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Back pain, although common, can be due to a variety of reasons associated with spinal issues, disc problems, muscular pain, skin inflammation, etc. It is important to address it quickly as it can be a debilitating condition.

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I hurt my back while moving a couch, and now I cannot straighten up or bend because of back pain. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I was moving a couch last week and I hurt my back. I could not straighten up or bend down as it hurt very badly. As I felt the pain started to ease, I continued with my daily chores and picking up my 1-year-old baby (30-pound). But I am starting to feel the pain again in my lower back....  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello. Welcome and thank you for placing your confidence in for your healthcare needs. I am here to help you. I am sorry you are experiencing low back pain. Nearly 80% of the people will experience back pain at some point in their life. In your query, you said you were moving a couch...  Read Full »

How do I cure upper back pain between the shoulder bones?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a burning-like pain in the upper back of my body between the shoulder bones. It happens almost every day after sitting for a long or when I lie down for quite some time. What could this be?  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The burning sensation in the upper back could be due to chronic bad posture and imbalance of the chest and back musculature strength. I recommend you kindly check your posture and maintain it. Do some retraction exercises to help your upper back and neck. Sometime...  Read Full »

I suffer from arthritis. How to treat severe neck and back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I was recently diagnosed with arthritis in my C7 neck area. I experience constant pain in my neck, shoulder, and back, all on my right side. Physical therapy provides only temporary relief for a brief period. Each morning, I wake up stiff and sore, often accompanied by headaches, and l...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I suggest you undergo a neck MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), as your symptoms suggest potential neural involvement, possibly due to disc issues. I suggest frequent application of ice to your neck and maintaining proper ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for acute lower back pain aggravates on sitting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing acute pain on the left side of the lower back since last night. Suddenly, I was unable to bend forward at all and started feeling extreme pain while sitting. The pain is radiating from the lower back to the left hip. Even after 12 hours, the pain has not reduced a bi...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Mahaveer Jingonda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your complaints and understand your concern. I generally have seen many cases like this at my clinic. I advise them rest, analgesics, anti-inflammatory tablets, and ice pack till the symptoms reduce to some extent. Then I get an x-ray and if necessary ...  Read Full »

My mother has severe pain in lower back joints, upper foot and she is on calcium. Should she continue it?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has pain in lower back joints, and upper foot, earlier she has felt current in the left arm. Pain is severe. Please suggest medicine. MRI reports show nerve root pressing. She used to take calcium 500 mg. Should she continue calcium?  Read Full »

Maan Singh Dhanjal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After taking a look at the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) reports that you have posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it looks like your mother has moderate arthritis in her cervical spine and lumbar spine, which is starting to cause nerve compres...  Read Full »

Why do I experience persistent back pain during exercise?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a bit of a puzzle on my hands. I am a 41-year-old guy who has always been enthusiastic about staying active. However, lately, whenever I hit the gym or engage in any exercise, I have noticed this persistent back pain tagging along. Now, I am starting to suspect that it might be m...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. It is because of delayed body recovery leading to low energy levels, fatigue, and body pain. It can also be age-related due to muscle loss. Regular exercises, such as spot jogging, stretching, and deep breathing, as well as aerobics exercises, ...  Read Full »

What causes back pain that has not subsided since the past five months?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past five months, I have been suffering from back pain. One morning, I woke up with pain in my back and could not move. I had to rest for a week and used medications for one and a half months. I was feeling better when I took the medicines. Also, I am doing regular exercises l...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Mahaveer Jingonda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have gone through your query and the attached files in detail (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You are having a lumbar disc problem with nerve impingement. There are two treatment modali...  Read Full »

I have back pain with shivering in my left leg. Can it cause paralysis?

Query: I m 28 yrs old i met an accident last year due to this there is injury in my back bone disc l5 and S1. Doctor has done the surgery but i have pain in my back for last 1 week i want to that is their is big issue. My left leg has also have some pain and severing i m tensed that can i get paralysis due...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello I read your concern.The injury what you had at the time of accident would have got corrected following surgery. So do not keep that thing in mind. Back pain can occur due to various reason. So need to know what got you current pain and correct it.Even a simple unaccustomed posture can lead to...  Read Full »

My wife and I are suffering from back pain. Why so?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife and I just bought a new mattress, and both are experiencing lower back pain when bending forward. We used to sleep on a soft and firm (dual mattresses controlled by air) mattress. The new one is a memory foam which is considered soft but is firm under the very soft three to four i...  Read Full »

Shah Krishna Sunil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to me, the change of mattress has caused back pain since you both used different type of mattresses. The mattress should neither be very soft nor very firm. It should be medium. It will take time for both of you to adjust to the new mattress. For pain relie...  Read Full »

How to treat low back pain due to injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I hurt myself two days ago and it seemed to be getting better. But today it is worse than when it started. Most of the pain is in the right side area. Today, I cannot walk due to excruciating pain. The only relief is laying flat on my back or standing at the foot of the bed and bent o...  Read Full »

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand the pain you are suffering from. It is nothing but low back pain radiated to the leg. Due to constant stress and improper posture you get this. Taking rest and doing simple exercises will help reduce pain and also you can take Advil (Ibuprofen) for quic...  Read Full »

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