both, spinal involvement and abscess also (attachment removed to protect patient identity). An abscess is a collecti...  Read Full »

Why am I having constant left lower back pain after an injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a lower back injury for three years, and that has not been improved with rehabilitation or anything. There is a constant pain in the left side of my lower back, which becomes worse on twisting motions, exercise and bending to the point where I can barely walk. My physiother...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your iliolumbar ligament is completely visualized and is free from any pathology in the MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your vertebra, intervertebral disc, spinal column, and spinal cord are also grossly normal. However, there is early facet arthr...  Read Full »

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